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Today's Birthday, July 26

AAP logoAAP 25/07/2016

Today's birthday, July 26: Australian actor Abe Forsythe (1981-)

Abe Forsythe is a staple of Australian television and films from the past two decades.

The son of actor and comedian Drew Forsythe, Abraham Forsythe was born on July 26, 1981 in Sydney.

He was enamoured with the creative arts from an early age and dropped out of school at the age of 15 to pursue a career as an actor.

He appeared in the Australian police drama Water Rats in 1998.

In 2000 he wrote, directed and co-starred in a low-budget 50-minute spoof of The Matrix called Computer Boy.

The film was well received and became so popular it was eventually picked up for a DVD release.

He began a stint on the Seven Network's family drama Always Greener in 2001, and appeared in both seasons of the show as Campbell Todd.

Forsythe again wrote, directed and co-starred in the 2003 film Ned, a comedy based on the rise of fall of the Kelly gang.

He had appearances in television dramas Blue Heelers (2004) and All Saints (2005).

In 2009 he wed fellow actor Helen Dallimore.

He was cast as John Cornell in the hugely successful television mini-series Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, for which he was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor.

He has written and directed a black comedy, Down Under, due for release in August this year.

Down Under is set in the aftermath of the notorious Cronulla riots of 2005.

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