Alex O’Loughlin Bio
Alex O’Loughlin is an Australian actor, writer and director, best known for playing Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett on CBS’ remake of the TV series Hawaii Five-0. O’Loughlin had starring roles in the films Oyster Farmer (2004) and The Back-up Plan (2010), as well as on such television series as Moonlight (2008) and Three Rivers (2009).
As a child, O’Loughlin suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder. O’Loughlin enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney in 1999 and graduated in June 2002 after completing a three-year, full-time Bachelor of Dramatic Art program.
He began working in short films and fringe theatre as a teenager in Sydney. One of O’Loughlin’s first acting jobs was an extra in a commercial, playing a Marine. After graduating from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts), O’Loughlin began his career in Australian television and film productions. Some of his TV credits include roles in BlackJack: Sweet Science, White Collar Blue and Love Bytes.
In 2004, O’Loughlin landed his first film role, the lead in Oyster Farmer. O’Loughlin later appeared in Man-Thing, Feed, and in the Australian mini-series The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, for which he was nominated as Best Lead Actor in Television from the Australian Film Institute Awards in 2005 and as Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series from the Logie Awards in 2006. In 2007, O’Loughlin joined the cast of The Shield as Detective Kevin Hiatt, the newest member of the strike team.
Alex O’Loughlin Age
O’Loughlin was born on 24 August 1976 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (he is 43 years old as of 2019.)
Alex O’Loughlin Height
O’Loughlin stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Alex O’Loughlin Family
O’Loughlin was born in Canberra, Australia, of Irish and Scottish descent. His father is a physics and astronomy teacher in Sydney and his mother is a nurse.
Alex O’Loughlin Wife
O’Loughlin is married to Malia Jones is an American model and surfer. The couple tied the knot on 18 April 2014. The couple and their three sons (O’Loughlin’s son, O’Loughlin and Jones’ son, and Jones’ son from a previous relationship) live in Hawaii where he films Hawaii Five-0.
Alex O’Loughlin Kids
His first child, a son, was born in 1997, to a girlfriend from whom he has since separated. O’Loughlin separated from his long-time girlfriend, Australian actress/singer Holly Valance, in February 2009. He and his then-girlfriend, Malia Jones have a son born in 2012.
Alex O’Loughlin Net Worth
O’Loughlin has an estimated net worth of $12 million which he has earned from his successful career as an actor, writer and director.
Alex O’Loughlin Moonlight
O’Loughlin left The Shield in 2007 after he won the lead role on the CBS series Moonlight, where he played private investigator and vampire Mick St. John. The filming of Moonlight was interrupted by the Hollywood writers strike. There was speculation that the series would be dropped but fan pressure prevailed and the show was given four additional episodes to try to regain its audience share. Despite Moonlight being the highest rated show in its Friday evening slot CBS did not commission a second season. After its cancellation, a fan-based charity campaign to win a second-season renewal for Moonlight by holding blood drives proved unsuccessful.
Alex O’Loughlin Criminal Minds
In April 2009, O’Loughlin guest-starred in an episode of Criminal Minds in the Season Four episode, “The Big Wheel”, as an OCD-ridden serial killer, Vincent Rowlings.
Alex O’Loughlin Hawaii Five-0
In 2010, Alex was cast in the CBS remake of Hawaii Five-0 portraying Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett, which premiered on 20 September 2010. Hawaii Five-0 won “Favorite New TV Drama” at the 2010–11 People’s Choice Awards.
On 2 March 2012, CBS announced that Alex O’Loughlin would miss shooting some episodes of Hawaii Five-0 to seek drug treatment related to pain management medication prescribed after a shoulder injury. O’Loughlin was slated to miss at least one episode from the second season.
Alex O’Loughlin Movies and Tv Shows
Alex O’Loughlin Movies
2010: The Back-up Plan playing a role as Stan
2009: Whiteout playing a role as Russell Haden
2007: The Invisible playing a role as Marcus Bohem
2006: The Holiday playing a role as Kissing Couple
2005: Man-Thing playing a role as Eric Fraser
2005: Feed playing a role as Michael Carter
2004: Oyster Farmer playing a role as Jack Flange
Alex O’Loughlin Tv Shows
2018–present: Hawaii Five-0 playing a role as N/A
2018–present: Hawaii Five-0 playing a role as N/A
2010–present: Hawaii Five-0 playing a role as LCDR Steve McGarrett
2009: Criminal Minds playing a role as Vincent Rowlings
2009–10: Three Rivers playing a role as Dr. Andy Yablonski
2007: The Shield playing a role as Kevin Hiatt
2007–08: Moonlight playing a role as Mick St. John
2005: The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant playing a role as Will Bryant
2004: Love Bytes playing a role as Dave
2004: Black Jack: Sweet Science playing a role as Luke Anderson
2003: White Collar Blue playing a role as Ian Mack