Dubbo native Steve Peacocke joins Home and Away as the eldest and most revered of the Braxton brothers - a loyal, reckless and feared member of the 'River Boys'.
His natural knack for impersonations and performing led his brother to suggest pursing acting - and at 16 Steve knew that was what he wanted to do.
At 18 Steve followed the path of his older brother and spent a year working as a Jackeroo at a sheep and cattle station in Burke. He swapped the bush for the university and studied communications in Newcastle.
Steve's lifelong passion for rugby hasn't wavered through a list of injuries including broken ribs, shoulder, arm, and hand and having his front teeth knocked out.
While injured from football, Steve auditioned for a play and ended up performed in numerous Newcastle University Conservatorium Theatre Productions. In 2004, Steve was awarded a City of Newcastle Drama Award (CONDA) for his portrayal of Ricko in Nick Enright's A Property of the Clan. Steve went onto work with playwright/director Augusta Supple on several productions including Stories from the 428 and Brand Spanking New.
On his theatre experience Steve says: "I fell in with good people and kept learning on the job in front of an audience."
In 2006 Steve had his first feature film role in Suburban Mayhem, and has a role in the feature Burning Man (due for release in 2011). Steve's television credits include a guest role All Saints and Rake.
His character's arrival is set to shake up Summer Bay locals and police - confrontations will get physical and Brax starts a dangerous secret affair.
"Brax is naturally smart and charismatic, but he is pigeon-holed by Summer Bay; the locals don't trust him - and perhaps with good reason."
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