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Where is the Original 1990s Cast of Heartbreak High Now?

Get to know what the original cast have been up to since their time at Hartley High.
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It was the hit show we rushed home from school to watch every afternoon on the ABC.

Looking into the lives of the students from Hartley High (later Hartley Heights) from 1994 until 1999, Heartbreak High fast became a staple show of the era and it’s hard to believe it’s been almost 30 years since it first aired on our screens.

Watch Below: Heartbreak High: Where are they now?

The edgy drama teen drama also became the launching pad for stars like Ada Nicodemou, Alex Dimitriades and Luke Jacobz, while Callan Mulvey’s Drazic and Lara Cox’s Anita made the ultimate IT couple, and that theme tune? Still stuck in our heads three decades on.

But where did the actors, who were once household names among all Australian 90s teens, end up after the school bell rang for the final time? We’ve investigated what they’re up to now.

Abi Tucker
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Abi Tucker – Then

Rocking the ultimate 90s grunge chic look, Abi starred as Jodie Cooper in the first three seasons of the drama.

Abi Tucker
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Abi Tucker – Now 

She went on to star in The Secret Life Of Us and McLeod’s Daughters before landing a role on ABC’s Playschool.

Ada Nicodmeou heartbreak high
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Ada Nicodemou – Then

Heartbreak High was Ada’s first venture into the acting world. She played Kat intermittently from seasons one through to five.

Ada Nicodemou
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Ada Nicodemou – Now

Moving on from the show, Ada now plays the iconic Home and Away character, Leah. She has been in the role for an impressive 20 years!

Alex Dimitriades
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Alex Dimitriades – Then

Alex made his acting debut in The Heartbreak Kid alongside Claudia Karvan, before landing a short stint in the spin-off show. His character, Nick, was based on the original character from the iconic film.

Alex Dimitriades
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Alex Dimitriades – Now 

Since his untimely death on Heartbreak High, Alex has gone on to star in a number of Aussie shows and films.

He starred in Ruben Guthrie with fellow Aussie Patrick Brammall and SBS miniseries The Principal (pictured).

Alex’s most recent roles include The Cry as well as Netflix drama Tidelands alongside Elsa Pataky.

Callan Mulvey
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Callan Mulvey – Then

The role of tough guy Drazic was Callan’s acting debut. He took on the role in season five and remained until its cancellation after season seven.

Speaking to The Guardian in February 2020, Callan described the fame he experienced at the show’s peak as “insane” but “amazing”.

Callan Mulvey
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Callan Mulvey – Now

The New Zealand-born star has started chasing his Hollywood dreams, landing roles in blockbuster hits Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Avengers Endgame. He’s also kept his toe dipped in local waters, with roles in Home And Away, Rush, and Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms.

Jeremy Lindsay Taylor
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Jeremy Lindsay Taylor – Then

Jeremy landed the role of student Kurt Peterson in 1998 and remained on the show until the end of its run.

Jeremy Lindsay Taylor
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Jeremy Lindsay Taylor – Now

He has since starred in Sea Patrol and Puberty Blues and Offspring. Jeremy also played Detective Dylan Carter in Home And Away.

In 2011, Jeremy appeared in Underbelly: Razor alongside fellow Heartbreak High star Rel Hunt. One of his most recent roles is as Brian Rickards on Playing For Keeps.

Jeremy has also returned to the world of Heartbreak High in the Netflix reboot, reprising his role as Kurt Peterson.

Katherine Hicks
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Katherine Hicks – Then

Katherine only made an appearance in the last nine episodes of the show, but her character, Tess sure made an impact.

Katherine Hicks
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Katherine Hicks – Now 

The actress’ most recent roles include Heidi Wilson in Rescue: Special Ops and Sam MacKenzie in Winners & Losers.

Luke Jacobz
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Luke Jacobz – Then

Luke also only had a short run at Hartley Heights. He joined the show in its last year as Zac Croft.

Luke Jacobz
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Luke Jacobz – Now

Luke is now known for his role as the cop (and later bar owner) Angelo in Home And Away and previously as the host of The X Factor, Instant Hotel, and The Proposal.

The actor attracted new fans and showed a candid side to himself when he competed in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2019.

In 2020, he briefly returned to Summer Bay to reprise the role of Angelo.

This article originally appeared on our sister site Now To Love.

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