Melvey made the move to American television after having earned the prestigious "Logie" Award (equivalent to the American Emmy) for Best New Talent on Australian Television.
A former pro skier and model, Melvey's portrayal of Harry Keller Reynolds on Australia's premier nighttime soap, "Home and Away" made him a household name in his native country. When he left the show after two years, Melvey decided to test his skills as a Shakespearean thespian in one of the lead roles in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
which opened at the Sydney Opera House. Melvey took advantage of the opportunity to stretch his talents on stage and played Hamlet, MacBeth, King Lear, Titus, and 33 of Shakespeare's other leading men.
Melvey's first role as an actor was in the student film, The Promise Land
. This led to other films including Cloud 2000
, The Burning Boys
, and the Mametville Murders
with additional television appearances in the The Young and the Restless. He was involved in an action rescue series called The Extremists
, developed by Caldera/De Fanit for worldwide syndication.
was inspired by Justin's own dedication to extreme sports, including freestyle "chopper-drop" skiing. Melvey also spent 10 years as a lifeguard, holding Active Reserve Status and he holds a 2nd degree blackbelt in the Japanese style Shotokan Karate.
Dedicated to his work for charity, Justin has helped to fund a children's hospital in Australia, and has worked with the Leukemia Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Melvey recently relocated to Los Angeles and is single.
August 11, 2005
to August 22, 2005
Dancing With the Stars [Australian Version]
Days of our Lives
October 2001 to October 2004
Death of a Saleswoman
Life on Mars
Dancing With the Stars
Best New Talent on Australian Television.
DATE OF BIRTH: May 7, 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH: Sydney, Australia
: Melvey to replace Cuthill in role of DAYS's Colin. [Sep 10, 2001]
: Melvey dances way into new GH role. [Aug 8, 2005]