THEY were the super-cool teens that lived in a warehouse – but what are the cast of Heartbreak High up to now?
The Australian teen soap ran from 1994 until 1999, and followed the antics of a bunch of edgy kids from Sydney school Hartley High getting up to all sorts in and out of the classroom, from rollerblading showdowns to hanging out at the Shark Pool.
Opening credits for 90s Australian soap Heartbreak High
The show was praised for its hard hitting and realistic storylines, which included cults, experimenting with drugs, homelessness, teen pregnancy and racism.
Not only did it inspire a generation of young Brits to want to abandon their comfortable family homes to go and live in a dingy squat, it also got them dreaming of toughening up their looks with dreadlocks and nose rings.
And it can’t be forgotten that the show firmly cemented the now iconic phrase “rack off!” in to the vocab of secondary school students across the country.
But while the the characters in the show faced a variety of futures – including death, R.I.P Alex – the cast have been up to all sorts since it was cancelled in 1999.
ABC Salvatore Coco as Con in Heartbreak High
Costa ‘Con’ Bordino was one of the show’s most iconic characters, and cousin to Nick, who would suffer a shock death.
Now 42, Salvatore is still acting and has appeared in a string of Australian dramas.
ABC Callan lost an eye and had to have his face rebuilt after a 2003 car accident
With his pierced eyebrow, Drazic was the bad boy pin-up girls dreamed of one day running in to.
A few years after Heartbreak High was axed, Callan was involved in a horror smash that resulted in his losing one of his eyes and having to have seventeen metal plates inserted in to his face.
Speaking of the 2003 crash, he said: “I thought it was curtains for me at the time.
“A whole midsection of my face collapsed, I got cut ear to ear over the top of my head, my scalp got pulled down, and they rebuilt my face.”
Now aged 42, the New Zealand-born actor has more recently appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zero Dark Thirty, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
ABC Ryan was a bad boy newcomer by these days actor Rel is the voice of kids’ cartoons
Ryan Scheppers – brother of Anita – was shipped off to Hartley to retake his HSC, but all he wanted to do was keep up his juvenile delinquent antics.
In real life, Rel hunt is now a professional voice over artist for cartoons in LA.
ABC Ada is now starring on Home and Away
Katerina Ioannou’s love affair with socially awkward Charlie was a #relationshipgoal for viewers across the world.
Actress Ada, 40, swapped one soap for another, jumping from Heartbreak High to Summer Bay.
She’s been playing Leah Patterson-Baker in Home and Away for seventeen years, making her one of the soap’s longest serving cast members ever.
ABC Alex is as handsome as ever, and is now a DJ
Nick Poulos was only on the show for a year, he died tragically during an after school boxing match.
But actor Alex is still alive and kicking, and went on to star in Neighbours before reinventing himself as a DJ.
ABC Lara later appeared in crime caper Kangaroo Jack
Drazic’s on-off girlfriend Anita Scheppers was the envy of hormonal teenage girls everywhere.
Lara went on to work on Home and Away – appearing as three different characters.
She also starred in films Diagnosis Narcolepsy and Kangaroo Jack, a film about a kangaroo who steals money from the Mafia.
ABC Abi Tucker is now as successful singer songwriter – something her character dreamed of
Jodie Cooper was determined to make it as a famous singer – something that actress Abi has actually achieved.
She is one half of duo The Falling Seeds, and has also released music with her grunge band, Bully.
ABC Luke went on to win the Australian version of Strictly in 2008
Zac Croft only appeared in the final series of Heartbreak High, but it proved the perfect springboard to get him a job further down the line on Home and Away.
He later won the Aussie version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars, in 2008.
More recently, he has presented the Australian version of X Factor.
Scott Major starred as Rivers on the show between 1994 and 1995, and is still working in soapland.
As well as starring in Neighbours from 2008 and 2013 as Lucas Fitzgerald, he now directs some of the episodes.
When his character was axed, he said: “It was like being in a relationship with someone who you’re happy with and want to spend the rest of your life with, and then having them say, ‘Sorry, I don’t want you anymore.'”
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