Fast Facts

  • Toured extensively with the Australian theater company Bell Shakespeare, appearing in productions of Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice.
  • Met wife Roxane Wilson when they were cast as lovers in the 1999 film Change of Heart.
  • Struggled for his first five years in the U.S. to find work and to make ends meet.
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards for his role on the New Zealand television comedy-drama Outrageous Fortune.
  • In 2010, was named the host of The Amazing Race Australia and, prior to that, starred for four seasons on the Australian version of the reality competition The Mole.


  • Roxane Wilson — Wife (separated)
  • Edie Grace Bowler — Daughter
  • Ezekiel Bowler — Son
  • John Bowler — Father


  • National Institute of Dramatic Art, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (1991)


  • Birth Place: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Profession: Actor

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