David Hoflin

David Hoflin (/ˈdɑːvɪd/; born 25 February 1979)[1] is a Swedish-born Australian actor. He is most famous for playing Jason Bates in Ocean Girl between 1994 and 1998, and Oliver Barnes in Neighbours between 2007 and 2008.

David Hoflin
Born (1979-02-25) 25 February 1979
Stockholm, Sweden
Years active1988 – present
Natalie Blair (m. 2013)


He has appeared in TV shows such as Ocean Girl, The Flying Doctors, Head Start, A Country Practice, McLeod's Daughters, Supernatural, State Coroner, Crossbones, and The Lost World.

Hoflin was ten when he starred in his first role alongside Meryl Streep and Sam Neill in Evil Angels (released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand),[2] a film about the famous tragic case where a dingo stole baby Azaria Chamberlain from her tent at Ayers Rock.

In the Australian medical drama All Saints, he played a character named Kieran who had become heavily intoxicated with alcohol at a rave and subsequently passed out and neglected his younger sister, who was later raped by his friend Lewis.

In Ocean Girl, he played one of the lead male characters. The romantic chemistry between his character and that of Marzena Godecki's character, Neri is one of the central themes of the series.

Hoflin joined Neighbours in 2007 as Oliver Barnes. He received the job without auditioning after Christian Clark quit with immediate effect.[3] He filmed his last scenes on 6 May 2008, the same day as fellow cast member Daniel O'Connor.[4] Hoflin returned to Neighbours in April 2011 for a two-week guest stint.[5]

Hoflin joined the cast of Alcatraz in 2012.[6] He plays Thomas "Tommy" Madsen, a supposedly deceased, former Alcatraz inmate who disappeared in 1963. He is Rebecca Madsen's grandfather. In 2013 he was also seen on Touch and on Season 8, Episode 20 of Criminal Minds. In 2014 he appears in Crossbones. In 2015 he was a guest star in Supernatural.

Personal life

Hoflin was born in Stockholm, Sweden[1] and has a sister called Emma and a nephew named Jack Anderson (son of Emma Hoflin)

Hoflin began a relationship with his Neighbours co-star Natalie Blair in 2008.[7] The pair currently live together in Los Angeles.[8] On 10 March 2012, Fiona Byrne of the Herald Sun reported the couple were engaged. They married on 4 January 2013 in Warburton, Victoria.[6] Blair and Hoflin welcomed their first child, a son, on 29 July 2016.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Evil Angels Aidan (8 years) AKA, A Cry in the Dark
1990 Escape from Madness Geoffrey
2003 Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton Jr.
2003 The Cadet Sam Short
2005 Stranded Cam


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Flying Doctors James Fraser "A Little Miracle"
1992 Good Vibrations Donovan TV miniseries
1994 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Bindy "Qwrk Lands on His Feet"
1994 Law of the Land Joe Rankin "The Last Run"
1994–1997 Ocean Girl Jason Bates Main role
1998 State Coroner Andy Riordan "Watershed"
2000 Flipper Robie "The Inquiry"
2000 The Lost World Gideon "The Chosen One"
2000 Eugénie Sandler P.I. Peter Mitchell "1.3", "1.4"
2001 Head Start Patrick Gormley Main role
2002 All Saints Keiran Sharkey "M For Memory"
2004 Blue Heelers Scott Drummond "Running Scared"
2004 McLeod's Daughters Paul Kendall "Every Breath You Take", "My Brother's Keeper"
2007–08 Neighbours Oliver Barnes Regular role
2010 Big Love First Son "Blood Atonement"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Former Navy Lt. Lance Talbot "Disorder"
2011 Love Begins Jake Weller TV film
2011 Neighbours Oliver Barnes "1.6116", "1.6117"
2011 RCVR Lohman "Little Green Men"
2012 Alcatraz Tommy Madsen Recurring role
2012 The Beauty Inside Alex #9 "Hello My Name Is Alex"
2012 Major Crimes Special Agent Goodwin "Long Shot"
2012 NCIS Randall J. Kersey "Shell Shock: Parts 1 & 2"
2013 Criminal Minds Chad Dumont "Alchemy"
2013 Touch William Norburg Recurring role
2014 Crossbones Charlie Rider Main role
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Frank Simpson "Nanahu"
2015 Supernatural Eldon Styne "Dark Dynasty", "The Prisoner"
2015 American Crime Mark Skokie Recurring role
2016 Mad Dogs Johan "Xtabai", "Needles"
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Daniel Nolan "If It Bleeds, It Leads"
2016 Once Upon a Time Zeus "Last Rites"
2017 Z: The Beginning of Everything F. Scott Fitzgerald Main role
2017 Supergirl Rick Malverne "Alex"
2018 Bosch Det. Doug Rooker TV series


  1. "David Hoflin Bio". TV.com. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  2. "A Cry in the Dark (1988) - Release dates". IMDb.com. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. "Moving in!". TV Week. Ninemsn. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  4. "Dan and David's Last Day". Neighbours.com. Australia: Network Ten. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  5. "Homecoming for Neighbours faves". Holy Soap. Channel Five. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  6. Byrne, Fiona (10 March 2012). "Old castmates are more than just good Neighbours". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  7. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/sunday-heraldsun/blairs-bound-for-europe/story-e6frf92x-1111116764128
  8. Ten, Network. "Neighbours".
  9. Peterson, Jacques (13 August 2016). "'Power to the bosom nectar!' Former Neighbours star Natalie Blair defends the right to breastfeed as she shares intimate photo with newborn son Finn". Daily Mail Australia. Retrieved 14 November 2016.

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