Damien Bodie is an Australian actor best known for his numerous starring roles in television, in series such as Ocean Girl, Crash Zone, Short Cuts, Guinevere Jones, Neighbours, The Elephant Princess and Winners & Losers.
Enthralled by the work of Jim Henson, Tim Burton and the characters of Jim Carrey, Bodie aspired to be part of their world when he was only nine.
After appearing in school productions, his parents finally relented when he was 12 and got him an agent. Within a week, he scored a guest role on Neighbours and later that year a part in Season 4 of The Man From Snowy River.
Acting not only cured Damien of his shyness, it also taught him to read.
Dream roles followed over the years. ABC's Ben and the Alien Invasion saw him performing opposite himself as a talking wart. Next came the fantasy telemovie Balanced Particle Freeway opposite talking animals and puppetry.