As with other Australian soap opera, Neighbours, I don’t watch it as much as I used to but it was a big part of my life while growing up.
Dieter was 15 years old when he first got the part and was a big hit with all the teenage girls (and some boys) as he was a floppy haired surfer dude which meant he was semi-naked quite a lot!
Shane was a bad boy when he first appeared in the soap and his first storyline was breaking into Mr Fisher’s house.
After various other bad boy stories there was a big romance with hippy chick Angel and they eventually got married…
Would they live happily ever after? Of course not, it’s a soap opera and Shane got run over and died from complications afterwards…
Dieter was born 5 May 1976 in Sydney of German descent, his role as Shane was his first acting role. Since leaving the soap he has had parts in various other Australian shows and even popped up in Neighbours for a time.
Despite it giving his career a brilliant kick-start he says he is not proud of his time on Home And Away and regrets it – shame on him! Apparently Dieter and co-star Melissa George hated each other and Melissa is more bitch than Angel in real life.
It looks like he is between roles right now so we can only assume he has returned to the art of cleaning windows.
Thanks for the memories Shane!