• Dustin Clare is an Australian actor born in 1982
• He is best known for his role as Gannicus in the series 'Spartacus'
• He attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and graduated in 2004
• He has a net worth of over $1 million
• Clare is married to actress Camille Keenan and they have one son together

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FactWelcomed first child, Darcy in 2012 with partner Camille Keenan.

Who is Dustin Clare?

Dustin Clare, born on the 2nd of January 1982, is an Australian actor who became known through his role as Gannicus in the hit series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, “Spartacus: Vengeance”, and “Spartacus: War of the Damned.” He also recently appeared in the movie “Pacific Rim: Uprising.”

Dustin Clare’s Early Life

Clare was born in Grafton, New Soth Wales Australia, and is the son of Linda Clare and Graeme Clare. He spent most of his time growing up in Ballina, New South Wales as well as Maclean, New South Wales. Clare later attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, and graduated in 2004.

Dustin Clare’s Career

Clare’s career started in 2003 when he was cast in the short film “Brothers.” This appearance led to another movie called “Going Down in Flames”, as well as appearances in the television shows “All Saints” and “Headland.” His early years as an actor helped establish his career as well as his net worth. After a few years of acting in support roles, Clare finally achieved his career breakthrough when he joined the cast of the series “McLeod’s Daughters”. He played the role of Riley Ward from 2006 to 2007, and even won a Silver Logie award in the category Most Popular New Male Talent of 2007. The fame of the show helped further boost his career as well as his net worth.
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From “McLeod’s Daughters”, Clare then realized that he could find fame in television. His next project that also proved to be a success was “Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities” in 2009, and he also appeared in the series “Satisfaction” from 2008 to 2010. In 2011 Clare was cast in “The Eye of the Storm” alongside Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, and Charlotte Rampling. His work in various movies and series also helped in increasing his wealth.

Dustin Clare as Gannicus

Clare’s career catapulted to global status when he joined the cast of “Spartacus: God of the Arena,” which premiered in 2011 on the Starz network, and follows the life of Clare’s character Gannicus, the first gladiator representing Lentulus Batiatus to become the champion of Capua. The show became a huge success that led to several sequels, including “Spartacus: Vengeance” and ‘Spartacus: War of the Damned.” The show received a positive response from the audience that helped his career as well as his net worth.

After the success of the “Spartacus” series, Clare continued to appear in various projects, including the movies “Goddess” and “Sunday” as well as guest appearances in the series “ANZAC Girls”, “Strike Back: Legacy” and “Wolf Creek,” all of which also helped in increasing his net worth. Today, Clare is still working as an actor, and in 2018 appeared in the movie “Pacific Rim: Uprising” alongside John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

Dustin Clare Body Measurement

In terms of his body measurement, Clare is 5ft 10ins (1.78 m.) tall and weighs 163lbs (74 kg.). He also has brown hair and brown eyes.

Dustin Clare’s Net Worth

As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Clare’s net worth is reported to be over $1 million, which he has been able to acquire from his years working as an actor since 2003.

Dustin Clare’s Personal Life

In terms of his personal life, Clare is married to actress Camille Keenan. The two tied the knot in 2009 and have one son together named Darcy, born in 2012. Aside from being an actor, Clare also served as a 2012 ambassador for the Warrambeen Film Festival. He is also an ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation, an Australian organization that helps prevent men’s violence against women.

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Clare also aims to help small documentaries have a chance of being distributed to a larger audience. Hence, he created his own distribution company Fighting Chance Films to help small and up-and-coming filmmakers release their work to the world.

General Info

Full NameDustin Clare
Height1.78 m
Weight163 lbs
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor
EducationWestern Australian Academy of Performing Arts


ChildrenDarcy Clare
PartnerCamille Keenan, Camille Keenan


AwardsLogie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
NominationsLogie Award for Most Outstanding Actor
MoviesThe Eye of the Storm, Goddess, Love Is Now, Happenstance, Iron Bird, Early Checkout, Sunday
TV ShowsSpartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Satisfaction, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, McLeod's Daughters

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1I think I was about 18 before I decided I wanted to pursue acting. I went to drama school in Western Australia when I was 19.
2I had wanted to be a fish farmer, to be honest with you. I wanted to be an agriculturist. I wanted to have my own fish farm. I was also contemplating surfboard building.
3'McLeod's Daughters' was my first regular job out of drama school, and my first full-time role. That was great because I learned a lot, in terms of working in front of the camera.
4On his character Gannicus: He's a bit of the anti-hero in a way I guess. He riles against authority. A big part of the character is playing the differences between him and Spartacus. I didn't want to create a character that would be similar to Spartacus because I thought that would be boring. Essentially I think I have the same moral core, which is the thing that they see in each other that attracts them to each other eventually.
5Often too many expectations are put on by society as to what we're supposed to look like and it's fed to people at an age that's too young.
6I think there's always pieces of yourself that bleed into your character. That's inevitable.
7When I'm not working, I weight train three times a week and swim and surf as much as I can - in the summer, you usually find me in the water.
8You always draw inspiration from your family or your parents if they've proven to be inspirational. My mother is someone who's always been inspirational to me.
9New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work, like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone.
10I'm passionate about being an actor, but I'm definitely not passionate about being a sex symbol.


1Studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, he graduated in 2004.
2Born at Grafton, he grew up in both Ballina, NSW and Maclean, NSW.
3Is an ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation.
4Wanted to be an agriculturist instead of an actor.
5Welcomed first child, Darcy in 2012 with partner Camille Keenan.
6Is an ambassador for the 2011 Warrambeen Film Festival in his home country of Australia.




Pacific Rim: Uprising2018post-production
Wolf Creek2016TV Mini-SeriesSullivan Hill
Strike Back2015TV SeriesFaber
Love Is Now2014James
Anzac Girls2014TV Mini-SeriesLt. Harry Moffitt
The Fragments2013ShortJason
Spartacus: War of the Damned2012-2013TV SeriesGannicus
The Eye of the Storm2011Col
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena2011TV Mini-SeriesGannicus
Kanowna2010ShortTrooper Brown
Happenstance2010/IShortEx Boyfriend
Satisfaction2008-2010TV SeriesSean
Early Checkout2009ShortDan
Underbelly2009TV SeriesChris Flannery
Cane Cutter2008ShortRoo
McLeod's Daughters2006-2007TV SeriesRiley Ward
Air Australia2007TV Mini-SeriesSir Charles Kingsford-Smith
Iron Bird2006ShortJonathan Paul Harmer JP
Headland2005TV SeriesGareth Williams
All Saints2005TV SeriesRick Fallon


A Fighting Season2015executive producer
Love Is Now2014associate producer
The Fragments2013Short executive producer
In Bob We Trust2013Documentary executive producer
Kanowna2010Short associate producer
Early Checkout2009Short producer
Cane Cutter2008Short producer


Early Checkout2009Short writer
Cane Cutter2008Short writer


Cane Cutter2008Short


Goddess2013performer: "The Goddess"


Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Australians Hit Hollywood2009DocumentaryHimself
Inside Film Awards2009TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2007LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular New Male TalentMcLeod's Daughters (2001)

Nominated Awards

2009Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding ActorSatisfaction (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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