Saturday, March 7, 2009

Eka Darville on "Blue Water High" (2008)

Before becoming RPM's Red Ranger, Eka Darville (Scott, RPM) starred on the Australian teen surfing series "Blue Water High." Darville portrayed Adam Bridge, a talented surfer and all-around good guy. However, in the 21st episode of the show's third series Adam is pushed to the limits due to racism from a trouble-making kid who uses a racial slur against Adam. Things get more upsetting for him after his surfboard is destroyed by another group of surfers. Adam eventually rises above the destructive behavior around him and solves his problems without stooping to the level of his detractors. Darville appeared throughout "Blue Water High's" third series. Starring with Darville on the series was Craig Horner, who now stars on the adventure series "Legend of the Seeker," which is featured often here on the blog.

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Dan Ewing on "Home and Away" (2007)

Dan Ewing (Dillon, RPM) played the short-term role of Reuben Humphries on the long-running Aussie soap opera "Home and Away." Reuben and his surfer pals come to Summer Bay in Episode #4455 and strike up an instant friendship with resident teen Matilda Hunter, who gets drawn into their world and away from her family and boyfriend. Reuben & Matilda have something major in common. Both lost their mothers. In the wake of her mother's death Matilda loses her way and finds that a new set of friends are just what she needs. Ewing appears in two scenes of his first episode. Matilda is the sister of Robbie Hunter, who was played by Jason Smith (Casey, Jungle Fury) on the series. Ewing is the third Ranger actor featured on the blog for appearing on "Home and Away" after Smith and Richard Brancatisano.

"Home and Away" currently airs on Seven Network (Australia)

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Rose McIver & Peter Feeney in "Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board" (2007)

Rose McIver (Summer, RPM) is no stranger to Disney. The actress starred in the Disney sequel "Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board," where she played Valerie, a talented teen mountain boarder who befriends Johnny upon his arrival in town for a visit. Johnny is stuck babysitting his soon-to-be uncle who is 12-years-old and idolizes the mountain boarding crew, which leads to trouble. When Valerie chooses not to go along with the groups scare tactics against Johnny and his grandfather, she is shunned by them. McIver appears throughout the film in a starring role. Dino Thunder voice actor Peter Feeney (voice of Angor, Dino Thunder) also appears in the film, playing Valerie's rich dad, who helps Johnny's grandfather with a loan. Thanks to his daughter's urging, he makes sure that the Kapahala family store prospers and the rival mountain boarding store across the street loses its funding, thanks to the greed of its owner.

Rose McIver

Peter Feeney

"Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board" is available on DVD

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