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Jason Smith born 31 May 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, joins Home and Away as Robbie Hunter, a lovable larrikin who always sees the good side of people.

From a young age, Jason has always had an interest in drama and acting. He knew when he was quite young that acting was the path he wanted to pursue.

Throughout his high school years, Jason studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People. At the age of 13, he also did various radio work and had a role on Water Rats while he was still at school.

On completing high school at the age of 17 Jason decided to pursue acting as a career and has been working ever since.

When he was 18, Jason appeared in All Saints as well as in Ocean Star (children's television series) and more recently in an American telemovie, The Mystery of Natalie Wood. He has also appeared in various commercials.

Although Jason was no stranger to television, joining Home and Away as Robbie Hunter was his biggest role to date and a dream come true.

"I really enjoyed the audition process because my character is so full of life. If there was any role on television I wanted to play this would be it," he says.

Jason grew up watching Home and Away and knows the show as part of Australian television culture.

"I feel it's a good opportunity coming into a well-established show with a really strong cast, which is fantastic", he says.

"There is no one way to describe my character Robbie," says Jason. "He is so many things rolled into one. The way I try to describe Robbie is that he is Harry Potter meets Clark Kent with a bit of Vinnie Patterson".

"He's a fun-loving guy but one who also tends to say things before he thinks. He's always inventing things and his mind is forever racing and thinking of his next project", Jason says.

In his spare time, Jason likes to listen to music such as Jack Johnson and Ben Harper and in fact, any other type of music.

"I love listening to music and when we get the chance we (the cast) enjoy hanging out in our greenroom grooving away. Often I bring in my own CDs", he says.

He also enjoys hanging out with his mates, going to the movies and seeing plays.

Jason notes his favourite actors as John Cusack and Dustin Hoffman.

Jason was born under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.