Jesse Spencer

Birth Day February 12th, 1979
Birth Place Melbourne, Victoria
Age 45 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

About Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer, an Australian actor, and musician, has left a lasting impression with his notable roles. He gained recognition for portraying Billy Kennedy in the popular Australian soap opera "Neighbours" from 1994 to 2000, returning for appearances in 2005 and 2022. He further captivated audiences as Robert Chase in the American medical drama series "House," which aired from 2004 to 2012. Currently, Spencer portrays the character of Captain Matthew Casey in the ongoing American drama series "Chicago Fire" since 2012. Alongside his acting career, Spencer has showcased his musical talents. He embarked on his musical journey as a member of the Australian Boys Choir from 1986 to 1992. Notably, the band performed at the philanthropic event "Idol Gives Back" in April 2008, showcasing Spencer's versatility as both an actor and a musician.

Jesse Spencer Early Life & Family

Jesse Spencer, originally known as Jesse Gordon Spencer, was born on February 12, 1979, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He holds Australian nationality and belongs to the Australian-White ethnicity. As an Aquarius, he exhibits the traits associated with this zodiac sign. As of 2023, he celebrated his 44th birthday. Spencer is one of four siblings, born to Rodney Spencer and Robyn Spencer. His father works as a radiologist, and both parents are the founders of Australians Against Further Immigration. They have actively participated in state and federal elections as candidates. Growing up, Spencer had two older brothers: Tarney Spencer, an oculoplastic surgeon, and Luke Spencer, an orthopedic surgeon, as well as a younger sister, Polly Spencer, an anesthetist. Despite coming from a family of accomplished doctors, Jesse Spencer chose to follow a different path and pursued a career in acting.

Jesse Spencer attended Canterbury Primary School before continuing his education at both Malvern Central School and the esteemed Scotch College. After completing VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), he enrolled at Monash University. However, he made the decision to defer his studies in order to prioritize his budding acting career. 

Australian Actor, Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer Career

  • Jesse Spencer is an Australian actor known for his role as Billy Kennedy in the popular soap opera "Neighbours" from 1994 to 2000, with a return in 2005 for the show's 20th anniversary.
  • Playing the son of iconic characters Dr. Karl Kennedy and Susan Kennedy, he left a lasting impression on the long-running series. 
  • Following his "Neighbours" stint, he appeared in notable films like Winning London, Uptown Girls, and Swimming Upstream. However, it was his portrayal of Dr. Robert Chase, an intensive care specialist, and surgeon, on the medical drama House that solidified his fame from 2004 to 2012, making him the second longest-serving member of the show's titular character's team.
  • Furthermore, he took on the role of firefighter Matthew Casey in the NBC drama Chicago Fire, captivating audiences from 2012 to 2021.
  • In 2022, it was confirmed that Spencer would return to "Neighbours" as part of the series finale.
  • Spencer initiated his musical journey alongside the Australian Boys Choir, actively participating from 1986 to 1992. 
  • Within the ensemble Band from TV, he showcases his violin skills and shares the stage with his former House co-star, Hugh Laurie. 
  • The band graciously contributes their earnings from diverse events to charitable causes. Notably, they performed on Idol Gives Back in April 2008.

Jesse Spencer Awards and Achievements

  • In 1999, Jesse Spencer won the Silver Logie Award for "Most Popular TV Actor" for his work on the show "Neighbours."
  • In 1998, he was nominated for the Silver Logie Award for "Most Popular TV Actor" for his role in "Neighbours."
  • At the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, Spencer received a nomination for "Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male" for his portrayal in "House."
  • In 2008, he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series."
  • In 2013, Jesse Spencer earned a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Actor: Action" for his role in "Chicago Fire."

Jesse Spencer Wife & Children

Jesse Spencer, the talented actor, is currently happily married to his long-term girlfriend-turned-wife, Kali Woodruff. They exchanged vows on June 27, 2020, in a private ceremony held in Neptune Beach, Florida, as a tribute to Kali's grandparents' wedding anniversary. Spencer shared the news with The Daily Telegraph on October 21, 2020, referring to their special day as the "silver lining to 2020." He spoke highly of his wife, describing her as intelligent, beautiful, and mature beyond her years, emphasizing how she is his support system. The couple first met in 2014 at a music festival in Chicago and began dating shortly after. After six years of dating, Spencer proposed during a week-long hike in the Peruvian Andes in 2019. Presently, the contented couple is cherishing their married life together.

Jesse Spencer and his wife, Kali Woodruff

During his time on the TV show "House," Jesse Spencer was in a relationship with American actress Jennifer Morrison, whom he met on set. Their paths crossed at Vancouver International Airport in 2004, and they started dating in July of that year. Just two years later, in December 2006, Spencer proposed to Morrison at the iconic Eiffel Tower during their trip to Paris. Unfortunately, their engagement was short-lived, as they called off their marriage in August 2007. Following this, Spencer entered into a relationship with Maya Gabeira, a Brazilian big wave surfer, in 2010. However, their romance ended in 2013 amid rumors of Spencer being seen kissing an unknown woman at LAX Airport.

Jesse Spencer Net Worth

Jesse Spencer, a multi-talented actor, and musician, has amassed an impressive net worth of $8 million as of 2023. Throughout his career, which began in 1994, Spencer has established himself as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, particularly in Australia. His income currently ranges between $500K to $1 million per year. His wealth primarily stems from his successful ventures in acting and music. With his substantial fortune, Spencer enjoys a luxurious lifestyle, befitting his accomplished status in the industry.

Jesse Spencer Height & Weight

Jesse Spencer, a handsome actor, stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) and maintains a well-proportioned physique weighing around 73 kg (161 lbs). His body measurements include a chest size of 43 inches, a waist size of 34 inches, and biceps measuring 15 inches. Sporting a fair complexion, blonde hair, and captivating green eyes, Spencer possesses an undeniable allure. His perfectly maintained athletic body and charming personality have captivated the hearts of admirers worldwide. 

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