Who is Chris Egan: aka Nick Smith from Home and Away?

Everything Chris is up to now!

Chris Egan. This former hottie (he’s still hot IMO) from Home and Away is barely recognisable with his new look. He’s sporting dry flaky skin, a pair of glasses, and a thick moustache for his yet unspecified movie role. It is indeed a far cry from his appearance 15 years ago on the popular soap opera. Who is Chris Egan and what is he up to nowadays anyway? Well, you’ll find out today!


Chris Egan Fast Facts

● Christopher “Chris” Egan was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
● He’s currently 32 years of age
● Appeared in several commercials and did modelling
● Performed in theatre productions such as Les Misérables and West Side Story
● Here is a fun fact – Chris Eagan is a trained gymnast!
First, let’s take a trip down to memory lane with his 4-year long stint with the soap opera Home and Away.

Nick Smith in a Nutshell

● The character of Nick Smith first appeared during the episode airing on 18 March 1999 played by Matt Juarez
● He returned as a regular character on 26 April 2000 played by Chris Egan
● For flashbacks in 2003, after Chris Egan had left the show, he was played by Aaron Puckeridge
● ParentsKen (deceased) & Eve Smith
● Foster Parents: Ted & Wendy Williams; Irene Roberts
● SiblingsWill & Hayley Smith
● OccupationStudent; Actor

Home and Away

Home and Away (created by Alan Bateman) is Australia’s second longest-running drama series and can be seen on Channel 7 Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00pm, or on demand on 7plus. It follows the lives of Summer Bay residents, a fictional town on the coast of New South Wales.

Home and Away is one of Australia’s most successful media exports and has been sold to over 80 countries worldwide. Most popular in United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand, it has also received numerous awards, both local and international including awards for Best Drama, Best Script, Best Direction, Most Popular Personality, Most Popular Actor, and Most Popular Actress. In 2015 Home and Away was inducted in the Logie’s Hall of Fame.

Nick Smith’s First Appearance on Home and Away

Nick Smith’s first appeared in Summer Bay in 1999, trying to escape from Jonno, a drug dealer and biker gang leader, he had a debt with. Jonno beat him up, but he was saved by his siblings Will and Haley. He soon returned to his adoptive parents, and that was the first introduction to this character. Nick returned soon after in 2000, and became a regular show character until he left the Bay.

Nick Smith’s Last Appearance on Home and Away

Nicks storyline came to an end when, after a disastrous turn on a reality show called The Dorm, he was spotted by an American Producer, and offered the chance to try his luck as an actor in Los Angeles.

Nick Smith’s Memorable Scenes in Home and Away

I scoured the web for Nick’s memorable moments on the show and found a few thanks to Youtube. Enjoy watching my selections! It is from 2003 so don’t expect HD quality but I hope you enjoy them as I did.

This is a scene from Home and Away where Hayley is convincing Nick to stay home but Nick is afraid because of the “thief” image he gotten. Due to his debt.

Nick damaged Will’s car and now he has debt. He owes money to fix Will’s car.

This was Nick’s final scene in Home and Away when he received an offer from Hollywood. Nick’s fictional character’s reason is not too far off from his real-life persona Chris Egan. Who also left the soap opera to pursue a career in Hollywood.

Will Nick Ever Come Back?

It’s been 15 years my friends and there’s been no sign at all that Chris Egan will return as Nick on Home and Away. Don’t worry because you can still see Chris on other projects he’s working on.

Chris Egan after Home and Away

Chris Egan left Home and Away the same way his character Nick did. To pursue a career in Hollywood. He moved to Los Angeles the same year he left Home and Awayin 2003. His first US debut was a television miniseries called Empire. Soon after he stared in films like independent movie Alpha Male, full feature The Decameron, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Eragon

His most notable movie role to date has been co-starring with Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Gael García Bernal in the 2009 romantic comedy Letters to Juliet.

The Decameron (Virgin Territory, 2007)

Movie 2007
(Credit: Ingenious Film Partners)

Chris Egan stars as Dioneo in the 2007 romantic comedy film Virgin Territory. Based from Giovanni Boccaccio’s classic, Decameron. It was released in France as Medieval Pie. Ironically it is heavily inspired from popular teen movie American Pie. Although not the starring role, this gave Chris a great start in Hollywood. Chris co-stars in Decameron with Star Wars alum Hayden Christensen, and The OCs Mischa Barton.

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Resident Evil
(Credit: Constantin Film, Davis Films, Impact Pictures, Capcom Co, Ltd.)

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) In the 3rd instalment of popular Sci-Fi Horror Film Resident Evil, Chris Egan co-stars in the movie as Mikey.

Eragon (2006)

(Credit: Davis Entertainment)

In the medieval sci-fi film Eragon, Chris Egan stars as Roran. The movie version did not receive the same success as the book it is based upon. In fact, Eragon was voted the 10th worst movie of 2006 according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

Letters to juliett
(Credit: Summit Entertainment)

Letters to Juliet has been one of Chris Egan’s more memorable movies in Hollywood. He was cast as the male lead, side-by-side with Mean Girls alumni Amanda Seyfried. The movie was inspired by the 2006 non-fiction book Letters to Juliet, by Lise Friedman and Ceil Friedman. The story chronicles the phenomenon of letter-writing to Shakespeare’s most famous romantic heroine.

“Listen. Listen to me very carefully. I live in London, a gorgeous, vibrant, historic city that I happen to love living in. You live in New York, which is highly overrated… But since the Atlantic Ocean is a bit wide to cross every day, swimming, boating or flying, I suggest we flip for it… And if those terms are unacceptable, leaving London will be a pleasure, as long as you’re waiting for me on the other side. ‘Cause the truth is, I am Madly, Deeply, Truly, Passionately in Love with You. – Charlie, Letters to Juliet (2009)”

Christopher Egan Today

Today, looks like Chris is busy shooting his next feature film titled Cult. Does he have a girlfriend? Is he dating anyone? Let’s find out since he’s quite active on social media especially on Instagram. We can definitely stalk him there. Christopher Egan’s official Instagram: @mr_christopher_egan


I think it is absolutely adorable of him posting TONS of pet photos. His poodle and terrier even have their own Instagram Stories segment! After checking out Chris Egan’s latest Instagram stories, he looks like a keeper!

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