Hailing from Magnetic Island in Far North Queensland, Gerry’s first passion was basketball. He became a talented player and years of playing took him around the state. During this time, he had a somewhat quiet obsession with performing arts through school drama and classes with TheatreiNQ in Townsville. Surprising friends and family when he auditioned for and was cast as Danny Zuko in his high school production of Grease, he was thereafter affectionately nicknamed Troy Bolton. This experience solidified his love for performing. He took a slight detour starting a Commerce degree at Griffith University, but this only made him realise how much he wanted to be an artist. Growing up on an island, he always wanted to move to the city. So, after three years of careful consideration, Gerry has decided the best things about Sydney are: Brothers Kebabs Chicken Snack Packs, Ikea, going to the beach without getting stung by jellyfish, and of course, Actors Centre Australia.
Whilst at ACA, Gerry has had the pleasure of portraying Torvald in A Doll’s House (dir. Francesca Savige), Don in Don’s Party (dir. Jonathan Mill), Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (dir. Craig Baldwin), Eddie in Hurlyburly (dir. Kim Hardwick), Leon in Speaking in Tongues (dir. Troy Harrison), Ezra Chater/Gus in Arcadia (dir. Adam Cook), and Paul in A Mouthful of Birds (dir. Lucy Burke). Gerry’s vast variety of roles at ACA has prepared him to enter an exciting industry.