Where are the cast of E Street now?

Take a trip down memory lane with us and catch up with the cast 30 years on.
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Despite wrapping up 30 years ago, Channel 10’s E Street still has a cult following to this day!

Across more than 400 episodes, the soap drama tackled a number of human interest, issue led stories that didn’t stray away from approaching taboo or controversial topics for the time, winning several Logie awards for its efforts.

So, with millions of fans watching from home from 1989 to 1993 and countless others watching old episodes to this day, we thought we would take a trip down memory lane and revisit the cast and what their lives (and careers) have been like since the show wrapped up.

Cecily Polson as Martha O’Dare

Cecily hasn’t acted in over a decade.

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Despite appearing in 403 out of the 404 episodes of E Street, Cecily retreated from the screen in the years following with only a few one-episode guest appearances in some local television series.

Her last acting performance was in horror drama film The Clinic (2010) in an unnamed role.

She lived in Lane Cove, Sydney with her husband and fellow actor Peter Gwynne until his death in 2011.

Les Dayman as Sergeant George Sullivan

Les is now retired and hasn’t appeared on screen since 2008.

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Similarly, to Cecily, after starring in all but one episode of E Street, Les took a step back from acting with only a spattering of television gigs over the next three decades.

His last credited appearance was in All Saints (2008).

Tony Martin as Reverend Bob Brown

Tony kept busy after E Street finished filming.

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Following his success on E Street, Tony was booked and busy with roles on Heartbreak High (1994 – 1995) and Wildside (1997-1999).

The early 2000’s and 2010’s saw less success, with his most recent acting gig being on miniseries Operation Buffalo as Richard Wilcox in 2020.

Tony married fellow actress Rachael Blake in 2003. Their son, Justin is also an actor.

Vic Rooney as Ernie Patchett

Vic semi retired from acting after E Street ended.

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After E Street ended, Vic went on to star in Dog’s Head Bay as main character Bert, with guest roles on All Saints, Farscape, Above the Law and television movie The Finder in 2001.

Vic passed away in November 2002.

Toni Pearen as Toni Windsor

Toni has been booked and busy!

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Whilst E Street was arguably Toni’s biggest acting role, she also made a name for herself as Beth Armstrong on Home and Away (1994) and All Men Are Liars as Angela (1995).

Once she departed the show, she also had a short-lived music career, scoring two consecutive top 10 ARIA Gold certified hits with ‘In Your Room’ and ‘I Want You’.

She has also made several guest appearances on other Aussie series over the years, but her most recent on-screen appearance was in 2021 on the one-off television event ‘Easter with the Australian Women’s Weekly‘ and on the seventh season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Australia.

Toni’s successful music career has also been making a long-awaited comeback, with the former E Street star taking to the stage at the 2023 Sydney WorldPride.

All smiles for Easter 2023!

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Brooke Anderson as Clare Fielding

We’d recognise that red hair anywhere!

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Following E Street Brooke’s biggest roles were in Ocean Girl (1996-1997) for 51 episodes and in Animalia (2007-2008) across 40 episodes.

Brooke also appeared on one episode of American TV series Lost in 2006, with the former star also starring in several independent films.

Sadly for fans of the actress, Brooke has not graced our screens since her 2010 appearance as a thief in The Perfect Host.

Bruce Samazan as Max Simmons

Bruce is living a life out of the public eye nowadays.

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This Silver Logie award winning actor secured the ‘holy trinity’ of Australian acting after his time on E Street with follow up appearances on both Neighbours for 159 episodes AND Home and Away for 26 episodes.

Whilst he hasn’t acted since 2020, according to his Instagram and Linked In profiles Bruce is working as an ‘Entrepreneur’ and ‘Digital Marketing Specialist’ for NewsCorp.

Alyssa-Jane Cook as Lisa Bennett

Alyssa-Jane is still on Aussie screens thanks to her presenting gig on TVSN.

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After wrapping up E Street Alyssa-Jane went on to star in several Aussie dramas, notably in Above the Law as Olivia Murray in 2000.

Apart from that, and a spattering of guest roles, this actress has seemingly retired from the profession.

Instead, according to her Linked In profile, she is presenting on shopping network TVSN and working as a motivational speaker at events.

She currently lives in Sydney with her husband Gary and their three children.

Marianne Howard as Alice Sullivan

Marianne is now spending her time with her family.

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After starring in a mammoth 240 episodes of E Street, Marianne retired from professional acting with only four more on screen roles across the next 30 years on the likes of Water Rats, Always Greener, Wonderful and most recently Diary of an Uber Driver in 2019 as Liz.

Penny Cook as Dr Elly Fielding

Penny was at the top of the acting game in the 90s thanks to roles on A Country Practice and E Street.

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As well as starring on E Street, Penny also starred simultaneously on A Country Practice as Victoria ‘Vicky’ Dean until 1993.

Following this she starred as Chief Inspector Sharon Kostas in the 2002 TV miniseries Young Lions and had a guest role on several other Aussie dramas including All Saints in 2008, Neighbours as Prue Brown from 2007 – 2010, and ABC hospital drama Pulse in 2017 as Carol Little.

Penny passed on the 26th of December 2018.

Simon Baker as Sam Farrell

Recognise this face? After getting his start on E Street Simon went on to star in the Emmy award winning series The Mentalist.

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This a-lister actor is arguably the biggest export from E Street!

After his time on the show wrapped up, Simon went on to star on equally iconic Aussie dramas such as Heartbreak High and Home and Away before acting in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Devil Wears Prada alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

His biggest role to date has been as protagonist Patrick Jane in the Emmy award winning thriller series The Mentalist from 2008 – 2015.

Simon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Simon even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry!

In October 1988, Simon married fellow Aussie actress Rebecca Rigg, but the couple separated in April 2020. They share a daughter, Stella, and two sons, Claude and Harry, together.

Marcus Graham as Stanley ‘Wheels’ Kovac

Wheels is all grown up!

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After getting his start on E Street as a 25-year-old in 1989, Marcus Graham soon earned himself the title of Australia’s TV heartthrob.

Since wrapping on E Street, the now 59-year-old has gone on to star in Home and Away, before shifting his focus to the realm behind the camera.

“I’m more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it,” Graham told Woman’s Day, with the actor directing award-winning documentary Dream Big Little One.

The actor also had a number of high profile romances, with Graham winning the hearts of both Nicole Kidman and Rebecca Gibney. Graham is now single, telling Woman’s Day he hasn’t given up on love.

“I’m a hopeless romantic, so I’ve had to really take care of myself because I can get carried away with people and get my heart broken easily.”

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