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Aaron C. Jeffery

Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Notable work
Water Rats (1996–98)
McLeod's Daughters (2001–08)
Wentworth (2013–15)
Melinda Medich (m. 2003⁠–⁠2005)
Partner(s) Zoe Naylor (2010–present)
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Aaron C. Jeffery is a Logie Award-winning New Zealand-Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Terry Watson in Water Rats, as Alex Ryan in McLeod's Daughters, and as Matt "Fletch" Fletcher in Wentworth.

Early and personal life

Born in Howick, Auckland, Jeffery moved to Australia at the age of 17 and studied acting at NIDA.

Jeffery has been in a relationship with his former McLeod's Daughters co-star Zoe Naylor since 2010. The couple had their first child together, a daughter, in 2012. Jeffery also has another daughter from a previous relationship.


After graduating in 1993 from NIDA, he began his television career on the children's programme Ship to Shore. Jeffery is best known for his role as Alex Ryan in the drama McLeod's Daughters, which he left in 2008. He also appeared in the third season of the New Zealand drama series Outrageous Fortune.

Jeffery appeared in the series Underbelly: Badness as Frank. He wrapped filming on 22 June. Three days later, it was announced Jeffery had joined the cast of Neighbours as Bradley Fox for two months. In October, it was revealed that Jeffery had been cast as a corrections officer in the series Wentworth. He also starred in the Bevan Lee series Between Two Worlds for the Seven Network. In 2021 Jeffery appeared in the AACTA nominated film Moon Rock For Monday directed by Kurt Martin. The film was nominated for Best Indie Film at the 11th Annual AACTA Awards.

In April 2021, it was announced that Jeffery had been cast in the upcoming Netflix thriller series Pieces of Her, which is adapted from the Karin Slaughter novel of the same name.


In both 2004 and 2007, Jeffery won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor in a Drama Series for his role on McLeod's Daughters.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Square One Jeremy Hostick
1998 Interview, TheThe Interview Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior
1999 Strange Planet Joel
2009 Beautiful Alan
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Thomas Logan
2014 Locks of Love Terry Knox
2015 Turbo Kid Frederick
2017 Rip Tide Owen
2018 Occupation Major Davis
2019 Palm Beach Doug
2021 Moon Rock For Monday Bob
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Ship to Store Nick 9 episodes
1994 Damnation of Harvey McHugh, TheThe Damnation of Harvey McHugh Brandon Episode: "A Tree Grows in Botswana"
1995 Fire Firefighter Richard 'Banjo' Gates 12 episodes
1995 Blue Murder Bobby Williams 2 episodes
1996–1998 Water Rats Const. Terry Watson 42 episodes
1998 Wildside Walter Chowdrey Episode: "1.34"
2000 Murder Call Rory Simmons Episode: "Last Act"
2001–2008 McLeod's Daughters Alex Ryan 190 episodes
2007 Outrageous Fortune Gary Savage 15 episodes
2008 Strip, TheThe Strip Jack Cross 13 episodes
2011 Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away Geoff Leyland TV movie
2011 East West 101 Hunter 3 episodes
2011 Wild Boys Captain Moonlite / Preacher Scott Episode: "1.5"
2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Samson Episode: "Blood and Circuses"
2012 Underbelly: Badness Frank 4 episodes
2012 Cancerman: The Milan Brych Affair Dr. John Scott TV movie documentary
2012 Neighbours Bradley Fox 21 episodes
2013–2015 Wentworth Matt "Fletch" Fletcher 33 episodes
2014 Old School Rick 2 episodes
2015 Step Dave Warren 3 episodes
2015 Texas Rising: The Last Soldier Ranger 3 episodes
2016 Janet King Simon Hamilton 3 episodes
2017 Blue Murder: Killer Cop Chris Bronowski Episode: "Part One"
2018 Underbelly Files: Chopper Mark "Chopper" Read 2 episodes
2022 Pieces of Her Nick Harp Recurring role
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