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Chuck Finn
Created by Paul D. Barron
Peter Hepworth
Starring Luke O'Loughlin
Cassandra Kane
Johnny Nicolaidis
Larena Charlesworth
Amelia Knight
Glenn McMillan
Thomas Lambert
Jonathan Tabaka
Andy Seymour
Holly Myers
Opening theme "Down by the River"
Ending theme "Down by the River"
Composer(s) Mike Brady
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 32
Executive producer(s) Paul D. Barron
Joan Peters
Camera setup Video; Multiple camera
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Barron Entertainment
Original network Seven Network
Original release 18 October 1999 (1999-10-18) – 25 December 2000 (2000-12-25)

Chuck Finn is an Australian children's fantasy television series created by Paul D. Barron and Peter Hepworth. It was produced by Barron Entertainment and aired on the Seven Network from 18 October 1999 to 25 December 2000 running for 32 episodes.


Charles "Chuck" Finn is a 13 year old Canadian boy who had just moved to the fictional town of Tingalla, South Australia situated next to the Murray River. At first, Chuck struggles to cope with having a new life and desires going back to his hometown in Toronto, but he then comes across a run down paddle steamer known as The Tingalla Rose. The vessel is occupied by two ghosts named Elvira "Fingers" Fitzpatrick, a Victorian era woman and Buddy Berry, a 1950s rock and roll singer who were both passengers on board when they died. He also befriends a group of locals; Hamish, Becky, Linda and Sarah McDonald, the latter who is the daughter of the current captain of The Tingalla Rose. These events lead to Chuck accepting Tingalla as his new home. The course of the series has the group trying to get the vessel back in business as it was in the previous century while competing with a rival vessel, The River Queen. They also come to terms with resident bully, Theodore "Tiny" Maloney and his friends, Davo and Spider.


  • Luke O'Loughlin as Charles "Chuck" Finn
  • Cassandra Kane as Sarah McDonald
  • Johnny Nicolaidis as Hamish
  • Larena Charlesworth as Linda
  • Amelia Knight as Becky
  • Glenn McMillan as Theodore "Tiny" Maloney
  • Thomas Lambert as Davo
  • Jonathan Tabaka as Spider
  • Andy Seymour as Buddy Berry
  • Holly Myers as Elvira "Fingers" Fitzpatrick
  • Irena Dangov as Edna Littlemore
  • Ted McQueen-Mason as Herman Littlemore
  • Carmel Johnson as Mrs Bonaface
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