Mark Furze is an Australian actor and singer who is best known for his role as Eric "Ric" Dalby on the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away. Mark played the role of Ric from September 2004 to July 2008.
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Furze
His first single with the band, called "Eventually" was released in June 2011 along with a music video. Together they completed 2 national tours of New Zealand and released 3 albums: Shotgun Alley was their debut album in 2011, an 8 track E.P. titled Damnation in 2012 and their third release Dying To Survive also in 2012.
He was also seen in the video clip of Guy Sebastian's single 'Elevator Love' in 2006 playing Bass guitar.
More DetailsHide DetailsFurze appeared as a contestant on the UK TV show Soapstar Superstar. The series aired on 5 January 2007.
The fourth performance of the series was Supreme by Robbie Williams. Judge comments were somewhat mixed. Chris Cowey thought that Furze was "onto a sticky wicket" with his song as people would compare it to Robbie Williams' version. Michael said Furze had a great voice and a great look, but agreed with Cowey that the song need Williams' showmanship to pull it off. Martine told Furze that he sang the song better than she thought he would, and told him that he "looked gorgeous". Billy commented to Furze that his performance was "great" and "the competition is in your hands".
The fifth performance was Tom Jones's It's Not Unusual. Cowey commented that the performance was "mega", Martine said Furze had taken the competition to a whole new level. Billy said that Furze reminded him of young Elvis Presley, and that the future was bright him.
He was listed in the annual Cleo's Most Eligible Bachelors list in 2006.
More DetailsHide DetailsHe played the lead role in the short film "Count Me In" written and directed by Johnny Barker and Jared Kahi. Produced by Lense Flare productions as part of the Coca-Cola beach base activation in Summer 2008-2009, this interactive short film was shot on location at beaches around New Zealand and stars Furze as 'Cam'.
Furze portrayed "Trent" in the successful television series Underbelly: The Golden Mile in 2010.
Furze also played the role of "Damian" in the Australian feature film A Heartbeat Away and he played the role of "Dodd" in the US thriller movie Strays.
Apart from acting Furze also has a passion for music. He has played in such rock bands as Falcon Road and Shotgun Alley who released 3 albums and shared the stage with Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Slash and Steel Panther.
Furze was cast in the role of "Ric Dalby" in Home and Away from September 2004 until he left on 24 July 2008, though his character was not killed off, keeping fans' hopes of seeing him in the show again, alive.
More DetailsHide DetailsHe took part in It Takes Two, a celebrity singing challenge, and was partnered with Rachael Beck. The two came 3rd overall. Furze participated in Soapstar Superstar, filmed in Manchester, England.
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