Heartbreak High star Scott Major unrecognisable with new look

It's been over 25 years since Scott Major donned a plaid flanno and a backwards cap to play long-haired hunk Peter Rivers on Heartbreak High.

But you'd be hard-pressed to recognise the 46-year-old Aussie actor these days, largely thanks to his shorter 'do and an impressive bushy beard.

Heartbreak High star Scott Major (centre) with Corey Page and Ada Nicodemou. Photo: Gannon Television.
Scott Major (centre) with his fellow Heartbreak High stars Corey Page and Ada Nicodemou. Photo: Gannon Television.

The Melbourne-born star was just 18 years old when he landed the role of bad boy Rivers in the 1993 film The Heartbreak Kid, which spawned the TV series Heartbreak High the following year.

Scott continued playing Rivers on the Channel 10 teen drama alongside Alex Dimitriades as Nick Poulos and a host of new cast members including Ada Nicodemou as Katerina Ioannou and Corey Page as Steve Wiley.

Young audiences in Australia and around the globe were quickly engrossed in the lives of the students at the fictional Hartley High School in Sydney, making it an instant classic.


Former Heartbreak High star Scott Major. Photo: Instagram/scottmaj.
Scott now sports an impressive bushy beard. Photo: Instagram/scottmaj.
The stars of TV series Heartbreak High pose for a photo. Photo: Gannon Television.
Scott (top left) with the cast of Heartbreak High. Photo: Gannon Television.

Now that a reboot of the iconic series is currently in the works with Netflix, Scott has made it known that he'd love to be involved.

"I would like to be part of the reboot, in fact, I’ve contacted the producers," he told a fan in a Cameo video message, as per news.com.au.

"I’ve contacted the production company, I’ve contacted the CEO. I’ve basically said I will do anything."

Scott added that he was 'so happy' about the reboot and hoped that it would 'capture the essence' of the original.

Former Heartbreak High star Scott Major laughs behind camera equipment on set. Photo: Instagram/scottmaj.
Scott has directed several Aussie TV shows including Neighbours. Photo: Instagram/scottmaj.

Scott appeared as Rivers for three seasons before departing the show in 1995. He had small roles on Water Rats and Police Rescue before landing a recurring spot on Home & Away in 1998.

His next major role was as Tom Morgan on Channel 7's Always Greener from 2001 to 2003, followed by stints on Blue Heelers, City Homicide and UK medical soap, Doctors.

Scott has played Lucas Fitzgerald on and off on Neighbours since 2008 and has also hopped behind the camera to direct hundreds of episodes since 2013.

He directed six episodes of the Channel 10 drama, Playing for Keeps in 2019 and the thriller mini-series, Lie with Me last year.

In December 2020 Scott announced on Instagram that he would be directing his first-ever feature-length film, a 'gripping female-led thriller' titled, Shame.

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