Darius Perkins, best known as the original actor to play Scott Robinson in Neighbours, died last week from cancer at the age of 54.

Making his TV debut in a commercial, Perkins then made guest appearances in The Sullivans, All The Green Years and Carson’s Law.

His performance in the mini-series All The Rivers Run won him a TV Week Logie Award in 1984 for Best Performance By A Juvenile. He then starred alongside Paul Cronin, Paula Duncan and Nicole Kidman in the telemovie Matthew And Son.

In 1985, Perkins was among the original cast of Neighbours, playing the part of Scott Robinson. Perkins left the show when it made the switch from Seven to the Ten network. The part of Scott Robinson was then re-cast to Jason Donovan.

Perkins later appeared in The Flying Doctors, Home And Away and A Country Practice and worked behind the scenes for various productions.

In 2013 he returned to Neighbours for an extended guest role, playing the part of Marty Kranic.

Source: IMDB, Herald Sun, Perfect Blend. TV Week, 14 April 1984.

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