Original Neighbours cast member to return

By David Knox on July 10, 2013 / Filed Under News 13

Darius Perkins and Stefan DennisAn original member of the Neighbours cast is set to return to the soap -but this time in a different role.

Actor Darius Perkins, who played Scott Robinson when the show first began on the Seven Network in 1985, will reappear on the TEN soap from August.

This time he will appear in a one-month guest role as Marty Kranjancic, a shady associate of Paul Robinson who has a knack of making awkward situations disappear.

Perkins (pictured left) will be performing alongside Stefan Dennis, who originally played his brother in 1985. Since then over 6,000 episodes have passed.

The role of Scott Robinson was later re-cast with Jason Donovan when the show moved from Seven to TEN.

“It’s great playing a bad guy because Scott Robinson was such a nice bloke and the writers have done a terrific job with Marty by showing another side,” said Perkins.

He makes his return on August 6th on ELEVEN.


  1. Sly Delvechhio July 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm -

    Darius Perkins also appeared in Prisoner during the 1983 season.

    @ stevie g

    It’s funny how you mentioned Rebekah Elmaloglou appearing as a mother on Neighbours. In the Home and Away: The Early Years eps currently screening her character Sophie is pregnant.

  2. michael1970 July 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm -

    darius also played a bad guy in early eps of home and away (forgotten the characters name)

  3. michael1970 July 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm -

    i just finished watching darius playing scott robinson in the neighbours from the beginning (the channel 7 episodes) DVD’s

  4. nevothirty July 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm -

    Some people may not know this, but Allan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy) played a mechanic in Neighbours in the Kylie Minogue years.

  5. stevie g July 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm -

    Nice move. I like what Richard Jasek has done with giving nods to Neighbours history as well as soaps as a whole. Last year he cast John Orscik as a Catholic Priest, which is a role John had as a young man in early The Sullivans eps over 35 years ago. It’s also interesting seeing Rebecca Elmaloglu as a Mum,on Neighbours whilst in the morning we can see her as a teenager in early H&A.

  6. HardcorePrawn July 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm -

    I remember him… albeit from watching the show on the BBC years ago. His Scott Robinson had a giant (obscure American blues-punk band) Gun Club poster on his bedroom wall.
    At the time it seemed as though I was the only person in the UK that liked that band, but seeing that poster made me think that they were huge over here.
    As it happens, they weren’t that big a name over here either…

  7. JennyW July 10, 2013 at 11:55 am -


    Yep, primary school aged child.

  8. PJC July 10, 2013 at 11:06 am -

    @JennyW.. I’m assuming Holly is arriving as a primary school aged child as she surely couldn’t be a teenager already!?

  9. JennyW July 10, 2013 at 10:25 am -

    Bring back Scott and Charlene already!

    Oh and Karl and Izzy’s love child Holly arrives on Neighbours next week.

  10. Dodge July 10, 2013 at 8:30 am -

    Love the picture: “Don’t I know you? “

  11. J Bar July 10, 2013 at 8:03 am -

    Barely recognisable after all this time.

  12. cronker July 10, 2013 at 7:54 am -

    Fate can be cruel.
    I remember in 1985 that a lot of media reports predicted big things for Darius Perkins’ career.
    Jason Donovan had only appeared in a small guest role on Skyways and was only know for being Terry Donovans cute son.

  13. carolemorrissey July 10, 2013 at 7:02 am -

    Wow, this will be interesting. I think I remember at the time he went a little wild and the fame got to his head, that’s why they let him go.

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