Mark Furze

Biography: Born 7th May, 1987, Mark Furze joins Home and Away as Eric Dalby, the 'too cool for school' kind of guy. Born and raised in Orange, Mark moved to Sydney to take up his role on Home and Away. Mark first had a taste for drama through school musicals in Primary and High school. "I have always been interested in drama and throughout school I have always made sure I was part of every production. I liked the idea of acting and have just gone for it," he says. He also appeared in various productions at Orange Theatre Company including Oliver, which he played aged 10, alongside his Dad, who co-starred as Fagan.

Mark first appeared on television at age 14 in the kids' TV series Outriders. This was his first break into television, after he was discovered at a school musical by the casting agent's mother. Mark auditioned not knowing anything about the production and got the part of Jake, the nerd. After this job, Mark searched for an agent and then appeared on Water Rats at
Born 7th May, 1987, Mark Furze joins Home and Away as Eric Dalby, the 'too cool for school' kind of guy. Born and raised in Orange, Mark moved to Sydney to take up his role on Home and Away. Mark first had a taste for drama through school musicals in Primary and High school. "I have always been interested in drama and throughout school I have always made sure I was part of every production. I liked the idea of acting and have just gone for it," he says. He also appeared in various productions at Orange Theatre Company including Oliver, which he played aged 10, alongside his Dad, who co-starred as Fagan.

Mark first appeared on television at age 14 in the kids' TV series Outriders.

This was his first break into television, after he was discovered at a school musical by the casting agent's mother. Mark auditioned not knowing anything about the production and got the part of Jake, the nerd.
After this job, Mark searched for an agent and then appeared on Water Rats at age 15.

More recently Mark could be seen on another telemovie, Jessica. This was shot close to his home in Lucknow. He played Joey, Jessica's son, aged 16.

But Mark's biggest role to date would have to be his new role on Home and Away!

"My agent told me about the role on Home and Away, and I read the character and really liked him, and wanted to go for it. I had never played a baddie, so it was a new experience for me," he says.

"I remember the audition as my call back required me to act alongside Ray Meagher and Indiana Evans," Mark says.

"Joining the cast of Home and Away was very daunting at first, but I am really enjoying it. No one has made me feel like a stranger and everyone has really made an effort to help me through being the 'new kid at school' phase," he says.

Mark Furze plays the role of Eric Dalby - otherwise known as 'Dalby', a school kid who has been expelled from Yabbie Creek High and is given another chance at Summer Bay by Principal Barry Hyde. He starts out on the wrong foot when he targets Henry Hunter, and is generally a bully around school.
"He is very mischievous and I don't think he is a bad person at all, but that is all that people will see of him because he has a lot to deal with emotionally. He is a trouble maker trying to find a purpose and has a few issues to sort out, but until then he is making trouble for certain people in the Bay," he says.

Mark's main interests include acting (which he is studying for his HSC), music and sport.

He is currently involved in two bands, one, which he started, is a heavy metal 80's band in which he plays guitar, and the other a punk band. His musical tastes vary and he will listen to everything but mainly heavy metal like AC/DC. He admires actor Brad Pitt because of the different roles and for his film choices.

When he isn't playing guitar or learning lines for Home and Away, Mark likes to skateboard and play soccer.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Home and Away: Season 21 Jan 28, 2008 Ric Dalby tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 20 Jan 15, 2007 Ric Dalby tbd
tbd It Takes Two: Season 1 May 28, 2006 Season 1 Celebrity Contestant tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 19 Jan 16, 2006 Eric "Ric" Dalby (2005-, Recurring Previously) tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 18 Jan 10, 2005 Eric "Ric" Dalby (2005-, Recurring Previously) / Ric Dalby tbd
tbd Home and Away: Season 17 Jan 12, 2004 Eric Dalby tbd