Ryan Moloney first stepped onto Ramsay Street in 1994. Recruited to appear as a featured extra in just one scene, the character of Jarrod “Toadie” Rebecchi unexpectedly struck a chord with Australian audiences.
Over the next year, Ryan appeared occasionally as a guest. In 1995, producers realised they had created a popular new character and Toadie and his famous mullet took up permanent residency on Ramsay Street.
Two decades on and Ryan is one of the most recognised faces on Neighbours and is adored by viewers worldwide.
Over the past 20 years, viewers have seen the highs, lows, tears and triumphs of Toadie’s life. They have been there to witness his two weddings, the birth of his two children, his strip tease and his part-time career as a wrestler. To learn more about Toadie’s top 20 most memorable moments, please see attached.
To coincide with Ryan’s 20th anniversary, Toadie is currently dealing with one of the most challenging, poignant and heart-wrenching storylines to date.
After badly injuring himself trying to rescue his daughter, Toadie is struggling to come to terms with being confined to a wheelchair and the subsequent effect that his paralysis will have on the Rebecchi clan.
Ryan joins an elite group of Australian actors who have grown up on television screens across the country.
Neighbours legends Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne, who play Dr. Karl and Susan Kennedy, have witnessed Ryan’s transformation.
Alan said: “To put it simply, Ryan is a funny guy and that makes working with him a joy. He is always the first to find a quirky, amusing angle in each scene and that keeps the work fresh and engaging. This quality alone has made him a household favourite the world over.”
To help celebrate the momentous occasion, Lesley Baker and Andrew Engleman will return to Neighbours to reprise their roles as Toadie’s irrepressible mother, Angie Rebecchi, and his larrikin brother, Stonefish.