Being dropped into a super-charged storyline that promised higher ratings and more critical attention than ever before, O’Loughlin played a former Internal Affairs officer newly assigned to the Strike Team, an elite and often corrupt special unit lead by Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis).
Continuing his upswing, O’Loughlin returned to the big screen with the 2007 teen thriller, ‘Invisible,’ playing a recently paroled thug dating a troubled girl (Margarita Levieva) who attacks a high school kid (Justin Chatwin) and leaves his body to die in the woods, forcing his detached spirit to find help before it’s too late.
His best friend is one of the oldest vampires around – Josef (Jason Dohring), a rich businessman, in his 400s and going on mid 20s. A young woman was murdered, with bite marks in her neck. While working on the case, their paths cross again.
O’Loughlin counted as his next project, the Australian low-budget thriller Feed (2005), in which he starred and produced.
Teaming again with Man-Thing’s director Brett Leonard, O’Loughlin was credited with originating the idea for the story, centering on an investigator, played by O’Loughlin, in pursuit of a cyber-criminal suspected of killing women by force-feeding them to death.
Every red carpet I have to do makes me want to puke.
Friday nights have gotten a lot steamier thanks to the presence of the delectable Alex O’Loughlin, who stars in the new hit show, “Moonlight.”The Australian 30-something has been heating up the screen for about a month now as Mick St. Mick was brought into the vampire fold by Shannyn Sossaman’s “Coraline” — a woman who, on their wedding night, cursed him with immortal life.
Born in 1977 in Sydney, O’Loughlin, was later thought to be the son of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott from a rumor spread on the Internet that devastated both his parents.
A dedicated actor in film, television and theater, he first gained popularity with his role of Jack Flange in the acclaimed 2004 Australian film, Oyster Farmer. Drawing his first major critical notices, he played a man who takes on a new job as an oyster farmer to pay his sister’s medical bills, only to discover that it is not enough and that he must hold up an armored car.
Alex O'Loughlin (born 24 August 1976) is an Australian actor, who plays Lieutenant Commander Steve Mc Garrett on CBS' remake of the TV series Hawaii Five-0.
He had starring roles in the films Oyster Farmer (2004) and The Back-up Plan (2010), as well as on such television series as Moonlight (2008) and Three Rivers (2009).
For his performance, O’Loughlin won an Australia Film Institute Award for Best Actor.