Date of Birth: August 11th 1983
Australian actor best known for the part of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away or George Kirk in Star Trek. In 2004 he auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter (played by Jason Smith), but failed to get the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde. He was successful in gaining the role of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away. Hemsworth appeared in series five of celebrity dancing show Dancing with the Stars with Abbey Ross, but they were the sixth couple eliminated. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. He has received two Logie Award nominations and has won one for Most Popular New Talent on Home and Away back in 2005.
Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film, and also appeared in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year. Hemsworth will star in upcoming horror film The Cabin in the Woods executive produced by Joss Whedon and will portray Jed Eckert in the upcoming Red Dawn remake. He has also been confirmed as being cast as the title character in Thor, which is a film adaptation of the comic book.