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Home and Away’s Xavier star now – ‘left for dead’ in motorcycle smash to co-star dad

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Home and Away star David Jones-Roberts made his name as Xavier Austin in the Australian soap from 2008 until 2013 – but where has he ended up after leaving the show?

Fans of the Channel 5 soap opera Home and Away will likely know David Jones-Roberts most for his role as Xavier Austin, which he played from 2008 to 2013.

shown in plots that included taking care of his family and his romance with Ruby Bukcto before he and Sasha Bezmel started dating.

But where is David the actor now? He’s been extremely active since leaving the show, from a motorcycle accident that almost cost him his life to his covert tryouts for rival Home and Away roles.

We take a look into the star’s life, including his co-star dad and famous mum.

Famous parents

Since both of David’s parents work as actors, he is not the only performer in his family. Even his father Danny Roberts made an appearance in Home and Away with his kid.

In 1997, Danny played Tony O’Rourke, Alisa Stewart’s younger brother. From 2011 to 2012, Danny played Dennis Harling. In 2015, he finally made an appearance as Gavin Cooper.

His most persistent figure When Dennis first came, Harvey Ryan and he were at odds over the development of Summer Bay. Dennis also hired Indigo as a modelling intern.

Danny has also appeared in a variety of films, including Sons and Daughters and Mission Impossible 2.

When he arrived in the USA, he wed fellow actor Lindsay Neil. The couple finally gave birth to David and his sister Alania.

Near death experience

David was involved in a horrific collision in Los Angeles in 2018 when his motorcycle collided with a car.

After wrapping up iZombie filming, the actor was travelling home when a car allegedly veered out onto the road, causing David to crash into the passenger side.

A firefighter on the scene informed him, “You should be dead.”

“I tried to get past him, but I hit the back passenger’s side of the car and went flying,” the actor acknowledged to New Idea at the time.

He suffered a gruesome leg injury, ripping his quadriceps tendon in his left leg, and was forced to go through several serious surgeries to regain movement in the limb.

David confessed: “I had no control over being able to bend or lift the leg. I had to have surgery within 48 hours otherwise I might not be able to walk again.”

He concluded: “But I’m alive. It could have been worse.”

Failed auditions

Since leaving Summer Bay, David has been cast in everything from iZombie to Cassidy Way and has also taken on the job of producer on the now in pre-production film Swipe Right.

His professional journey hasn’t always been easy, though; before to being cast as Xavier, he initially tried out for a number of other roles in Home and Away.

He went for the roles of Henry Hunter, Lucas Holden, Drew Curtis and Geoff Campbell but was rejected for all of them – and was eventually out surfing when his agent called to tell him the good news about Xavier.

Along with surfing, he’s a keen gymnast and graduated from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.

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