David Wenham Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Dec 08, 2023 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
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About David Wenham

David Wenham is a well-known Australian actor who has acted in films, television shows, and plays.
David is known for his role in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. He is also a voice actor.
His other noted roles in Hollywood films are Friar Carl in the film series 'Van Helsing', Dilios in '300', followed by its sequel '300: Rise Of An Empire'. Then Al Parker in 'Top Of The Lake' and Lieutenant John Scarfield in 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.
In his home native, Australia, he is most recognized for his role as Diver Dan in 'SeaChange', a TV series.

David Wenham's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Wenham’s net worth?

David Wenham is an Australian actor with an estimated net worth of $3 million. He is also a voice actor in Hollywood.

How much does David Wenham earn per year?

David Wenham earns a handsome amount every year as an actor. However, the exact amount has not been disclosed.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Wenham?

David Wenham is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is David Wenham?

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965, in Sydney, Australia. So his age is 56 years as of May 2022.

Childhood And Education

Kath and Bill Wenham are parents of David Wenham. He was born in Marrickville, New South Wales. He has five sisters named Helen Wenham, Anne Wenham, Carmel Wenham, Kathryn, and Maree, and one older brother named Peter. He was raised Roman Catholic and went to Christian Brothers High School in Lewisham, Sydney.
In the late '80s, David graduated from Theatre Nepean at the University of Western Sydney. Almost immediately after graduation from the university, he began acting on television, starting with a guest appearance on 'Sons And Daughters'.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Wenham’s partner?

David Wenham is married to Kate Agnew. He has two children with Kate Agnew. His daughter's name is Eliza Jane. Eliza Jane is the elder child of the two.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Wenham's television credits include several telefilms, including his AFI award-winning performance in 'Simone de Beauvoir's Babies' in 1997 and his role as deeply enigmatic diver Dan Della Bosca.
David Wenham has minor roles in foreign films such as 'The Crocodile Hunter' as a park warden and briefly as Audrey in 'Moulin Rouge!' His role in 'Moulin Rouge!' was small but appreciated by critics. David Wenham appears in Alex Lloyd's 'Brand New Day' music video.
In 2009, he played one of John Dillinger's guys in 'Public Enemies'. He also returned to the stage as Jerry Springer, the principal character of the British musical 'Jerry Springer: The Opera'. During the Sydney Opera House's six-day run, he performed in sold-out shows alongside ARIA award-winning soprano Kate Miller-Heidke.
David Wenham featured as Patrick Jones in 'Paper Planes', published on January 15, 2015. In the same year, Wenham played Jacko, a frilled-neck lizard, in 'Blinky Bill The Movie'. Wenham portrayed John, Saroo Brierley's adopted father, in 'Lion' in 2016.
In the Netflix original TV series 'Iron Fist', which launched in March 2017, Wenham portrays the villain Harold Meachum.
Wenham voiced Johnny Town-Mouse in 'Peter Rabbit' and the sequel 'Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway' in 2018.
Wenham was cast as Jasper Queller in the upcoming Netflix thriller series 'Pieces Of Her', based on a novel by Karin Slaughter, in May 2020.
In 2022, he will reunite with filmmaker Baz Luhrmann to play country musician Hank Snow in the biographical drama 'Elvis'.

Charity Work

David cares about Australia's environment and culture.

What awards has David Wenham won?

David Wenham has won two awards:
The Australian Film Institute Award for being 'Best Lead Actor in Television Drama' for 'Simone de Beauvoir's Babies' (1997).
The Australian Film Institute Award for being 'Best Lead Actor in Television Drama' for 'Answered By Fire' (2006).

David Wenham’s Hobbies And Interests

David Wenham is a Sydney Swans fan.

Other Interesting David Wenham's Facts And Trivia

At Steve Irwin's memorial ceremony, he recited a poem by Rupert McCall. The poem's title was 'The Crocodiles Are Crying'.
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David Wenham Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Wenham

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Marrickville, New South Wales



178 cm

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Child Star?



Actor, Film Director, Voice Actor


Christian Brothers' High School Lewisham

Net Worth



Kate Agnew


Kath Wenham, Bill Wenham


Helen Wenham, Anne Wenham, Carmel Wenham, Kathryn Wenham, Maree Wenham, Peter Wenham
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