#AlexOLoughlin and His Age Timeline

  • Alex O’Loughlin was born on 24 August 1976
  • He first became a father when his son Saxon was born in July 1997Alex age 20

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(Difficult to date this picture. It was part of the NIDA yearbook published in 2003, but not sure if it was Alex at the beginning of NIDA or at the end as final year student – so a guess would be, somewhere between ages 23 and 26)

  • Alex started his acting career formally when enrolling into NIDA at the beginning of 2000 at the age of 23

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(Alex photographed for a magazine while working as a barman to finance his studies in 2002 (25yrs))

  • Graduated from NIDA at the end of 2002 at age 26
  • Landed his first lead role in Oyster Farmer filmed in Sept to Nov 2003 at age 27

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(Alex as Jack Flange – Screencap from Oyster Farmer filmed in 2003 (27yrs))

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(Alex at the Toronto International Film Festival in Sept 2004 (28yrs))

  • First lead role in the TV drama Mary Bryant filmed Oct to Dec 2004 at age 28

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(Promotional picture for Mary Bryant – filmed at end of 2004 (28yrs))

  • Moved to Hollywood in beginning of 2005 and auditioned for role of James Bond at age 28This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is alex-august-2005.jpg

(Picture by Nicole Cleary – Melbourne August 2005, just before Alex turned 29 later that month)

  • First major supporting role in the Hollywood movie The Invisible, filmed in late 2005 at age 29

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(Alex as Marcus Bohem in the movie The Invisible – Filmed in late 2005 (29yrs))

  • First guest lead role on USA TV in the Shield filmed in June 2006 at age 29
  • Started dating Holly Valance in June 2006 at age 29

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(Alex as Kevin Hiatt in USA TV series The Shield filmed in mid 2006 (29yrs))

  • Filmed first Moonlight pilot (called Twilight) in beginning of 2007 at age 30
  • Started filming Moonlight in August 2007, and last day of shooting in April 2008 all at age 31

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(Alex as Mick St John in Moonlight – this episode was filmed in 2007 (31yrs))

  • Announced end of relationship with Holly and filmed guest role in Criminal Minds in Feb 2009 at age 32

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(Alex on the set of Criminal Minds – February 2009 (32yrs))

  • Filmed first and only major lead role in a Hollywood movie, The Back-Up Plan, during 2009 at age 32

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(Alex as Stan in The Back-Up Plan filmed in mid 2009 (32yrs))

  • Filmed Three Rivers in latter part of 2009 and celebrated his 33rd birthday on set

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(Alex as Dr Andy Yablonski filmed in last months of 2009 (33yrs))

  • Landed the lead role in Hawaii Five-0 in February 2010 at the age of 33
  • Became father for the second time in Oct 2012 when Lion was born – Alex age 36

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(Alex at Hawaii Five-0 SOTB #3 in September 2012 (36yrs))

  • Got married to Malia in April 2014 at age 37
  • Was Steve McGarrett for 10 Seasons of Hawaii Five-0 and ended the run in May 2020 at age 43

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(Screencap of Alex doing his Hawaii Five-0 exit interview in Feb 2020 (43yrs))

  • At the moment, Alex is taking a break and spending quality time with his wife Malia and their kids, all while riding out the Covid 19 pandemic wave with the rest of the world – he is now 45 years old….

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(Original picture by Ross Hallfin – Alex in April 2021 at his home (44yrs))

Wow, I did not think it would be so difficult to decide on which pictures to use here, but there are of course thousands to choose from.

One of my aims for doing this small study, has been to illustrate how different situations, personal happiness at the time, hairstyle and length, beard length, bodyweight, lighting, etc. can make Alex (and all of us) look one way now and in the next year or situation, younger again. (Look how young Alex looked in 2009 on the set of Criminal Minds after his long rest period) Even some screencaps in movies and TV footage make him look younger one minute and older the next. 

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We posted this picture on our social media pages during this past week and of course many responded to say that he can’t be 30 years old here, because he looks in his early 20’s.

In the old days we used to label this picture as Jan 2007 because that is the date of the magazine issue, but never knew how old the picture was, until I realised the article gives the date of the picture.

So this is why am I sticking to my story about the date here!

  • The InStyle article actually gives the exact day and place of the picture – Mulholland drive, 6 October 2006
  • And although Alex made a trip, or maybe even more than one, to Hollywood in his early 20’s before studying at NIDA (age 23 – 26), he did not really arrive in LA until the latter part of his 20’s – he was in fact already 28 when he moved to the USA in 2005 and started his life there.

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(Picture dated as 1 August 2006 by AOLR

– it would then be of Alex a few weeks before he turned 30)

All this, is one of the reasons why I believe it is important to go back to source material before making captions about dates and ages of pictures by doing guesswork. Chances are you will get it wrong …. we have done it many times over the years and try to avoid it. Rather not write anything than getting it wrong.

And remember articles use old footageand in our case sometimes even newer pictures, than the original article. You cannot actually use the date of an article to date a picture. And if they did not spesifically give the date in the InStyle article, one could have never been sure when it was taken.

So don’t even try unless of course you know the date of a specific photoshoot, event, or date of filming. Or if the picture itself gives you the detail. (see below)

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE BY: © BAUER-GRIFFIN / MATRIXPHOTOS.COM PLEASE CREDIT ALL USES Aussie born actress, Holly Valance goes shopping with in trendy West Hollywood with her boyfriend Alex O’Loughlin. Los Angeles, California. 30 TH SEPTEMBER 2006 JOB: 41945 TEL: +44 845 345 7072 REF: VIC/60930J5

(On this picture Alex is then age 30 – a few days before the InStyle picture was taken. My guess is that he carried a little bit more meat back then, which caused him to look so young during those days at the end of 2006)

And yes, we cut Holly from the picture, because sometime a full picture is not relevant for what it is being used for ….. hopefully she will not be too mad at us for doing so. 😉 😉

Hope you enjoyed our little study!

It is all part of the fun of fangirling.

And as always any study is just an excuse to look at pictures of Alex and enjoy him all over again……




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14 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin and His Age Timeline

  1. Thanks for doing this for us.
    It is very interesting to see when and at what age Alex is in different photos. It’s amazing just how young he looks when given the time to relax and rest before embarking on another project.
    It’s a great excuse to drool over pictures of him and as you say, that’s a great reason for doing this study.
    Thank you for all that you continue to do for us.
    Please continue to stay safe during this time and keep up the great work 🙏 😻🤤

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  2. coby Duijn van

    Thank you so much for all of this.
    In my opinion he looks gorgeous at any age.
    Hope to hear and see something of him soon, maybe in a funny movie.
    Thanks for all the information.
    Aloha and Mahalo from the Netherlands

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  3. Thank you for putting it all together!
    I want to add that his looks change between private Alex, Alex being Alex and character Alex in his roles. That’s so fascinating to witness. Just look at the Alex being Alex Criminal Minds pic. And then remember Vincent. So different.
    A lucky friend of mine who met him in Hawaii and saw them filming a scene told me that before the started the filming he was all Alex. Others were focused and kind of absent but he was goofing around, being funny. Than it meant “Action” and in a blink of an eye Alex disappeared and Steve was there. He was no longer Alex. She said it was mind blowing and impressive.

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    • Exactly my thoughts. ❤ And I like your friend´s comment! And now, with that new, longer hairstyle and the beard, I think, he looks younger again. But I learnt my lesson to not comment on his looks. 😀 . He is gorgeous no matter how he looks like.
      Thank your for putting it all together. And you did illustrate "how different situations, personal happiness at the time, hairstyle and length, beard length, bodyweight, lighting, etc. can make Alex (and all of us) look one way now and in the next year or situation, younger again." . It´s amazing to look through all those pictures and see and observe Alex mature – and I mean it in the nicest possible way. As a fan, you don´t get the chance often to watch someone not only grow as a person but also watch the changes in looks and the development of artistic skills over the years.

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      • Cassiopea 1000

        Antjekreuz, it was ME who said I would not comment again on Alex’s looks, but oh my God! He is so beautiful, stunning, sublime, magnificent and wonderful that I can’t resist! This visual trip over the years is a feast for the eyes!

        In each pic, he looks ten years younger and fitter than when he was ten years younger and fitter!

        BTW, I don’t know if you have heard about it, but the AACR (American Association of Capillary Researchers) members have come to the unanimous conclusion that Alex’s graying hair has the perfect amount of black and white strands of hair. No man in his age group has ever achieved such perfection, not to mention the precise location of each one of the white strands, both on head and beard. Not one is out of place, and the end result is of exquisite harmony!

        And his eyes! Oh, his eyes! That unique hazelblue color of his is causing havoc among opticians, and the most renowned glass frame designers are fighting to be the lucky one who can hire Alex for their future advertising campaigns to showcase their glass frames. The thing will no longer be a matter of having Dolce & Gabbana or Ray Ban glasses, but of having Alexy glasses!

        Of course, you will have read about the upcoming board of directors meeting at the Pantone headquarters. It’s in all international newspapers! It is a matter of making official an issue all the members of the board are already agreed upon, and that is that a new color, color #2162 / Alex Hue, to be exact, must be added to their color guide. This color will be that of Alex’s skin, which is simply flawless: not too pale, not too tanned, not at all blotchy. A great addition indeed, that will be highly appreciated by all photoshoppers, illustrators, fashion catalog layout editors, make up manufacturers from Dior to Maybelline, and the like, or so say the experts.

        Though what excites me most is the soul searching debate Renaissance scholars from all over the world are currently deep into: should the statue of the David of Michelangelo be removed from the Galleria dell’Accademia of Florence, and replaced with a statue of Alex (same kind of white marble, same dimensions, same clothing (that is, none), same pose, with maybe just a little alteration regarding the crotch, which in the original David is somewhat… how shall I say… poorly rendered)? The debate is really thrilling. On the one hand, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, on the other a masterpiece of Australian aboriginal manhood. Naturally, all the Florentine hotel and shop owners are all for the Alex statue! This is understandable, I must say. After all, imagine the hordes of tourists who would visit Florence just to see it!

        Oh, is that the time? I must leave you. I don’t want to miss the beginning of a TV fitness program starring Alex. I understand they will explain us the indispensable, ultimate do’s and don’ts to look as fit, relaxed, happy and zen as he.

        But before I go, one million thanks for this wonderful post, FOYeur!

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        • LOL!!!! You are hilarious!
          And hurray to the AACR.
          Thanks for the coffee in my nose. By snorting.
          leiCa *browses frantically through her hue app looking for colour #2162
          (And yep to the greek statues lacking in ‘that’ department. 😉 )

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        • Oh boy, Cassiopea 1000 and leiCa. You crack me up. My poor tummy is hurting from laughting. 🤣 Now, I´m sure, I can´t sleep tonight. You girls are responsible for the path I will walk into the floor in the futile attempt to get those images out of my head. 😛

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  4. CassG

    This was 💕💕💕!!! Thank you for all the work that went into this! I love seeing his changes thru the years which are truly amazing just as he is and yes I would make excuse to see Alex…any day, time, or place!!😍❤

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  5. lindae5o

    Thank you so much for these great photos, Foyeur. Wow!! No matter the
    decade, role, or ‘look’, Alex is devastatingly beautiful.

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  6. Alex ages like a very fine French or Australian wine which means he only gets better!!!!

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  7. Claire

    He’s like fine wine, just keeps getting better with age !


  8. Claire Flury

    Thank you so much for still working away on this web site. I often check on here to see if there is anything new and it never fails to make me smile if there is anything, especially if it’s a recent pic of him!! I so hope we get to see him in something else and he’s not given up on the acting from my point of views but from his, if he’s happy and content to stay away from acting now (maybe focusing more on the directing side as he’s expressed ) then of course I wish him all the best – always. Btw, are there any fellow British fans on here ?


  9. Karen

    This is wonderful. Thanks so much!


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