Former Home and Away Star Jason Smith Quits Acting to Pursue New Career After Welcoming First Child

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Jason Smith famously played Robbie Hunter on Home and Away from 2003 to 2006, alongside the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas.

But he is no longer acting these days and instead has a successful career behind the scenes in Australia and the United States.

The 39-year-old was most recently the associate producer of Channel 10’s zany reality show The Masked Singer Australia.

Smith also served as a producer for the American music quiz show Name That Tune.

In October 2022, he welcomed his first child with girlfriend Cassidy Creevey.

Jason Smith (left) famously played Robbie Hunter on Home and Away from 2003 to 2006, alongside the likes of Chris Hemsworth (right) and Isabel Lucas

Jason Smith (left) famously played Robbie Hunter on Home and Away from 2003 to 2006, alongside the likes of Chris Hemsworth (right) and Isabel Lucas 

He is no longer acting these days and instead has a successful career behind the scenes in Australia and the United States. (Smith is pictured in Sydney in August 2007)

He is no longer acting these days and instead has a successful career behind the scenes in Australia and the United States. (Smith is pictured in Sydney in August 2007)

The 39-year-old was most recently the associate producer of Channel 10's zany reality show The Masked Singer Australia

The 39-year-old was most recently the associate producer of Channel 10’s zany reality show The Masked Singer Australia 

Name That Tune aired on Fox in the U.S., but was filmed in Sydney in late 2020 due to Australia’s comparatively lax Covid restrictions at the time.

It was hosted by 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski and American Idol judge Randy Jackson.

Smith’s career behind the scenes also includes writing credits for Power Rangers Megaforce, and his old soap Home and Away from 2012 to 2013.

In October 2022, he welcomed his first child with girlfriend Cassidy Creevey

In October 2022, he welcomed his first child with girlfriend Cassidy Creevey 

In 2019, he hosted Home and Away’s Christmas in Summer Bay TV special. 

That role was accompanied by a podcast series, which he also presented, featuring interviews with cast members.

At about this time, he was asked on The Morning Show if he would consider ever returning to Summer Bay.

Smith's career behind the scenes also includes writing credits for Power Rangers Megaforce (pictured with cast members), and his old soap Home and Away from 2012 to 2013

Smith’s career behind the scenes also includes writing credits for Power Rangers Megaforce (pictured with cast members), and his old soap Home and Away from 2012 to 2013 

In 2019, Smith hosted Home and Away's Christmas in Summer Bay TV special. That role was accompanied by a podcast series, which he also presented

In 2019, Smith hosted Home and Away’s Christmas in Summer Bay TV special. That role was accompanied by a podcast series, which he also presented

‘If Robbie’s evil twin brother Bobby wants to come back, I’m in. If the right storyline comes along, I’d love to come back,’ he said.

‘Coming back to the show and walking through those doors of the Summer Bay house for the first episode gave me all the feels. It felt like I never left,’ he added, referring to filming the TV special.

In addition to his television work, Smith hosted Nova FM’s Late Nights show for a year in 2016.

In addition to his television work, Smith (left, with Ksenija Lukich) hosted Nova FM's Late Nights show for a year in 2016

In addition to his television work, Smith (left, with Ksenija Lukich) hosted Nova FM’s Late Nights show for a year in 2016

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