Rohan Nichol


4 July 1976 (age 42)
Geraldton, Western Australia



Years of active



Peta Sergeant (2008-present)


Stafford McRae (2004)
Ben Astoni (2017-present)

Rohan Nichol is an Australian actor. He played Stafford McRae on Home and Away in 2004 and currently plays Ben Astoni in 2017.

Early & Personal Life

Nichol was born and raised in Geraldton. He attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).[1]

Nichol is married to actress Peta Sergeant.[2]


Nichol played Captain Raymus Antilles in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).

He initially thought he would be portraying Wedge Antilles, but when he arrived on the set in Sydney, he learned that he would actually play the part of Raymus, originally played by Peter Geddis in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.[3]

Nichol has also appeared in Fool's Gold, alongside Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, and the 2011 film Red Dog, alongside his Revenge of the Sith co-star Keisha Castle-Hughes.[2]

Nichol played Detective Luc Palermo in headLand,[2] and appeared in several episodes of the TV series All Saints as Aaron Collingwood.[4]Other television appearances include, A Place to Call Home and Reef Doctors.[5]

Nichol joined the main cast of Home and Away as Ben Astoni in 2017. He had previously appeared in the serial in 2004 as Stafford McRae.[6] Nichol relocated from Melbourne to Manly in New South Wales to be closer to the studio.[7] Nichol made an appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales that same year.



  • (2002) Garage Days - York Pub Manager
  • (2004) A Man's Gotta Go - Paul
  • (2005) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero - CID Officer
  • (2005) Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Captain Raymus Antilles
  • (2007) Katoomba - Gavin
  • (2008) Fool's Gold - Stefan
  • (2009) Creating Fortune - Ray Fortune
  • (2010) Veneer - Tom
  • (2010) Mercury - Matt
  • (2010) South Solitary - Harry Stanley
  • (2011) Red Dog - Jocko
  • (2017) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales - Officer Cole


  • (2000) Water Rats - Shane Green
  • (2002) White Collar Blue - Lester Zwick
  • (2002-2003) All Saints - Aaron Collingwood
  • (2004) Home and Away - Stafford McRae
  • (2005-2006) headLand - Detective Luc Palermo
  • (2008) Underbelly - Brendan Kraus
  • (2009) Rush - Napthorn
  • (2010) The Pacific - 2nd Lt. Lebec
  • (2011) Killing Time - Detective Scarlett
  • (2011) Terra Nova - Weaver
  • (2012) Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Victor "Vic" Freeman
  • (2013) Reef Doctors - Toby McGrath
  • (2016) A Place Called Home - Sergeant Brian Taylor
  • (2017) Sexy Herpes - Dr. Phillip Roth
  • (2017-present) Home and Away - Ben Astoni