He doesn’t like to lose an argument and can be explosive if pushed too far. Susan likes an argument as much as he does, and both will stand their ground. Even though Karl believes he’s rarely wrong, he will usually give in to Susan just to keep the peace. Susan rules the roost – much as he’d hate to admit this.
Karl fancies himself an older statesmen type: the man people go to in a time of need. He likes to seem approachable, and is proud of the fact he’s progressive, though sometimes there’s the sense he is trying too hard.
Sentimental for his youth, he pines for the glory days when he was an ambitious up-and-comer with the world at his feet. He likes to keep the spirit of his youth alive by keeping up with young people; their trends, their passions, their whims…
Karl hopes for a second lease on life now his children have all left home. He has a passion for music and finds an avenue for this with his band ‘The Right Prescription’. He also fancies himself a bit of a culinary sensation and enjoys whipping up a feast. Karl’s currently investing a lot of time and energy into reaffirming his relationship with Susan after their recent reconciliation.
For eighteen years, Alan Fletcher has played the loveable and at times controversial Karl Kennedy. "I love playing Karl now more than ever."
Although well known for his role in Neighbours, Alan has appeared in countless theatrical productions and several television shows including Embassy, for which he was nominated for an AFI award for best actor, Sword of Honour, The Flying Doctors, The Love Boat, The Young Doctors and feature films such as Mercy Mission and Crime Time.
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Nowadays, when Alan isn't busy on the Neighbours set you’ll find him performing to sell out crowds in Melbourne with his local band Waiting Room and new covers ensemble UBERsavvy.
Born in Perth, Alan lives in Melbourne with his wife Jennifer Hansen and their two children, Veronica and Tom. He is an avid Carlton Football Club supporter and donates his time to a number of charity organisations including Variety, Blue September and the Penguin Foundation.