SCOTT

Mark Brennan

RYAN

Jarrod Rebecchi

Sonya

Sonya Rebecchi

Chloe Brennan

Chloe Brennan

bonnie

Bea Nilsson

REBEKAH

Terese Willis

Sheila

Sheila Canning

SUSAN

Susan Kennedy

ALAN

Karl Kennedy

STEFAN

Paul Robinson

ZOE

Amy Williams

MATT

Aaron Brennan

MAVOURNEE

Piper Willis

XANTHE

Xanthe Canning

JODI

Elly Conway

DAVID

David Tanaka

LEO

Leo Tanaka

Damien

Gary Canning

NICHOLAS

Shane Rebecchi

KIRSHA

Kirsha Rebecchi

MISHTI

Mishti Sharma

SHARON

Dipi Rebecchi

OLIVIA

Yashvi Rebecchi

NICHOLAS

Nicholas Coghlan as Shane “Puffer” Rebecchi

Shane is the oldest son of Angie and ‘Big Kev’ Rebecchi, and older brother of Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi.  A major troublemaker in his youth, Shane spent a few years in prison before rehabilitating and transitioning back into the community. Ashamed of the way he treated his family and too proud to ask for their support Shane relocated to the country town of Bourke (NSW), working for a company selling farming machinery. 

While there he caught the eye of the bubbly, enthusiastic Dipi – a waitress at the local restaurant/pub. After a whirlwind courtship, the pair married and bought a sizeable property close to town. They went on to have three children, and enjoy a loving partnership.  Shane has always felt like a failure next to his brother Toadie, and is determined to re-write that now that he has his own family. When he’s not hanging out with his family, he’s tinkering in his back shed, working on new inventions. He has a secret passion for bush poetry, which he’ll bring out after a few drinks (to Dipi’s chagrin).

Nicholas Coghlan

Nicholas Coghlan is the fourth child of seven children and as the middle child of a bunch of serious professionals, it was something of a cliché that he’d become an actor.

He studied Acting at The National Institute of Dramatic Art — graduating in 2002 — and first gained recognition in the role of Adam Beckwith in Network Ten’s cult TV drama, The Secret Life of Us.

Afterwards, he moved across the ditch for a couple of years to play the series lead in New Zealand television’s Orange Roughies before returning to Australia to take up roles in film and television series including roles in Jack Irish: Black Tide, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, and Nowhere Boys (Series 1, 2 & 3 and Nowhere Boys: The Book Of Shadows). He gained further notoriety in the role of Rodney Wickham, (the character Australian-audiences-most-loved-to-hate) in House Husbands (Series 1 & 4).

In between screen gigs, Nicholas has also been acting on stage in various productions at Belvoir St Theatre, the Melbourne Theatre Company, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre and within the independent theatre scene — most notably with his own theatre companies, The Melbourne Town Players and The Public Studio.

In addition to his acting career, Nicholas has also pursued voice-over, producing, writing, directing, dramaturgy and teaching. At The Public Studio and Find & Replace Films, he has produced, written and photographed numerous live performances, video art and narrative works. He has taught at many leading actor training centres including, NIDA, the Victorian College of the Arts, and The National Theatre Drama School and he is currently in the process of drafting a book on acting technique.

Nicholas is a passionate advocate for diversity on our screens and stages and in the artistic and performance industries more broadly. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and two cats.

Nicholas is thrilled to join the Neighbours cast and is deeply honoured to be given the chance to bring Shane ‘Pufferfish’ Rebecchi — in all his classic “Aussie bloke” glory — to life. 

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