Toby Schmitz - biography

Actor from Australia

Toby Schmitz (born 1977) is an Australian actor and playwright. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, attended Perth's Scotch College and briefly studied law at the University of Western Australia. He graduated from the acting course at National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1999 and has performed many times on stage for Sydney Theatre Company, Company B at Belvoir St Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company. He has also appeared in film and television, and writes plays. His Sydney Theatre Company credits include The School for Scandal directed by Judy Davis, the premiere and national tour of David Williamson's The Great Man directed by Robyn Nevin, and leading roles in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara, Andrew Upton's Hanging Man, Tony McNamara's The Great, Brendan Cowell's Self Esteem, Nina Raine’s Rabbit and Tom Stoppard's Travesties. Several of these productions toured to Melbourne and other Australian capital cities. For Griffin Theatre Company, he played the central role of Luke Boyce in Louis Nowra's The Boyce Trilogy – The Woman with Dog's Eyes (2004), The Marvellous Boy (2005) and The Emperor of Sydney (2006), all directed by David Berthold. For Company B he played the  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth


Institution From To
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Scotch College, Perth


Year Performance Character
2011 LBF
2010 Griff the Invisible Tony
2010 After the Credits
2008 Three Blind Mice

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