Johnny Ruffo plays Chris Harrington
With a working background as a concreter, 25-year-old Johnny Ruffo has successfully managed to switch trades over the last year to now cement a solid foundation in the entertainment industry.
From Balcatta in Western Australia, the talented young performer quickly emerged to become a finalist on The X-Factor, winning audiences with his pop/R&B style, smooth dance moves, and magnetic performances.
He's performed onstage with international hip hop superstars Salt 'N Pepa, Guy Sebastian and Reece Mastin, and was even hand-selected to support global pop sensations One Direction on their record-breaking tour down under, as well as touring with US pop icons Backstreet Boys and NKOTB.
Adding to his career, in 2012 Johnny won Australia's Dancing with the Stars, further solidifying his reputation as a captivating performer.
A self-taught singer and musician since his early teens, Johnny has been working day and night since his successful debut on The X-Factor, throwing himself into the industry with equal parts hard-work, talent, dedication and focus.
In 2013, Johnny arrived in Summer Bay as Chris Harrington, Spencers older brother. Chris comes from a wealthy family and heads to the Bay to visit Spencer, who has run away from home.
On his character, Johnny explains "He comes into the Bay with a few motives, but he's a fun guy, he likes the ladies and he's confident."