Other roles have included appearances in two Star Wars movies as Captain Typho. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Laga'aia, born in Auckland and of Samoan descent, made his name in this country before heading across the Tasman. Laga'aia played the Rev Elijah Johnson for 18 months before finishing at the end of last year, although he will continue to be seen on Australian television until April.

Only on Australian screens. In this country he starred as maverick lawyer David Silesi, always on the side of the underdog, in the series Street Legal.

He also tweeted: "I think commercial TV should take a leaf out of children's TV in this country. He made his feelings known in three bitter tweets, including an attack on Channel 7 after his job on soap Home and Away ended.

Laga'aia, born in Auckland and of Samoan descent, made his name in this country before heading across the Tasman.

"Jay's comments are offensive," a Channel 7 spokesman said. Jay Laga'aia was born on September 10, 1963 in Auckland, New Zealand. A day before Laga'aia made his comments, actor Firass Dirani, who starred in the Underbelly series, called for commercial TV to dump a perceived "white Australia" policy and cast the "different flavours, different cultures" of contemporary Australia.

It is insulting to suggest that Home and Away is racist.".

He has been married to Sandra Jane since August 16, 1990. It is insulting to suggest that Home and Away is racist.". His character's storyline reached a natural conclusion. Kiwi actor Jay Laga'aia has hit out at racism in Australian television.

"Hopefully, the networks start writing shows that cater for different actors and different cultural backgrounds," Dirani said.

"As someone who lost his job on H&A because they couldn't write two ethnics that weren't together, I'd like the chance to ply my trade," Laga'aia tweeted.The "two ethnics" was believed to be a reference to himself and long-serving Home And Away star Ada Nicodemou, the Greek Cypriot-born actress.Laga'aia played two stints as the Rev Elijah Johnson before finishing at the end of last year. Originally published asEx-Home and Away star's 'racist' Twitter rant.
The reference in the tweet to "two ethnics" is thought to be to himself and to long-time Home and Away actor Ada Nicodemou, who was born in Greek Cyprus.

"Hats off to you Firass Dirani, for a call to stop commercial network producers casting only white actors. Shame!"

Other roles have included appearances in two Star Wars movies as Captain Typho. "As someone who lost his job on H&A because they couldn't write two ethnics that weren't together, I'd like a chance to ply my trade freely," he said.Laga'aia, born in Auckland and of Samoan descent, made his name in this country before heading across the Tasman.The reference in the tweet to "two ethnics" is thought to be to himself and to long-time Home and Away actor Ada Nicodemou, who was born in Greek Cyprus.Laga'aia played the Rev Elijah Johnson for 18 months before finishing at the end of last year, although he will continue to be seen on Australian television until April.A day before Laga'aia made his comments, actor Firass Dirani, who starred in the Underbelly series, called for commercial TV to dump a perceived "white Australia" policy and cast the "different flavours, different cultures" of contemporary Australia.Laga'aia noted those comments, tweeting: "Hats off to you Firass Dirani, for a call to stop commercial network producers casting only white actors.
@JayLagaaia tweeted: "As someone who lost his job on H&A because they couldnt write two ethnics that weren't together, I'd like a chance to ply my trade freely.".