Ray says he has no plans to retire, so we will have to persevere with the loveable grump Alf for a long while yet lol.
Ray Meagher (pronounced Marr) is of Irish heritage. He had many roles in Australian TV since the 1960s, some of his famous pre Home And Away role was playing guest roles as villains in Prisoner  1979 as Geoff Butler, a friend (later enemy) of officer Jim Fletcher (who was played by Gerard Maquire) and a love interest to officer Meg Jackson (Elspeth Ballantyne), 1984 as Kurt Renner, a gangster who was connected to Sonia Stevens (Tina Bursill) and 1986 as Ernest Craven the sadistic and evil governor of Blackmoor prison.
Home And Away 1988-presentEdit
Ray auditioned originally for the role of Tom Fletcher, which went to Roger Oakley before getting the role of grumpy Alf Stewart in 1987 and filmed his first scenes in July that year for the pilot. When a full series was comissioned, Ray returned to the regular role as Flamin Alf and as of 2017 he is still playing the legendary character.