Pre Home And Away careerEdit
Terence Donovan was born in October 1942 in London, England. He emigrated with his brothers to Australia in the 1950s. Terence became an actor and had many TV roles prior to Neighbours and H&A. His son Jason Donovan became a Neighbours star and singer. Jason has never been offered a role in Home And Away despite his dad and former girlfriend Kylie Minogue's sister Dannii Minogue appearing in the show.
Home And Away 1990Edit
Terence played the role of villainous Al Simpson in early 1990. He probably filmed the scenes in late 1989, ready for a Jan to March 1990 transmission due to H&A's advanced filming schedule. Tez played Al for 24 episodes.
After Home And AwayEdit
Terence joined the cast of Neighbours in April or May 1990 and his first scenes aired in July 1990. He played Doug Willis for 4 years from 1990 to 1994. He did return briefly in 2005 and twice in 2014, and the character was killed off in 2016. Doug was a likeable family man, totally unlike Al Simpson.
Inbetween his 1994 and 2005 and 2014-2016 stints, Terence also had roles in Blue Heelers in 1999 for 3 episodes.
Ironically Terence's son Jason Donovan once sung the "Home And Away" theme tune at a concert.