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Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor best known for playing the roles of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away and George Kirk in the 2009 motion picture Star Trek.

Personal life
Hemsworth was born and raised in Melbourne and later moved to Phillip Island, south of Melbourne with his family. Chris’s older and younger brothers Luke and Liam Hemsworth are also actors and have had recurring role as Nathan Tyson and Josh Taylor on Neighbours, respectively. He attended Heathmont Secondary College in Melbourne. Chris dated Home and Away co-star Isabel Lucas until June 2006.

Career
In 2004 he auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter (played by Jason Smith), but failed to get the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde. He was successful in gaining the role of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away. Hemsworth appeared in series five of celebrity dancing show Dancing with the Stars with Abbey Ross, but they were the sixth couple eliminated. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. He has received two Logie Award nominations and has won one for Most Popular New Talent on Home and Away back in 2005.

Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film, and also appeared in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year. Hemsworth will star in upcoming horror film The Cabin in the Woods executive produced by Joss Whedon and will portray Jed Eckert in the upcoming Red Dawn remake. He has also been confirmed as being cast as the title character in Thor, which is a film adaptation of the comic book.

In CASH (CA$H), releasing Spring of 2010, Hemsworth will play the role of economically troubled Sam Phelan. CASH marks Hemsworth’s Hollywood debut, as it was the first film he shot upon his arrival in the US. In behind-the-scenes interviews, the film’s director Stephen Milburn Anderson says Hemsworth had only been in the US for six weeks when he had auditioned for the role. “Here’s a guy who is young, has the right look, is a very good actor and, let’s face it, he’s beautiful. So I say, we need to get this guy in. I was very impressed,” Anderson said.