Pre Neighbours careerEdit
Alan Dale joined the cast of Neighbours in late 1984 and filming begun in January 1985. Alan was a major actor in the show as he played a major role as the sometimes fiery patrairch Jim Robinson. Jim was once compared in the stalwart case to Den Watts from British TV show EastEnders. Although Jim was not villainous like Den. Alan played Jim for 8 years. In a row over pay in around late 1992, Alan decided to leave the show. He filmed his final scenes in early 1993 in which Jim suffered a heart attack and died. After leaving the show, Alan Dale slammed the Neighbours makers, saying they saw the cast as just numbers and easily replaceable.
Alan Dale struggled to find work after Neighbours due to being typecast. He had some roles as voiceovers for TV commercials. He had a role in Blue Heelers in 1997. In 1999, Alan moved to America and the rest is history, his career skyrocketed again, and he was more rich and famous than he ever was during his time in Neighbours. He starred in hit American shows such as NCIS, Lost, Ugly Betty and 24.