Rhys Wakefield (born 20 November 1988) is an Australian actor. He is best known for portraying Lucas Holden in the long running TV series Home and Away, a role he had played since August 2005 until February 2008, and for portraying the main character Thomas in the 2008 film The Black Balloon.
Prior to appearing as Lucas in Home and Away, Wakefield had been acting for over six years. He attended classes at The McDonald College of Performing Arts where he won an acting scholarship in 2003. As well as performing in a number of school productions he appeared in numerous Shakespeare festivals and has worked with Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet. In addition to attending the McDonald College he also attended an acting course at the Zenith Theatre in 2003. Wakefield finished Year 12 at McDonald College of Performing Arts in 2006.
His first professional acting role was an uncredited appearance in the film Bootmen in 2000. This was later followed by a television appearance playing Brad, a guest star in the 2001 series Don't Blame Me for which he appeared in two episodes, Best Foot Forward and The Dingo Made Me Do It. Wakefield played his first leading role in a feature film in The