Desmond Chiam is a pretty good Australian actor. He is best known for his excellent performance in Reef Break as Wyatt Cole. He is also well-known for his roles as General Riga in The Shannara Chronicles (2017), Kazuya Nemoto in Hawaii Five-0 (2018), Xerxes in Magic Camp (2020). 


Quick Info
Full NameDesmond Chiam
Date of BirthJuly 30, 1987
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
OccupationActor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Age33 years old
Height5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Sami Jayne
Net worth$910,000
Weight75 kg or 165 lbs


Early Life and Bio

He was born on the 30th of July, 1987 in Melbourne, Australia. His parents’ names are not known but it is known that they were of Chinese Singaporean ancestry. He lived for a little while in Singapore as his father had his business there. We will update this section as soon as more information regarding his formative years or family members is known to us. 


Desmond Chiam
Desmond Chiam image source ABC


Nationality and Physical stats

Desmond’s nationality is Australian and his ethnicity is Chinese Singaporean. 

He is 33 years old.

He has an athletic body of height 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m and weighs 75 kg or 165 lbs. Desmond Chiam is a tall man with proportionate body proportions. Desmond Chiam is of a good weight for his height. Desmond has black hair and black eyes as well. 

His zodiac sign is Leo.



Education: Schooling/University

It is unknown where he completed his high school education. However, after high school, he attended the University of Melbourne and graduated with a law degree. After that, he enrolled at the University of Southern California and earned a Master’s degree in Screenwriting upon the completion of his studies. 


Movies and TV shows

Desmond Chiam made his acting career debut in 2012’s Neighbours where he played the character of Jack Dutton in an episode. He is also seen in Better man playing the role of Hong in 2013. In 2016, he played the character of Edward Lee in NCIS: Los Angeles. The movie was directed by Dennis Smith, Terrence O’Hara, Eric A. Pot and starred Claire Forlani, Miguel Ferrer, LL Cool J, Gerald McRaney, and many more.

He rose to prominence in the American fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles” as General Riga. However, he rose to prominence after portraying Wyatt Cole in the 2019 summer crime drama ‘Reef Break.’ In the series, he played his role opposite the actress Poppy Montgomery who was playing Cat Chambers. 

In addition, he played Xerxes in the 2020 American comedy family film “Magic Camp.”  The movie was directed by Mark Waters and starred Gillian Jacobs, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Willman, and many more. He has lately been seen in the Disney+ Marvel series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in a lead role.


Desmond Chiam
Desmond Chiam image source idobi Radio


The Shannara Chronicles

In this American fantasy drama TV show, he has brilliantly portrayed the character of General Riga in 2017. The show was created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and starred Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko, Marcus Vanco, Malese Jow, Vanessa Morgan, and Gentry White. The TV series has 2 seasons and 20 episodes. 

The series is rated 7.2 by IMDb. 




Personal Life: Wife

His wife, Sami Jayne, is also a well-known social media personality. They met and fell in love during the MTV Drama series. They got engaged in 2014 and married on June 26, 2015. The couple had not yet had any children, but they could do so at some point in the future. In addition, he is currently concentrating on his career growth. 


Desmond Chiam
Desmond Chiam image source Seat


Desmond Chiam’s Net Worth

The 33 years old actor has been in the movies and television industry since 2007 and he is still present in the industry. He has earned a huge amount of money working in the entertainment industry. Desmond is estimated to have a net worth of $910,000. 


Social Media Presence

Desmond Chiam is quite active on his social media with 13.9K followers on Instagram (@deschaim), 2,492 followers on Twitter (@deschaim), and an unverified Facebook account under the name Desmond Chiam. 


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