One of Australia's rising stars, Daniel Lissing has been cast as Lt. James King, a series regular in ABC's "Last Resort," directed by Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale") and produced by Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "The Unit"). This highly sought after role gave Lissing the opportunity to star opposite Hollywood heavyweights Andre Braugher ("Glory"), Robert Patrick ("Terminator"), and Scott Speedman ("Felicity"). This is his first role in the United States.
Lissing has worked extensively in Australia. He was recently a series regular on the ABC TV series "Crownies" and he played the lead role of Ryan in the feature film "The Cure" by Director David Gould, which shot in New Zealand earlier this year. Additional credits include the feature film "John Doe" by Director Kel Dolen and numerous television series which include "Cops LAC" (Nine), "Out of the Blue" (Southern Star/BBC/TEN), "Packed to the Rafters" (Seven), and "Home And Away"(Seven).
He is also a popular singer/songwriter and performs to packed houses all over Sydney. Worth noting is that Lissing has performed for the Australian troops serving overseas in East Timor (Pacific Islands) and was formally recognized for his peacekeeping efforts by the Australian Defense Force.
Lissing was chosen by Inside Film Magazine as one of "Australia's Rising Talents" in their June/July 2012 issue and Australia's "TV Week Magazine" included Lissing in their recent "Australia's Sexiest Blokes on Television" issue.