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Riley Ward (Dustin Clare)
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Riley Ward (Dustin Clare)

Riley is a man of passionate extremes.

Swaggering, sexy, comfortable in his own skin and a jack of all trades, Riley is a brawler and a lover. He is quick to laugh, but is equally quick-tempered and argumentative. And while he enjoys company and can be the life and soul of the party, Riley is also a bit of a lone wolf; a "cowboy" who prefers camping in his swag to staying in a house; a loner who is reticent to put down roots.

Riley entered our world as a travelling furrier. He is passionate about horses and before long establishes a brumby training business with Stevie. Riley proved himself to be a jack-of-all-trades; he is a capable bush mechanic, an excellent horseman, a hard worker and something of an alpha male. In short, he's a throwback to the traditional Aussie bushman of the 19th century; a hard living, hard working individualist.

Riley grew up an army brat, the son of a ferociously disciplinarian father. It was a world of black and white. It seemed only natural that, at the age of 17, Riley should follow his father's footsteps by enlisting in the army. But as Riley matured, he found his personal values brought him in conflict with the military culture. He was discharged under a cloud, following a dispute with a ranking officer.

Riley drifted from the army base at Townsville out to central Queensland to work as a jackaroo on a sweeping cattle and sheep property. Since then, Riley has moved through Australia, working when he needs to and when it suits him, believing that there's no need to settle down just yet.

All this was before he fell for Jodi McLeod. Riley is smitten, and this time it's for real.

Riley is like a wild brumby; capable, physical, and talented, but also untamed and dangerous. Handle with care.

Dustin Clare
Dustin is originally from country and north coast NSW, but studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He graduated in 2004.

Dustin started filming on McLeod's Daughters in the role of Riley Ward in January 2006.

"I play a cowboy named Riley. Riley is a bit of a loner, a hard living and hardworking guy — a jack of all trades. He's quick tempered with a good heart, a natural leader that always stands up for the underdog." says Dustin. "It's a fantastic opportunity to be a part of McLeod's Daughters. All the cast and crew are a really great bunch" said Clare.

User comments
Riley you were a great actor I wish you came back because Kate never got true love and you were so good, and yes i have to admit you are hot. Riley why couldnt you come back. Love Sarah
HEY DUSTIN WANTED TO WISH YOU WELL. GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO HOPE ALL YOU DREAMS AND WISHES COME TRUE. YOU MAKE A GOOD ACTOR YOU DO VERY WELL AT IT AND IT SUITS YOU I THINK THAT YOU HAVE A NICE BODY ON YOU. YOU ARE VERY HOT VERY GOODLOOKING GUY KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING LOVE YA HEAPS YOU ARE MY FAVEIT ACTOR WISH YAR WELL SPUNKY GUY CHEARS KEEP SMILING LINDA
i love you are so hot i would love you to came back plz riley love georgia
Well even over in Sweden we have got the McLeod fever... I really like the show and my eyes have been watery more than once and don´t want the show to end with Riley gone. I keep on hoping Later mates Maja
***Spoiler alert*** Why was Riley never found???? I cried on the last episode because I couldn't believe that they didn't find him or what not! GRRRRRRRRRR. McLeods shouldn't have ended!
Missing you all already!! Come visit us in sunny South Africa, would be so so nice to meet ya. In your interview you said "so if you're out there???".. well, yes im out here!!! Thanks for a great show, all the best!!
Riley i think you really need to come back to the show. You are one very hot man and it has been very sad to watch this show get all the people i love in it going. I really thought you where going to be in it untill the end. I have watch this show from the start and i am really sad that this is the end. SO PLEASE COME BACK FOR THE END RILEY YOU SEXY MAN. X X X X
Aqui en Argentina dieeron el capitulo del accidente de Riley, estoy anciosa esperando la siguiente temporada, segun lo que vi en esta pagina parece que el personaje de Riley no continúa.Espero que esto sea temporal ya que esta serie me apasiona y este personaje en especial al igual que Alex son de lo mejor.Ademas son muy bonitos como hombres. Me olvidaba de decirles que me encanta que hayan tenido en cuenta a mi pais. Los felicito por esta maravillosa serie.Besos desde Argentina
the show is not the some without you, & hopefully it was a fake death & then come back to finish the season would be great, love your actor good luck on the future...
ah bring back riley way to hot. ah why take him away

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