Blair McDonough, born 30 April 1981, in Sydney, is an Australian actor who is best known for playing the role of Stuart Parker in the Australian TV soap opera Neighbours. McDonough shot to fame in 2001, when he finished runner-up in the inaugural season of the reality TV series Big Brother Australia. McDonough spent much of his childhood living in Singapore, where his parents were working, where he was educated at Tanglin Trust School and the United World College of South East Asia. He later moved to australia and finished his schooling at Eltham College of education in Research, Victoria. In 2001, McDonough was a university student and amateur Australian rules football player, before he became a contestant in the first season of Big Brother Australia. He finished runner-up in the show, and generated a cult following. A few months after Big Brother concluded, McDonough was cast in the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours, in the role of Stuart Parker. In 2002, McDonough was named one of the '25 Most Beautiful People' in the Australian publication Who magazine. In late 2005, McDonough announced he would be leaving Neighbours to seek work in London. He made his final appearance in Neighbours on April 5, 2006, in episode 4938, titled "Stu For The Road". He played the role of Dan in a West End play called The Vegemite Tales from July till October 2006. As a side project, Blair competed in soccer trials to represent a celebrity football team in England in Sky One's The Match during October 2006.