Dave Brewer is a responsible and dedicated country vet. Around farm animals he is incredibly professional, caring and sensitive. Around people his style is a little more bizarre. Women are attracted to him, but are often stunned by his unreconstructed take on the female of the species. Things change as they get to know him behind the jokes Dave is a warm and loyal friend to have, a man who genuinely adores and appreciates women and is therefore irresistible.
Dave came within an ace of marrying Tess McLeod before all their plans went awry. Dave returned to the area and inadvertently spikes a growing romance between Tess and Nick. It's always going to be a prickly triangle between these three, but despite this Dave grows to be one of Tess's greatest friends and confidantes. He's a friend to all of the Drovers' women, but must tread an especially delicate path with Kate Manfredi, who finds herself in desperate, unrequited love with him throughout the ups and downs of a busy year.
Ever friends to the girls on Drovers, relationships were strained during his initial relationship with Regan, who left him high and dry when she returned to the city. He was forced to look at his life and his personality failings when his vet student Catriona accused him of sexual harassment. His friendship with Kate took a dramatic turn when he discovered her melanoma and encouraged her to seek medical help. His personal demons were brought out into the open when troubled younger brother Patrick visited Drovers, dredging up memories of their father's tragic suicide.
Brett Tucker joined McLeod's Daughters in 2003 as the lovable larrikin and dedicated vet Dave Brewer. Growing up in the Yarra Valley in Victoria gave Brett an appreciation and love for the country, so he was a natural choice for the role of Dave. Brett undertook work experience with a country vet in order to understand the complexities of being a vet in a small country town.
Brett was excited to work on the popular drama. "Most series are shot in the studio so it is a unique opportunity to work on a drama that is filmed outdoors. I am a country boy and there is nothing better than filming in the fresh air," Brett said.
"Dave is not your typical leading man. He a quirky character and has a unique perspective on life which makes him great fun to play," he remarks.
No stranger to television, Brett charmed young viewers for two series with his role as Max Regnery in the popular children's program The Saddle Club. The series allowed him to combine two great loves acting and horse riding.
Brett has performed in both American and Australian features. He appeared in Mall Boy, a film that received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, worked alongside Naomi Watts in The Outsider and completed a role in the soon to be released movie The Great Raid starring Benjamin Bratt. Brett has also appeared in the US series The Lost World, The Extreme Team (US telemovie) and Blonde (US mini-series).