2014 Heath Ledger Scholarship runner up Axle Whitehead has scored a recurring role on US Dramedy, Shameless.
The show, which is a US adaptation of a British format, follows the story of a perpetually drunk single father of six smart and independent children.
Now in its fifth season, the cast includes Oscar Nominee William H Macy and Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum.
Whitehead is cast to play Davis, a rocker with a flare for seeking out trouble, and a potential love interest for Rossum's character, Fiona.
The Melbourne-born actor has already begun filming on the series, which is slated to return to Showtime in early 2015.