A child star on Home and Away is back behind bars after allegedly attacking a tobacconist with a hammer.
Felix Dean was already on bail following two incidents earlier this year when he allegedly attacked a Surry Hills tobacco store employee about 11.15pm on Monday.
Officers arrested the 24-year-old a short time later near the scene and charged him with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, shoplifting and breaching bail.
Dean was just 10 when he got his big break on Home and Away, acting alongside Ada Nicodemou as her on-screen son VJ Patterson from 2007 to 2014.
He’s before the courts for three separate matters, and was granted bail just three weeks ago after an alleged altercation with another man at a Paddington home in September.
His strict bail conditions including a 6pm curfew, and he was to be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing.
The alleged victim in the most recent offence suffered minor head injuries and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
Ada Nicodemou, who plays VJ’s mum Lea on the program, viewed Dean as a ‘surrogate son’ after their time together on the show
On a social media post last month, Dean referred to himself as the ‘OG VJ’ while describing himself as a ‘work in progress’
Dean was refused bail to appear in court on Tuesday.
Back in September, Dean allegedly ‘became violent’ when an officer attempted to arrest him, lashing out and kicking a senior constable in the leg.
He was eventually taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with assaulting an officer in the execution of duty, breaching his bail conditions and failing to comply with Covid directives.
The child star is also facing assault charges after allegedly attempting to assault and rob a ride share driver who picked him up in Newtown on January 6.
Earlier in the evening, Dean and a friend had been drinking at a unit complex in the area and one of the men allegedly threw an empty bottle at a window, shattering it.
On that occasion, Dean was charged with aggravated assault with intent to rob, common assault and damaging property.
Dean referred to himself as the ‘OG VJ’ and a ‘work in progress’ in a social media post made last month.
‘From the good life to struggle street to finding my feet… Underestimate me at least that makes two of us,’ he wrote in the post.
He was granted strict conditional bail in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday and must report to Newtown Police Station
Dean appeared on the long running soap from 2007 to 2014 as VJ Patterson, the son of star Lea Patterson
Dean appeared on Home and Away from 2007 to 2014 as VJ Patterson, the son of star Lea Patterson.
The 24-year-old hasn’t had an acting credit since leaving the long running soap when he was replaced by Matthew Little.
The then-17-year-old was replaced by Little with the intention of making VJ appear older as his role in the show ramped up with more mature storylines.
At the time Ada Nicodemou, who plays Lea on the program, admitted she viewed Dean as a ‘surrogate son’ after their years spent together on the show.
For his portrayal of VJ, Dean was nominated for Best Young Actor at the 2008 and 2009 Inside Soap Awards.
He disappeared from the spotlight altogether after the gig.
For his portrayal of VJ, Dean was nominated for Best Young Actor at the 2008 and 2009 Inside Soap Awards
The 24-year-old hasn’t had an acting credit since leaving the show when he was replaced by Matthew Little (pictured with on-screen mother, Lea)