At the age of 16 he was a competitive amateur bodybuilder, leading to the title of Junior Mr. Pearce starred in several theatre productions when he was young.
At 17 years of age, whilst still at school at Geelong College, he landed his first film role; a part in "Life and Study at University", a promotion for university study produced and directed by Peter Lane of Deakin University.
The series is created by Matthew Hornburg and Mark Bishop.
It follows the lives of four characters; Mark, VJ, Sam and Woody.
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He is well known for having starred in the role of Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and in films such as The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), L. Confidential (1997), Memento (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The Road (2009), The King's Speech (2010), Prometheus (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013).
In Australian cinema, he has appeared in The Proposition (2005), Animal Kingdom (2010), The Rover (2014), Holding the Man (2015) and The Wizards of Aus (2016).
When he was three years old, Pearce moved to Geelong, Victoria, Australia, where his mother taught at Matthew Flinders Girls High school.
He attended the Geelong College, a local private school, and was a member of the GSODA Junior Players. He lived in Box Hill North, Victoria in the late 1980s while working on the Australian drama series Neighbours.