Aaron Pedersen (born 24 November 1970) is an Australian television and film actor of Arrernte and Arabana Australian Aboriginal descent. Aaron and his seven siblings were in and out of foster care in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory as children. Aaron left Alice Springs for Melbourne as a young man after he was accepted to intern at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). Pedersen’s acting career began when he starred in Heartland (1994). The following year he co-hosted game show Gladiators Australia and performed the role of Vince Cellini in Wildside in 1997. Aaron Pedersen has played a number of characters in popular Australian television series, including Detective Senior Constable Michael Reilly in Water Rats (1996-2001), Detective Senior Constable Duncan Freeman in City Homicide (2007-2012), Cam Delray in the Jack Irish series (2016-2021), and Detective Jay Swan in Mystery Road (2018, 2020). Aaron is the primary carer for his younger brother, Vincent, who has cerebral palsy.