Most famous for his Logie Award-winning portrayal of Harry Reynolds on the Australian soap opera Home and Away, Melvey is also known for playing Colin Murphy on the popular American soap opera Days of Our Lives.
In 1999, over a decade after graduating from a Sydney-area Catholic secondary school called Waverley College, he joined the cast of Home and Away.
He competed on both Dancing with the Stars-Australia and Australia's Celebrity Survivor.
He was born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
He and Anthony Geary both appeared on General Hospital during the soap opera's 2005 season.