Young Chris Hemsworth was just getting used to a budding career in his native Australia on the soap opera Home and Away when the role of father to an alternate-universe James T. Kirk vaulted him onto the American dramatic scene in a big way.  Born in 1983 on Phillip Island just off Melbourne, Hemsworth actually competed on the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars as his career grew, and since Star Trek’s success has been tapped to play the big-screen character of Thor across three films, all based on the Marvel Comics character. He also has the male title role in 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, the live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale.