Damon was born in Adelaide and has been acting since the age of eight. His work as a child actor led to him getting into the world of voice-overs. Damon’s Australian television credits include Secret City for Matchbox Pictures and Foxtel which premiered in June 2016, Never Tear Us Apart as INXS manager, Chris Murphy (Seven Network), The Broken Shore, The Outlaw Michael Howe, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, Rake (ABC), Love My Way (Foxtel), Offspring (Network 10), Satisfaction (Showtime), Chandon Pictures (Movie Network), Brides of Christ (ABC) and the series 2 co-lead in Laid (ABC), for which he received an AACTA Awards 2013 Nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy. Damon’s film credits include Down Under, The Little Death (AACTA Nomination for Best Lead Actor), Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, 100 Bloody Acres, The Square, Candy, Ned, Praise and The Big Steal. In 2008 Damon won the Best Actor award at the St Kilda Film Festival for his performance in the short film Len’s Love Story.
Damon also works extensively in the US. His film credits there include Gore Verbinksi’s The Lone Ranger (Walt Disney Pictures), J. Edgar opposite Leonardo DiCaprio (dir Clint Eastwood for Imagine Entertainment/Warner Bros); Redbelt directed by David Mamet (Sony); House of Wax (Warner Bros). On US television, Damon is best known for his recurring role as Dewey Crowe in the critically acclaimed FX series, Justified opposite Timothy Olyphant. His other US television credits include the recurring role of Mr. Jones in CBS’ Vegas opposite Dennis Quaid, Breaking Bad, Almost Human, Wilfred, CSI, The Unit, Cold Case, the Vince Gilligan police drama for CBS; Battle Creek, as well as series regular roles in the Starz cable drama, Flesh and Bone and Quarry for Cinemax (premiering Sept 2016).
Damon has also written and/or directed many successful short films, including the Tropfest finalists They and The Date and was awarded Best Screenplay and Audience Award for his short film Soar (writer/performer). Damon was also a contributing sketch writer on ABC / Jungleboys production; The Elegant Gentlemen’s Guide to Knife Fighting.As a child actor, Damon received three Logie award nominations for his work on The Sullivans.