Home and Away star Charles Cottier, who plays Dexter Walker on the soap, plans to pursue his career in America.

The actor has starred on the soap for four years and has already filmed his final scenes on the show which will air in Australia next week.

Speaking to TV Week about his plans for the future Cottier said, "I will move back to Brisbane to spend time with my family. I'll do some auditions and head to the US at the end of the year.

"I was 17 when I first started [on Home and Away]. I've grown up and learnt so much about the entertainment industry."

Home and Away airs at 1.25pm weekdays on RTÉ One and at 6.30pm weekdays on RTÉ Two.