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John is currently one of Tasmania’s most prominent and prolific actors and performers. A popular MC and guest speaker, he is a veteran of over 120 shows including Uni Revues, musicals and shows in the Botanical gardens every year. A former ABC Local Radio Nights presenter, John has appeared on film, TV and radio in various forms and guises. On the mainland, John has previously played Stewpot in Opera Australia’s South Pacific, Dick Woollnough/Dee Anthony in The Boy From OZ for The Production Co., Mitch in The Threepenny Opera for Malthouse and STC, Spider/Lord Savage in Jeckyll & Hyde for TML in Korea, Mr. Braithwaite in BILLY ELLIOT The Musical for Universal/Working Title, and Pumbaa in The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in Melbourne and Shanghai. His Television credits include Tricky Business (Nine network), Dance Academy (ABC), City Homicide (7 Network) and John Safran’s Race Relations (ABC). His Film credits include Macbeth for Dark Oak Films, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping for Artist Services and Back From The Dead for Pocket Money Productions and his voice can be heard in the films Legend of the Guardians, AUSTRALIA, Daybreakers, Mao’s Last Dancer, Two Fists One Heart, in mini-series for CLEO, False Witness, Scorched, and on TV shows Wild Boys, Rescue Special Ops and Slide. In 2006 John was nominated for a Mo Award for his role as Pumbaa in The Lion King. John is an Australia Day Ambassador 2014, Ambassador for Variety Club ““ The Children’s Charity, the Theatre Royal APPLAUSE program and has been a proud member of MEAA (Actor’s Equity) since 1994.
Tasmanian Independent Retailers has employed the talents of John X for hosting a variety of IGA Tasmania functions. From emceeing casual social events to formal gala awards dinners, we have found John to the consummate entertainer. He is professional, witty and a pretty handy singer. John has always worked with us to ensure he fulfilled the essential hosting requirements for our events and has been willing to offer additional services above and beyond to provide an all-round entertainment package.