Shane Jacobson

Shane Jacobson

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Shane Jacobson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Top Gear Australia (AU) TV Show
Top Gear Australia (AU)
Jack Irish (AU) TV Show
Jack Irish (AU)
The Time of Our Lives (AU) TV Show
The Time of Our Lives (AU)

Main Movie Roles

2012 - The Bourne Legacy
2009 - Charlie & Boots
2009 - L'apprenti Père Noël
2008 - Newcastle
2006 - Kenny

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kenny Smyth
Himself - Presenter
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Shane Jacobson is an Australian award winning actor. He began his career on the stage at the tender age of 10 in amateur theatre, performing throughout Australia and overseas. At age 18, Shane began his comedy career with regular theatre restaurant, musical theatre, stand-up and MC gigs. It wasn’t long until the corporate world caught onto his talent for characterisation and a quick quip, hiring him to play to huge corporate functions impersonating business icons and luminaries. In 1999 both Shane and one of his many characters Sergio appeared regularly on Melbourne’s Gold FM radio station. Shane’s focus eventually moved towards the camera acting in prominent Music Videos, Short Films and TV Commercials whilst also working for all the major TV networks as a regular audience warm up guy.

In 2006 Shane won the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor, the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role and in 2007 the Film Ink Magazine Awards for Best New Comer and Australian Star of the Year Award at the Australian International Movie Convention all for his role as Kenny. Shane and his brother/director Clayton Jacobson shared the 2006 IF Awards for both Best Feature Film and Best Script and the 2006 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Original Screenplay for their film Kenny.

Shane’s film and television credits include Newcastle, directed by Dan Castle, Cactus, directed by Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan and also starring Bryan Brown, Kenny’s World, a television series for Channel 10 directed by Clayton Jacobson, Charlie & Boots, directed by Dean Murphy and also starring Paul Hogan, Mordy Koots, a comedy digital series created and directed by Clayton Jacobson, and Surviving Georgia, directed by Sandra Sciberras and Kate Whitbread (Caterpillar Wish) and also starring Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Caroline O’Connor and Spencer McLaren.

Shane’s theatre credits include the Melbourne and Sydney season of Guys ‘N’ Dolls playing the character of “Nicely Nicely”. A role for which he won a Helpmann Award – Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role, performing alongside Lisa McCune, Ian Stenlake, Marina Prior, Garry McDonald and Magda Szubanski.

So far in 2010 Shane has performed in the 12 week sell-out season of The Drowsy Chaperone for the MTC, which also starred Geoffrey Rush, Robyn Nevin and Rhonda Burchmore, completed filming with Channel 9 as the host of their upcoming show When I Grow Up to be aired this year, appeared in The Apprentice, a short film for the Untitled feature produced by Peter Farrelly (producer behind hits such as Dumb & Dumber and There’s Something About Mary) and Charles B. Wessler, also starring Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation and Star Trek) and he has just been confirmed as one of the new hosts of Top Gear with Steve Pizatti & Ewan Page for Channel Nine which will also air later this year.


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