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Shane
Jacobson

Award-winning actor and host

Profile

Shane Jacobson is one of Australia’s most loved, award-winning actors, presenters and entertainers. His incredible and varied career spans over 40 years both here at home and internationally.

Current work

Amongst this incredible body of work Shane has always found time for people and causes close to his heart. He is, or has been, the patron or ambassador for HeartKids Australia, Scouts Victoria, Indian Motorcycles, Docklands Film Studios, Polaris Offroad Vehicles, Australian Side by Side Racing Championships, HMAS Canberra, Get Reading, Entertainment Assist, The Mirabel Foundation, Variety and Parkinson’s Victoria. As a brand ambassador Shane has been promoting IGA Australia's supermarkets and the Isuzu truck range since 2016

As a speaker he delivers highly entertaining and engaging keynote speeches and after dinner talks about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book ‘A Long Road to Success’ and is packed full of funny and memorable stories from his extraordinary life.

As an MC Shane is witty and professional. He is one of the most in demand celebrity MC’s in Australia today having hosted hundreds of events, conferences and awards shows. With his diverse background, he brings a rare depth of experience to every engagement. Many of Shane’s clients have him back every year!

Previous experience

Actor: The successful film Kenny (2006) brought Shane world-wide recognition as well as an AFI Award for best lead actor. Shane’s subsequent credits include dozens of films since.

TV: As a TV Host, presenter and actor, Shane’s appearances have been numerous and varied. Some of his shows have included hosting and presenting at the Australian Film Institute Awards, Top Gear Australia, The Great Australian Bake Off, The Logies and Little Big Shots as well as telemovies Beaconsfield, The Mystery of the Hansom Cab and Jack Irish with GUY PEARCE , to roles in TV series like Kenny’s World, The Time of Our Lives, Fat Tony & Co and Open Slather.

Stage: Shane’s stage career has been just as successful. On stage, he has received a Helpmann Award for Best Male in a Supporting Role for ‘Nicely Nicely’ in the 2008 revival of the musical Guys and Dolls. Some of Shane’s other on-stage roles include: The Drowsy Chaperone with GEOFFREY RUSH, QI Live with STEPHEN FRY, 8 The Play, Shane Warne - The Musical and Mother & Son with NOELINE BROWN. Shane is thrilled to be starring as the ‘Narrator’ in the current Melbourne production of The Rocky Horror Show.

Author: As an author, Shane has penned his best-selling bio The Long Road to Overnight Success and most recently his exploration of his life as a motoring tragic in his second book, Rev Head.

Expertise
Feedback
Shane was fantastic! Great sense of humor, humorus and yet professional. We experienced slight AV technical difficulties and he held it together very well. With his background in event management, he was able to engaged with the guests and keep everything rolling and on track. Everyone said they loved him and if we could bring him back the following year. Real Estate Institute of Queensland

Trying to find the words to describe Shane is difficult as I don’t think amazing, professional, outstanding or funny even scratch the surface. He kept the crowd entertained, was open to all guests meeting with him and was a key factor in raising much needed funds for a grass roots charity that has only been around for 5 years.

WestWaters Hotel

Shane was Brilliant!! Our awards evening and dinner was a huge success and Shane’s ability to keep the audience entertained as well as keeping with the formalities of the evening was just perfect!! Shane is a true professional who is very down to earth and extremely easy to work with. Shane was so generous with his time and very approachable throughout the evening. Shane did an amazing job for us and we would definitely look to have him back again. Thanks Shane!

Illuminating Engineers Society

Thank you once again for presenting at our Making Connections Lunch. Your drive, enthusiasm and success is an inspiration to us all. Our objective for this series of lunches is to provide a relaxed environment for staff and clients to interact, while drawing inspiration from an interesting and thought-provoking presenter. Shane you have helped us achieve this aim and for that we are very grateful.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Shane was fantastic on the night! We thought he was great at injecting his individuality in to the night’s proceedings and had the audience in stitches with his adlib stories and jokes. We have had loads of comments from the dinner attendees - including Comcare Executive who have said that they thought Shane was absolutely brilliant. He was very easy going and a pleasure to deal with. We would love to have him back again and would definitely recommend him to anyone!

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