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.
The successful film Kenny (2006) brought Shane worldwide recognition as well as an AFI Award for best lead actor. Shane’s subsequent credits include: Cactus (2008) with BRYAN BROWN, Charlie & Boots (2009) with PAUL HOGAN, the animated Santa’s Apprentice (2010) with DELTA GOODREM, Surviving Georgia (2011) WITH HOLLY VALANCE and PIA MIRANDA, Hollywood blockbuster The Bourne Legacy (2012) with
JEREMY RENNER, EDWARD NORTON and Academy Award winner RACHEL WEISZ, the hugely popular Oddball (2015), with SARAH SNOOK and DEBORAH MAILMAN, The Dressmaker (2015) with KATE WINSLET, JUDY DAVIS, LIAM HEMSWORTH and HUGO WEAVING, and most recently The BBQ (2018) with MAGDA SZUBANSKI, That’s Not My
Dog! (2018), 7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018) with KELSEY GRAMMER and Brothers’ Nest (2018) with his brother CLAYTON JACOBSON and Ladies in Black (2018), The Very Excellent Mr Dundee (2020) PAUL HOGAN, JOHN CLEESE & CHEVY CHASE) and Never Too Late (2020) JACK THOMPSON, JACKI WEAVER.
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 (2010), Top Gear Australia (2010, 2011), The Great Australian Bake Off (2013), The Logies (2015) and Little Big Shots (2017 & 2018) as well as telemovies Beaconsfield (2012), The Mystery of the Hansom Cab (2012) and Jack
Irish (2012, 2013, 2016 & 2018) with GUY PEARCE, to roles in TV series like Kenny’s World (2007), The Time of Our Lives (2012, 2014), Fat Tony & Co (2014) and Open Slather (2015), The Real Full Monty (2018) The All New Monty (2019) The All New Monty Guys and Gals 2020), Australia’s Got Talent (2019) Host of the AACTA Awards (2019,
2020) and the final season of Jack Irish (2021).
Shane’s stage career has been just as successful. On stage, he 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 (2010) with GEOFFREY RUSH, QI Live (2011) with STEPHEN FRY, 8 The Play (2012), Shane Warne - The Musical (2013) and Mother & Son (2014) with NOELINE BROWN and starred as the ‘Narrator’ in the Melbourne production of The Rocky Horror Show (2018).
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.
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, Bridgestone, Docklands Film Studios, Australian Side by Side Racing Championships, HMAS Canberra, Entertainment Assist, The Mirabel Foundation, The Leukemia Foundation, Bowel Cancer QLD, 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 remarkable life. His keynote centers around his best-selling book ‘A Long Road to Success’ and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling. His Keynote 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!
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 manag ... keep readingement, 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.
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!
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.
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!
Funny, generous, and humble. A great Australian comedian with personality to burn and a huge heart. An outstanding speaker to close out our conference.
Outstanding with his delivery and commanding the room, what a great story teller!