Zeke / Lion
John has an extensive and varied career in film, television, theatre and musicals spanning over 25 years. His major musical theatre credits include two touring seasons of The Lion King as Pumbaa, South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO), the Melbourne and Sydney seasons of The Threepenny Opera (Malthouse/Victorian Opera), the Production Company’s seasons of The Boy from Oz, the Korean tour of Jekyll and Hyde and Mr Braithwaite in Billy Elliot.
John is originally from Tasmania, where he is a much-loved household name (known in the street as John X). Over many years, he has appeared with Tasmania’s major companies, and recent highlights include roles in Antarctica, Cosi, Comedy of Errors and Alice in Wonderland. John is also the co-founder and Chairman of Blue Cow Theatre Company with whom he has appeared in Ruben Guthrie and Art.
John’s screen credits include The Kettering Incident, Winners and Losers, Tricky Business, Dance Academy 2, City Homicide and John Safran’s Race Relations as well as the films Journey Through Time With Anthony and Death or Liberty. John also regular broadcaster on ABC Radio Hobart.