SHANE JACOBSON

One of the busiest actors and presenters in Australia.

About Shane

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 world-wide 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 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 (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 AustraliaScouts Victoria, BridgestoneDocklands Film StudiosAustralian Side by Side Racing ChampionshipsHMAS CanberraEntertainment AssistThe Mirabel FoundationThe 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 unique life. His keynote centres 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!

What Clients Say

“He was fantastic. I have never seen Shane MC anything before so it was pure delight for me to see him in his element and do such a fine job. He wasn’t just an MC, he was entertaining, and that I think is the thing that sets him apart from the pack. I don’t know how we can find someone better for next year!”
John Danks & Son

“Shane communicated and engaged the crowd like I’ve never seen before. A wonderful MC with all the skills to ensure the night is a success.”
Port Phillip City Council

“Please convey our thanks to Shane Jacobson for a wonderful job at the 2012 WorldSkills Australia National Competition. The feedback from guests who attended on Sunday has been full of praise. His an absolute delight and the ultimate professional, keeping the evening on track and audience entertained.”
WorldSkills Australia

“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

“Shane’s presentation was a highlight of our conference, being a thoroughly entertaining and engaging speaker for our Gala dinner. Shane’s talk was a great balance of story-telling, motivation, and comedy all rolled into one. It was even more pleasing to have Shane attend our dinner and stay and talk with all the guests throughout the evening and well into the night, which was ‘above and beyond’ what would be expected of many speakers. I would highly recommend Shane to other corporates looking for an interesting and entertaining speaking for their event.”
Victorian Farmers Federation

“Shane Jacobson was absolutely outstanding. He was genuine, warm, very funny and made the day flow extremely well. People were thrilled to have him there. I haven’t used a speaker that I would recommend more highly than Shane. I’d jump at the chance to have him at another of our events.”
Multiplex Limited

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