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 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.