Shane Jacobson

Award-winning Actor, Presenter, Entertainer and MC

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, 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, 2022) 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), he recently played Edna Turnbald in the Australian tour of Hairspray the Musical (2022 – 2023) and is soon to star as the King in Midnight the Musical in Melbourne.
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. Shane is the Chief Scout of Victoria for Scouts Australia. Shane is the ambassador for Bridgestone Australia, HMAS Canberra, Australian Side by Side Racing Championships, CFMOTO and Parkinson’s Victoria and is the patron for The Mirabel Foundation. As a brand ambassador Shane has been promoting IGA Australia’s supermarkets and the Isuzu truck range since 2016.

More about Shane Jacobson:

Shane as a Speaker

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.

Shane as an MC

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!



Client testimonials

If you want to be inspired, educated, informed or entertained and, at the very least, congratulated after the event on your great choice of Speaker browse our speakers.