Multi-Award Winning Actor, Writer & Satirist
Shaun Micallef has done it all; chat shows, sitcoms, improv, drama, feature films, radio, books, newspaper columns and theatre. A multi-award winning comedian, Shaun’s appeal lies in his lawyer persona. Tall, good looking, respectable and conservatively dressed, his comedy and satire is delivered with dead pan seriousness that challenges his audience’s expectations. He has appeared in corporate videos and written and hosted promotional events for some of Australia’s major corporations.
Proving his extraordinary talent, Shaun has won five Logies, an Aria, an AACTA and an AFI Award., but admirably, he hasn’t let that go to his head.
Shaun worked for ten years as a solicitor before quitting and moving to Melbourne to pursue his dream of writing comedy. He began his TV career as a writer for ABC’s The Big Gig and then as a writer and actor for for Full Frontal. He went on to act as co-producer for Full Frontal’s second series and joined the cast in 1995. In 1996 still with Full Frontal, Shaun also began to co-write for Artist Services.
Shaun’s roles in television have included host / presenter, writer and producer, and guest panelist. You will have seen him on numerous shows; among them the Logie Award winning Mad as Hell, Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation, Newstopia, Seachange, Thank God You’re Here, The Micallef Program, Micallef Tonight, Full Frontal, Mr & Mrs Murder, and the ABC black comedy Laid.
In film, Shaun has had acting roles in Sucker, Arrowhead, The Cup and Bad Eggs, among many. His theatre work includes The Odd Couple for MTC, QI Live with Stephen Fry, presenting The Best of John Williams for the Sydney Symphony, a national tour of Good Evening, the Australian premiere of Boeing Boeing, and various comedy revues.
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During this time, Shaun created such memorable characters as Milo Kerrigan (the all- purpose expert), documentary presenter David McGann, Roger Explosion, Nobby Doldrums and Fabio: The Most Beautiful Man in the World. However, it was The Micallef Program that shot Shaun to fame. The seven-part character based sketch show interspersed with interviews, info-mercials and razor edged satire won a Logie Award and paved the way for Shaun’s future success in television.
In 2000 Shaun joined the cast of Seachange to play Warwick Munroe, Sigrid Thornton’s fiancé. Warwick, described by series creator Andrew Knight as the most boring man in the world, proved the perfect part for Shaun.
Shaun has presented his own television talkback show, Micallef Tonight and has been a presenter on Vega 91.5 Breakfast with Beverley O’Connor and Denise Scott. He has written plays for the Magpie Theatre Company (Melbourne) including Prince of Numbskills (1992), The Mystery Play (1993) and Oops I’m a Nazi adapted from David Greason’s book I Was a Teenage Fascist. In addition, he has acted in plays including Amadeus, The Frogs and Boeing Boeing. And, he has moderated for the Great Debate, narrated The Sign of the Seahorse and performed in Theatre Sports.
Shaun Micallef’s absurd comedy, delivered with his deep newsreader voice and uptight lawyer looks, is guaranteed to make every audience laugh.