Shane Jacobson

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18, 1970
Melbourne, Australia
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18, 1970 (age 49)
Melbourne, Australia


Australian comedian and actor who gained acclaim and racked up accolades for his well known performance as Kenny Smyth in the 2006 mockumentary Kenny, and subsequent TV spin-off series Kenny's World. His beloved character's nickname is the Dunny Man. In 2014, he penned a #1 bestselling autobiography called The Long Road to Overnight Success.

Before Fame

He was doing amateur theater from the age of 10, and began his comedy career when he turned 18. He had a regular segment called The 60 Minute Challenge on Melbourne's Gold FM radio station in 1999.


He won a 2008 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls in 2008. He co-hosted the short-lived show Top Gear Australia before co-hosting The Great Australian Bake Off.

Family Life

He is the father of four children with his wife Felicity Hunter.

Associated With

He was a series regular of the television show The Time of Our Lives alongside Claudia Karvan.

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