John Kelly

John Kelly

Actor in Canberra, Australia

About John


Corporate and MC Roles
· Corporate presentations and MC roles in SE Asia and Australia 1985 to current)
· Charity and private function performances and compering (e.g “Oscar Gala” for Breast Cancer Foundation 2011 and 2013)
· Wedding MC and Singer
· Compere product launches and live demos
· Fitness Program – Prime Regional TV (Wagga Wagga – 1983/84)

Musical Theatre
· “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (role of Pharoah) – Canberra Philharmonic Society 2010
· “Jesus Christ Superstar” (role of Caiaphas) – Queanbeyan Players 2011
· “Chicago” (Nightclub Singer) 2012
· “Brigadoon” with Queanbeyan Players 2012 (role of “Donald Ritchie”)
· “West Side Story” with Free Rain Theatre Feb 2013 – dual roles of Doc and Gladhand
· “Return To The Forbidden Planet” with Queanbeyan Players June 2013 – lead role of Ariel, the Robot.
· “Footloose” with Supa productions – Sept 2013. Role of Coach Dunbar
· “Winging My Way To The Top” – Strahan/Walsh Productions – principal role of Godfrey Goldsmith. World Premiere May 2014 (paid role)
· “Showtune” – Canberra Repertory Society. June 2014
· “Jesus Christ Superstar” Arena Spectacular - Pee Wee Productions – June 2015
· “Grease” – Queanbeyan August 2015. Role of “Johnny Casino”

Acting Roles
· Pilot feature film trailer – “The River Tiger” (role of The Hare) – My Precious Productions 2012 (paid role)
· Dept of Human Services (Drawcard Entertainment) – Training video May 2012 (paid role)
· Googong Community TV commercial 2013 (Bearcage Productions) (paid role)
· Dept of Agriculture – Carbon Farming Initiative promo video (Bearcage Productions) – May 2013 (paid role)
· Dept of Innovation – Unique Student Identifier promo video (SilverSun Pictures) – June 2013 (paid role)
· ITSA – Personal Property Securities Register – July 2013. Bearcage Productions (paid role)
· Cinema trailer for book release (“The Rule of Knowledge”) – July 2013. Rok Cinema – role of “Gladiator” (paid role)
· Paid Extra – “The Code” – ABC TV production 2014. Role of “Security Guard”
· Aodaliya Gold – concept trailer for joint Australian/Chinese feature film. Role of lead villain – “EyePatch”
· TVC – Solar Hub. Lead presenter – paid speaking role. April 2015
· Paid Extra – “The Code 2” ABC TV production 2015
· TVC – Relationships Australia. Lead presenter – paid speaking role. Oct 2015
· Role play actor (paid) – Conflict Resolution Training – Oct 2015
· Supporting Actor (Ray – PE Teacher) – “The Art of Teaching Nothing” – original stage play – Free Rain Theatre, October 2015

· Singing (Baritone) – swing, jazz, generally in the style of Michael Buble/Tony Bennett/Frank Sinatra
· Former dance instructor
· Former twice National Aerobics Champion
· Spontaneous humour
· Current Group Fitness Instructor
· Martial Arts
· Abseiling/canyoning
· Public Speaking and MC (worked with audiences of up to 2000) Nationally and Internationally.
· Accents: Scottish, American, Robot


“John Kelly manages to steal the show as the Elvis inspired Pharoah”
Mark Parton – “Parton Words” blog

“John Kelly’s Pharoah channels Elvis in a show-stopping Song of the King.” - Alanna Maclean, reviewer, Canberra Times

EDUCATION: Completed “Acting 101” with Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (CADA)

NIDA – “Communicating With Impact” – June 2014

Name: John Kelly

Lives in: Canberra, Australia

Occupation: Actor

Unique traits: An interesting blend of youthful energy and mature life experience. Johns vocal talents have been used in a number of corporate settings including MC roles at product launches and live demos to which his background as a sales trainer and consultant have added benefit. Quick witted and with a wide ranging sense of humour, he thinks well on his feet as well as delivering well scripted presentations. His vocal qualities and eloquent style have been used in voice-over work, commercials, acting, interview and talk-back work and theatre singing. With an active fitness lifestyle (former twice National Aerobics Champion), a background in Martial Arts and an interest and pursuit of outdoor recreation (abseiling and canyoning), John is equally prepared to take on physical roles as well as those demanding more emotive performance. Easy to work with, professional, charismatic and fun-loving, he will commit 100% to any assignment large or small.

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