With a Logie for Best Actor under his belt and leading roles in some of Australia’s most successful television series over the last three decades, Shane Withington has become a trusted and respected professional in the industry. He is currently enjoying playing the highly successful character of John Palmer in Home and Away.
Shane was awarded a Logie for best actor for his role of Brendan in A Country Practice that saw him become an audience favourite. Since then there have been few shows that he hasn’t made an appearance in. His credits include main roles in Willing and Able, Flying doctors, The Family Business, Roys’ Raiders (BBC Production),Water Rats, David Williamsons’ Dogs Head Bay, All Saints , a leading role in 120 episodes of Out of the Blue (BBC Production), a highly acclaimed performance in the mini series of Rain Shadow (ABC) and many others.
His Film credits include Queen of the Road, Reprisal and Strange Bedfellows.
Shane also the voice behind many successful commercial campaigns that have utilised his versatility as a performing artist, from delivering outrageous comedy for Australia’s leading FM stations or being the trusted voice for a Federal election campaign.
On Shane’s off time, he is an avid sailor and when Home and Away is being filmed on location, he jumps into his boat and travels across the water to ‘Summer Bay.’ Shane also front’s a 50s Swing band ‘The Crows Feet Crew’.
He also took on an environmental fight for 15 years to save Currawong Beach on Pittwater (on Sydney’s northern outskirts), and won and it became a national park.