Shane Jacobson is a multi award winning actor, entertainer, producer and author who has worked with some of the biggest names in show business including Geoffrey Rush, Jeremy Clarkson, Bryan Brown, Guy Pearce & Hugo Weaving. His notable credits include The Bourne Legacy, Charlie & Boots with Paul Hogan, Time Of Our Lives, Top Gear, Oddball, The Dressmaker with Kate Winslet & the hit Aussie classic Kenny
Shane can, and does, turn his hand to just about anything. As an author he has penned automotive pieces for Drive and his 2014 autobiography The Long Road to Overnight Success became an instant hit and number 1 bestseller.
As a producer he’s brought shows like Kenny’s World, Rock Soldiers, and Hangin’ with Hoges to the screen. He’s been seen hosting events and programs like the Australian Motoring Festival, Top Gear Live, Friday Night Crack Up, The Living Room and Manspace, for which he is also the Executive Producer. As a singer he’s a regular guest at the annual Carols by Candlelight and fronted 2015’s sell-out show A Night Out with Shane Jacobson and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
Amongst this incredible body of work Shane has always found time for people and causes close to his heart. He supports Hearts Kids Australia, HMAS Canberra, Entertainment Assist, The Mirabel Foundation Parkinson’s Victoria, Variety and is currently Chief Scout of Victoria.
Shane Jacobson began his career on the stage at the tender age of 10 with amateur theatre, performing in Australia and overseas. At age 18 Shane began his comedy career with regular theatre restaurant, musical theatre, stand-up and MC gigs. It wasn’t long until the corporate world caught onto his talent for characterisation and a quick quip, hiring him to play to huge corporate functions impersonating business icons and luminaries. His sharply honed performance and character skills were noticed by Melbourne’s Gold FM radio station, who in 1999 gave him a regular spot.
Shane’s focus eventually moved towards the camera and he began acting in prominent Music Videos, Short Films and TV Commercials whilst continuing to perform audience Warm-Ups for all the major TV networks.
Shane and his Brother/director Clayton Jacobson shared the 2006 IF Awards for both Best Feature Film and Best Script and the 2006 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2007 Shane acted in the feature film NEWCASTLE, directed by Dan Castle and CACTUS, directed by Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan. In 2008 Shane completed a 5 month season of Guys ‘N’ Dolls at the Princess Theatre as “Nicely Nicely”. For his role he won a Helpmann Award – Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
Shane reprised the role of “Nicely Nicely” in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre for 12 weeks in March 2009 along side Kath and Kim’s Magda Szubanski, Sea Patrol’s Lisa McCune and Ian Stenlake, Mother and Son’s Garry McDonald and singing star Marina Prior.
Also in 2009 we saw the cinema release of Shane’s feature film Charlie & Boots also starring Paul Hogan which reached approx $4million at the Australian Box office and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 31 through Paramount Home Entertainment. The Jacobson Brothers launched their ground breaking comedy series Mordy Koots a 10 x 3 minute series which is currently available and is now also an application on iTunes.
Filming wrapped in December in the beautiful country town of Warburton, Victoria for Shane next feature film Surviving Georgia also starring Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Caroline O’Connor and Spencer McLaren. Directed by Sandra Sciberras and Kate Whitbread (Caterpillar Wish) and Produced by Kate Whitbread and Spencer McLaren.
Definitely contributed to the success of the event kept everything running smoothly and dealt with any timing issues on the run. Perfect fit for our event, very strong positive feedback from attendees.
Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland)
Shane was fantastic to work with. He worked with our audience very well, picked up on the commentary from throughout the night to tie everything together.
NatRoad National Road Transport Association
Shane was very personable and certainly understood his audience. He engaged with the award recipients very well. He came prepared for the function, and delivered his speaking notes perfectly. Thank you for making the night such a success.
Airconditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association
Shane was brilliant…total professional and every single person in the audience thought he wasfantastic.
Opal Aged Care
He was so entertaining and very fun.
Department of Education
Shane’s story really resonated with our students. They were entertained and inspired. It was a fantastic afternoon.
Shane was brilliant, very easy to work with and did such a great job as our MC for the night. He kept all our guests very well entertained as well as kept the show running to time.
Two de Force
He was fantastic! Great sense of humor, humorus and yet professional. We experienced slight AV technical difficulties and he held it together very well. With his background in event management, he was able to engaged with the guests and keep everything rolling and on track. Everyone said they loved him and if we could bring him back the following year.
Real Estate Institute of Queensland REIQ
Trying to find the words to describe Shane is difficult as I don’t think amazing, professional, outstanding or funny even scratch the surface. He kept the crowd entertained, was open to all guests meeting with him and was a key factor in raising much needed funds for a grass roots charity that has only been around for 5 years.
"Shane was Brilliant!! Our awards evening and dinner was a huge success and Shane’s ability to keep the audience entertained as well as keeping with the formalities of the evening was just perfect!! Shane is a true professional who is very down to earth and extremely easy to work with. Shane was so generous with his time and very approachable throughout the evening. Shane did an amazing job for us and we would definitely look to have him back again. Thanks Shane!"
Illuminating Engineers Society
Shane Jacobson was absolutely outstanding. He was genuine, warm, very funny and made the day flow extremely well. People were thrilled to have him there. I haven't used a speaker that I would recommend more highly than Shane. I'd jump at the chance to have him at another of our events.
“Thank you once again for presenting at our Making Connections Lunch. Your drive,enthusiasm and success is an inspiration to us all. Our objective for this series of lunches is to provide a relaxed environment for staff and clients to interact, while drawing inspiration from an interesting and thought-provoking presenter. Shane you have helped us achieve this aim and for that we are very grateful”
“Shane was fantastic on the night! We thought he was great at injecting his individuality in to the night's proceedings and had the audience in stitches with his adlib stories and jokes. We have had loads of comments from the dinner attendees - including Comcare Executive who have said that they thought Shane was absolutely brilliant. He was very easy going and a pleasure to deal with. We would love to have him back again and would definitely recommend him to anyone!”
“Excellent....Shane was wonderful- very entertaining- people were queued up to speak with him after the performance!”
Institute of Water Administration
“Shane was very easy to work, very professional and knows how to work a crowd.””
“Very warm funny and engaging. A hit with the audience!”
Morgan & Morgan
“TOTALLY STUPENDOUSLY WONDERFUL!!!! Shane is absolutely professional, amusing, honest, caring, it's obvious he enjoys what he does and his life. He is brilliant and I think I'm in love!!!! We would use him again in a flash - what a presenter and what a great human being. Shane rated well above any of our other speakers and deservedly so. I can't speak highly enough of what a true professional he is and his honesty is so apparent.”
“Shane's story hit the mark as may members were either from Melbourne or are involved in plumbing wholesale. Story with humour was a success. Photos with Shane also made the night)”.
He was fantastic. I have never seen Shane MC anything before so it was pure delight for me to see him in his element and do such a fine job. He wasn’t just an MC, he was entertaining, and that I think is the thing that sets him apart from the pack. I don’t know how we can find someone better for next year!”
John Danks & Son
“Shane communicated and engaged the crowd like I’ve never seen before. A wonderful MC with all the skills to ensure the night is a success.”
Port Phillip City Council
“Please convey our thanks to Shane Jacobson for a wonderful job at the 2012 WorldSkills Australia National Competition. The feedback from guests who attended on Sunday has been full of praise. His an absolute delight and the ultimate professional, keeping the evening on track and audience entertained.”
“Shane was fantastic! Great sense of humor, humorus and yet professional. We experienced slight AV technical difficulties and he held it together very well. With his background in event management, he was able to engaged with the guests and keep everything rolling and on track. Everyone said they loved him and if we could bring him back the following year.”
Real Estate Institute of Queensland
“Shane’s presentation was a highlight of our conference, being a thoroughly entertaining and engaging speaker for our Gala dinner. Shane’s talk was a great balance of story-telling, motivation, and comedy all rolled into one. It was even more pleasing to have Shane attend our dinner and stay and talk with all the guests throughout the evening and well into the night, which was ‘above and beyond’ what would be expected of many speakers. I would highly recommend Shane to other corporates looking for an interesting and entertaining speaking for their event.”
Victorian Farmers Federation