Shane Jacobson is an Australian actor, director, writer and comedian, best known as the “Dunny Man” for his performances as the eponymous character Kenny Smyth, a plumber working for a portable toilet rental company, in the 2006 film Kenny and the spin-off TV series, Kenny’s World. In 2006, he won the Australian Film Institute’s Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for that performance.
He’s also a song and dance man, author, screen writer, creative director, producer, executive producer, plus an ambassador for many worthy charities and organisations.
Shane Jacobson began his career on the stage at the age of 10 with amateur theatre and the Melbourne Gang Show. At 18, he began his comedy career with regular theatre restaurant, musical theatre, stand-up and MC gigs. He was also hired to play to corporate functions, impersonating business icons and luminaries.
Shane Jacobson Age
Shane Jacobson was born in 1970.
Shane Jacobson Movies
- The Dressmaker
- Charlie and Boots
- The Bourne Legacy
- Jack Irish: Black Tide
- Jack Irish: Bad Debts
- Surviving Georgia
- Jack Irish: Dead Point
- Santas Apprentice
- The Mystery of Hansom
- Apprentice of the Year
- Go Fish
Jacobson has won several awards:
- 2006: Australian Film Institute award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Kenny
- 2006: Film Critics Circle of Australia awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role and Best Screenplay for Kenny
- 2006: Inside Film Award for both Best Feature Film and Best Script (shared with Clayton Jacobson)
- 2007: Film Ink Magazine Awards for Best New Comer
- 2007: Australian Star of the Year Award at the Australian International Movie Convention.
- 2008: Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, for his role as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the stage production Guys and Dolls.