John graduated from NIDA in 1978 and his career has seen him work on the stage, in cinema and television.
For Ensemble Theatre he has previously appeared in MONGRELS. His other theatre work includes MARK COLVIN’S KIDNEY, TWELFTH NIGHT, IVANOV (Belvoir); AALL MY SONS, THE CRUCIBLE, DEAD WHITE MALES, THE LIFE OF GALILEO, MONGRELS, THE RECRUIT (Sydney Theatre Company); SHRINE, RISING WATER (Black Swan State Theatre Company); THE ROVER (State Theatre Company of South Australia). His film credits include MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, LAST CAB TO DARWIN, THE MAN WHO SUED GOD, A MAN’S GOTTA DO and JINDABYNE. For TV, John has appeared in WARRIORS, SOUL MATES, JANET KING, SEACHANGE, ALL SAINTS, ALWAYS GREENER, PACKED TO THE RAFTERS and CHANGI .
John’s awards include a 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor in a MainStage Production for IVANOV and a Sydney Critics’ Circle Award for Best Stage Actor in 1991. He won his first Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor for his role in SEACHANGE in 2001.