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John Waters

John Waters is one of Australia's most recognised and respected film and theatre actors. He was born in London England on December 8 1948, the middle of five children of Scottish actor, Russell Waters. As a child John often hung around film studios while dad worked and even starred in a few young parts. He first faced a live audience as a singer and bass player with 60s R & R Band The Riots and appeared in Macbeth before travelling to Australia in 1968 with only a guitar and $90. He soon heard a US film called Adam's Woman, starring Beau Bridges, was being filmed in NSW so he managed to get himself cast in a small role. Fellow cast members recommended he try auditioning for a musical. He did, and landed the lead role of Claude in Sydney's 1969 production of the landmark rock musical, Hair. This was followed by the role of Judas in Godspell. This led to an acting career on stage, film and television that elevated him to his current status as Australia's most versatile leading man. From the brooding Sgt. McKellar Of ABC TV's Rush in 1974 which earned him a Logie Award for Best New Talent, through the Australian film boom that followed with films such as End Play, Summerfield, Breaker Morant, and on to the mini-series of the 80's, All The Rivers Run, Nancy Wake and Alice To Nowhere. Not to be forgotten was his ten year stint as host of childrens ABC program PlaySchool. John has always intrigued audiences with his diversity. Since collecting Australia's highest accolade as the Australian Film Institute's Best Actor Award in 1988 for the film Boulevard of Broken Dreams, John has re-embraced musical theatre as Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady, and They're Playing Our Song, and in productions of The Hunting of the Snark for Mike Batt, and A Little Night Music for the Sydney Theatre Company. He has also appeared in Love Letters at the Sydney Opera House and Children of a Lesser God. In 1995 he appeared in ReUnion a rock musical written and financed by himself and Stewart D'Arrietta. He won unanimous acclaim in the role of Pontius Pilate in the 1992 concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar with John Farnham, Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens and Angry Anderson which successfully toured the nation. He has made guest appearances in various TV series, including Good Guys Bad Guys, The Man From Snowy River, All Together Now and Young Lions. John's self written one man show Looking Through a Glass Onion, based on the life of John Lennon, toured nationally and regularly since 1992 and also played six months in London's West End in 1995. IMDb Mini Biography By: Karina

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Dec 8, 1948 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie At the Video Store
Latest Project:
Series Love Street 2019
Known For
Poster of These Amazing Shadows
Poster of The Real Macaw
Poster of Grievous Bodily Harm
Poster of Bushfire Moon
Movie At the Video Store Himself 2020
Series Love Street Himself 2019
Movie At Last Christopher 2018-10-20
Movie 2:22 Bill 2017-06-30
Movie Mansfield 66/67 2017-01-29
Series Your Friend, Andrew WK Used Car Guy 2016
Movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip First Class Passenger 2015-12-17
Movie Suburban Gothic Cornelius 2014-07-19
Movie I Am Divine Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Return to Nim's Island 2013-03-15
Series Bates Motel Robber #1 2013-03-18
Movie Centre Place 2012-02-14
Movie The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Mark Frettlby 2012-10-28
Movie Mansome Himself 2012-05-18
Movie Excision William 2012-09-12
Movie Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open 2012-09-25
Movie Mangus! 2011-01-01
Movie The Advocate for Fagdom Himself 2011-11-04
Movie These Amazing Shadows himself 2011-01-22
Movie Kapyong Narrator 2011-04-28
Movie Beautiful Darling Himself 2010-04-02
Movie Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore 2010-06-01
Movie William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Himself 2010-11-05
Movie It Came from Kuchar Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press Himself 2008-09-26
Movie The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels The Narrator 2008-10-31
Movie Jackass 2.5 Himself 2007-12-18
Movie Here's Looking at You, Boy Himself 2007-02-16
Movie Hairspray Flasher 2007-07-13
Movie Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story Himself 2007-11-08
Movie This Film Is Not Yet Rated Himself - Director of 'A Dirty Shame' 2006-01-26
Movie Carnivore Reflux Narrator 2006-02-15
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Jackass Number Two Himself 2006-09-22
Movie The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off & On Broadway Himself 2006-08-01
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006-07-10
Movie Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea Narrator 2006-02-24
Movie Inside Deep Throat Himself 2005-02-11
Movie Stealth Black Ops Doctor 2005-07-27
Movie Seed of Chucky Pete Peters 2004-11-11
Series Fireflies 2004-02-01
Movie Evil Never Dies Professor Arkin 2003-06-01
Movie A History of Sex Himself 2003-01-14
Movie Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat The Reverend 2002-03-31
Movie In Bad Taste Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Sweet and Lowdown Mr. Haynes 1999-12-03
Movie Divine Trash Himself 1998-01-18
Movie The Real Macaw Dr. Lance Hagen 1998-09-24
Movie Welcome to Hollywood John Waters 1998-10-01
Series Vanity Fair Captain Alfred Taylor 1998-11-01
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Heaven Tonight Johnny Dysart 1990-11-12
Movie Grievous Bodily Harm Morris Martin 1988-10-26
Movie Boulevard of Broken Dreams Tom Garfield 1988-10-13
Movie Bushfire Moon Patrick O'Day 1987-12-10
Movie Passion Flower Leslie Gaitland 1987-03-04
Movie Nancy Wake Henri Fiocca 1987-11-04
Movie Divine Waters Himself 1985-01-01
Movie All the Rivers Run Brenton Edwards 1983-10-09
Series All the Rivers Run Brenton Edwards 1983-10-04
Movie Attack Force Z Sub Lt. Ted 'Kingo' King 1982-06-10
Movie Galaxina 1980-06-06
Movie Weekend of Shadows Rabbit 1978-06-28
Movie Summerfield David Abbott 1977-09-30
Movie The Adventures of Eliza Fraser David Bracefell 1976-12-16
Movie End Play Mark Gifford 1976-01-01
Movie Love Letter to Edie Himself 1975-01-01
Movie Pink Flamingos Narrator 1972-03-12
Movie Red Sun 1971-09-15
Movie Mondo Trasho Reporter (voice) 1969-03-14
Series Meine Frau Susanne Himself 1963-04-05