John Batchelor

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John graduated from NIDA and has been an actor across all mediums since 1992. His work in film, TV, theatre and radio has been both award winning and critically acclaimed.

His theatrical credits include FESTEN and THE WAY OF THE WORLD for the Sydney Theatre Company, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA and TWELFTH NIGHT for the Bell Shakespeare Company and more recently the World Premiere of David Williamson’s MANAGING CARMEN for Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan Theatre Company to name a but a few. John has received two Matilda Awards for his work in Queensland Theatre.

His TV credits include five Seasons of SEA PATROL, as well as DEVILS DUST, 30 SECONDS, HOME and AWAY, STINGERS, WATER RATS and ALL SAINTS. John’s work as the heart wrenching Wally Tomlinson in UNDERBELLY: RAZOR was highly acclaimed.

John’s portrayal of the knitting miner Peeto in the award winning RED DOG has been critically acclaimed world wide. His other films include THE TENDERHOOK, DANNY DECKCHAIR,Disney’s INSPECTOR GADGET 2 and Marvels MAN THING.

Since 1992 John’s voice over work has been sought after by many companies and networks. From Car and Truck Manufacturers to Federal Government Departments, John has successfully lead campaigns for some Australia’s biggest businesses. His voice is as strong as it is warm and as funny as it is thought provoking. John has also narrated many documentaries and is the voice behind Foxtels A&E channel. He is the quintessential Aussie voice that continually surprises.


  1. John was FANTASTIC! We absolutely loved working with him and the V/O suits the ad perfectly.

    Annika Cloros - Account Executive, Live in the Projects

  2. I’ve worked with John for over 4 years now on a weekly basis and he’s an absolute joy to have in the audio booth. He takes direction well, contributes great ideas and elevates everything he lends his dulcet tones to. A&E wouldn’t be the same without him!

    Jared Barnes

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