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John Xintavelonis(Tasmania)

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John Xintavelonis

John has enjoyed an extensive career in corporate entertainment, stage, radio and television in his home state of Tasmania for over 20 years.

On the mainland stage, John has previously played Stewpot in Opera Australia’s South Pacific, Dick Woollnough/Dee Anthony in The Boy From OZ for The Production Co., Mitch in The Threepenny Opera for Malthouse and STC, Spider/Lord Savage in Jeckyll & Hyde for TML in Korea, Mr. Braithwaite in BILLY ELLIOT The Musical for Universal/Working Title, and Pumbaa in The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in Perth, Melbourne and Shanghai.

John’s Television credits include The Keyttering Incident (Foxtel), Winners and Losers (7 Network), Tricky Business (Nine network), Dance Academy (ABC), City Homicide (7 Network) and John Safran's Race Relations (ABC). His Film credits include A Journey Through Time with Anthony (Zhou Xun), Macbeth 1040 AD for Dark Oak Films, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping for Artist Services and Back From The Dead for Pocket Money Productions and his voice can be heard in the films Legend of the Guardians, AUSTRALIA, Daybreakers, Mao’s Last Dancer, Two Fists One Heart, in mini-series for CLEO, False Witness, Scorched, and on TV shows Wild Boys, Rescue Special Ops and Slide.

In 2006, John was nominated for a Mo Award for his role as Pumbaa in The Lion King. John is an Australia Day Ambassador 2014-15, a finalist in 2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Awards, a co-founder and Chairman of Hobart independent actor’s company Blue Cow Theatre Inc. and a broadcaster on ABC local radio.