John Wood has been a part of the Australian entertainment industry for over 40 years, earning him a long list of credits for varied roles on stage and screen.
His TV career was launched in 1976, playing “Sugar Renfrey” in the ABCTV Production of POWER WITHOUT GLORY, for which he won his first Logie as Best Supporting Actor. In the 1980’s he went on to star in the hit drama, RAFFERTY’S RULES as Magistrate “Michael Rafferty; which saw him become a well know and much admired television actor, taking out the Most Outstanding Actor Logie’s two years running.
From 1994 and for the next 12 years, he played the role of “Tom Croydon” in BLUE HEELERS, one of our highest ever rating TV drama’s. It culminated in John winning the prestigious Gold Logie in 2006, after 10 consecutive nominations as most popular person on Australian Television. His more recent television role is as the semi-regular “Patrick Tyneman” the baddie everybody loves to hate, in ABC’s THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES. His stage career has included everything from Shakespeare to Williamson and a few Musicals in between, again winning a number of Best Actor awards along the way.
John has been a proud patron of the VABT for many years and continues to lend his popularity to assist in raising the profile of the VABT.