Jason Donovan

Australian Actor
Born Jun 1, 1968

Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer, also known by his stage name JD. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records, and his début album Ten Good Reasons was one of the highest-selling albums of 1989 with UK sales of over 1.5 million copies. He has had four UK No. 1 singles, one of which was "Especially for You", his 1988 duet with Kylie Minogue.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on June 1, 1968.
1972 4 Years Old Jason Donovan was born in Malvern, Melbourne, and is the son of Sue Menlove (now Sue McIntosh) and actor Terence Donovan who has English and Irish ancestry. Following his parents' separation and divorce, his father was awarded full custody of him in 1972 and brought him up on his own. … Read More


1980 12 Years Old Donovan made his first television appearance at age 11 in a guest role on the Australian series Skyways in 1980. … Read More
1986 18 Years Old He also appeared in the series I Can Jump Puddles (1981) and Golden Pennies (1985) before entering the cast of Neighbours in 1986 as Scott Robinson (replacing actor Darius Perkins, who had played the role for the first year of the series). … Read More
1987 19 Years Old He won his first Logie Award for "Best New Talent" in 1987 and received a commendation in the category "Performance by a Male Actor In a Series" from the Television Society of Australia's Penguin Awards.


In 1988 he was awarded the Silver Logie for the "Most Popular Actor" on Australian television.
His next single, "Too Many Broken Hearts", reached number one in the UK in March 1989.
1990 - 1992 5 More Events
Donovan later admitted that by 1995 he had a serious drug problem, taking around two grams of cocaine a day.


1998 - 2000 3 More Events
2004 36 Years Old In late 2004, he was headlining in the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
2005 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He finished his original run on 13 March 2005, but was then invited back from June onwards to play in the final two months of the show, until its closure on 4 September 2005. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old Donovan performed a medley of songs from Joseph along with other actors who have played the eponymous role (Donny Osmond and Lee Mead) at the Concert for Diana in July 2007.


Donovan and Malloch were married in Bali in 2008. … Read More
2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Donovan performed as Tick (Mitzi) in the London stage musical production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre.
In September 2010, Donovan took part in the BBC television series Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing his family tree back several generations.
In February 2011, Donovan appeared on the BBC series Ready, Steady, Cook.
In March 2012, Donovan released a new album of covers, Sign Of Your Love, which peaked at number 36 in the UK Albums Chart.
2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Donovan reprised his role as Tick/Mitzi in the UK national touring production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Donovan revealed in January 2015 that he was invited to return to Neighbours for the show's 30th anniversary celebrations, but he declined the offer, adding "it's just not something I want to do".
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