JOHN WOOD has been a part of the Australian entertainment industry for over 40 years appearing in numerous roles on stage and screen.
His role of “Tom Croydon” in BLUE HEELERS ran for over twelve years and culminated in John winning the prestigious Gold Logie award in 2006. More recent television roles include portraying Alan Bond in KILLING TIME … a guest role in the ABC TV show “PHRYNE FISHER” … “Dr. Martin Chambers” in a semi regular guest role in NEIGHBOURS - and researching his family history on WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE.
From the ABCTV 1976 production of POWER WITHOUT GLORY … to the on going role of “Michael Rafferty” in the hit drama RAFFERTY’S RULES between 1984 – 1989. Appearing as a contestant on the popular DANCING WITH THE STARS and host of WINE ME – DINE ME, he’s been a regular face on Australian Television.
John has appeared in numerous plays and musicals beginning in 1970 with A DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Theatre productions from the classical Shakespeare’s HAMLET and A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM to the Aussie roles of “Monk O’Neill” in STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION and “Jock Riley” in THE CLUB. Seasons with Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Theatre Companies … Australia wide tours with Hit Production plays. Musicals include the role of “Alfred P. Doolittle” in Opera Australia’s MY FAIR LADY, CHESS – THE MUSICAL, HOW TO SUCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING - a wide variety of shows over many years where he’s had the opportunity to perform many different roles to much acclaim. Along the way he’s been the recipient of various Logies, Variety Club and Green Room Awards.
John’s most recent work includes feature roles in “Neighbours”, the ABC’s “Miss Fisher Mysteries”, “Paper Giants”, “Offspring”, “The Dr Blake Mysteries”, as well as a new Australian film “Backyard Ashes”.
He was also recently seen in the highly successful TV Show “Who Do You Think You Are?”
John has a fondness for his vintage Jaguars, spending time “doing them up” … is a member of the Jaguar Car club and participates in their yearly rally “Fly The Flag”