Jesse Griffin

Hair Red
Eyes Blue
Height 190cm
Age 50
Location New Zealand - Auckland

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Acting

Skills

Abseiling, Basketball, Bass Baritone, Singer, Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Harmonica, Recorder, Tambourine, Body Surfing, Carpenter, Comedian (Stand-Up), Cricket, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Director, Fishing, Full Licence, Golf, Indoor Cricket, Landscape Gardener, Mime, Mountain Biking, Petanque, Physical Theatre, Pool, Presenter, Rock Climbing, Skate Boarding, Skiing, Snooker, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Theatre Sports, Writer, Yoga

Accents

American (standard), New York, Southern American, Australian, Canadian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Cockney, Newcastle, RP, Scottish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Irish, Jamaican, Maori, Middle Eastern, Polynesian, South African

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2022Nude Tuesday, 'Alexander'

NT Films Dir: Armagan Ballantyne
2017The Breaker Upperers, 'Bartender'

Miss Piki Films Ltd Dir: Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami
1993Heavenly Creatures, 'Laurie'

Wingnut Films Dir: Peter Jackson

Television

2021Mean Mums, 'Dental Nurse'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Damon Fepulea'i
2017800 Words: season III, 'Sean (recurring)'

Weld Productions Ltd / Channel 7 (Aus) Dir: Various
2016800 Words: season II, 'Sean (recurring)'

Weld Productions Ltd / Channel 7 (Aus) Dir: Various
2015Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan, 'Wilson Dixon'

Hikoi Productions Dir: Various
2015800 Words: season I, 'Sean (recurring)'

Weld Productions Ltd / Channel 7 (Aus) Dir: Various
2015Hillary, 'Older Pilot'

Great Southern Television Dir: Danny Mulheron
2013Field Punishment No. 1 (tele-feature), 'Guard Doug'

Lippy Pictures Dir: Peter Burger
2013Short Poppies, 'Trent Dash'

Augusto Limited Dir: Various directors
2012Golden, 'Elliot (core cast)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Katie Wolfe
2004Last Man Standing, 'Chich (core cast)'

Burberry Productions Dir: Various directors

Television Commercials

22-23Life Direct - Human Soup

NZ, 12 months
2023New World

NZ
18-21Life Direct - Unexpected Happens

NZ
2020Netsafe: Fake News

NZ
2020Macs Beer

NZ, 3 months
2019Sky TV

NZ
2019Z Energy

NZ
2017Mazda

NZ, limited 3 month run
2016Tropicana

Nth America
15-16Codral

NZ & Australia
2015Dairy Australia

Australia

Television Appearances

10-177 Days, 'Regular Panelist'

TV3
2007Spicks & Specks, 'Panelist'

ABC Australia
2005Spicks & Specks , 'Panelist'

ABC Australia
2014Cadbury Dream Factory, 'Co-Host'

Mediaworks TV
2010Steven K Amos Show, 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

BBC 2

Voice Work

20-23McDonalds, 'Various VO'


Stand Up Comedy

2018Best Foods Comedy Gala (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

Mediaworks
2010Crunchie Comedy Gala (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

TV2
2009Comedy Christmas Gala (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

TV3
2009Crunchie Comedy Gala (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

TV2
2007Crunchie Comedy Gala (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

TV2
2007The World Stands Up (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

Paramount Cable TV (UK & USA)
2006Crunchie Comedy Gala (televised), 'Wilson Dixon (comic character)'

TV2

MC / Speaker

Skills

Actor, After Dinner Speaker, Comedian, Debater, Director, Entertainer, Host, Improvisor, Live Performance Host, MC, Panelist, Satirist, Writer

Biography

Jesse is an Actor, Comedian, Writer & Director – who has worked throughout the UK, Australia and NZ since the mid 1990’s.

He studied at the John Bolton School in Melbourne training in physical theatre in ’95 and 96, which lead on to co-founding the Melbourne based physical comedy trio The 4 Noels, who had a critically acclaimed and box-office successful performance run between 1998 and 2008. The trio won best comedy awards at the Melbourne and Wellington Fringe Festivals, a Moosehead Award, a Spirit of the Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and were twice nominated for the Barry Award for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

American Country Music character Wilson Dixon is one of Jesse’s most recognisable creations. Wilson Dixon has appeared on BBC Radio, toured around NZ, and been a guest comedian on 7 Days. He has won best comedy awards at the NZ International Comedy Festival, been nominated for best comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won a Spank Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for musical comedy.

Jesse currently has multiple projects on the boil both here and in Australia, with one of the most recent projects being NZ comedy series Educators. Earlier seasons of Educators have been nominated for multiple awards in NZ, and they scooped a bronze medal in the Worldwide Best Streaming Comedy category in the 2020 New York Festival.

 

Voice

Voice Characteristics

Retail, Character, Accents, Comedy, Deep, Friendly, Kiwi, Warm