Spotlight on… Jason ‘Jabba’ Davis

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Jason ‘Jabba’ Davis entered the Australian entertainment industry in the early 90’s as a surprised 20 year old.

His first casting role at 20 saw his status go from unemployed straight into the spotlight, co-hosting on Australia’s first instalment of Pay TV: Galaxy. Here he appeared on RED the Music Channel alongside Toni Pearen and Leah Purcell.

Nicknamed Jabba at high school, Jason simply could not have anticipated the success and scope of his work in the industry which followed in the early days at Galaxy. Take a glance at his bio and you will get a complete understanding of his broad talents including that of a versatile broadcaster, performer, actor, interviewer, writer, presenter, MC, DJ, and comic.

Jabba has grown up, and grown into Jason… A more mature, polished and experienced individual who is working across a range of roles. Jason is currently starring in the feature film adaptation of the outrageous SBS series by Paul Fenech, HOUSOS. This follows the first series on SBS and recent sold out stage shows in Sydney. It’s a dream role for Jason, with Chopper Read playing his father.

After 15 years on Foxtel, across Channel V and Music Max, Jason will host a second series of The Essential 20 on Max later in 2012. Elsewhere on the platform, Jason expanded his presenting skills into the factual arena as the host of Curiosity Week on National Geographic Channel, The Great BBQ Challenge on The Lifestyle Channel and also hosted back stage in last year’s reenergised ARIA awards.

Jason has been invited to moderate at the Mumbrella360 event after he made a number of impressive appearances on Mumbrella’s weekly podcast, as well as continuing to write a monthly column for sister magazine, Encore.

Now a regular media commentator, Jason is currently appearing in a weekly entertainment segment covering The Voice on Channel Nine Mornings.

A broad and busy workload in 2012 also involves a book proposal, more writing, more presenting and more acting while being a father to 3 kids.