Wayne Anthoney OAM

Actor, theatre director and teacher

Wayne trained as a scientist at Adelaide University, graduating in 1962, and worked with early computers until opting for a different career path in 1974, involving acting, writing, clowning and comedy. In the 1980’s he worked as Humbolt the Clown on the children’s TV show “Fat Cat and Friends” and has done many film roles, most recently playing the late John Clarke’s demented father in “A Month of Sundays”. He taught part-time with the acting students at Adelaide College of the Arts since its first year of operation in 1986 and has written several plays, many of which have been performed in Australia and numerous overseas countries.

In 1996, he took a job as Project Manager for Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation, living mostly in a caravan at Yulara near Ayers Rock. He retired from the job at the end of 2004 and during those nine years hardly performed at all. The years in the desert, working cross-culturally at a high emotional level, have influenced him greatly.

Wayne has had a long-term concern about environmental issues and sustainability and was for several years the Convenor of Urban Ecology Australia.

A decade ago he published a book, “Travels In A Foreign Land”, it being a memoir of his more than thirty years’ experience with Aboriginal people in Central Australia. In 2023 he published another, “One Rubber Rooster Is never Enough”, this one being about his decades as a clown, actor, teacher and theatre performer.

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