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Overview (3)

Born in Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameJason Sean Donovan
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jason Donovan was born on June 1, 1968 in Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Jason Sean Donovan. He is an actor, known for Neighbours (1985), MDA (2002) and Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! The New Generation (2013). He has been married to Angela Malloch since May 25, 2008. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Angela Malloch (25 May 2008 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (12)

Son, Zac, was born. [March 2001]
Daughter, Jemma Donovan , was born. [March 2000]
Older half-brother of Stephanie McIntosh.
Sued "The Face" magazine in 1992 after they claimed he was gay. He won £200,000 in damages but came to an agreement with the magazine as it would have gone out of business. Unfortunately, the very act of his litigation damaged his image with some sections of society as he was labeled homophobic by gay rights campaigners, something he denied.
Began a relationship with Angela Malloch, former stage manager in 1998 and has three children with her. The couple married in 2008.
The first Australian male artist to ever hold both single and album chart #1 positions in the UK simultaneously.
His favorite songs are "Come Together" by The Beatles, "Love's About To Change My Heart" by Donna Summer, "Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel, "Vertigo" by U2 and "Woman In Chains" by Tears For Fears (feat. Oleta Adams). (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
Stepson of Marlene Donovan.
Tim Rice was so impressed with Donovan's performance as Joseph during the 1991-1992 West End London Theatre run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (1991), that he pushed heavily for Donovan to play Simba in The Lion King (1994). But Jeffrey Katzenberg refused as Donovan wasn't a big enough name for an American audience.
Grandson of Joan Menlove.
Great-grandson of Eileen Dawson.

Personal Quotes (3)

Joseph was amazing - they had to block off the streets outside the Palladium, there were so many people wanting autographs. For a year there wasn't an unsold seat in the house. I'll tell you what though, in the end, I was sick to death of it.
You shouldn't be condemned for being honest. I don't know how much it hurt my career but the opportunities I've had are not things I dwell upon. The one thing that I have never ever done is actually advocate the use of drugs. - on telling a paper he had used drugs in the past
I'm older, weathered. But the lines have made me a more interesting person.

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