The host of such Australian television programs as Everybody's Talking and Get the Message, he also presented or produced several radio shows, including Remember When and Nightline (both in collaboration with Bruce Mansfield).
He dropped out of school in his late teens and began working as a voice-over artist for Australian television's Nine Network.
For a time, he penned a column for an Australian entertainment publication called TV Scene.
He was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.
During the 1990s, he frequently appeared with comedian Bert Newton on a segment of the television program Good Morning Australia.