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Jason Gann Biography

Birth Place:
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Hails from the same city in Queensland, Australia, as Geoffrey Rush
  • Won Best Actor award at the 2002 Australian short-film festival Tropfest for the original Wilfred, a seven-minute short
  • Wilfred also won Best Comedy and People's Choice awards, and was later screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival in Utah
  • Gann and cocreator Adam Zwar (who also costarred) expanded Wilfred into a sitcom, which aired on Australian TV in 2007 and 2010, and won a 2010 Australian Film Institute screenwriting award
  • Cocreated and was an ensemble member (along with Zwar) of the Australian sketch-comedy series The Wedge in 2006-07
  • Costarred in and cowrote (with Zwar) the 2008 theatrical comedy Rats and Cats
  • Is the lead singer for the Australian rock group Sofamecca

Awards

  • 2010Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance in a Television Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Television Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance in a Television Comedy: nominated

Relationships

  • Xano William Varela Gann -- Son
  • Alejandra Valera -- Wife