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Jack Yabsley
Born 6 October 1982 (1982-10-06) (age 38)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Charles Sturt University
Occupation Television presenter
Employer Seven Network
Known for Match It (2012–2014)
Saturday Disney (2007–2011)
Totally Wild (2004–2006)

Jack Yabsley (born 6 October 1982) is an Australian Television presenter, director, screenwriter, and actor, having worked extensively in Children's TV and documentary.

Director

Yabsley's debut feature documentary, Kings of Baxter premiered at Antenna International Documentary Film Festival in 2017, where it won Best Australian Film, and Audience Choice Award. The film follows Bell Shakespeare's drama outreach program in Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre, as a group of young offenders attempt to stage a production of Macbeth inside the centre for their fellow detainees. The documentary was screened on Foxtel Arts in 2018.

Before this, Yabsley's comedy short films The Virgin, and Super Nice both premiered at Flickerfest Short Film Festival in Sydney, and went on to play at international film festivals around the world, gaining awards for best actor, and best screenplay.

Television Roles

He is currently a reporter for Sydney Weekender on the Seven Network.

Previously, Jack was a host on Saturday Disney on Australia's Seven Network from 3 February 2007 – 2011, the host of the game show Match It on the Seven Network, and a presenter on Totally Wild on Network Ten, he hosted over 100 episodes from 2004 to 2006.

Education

Yabsley studied Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University, in Bathurst, and completed a post graduate degree in Screen Directing at AFTRS, Sydney. He attended Kiama High School, Coonabarabran Public School, and Middleton Primary School in Parkes.

Filmography

Writer/Director

  • Super Nice (2018)
  • Mardi Gras + Me for ABC Me (2018)
  • Kings of Baxter (2017)
  • The Virgin (2017)
  • The Donation (2015)
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