Shane Withington (born 22 August 1958 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian actor best known for his starring roles in the television series A Country Practice, as nurse Brendan Jones, and Willing and Abel, as Abel Moore. Withington also had a recurring role as Colin on Home and Away.
He had a guest star appearance in Strange Bedfellows, alongside Paul Hogan and Michael Caton. In 2008, he was in the BBC drama Out of the Blue, playing the detective in charge of investigating a murder. Since 2009, he has had a regular role on Home and Away, this time as John Palmer.
Withington co-starred in the play The Boys Next Door in 1992.
He is married to Anne Tenney, who played his character’s wife Molly Jones on A Country Practice.
With leading roles in some of Australia’s most successful television series over the last three decades Shane Withington has become a trusted and respected professional in the industry.
With a Logie for best actor under his belt there are few shows that Shane hasn’t made an appearance in. His credits include major roles in A Country Practice, Willing and Able, Flying doctors, The Family Business, Roys’ Raiders (BBC Production),Water Rats, David Williamsons’ Dogs Head Bay, All Saints and Home and Away, a leading role in 120 episodes of Out of the Blue (BBC Production), a highly acclaimed performance in the mini series of Rain Shadow (ABC) and many others.
His Film credits include Queen of the Road, Reprisal and the very successful Strange Bedfellows.
This experience shows with Shane’s Voice work with some of the top companies in Australia trusting him to get the message across exactly as intended. Wether it’s performing outrageous comedy for Australia’s leading FM stations or being the trusted voice for a Federal election campaign Shane’s versatility makes him one of RMK’s most popular voices.