Ken James Story

Current Work


Victoria Police


Master of Ceremonies

Celebrity Chef


Drama Teacher

Bali Tour

Contact Details:

Ken James
email: ken@kenjames.com.au



Ken James Story

Ken James was born in Sydney NSW. On 16 November 1948 He attended Cleveland St boys high school receiving his leaving certificate at the end of 5 years of high school.

During his schooling he joined the Air Force cadets moving to the ranks of flight sergeant. He was voted by his peers to become a school prefect a role he enjoyed in his last year at school.
An avid sportsman he represented his school in Football, basket ball swimming and diving.

Current Work

Ken is currently doing special projects for the Chief Executive of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


At the age of 12 Ken was introduced to acting by a neighbour who saw a newspaper add calling for child models /actors to join the agency.

Ken’s interest in school plays gave him the impetus to seek out this agency it was then he was represented by his first agent Gloria Peyton of International Casting Service.

Kens first Television show was called The Adventures made for channel 7 at Artransa Park television studios in Sydney. On completing his schooling Ken Auditioned for the role of Mark Hammond in the Skippy TV series. The production company FAUNA Productions made a pilot episode and set about trying to sell the series. In the mean time Ken wanted to have a career as an actor so he auditioned for the national institute of dramatic art. Known as NIDA.

NIDA and the Bush Kangaroo

He was successful at his first audition and was offered a scholarship to train. Soon after he started the course the producers found a buyer for the Skippy series and Ken was offered the role. Three and a half year later the star Ed Deveraux (Matt Hammond) Tony Bonner (Jerry King) Gary Pankhurst (Sonny Hammond) and Lisa Goddard as (Clancy Merick) had appeared in 92 episodes and a feature film. Many Australian actors made guest appearances and Skippy went on to be one of the most popular Australians TV shows ever made.

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TV Credits:

Good Morning Australia 10 Network
Blue Heelers 7 Network
D Generation – Late Show ABC-TV
City High Pilot
Bingles Media Arts
Time Trax Lorimar
Pugwall 7 Network
That’s Dancing ABC-TV
Inside Running ABC-TV
Say G’Day 9 Network
Winner Take All ABC-TV
Bellamy 10 Network
Prisoner 10 Network
Sons and Daughters 7 Network
Skyways 7 Network
Ernie Sigley Show 9 Network
Catspaw ABC-TV
The Box 10 Network
Split Second Grundy’s
Glenview High 7 Network
The Group 7 Network
Barrier Reef 10 Network
Skippy 9 Network
The Adventures 7 Network
Ladies Night Jally Productions

Film roles:

The Last I Heard Documentary
The Gift Telemovie
The Box Lead
Skippy Lead
They're a weird mob boy


Anything Goes New Zealand
Rocky Horror Show Australian Tour
Jack & the Beanstalk Sydney


Pushin’ up Daisies Napier Street Theatre
I’m not Rappaport M.T.C.
The Add Man Ensemble Theatre – Sydney
The Add Man Playbox Theatre -Melbourne
Run for your Wife Harvest Theatre Co.
Luv Stage Door Theatre Restaurant
Not on your Telly The Mansion Theatre Restaurant
The Naked Vicar Show R.S. Productions
Help Revue with Reg Livermore
The Love Game J.C. Williamson’s


Voice Overs – Characters/ Straight Melbourne / Sydney/ Adelaide
Various ABC Serials  
Talking Point Compere Sydney
The Young World of People and Places ABC


Ken directed a National Tour of "Calendar Girls " for Jally Productions.


Ken was an unsworn member of the Victoia Police for 20 years lecturing in Communication skills and Motivation, for Detective Training School. This was done pro bono. Ken has a great belief in our Police Force.


Ken has been Master of Ceremonies at Weddings and private functions and is available as a celebrity MC.


Ken worked on "Good Morning Australia on the Ten Network with Bert Newton for 10 years as a celebrity Chef and enjoys many opportunities as a celebrity chef for cooking and marketing promotions at shopping centres and or corporate functions.