Voice over artist John Blackman has lent his famous vocal cords to the latest Hey Hey It’s Saturday reunion, after losing his entire jaw due to cancer. 

The announcer, 74, achieved a remarkable comeback as he voiced an introduction to the Hey Hey It’s 100 Years special which aired in Victoria and South Australia last week.

Blackman’s jaw had to be replaced after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of skin cancer.

Who is John Blackman?

John Blackman (14 July 1947) is an Australian radio and television host, voice artist, comedian, and author. He is most known for his work as a voice actor on the long-running Nine Network comedic variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday, which he hosted from 1971 until 1999 and then returned for reunion specials in 2009 and 2021, with a brief revival in 2010.

Blackman grew up in Mount Waverley, a Victorian neighborhood, where he attended Syndal Primary School until 1959 and Syndal Technical School until 1963. He was a big fan of the Fitzroy Football Club, which is now the Brisbane Lions. He worked as a customs clerk, cash van salesman for a cigarette distributor, sales representative for a perfume company, and spruiker in the Myer Bargain Basement after leaving school (and family) at the age of 16. He decided to pursue a career in radio when he was 22 years old.

He’s been in radio since 1969, but his 28-year spell as announcer and character voice-over for the Nine Network’s Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Australia’s longest-running variety show, is undoubtedly his most well-known achievement. “Dickie Knee,” a stick puppet, was one of his most well-known figures.

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Who is John Blackman’s daughter?

Blackman has had two marriages. He married Cecile, his second wife, on December 2, 1972, and they have a grown daughter.

There are currently no information about John Blackman’s daughter. Her dad has kept her out of the media.

What happened to John Blackman?

On Christmas Eve 2007, Blackman suffered a seizure brought on by a golf ball size (benign) meningioma brain tumour. After six hours of surgery, it was successfully removed at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and he had a full recovery.

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