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