Spotlight: JOHN OAKES


JOHN OAKES by Clarissa Debenham
Photo: Clarissa Debenham
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7RJ
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Weight:10st. 5lb. (66kg)
Playing Age:18 - 35 years
Actual Age:33 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Short
Facial Hair:Full Set
Voice Character:Friendly
Voice Quality:Strong

About me:

Currently co-presenting on Radio Essex and performing (act and MC) on the London stand-up comedy circuit

Improvisation Comedy Stage Radio Pantomime Further Credits
2019, Improvisation, Various Characters, Bumper Blyton, Bumper Blyton Productions, Jonah Fazel
2019, Improvisation, Clip Trimmings, Barber,, London Annual 50 Hour Improvathon, DieNasty / Something for the weekend Productions, Adam Meggido / Patti Styles
2019, Improvisation, Core Team Player, Whose Mind Is It Anyway?, Michelle Warner Productions, Amy Cooke Hodgeson / Duncan Walsh Atkins
2018, Improvisation, Adam Minn, The London 50 Hour Improvathon, Something For The Weekend / Die Nasty Productions, Adam Meggido
2017, Improvisation, Host / Various Roles, ShakesPair - an improvised Shakespeare play, The Laughter Academy, John Oakes/Lee Tearrell
2016, Improvisation, Host / Various Roles, Oh yes it is! - the improvised musical, Half Pint Productions, Ali James
2016, Improvisation, Actor, In Your Write Mind - Movies, Made-up!, The Laughter Academy, John Oakes/Lee Tearrell
2015, Improvisation, Host / Various Roles, Oh yes it is! - the improvised musical, Half Pint Productions, Ali James
2013, Improvisation, Host/ Performer, Oh Yes It Is!, BANGyellow, Ali James
2019, Comedy, Sketch Writer, NewsRevue, Canal Cafe Theatre
2019, Comedy, Mercutio / Friar / writer, Shakespeare4Breakfast - Romeo and Juliet, C Theatre, Damian Sandys
2019, Comedy, Oliver / Various / writer, Dickens4Dinner - Oliver!, C Theatre, Damian Sandys
2018, Comedy, PeteZukio / writer, Shakespeare4Breakfast - Taming of the Shrew, C Theatre, Damian Sandys
2017, Comedy, Gary Macbeth / Writer, Shakespeare 4 Breakfast, C Theatre, Damian Sandys
2017, Comedy, Ebenezer Scrooge, Dickens 4 Dinner, C Theatre, Damian Sandys
2015, Comedy, Writer/Performer, GIRAFFE: Off the Hoof, Giraffe, John Oakes, Ali James, George Kemp
2014, Comedy, Writer/ Performer, GIRAFFE: Let's Talk About Sketch Baby, Giraffe, Ali James/ George Kemp/ John Oakes
2013, Comedy, Writer/ Performer, GIRAFFE: Sketchy Comedy, Giraffe, John Oakes, Ali James, George Kemp
2010, Comedy, John, Quirkish Delight, Improvised Comedy, Quirkish Delight
2008, Comedy, Garyenti, Russell Kane's Fakespeare, The Pleasence, Edinburgh Festival
2008, Comedy, Garyenti, Fakespeare, The lamentable tragedy of Yates' wine lodge, RSC, Royal Shakepeare Company, Russell Kane
2014, Stage, Young Eddie/Various Roles, A Christmas Fixture, Southend Repertory Theatre Compnay, Sally Millest
2013, Stage, "Michael", The Bastard children of Remington Steele, Old Trunk Productions, Sadie Hasler
2013, Stage, Michael Turner, Alphabet of a Teenager, Keystage Theatre, Adam Rood
2011, Stage, Slater, Dead Reckoning by Eric Chappell, Outloud Productions, Kate Beale
2018, Radio, Host, Breakfast cover and Sunday afternoon, Radio Essex 105.1FM, Chris Brookes
2016, Radio, Host, Breakfast Show Host - weekday, FunkySX 103.7FM, Hugh Clarke
2012, Radio, Albert Symons, Narrator. "Number 7", Pirate., Pirates! The ballad of Windy Cragg, Studio12 Radio Productions, Sadie Hasler
2019, Pantomime, Idle Jack, Dick Whittington - Grays, Polka dot Pantomimes, Neil Couperthwaite
2020, Pantomime, Fiddles, Blowhite Adult Pantomime - Basildon, Coldham Productions, Luke Coldham
2018, Pantomime, Willie Wont-he (comic), The Only Way Is Dick!, The Towngate Theatre / Luke Coldham Productions, Luke Coldham
2009, Pantomime, Robin Hood, Robin Hood to the Rescue, Outloud Productions Ltd
Further Credits
2019, Site Specific, Mr Tumnus, Winter Promotion host, The Ivy Chelsea Gardens, House of Pyramid, James Jenkins
2019, Video, “Verminator” - Scuttles, Project LAKE, Secret Cinema, Jacek Zmarz
2019, Site Specific, Isaac Chambers, The Swell Mob, Flabbergast, Henry Maynard
2019, Site Specific, Duke Mornington (deceased) - Party Host, Ivy Brighton Halloween Party, House of Pyramid, James Jenkins
2019, Promo, Parade Host, The Ivy Asia, The Ivy Chelsea Gardens, James Jenkins
2018, Site Specific, The Mad Hatter, Tea party host, The Ivy Chelsea Gardens, House of Pyramid, James Jenkins
2016, Film, Blake, The Black Swan, Impala Films, Jamie Evans
2011, Film, Python Soldier, Brash Young Turks, Transient Film Exchange, Ash and Naeem Mahmood
2010, Television, Darren, "boy racer", Daves One Night Stand, Phil McIntyre Television, Dave Walker
2010, Internet, Ned "geeky kid", j2o Great British Pub Quiz Advertiment, ViralAdNetwork
2009, Corporate, Peitra, Empowement Conference


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, American-New York, American-Standard, Australian, Belfast, Birmingham, Central Scottish, Cork, Cornwall, East Anglian, Essex*, Estuary English, Geordie, Irish-Northern, Liverpool, Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Performance:Children's Theatre, Clown, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Commedia Dell'Arte, Commentating, Compere, Corporate Roleplay, Forum Theatre, Master of Ceremonies, Outdoor Performances, Physical Comedy, Physical Theatre, Presenting, Promenade Theatre, Public Speaking, Radio Presenting, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Stand-up Comic, Story Telling, Theatre In Education, Voice Acting, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Balloon Modelling, DBS (CRB) clearance, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation, Puppetry, Puppetry-Hand, Radio recording/editing, Unicycling


Intensive Longform Improvisation - Chicago Improv Olympic

Clown - Peta Lily

Characters in Improv - Mike McShane