1973 John took a part in the ground-breaking Australian soap
opera "Number 96", playing the part
of Salvadore, the Italian boyfriend of Norma and Les Whittaker's
daughter-in-law, Anna Maria. John won the role having played
a similar part in an earlier episode of the ocean-going adventure
The picture on the right is from a Number 96 pin-up poster
included in an edition of "TV Week" at the time (John
is the tall one in the back row).
John has had a number of different acting roles, used mainly to fill gaps between
numerous opera tours, the role of Salvadore - who ended up getting shot by Anna
Gary Whittaker - being his most prominent.
For more information on Number 96, visit the links page.