John Jarratt Bio
|John Jarratt was born on 5 August 1952 in Wongawilli, New South Wales, Australia. He is an Australian television and film actor, producer and director, who rose to fame through his work in the Australian New Wave. Jarratt is renown for portraying the main antagonist Mick Taylor in the Wolf Creek film series. He also plays the protagonist’s father, Jack Hunter, in an audio drama adaptation of The Phoenix Files.|
|Born||5 August 1952|
|Age||66 years old as of 2018|
|Wife||HIn his lifetime, he has married four time
|Children||Charlie Jarratt – Son, William Jarratt – Son, Riley Jarratt -Son, Zadia Jarratt- Daughter, Jackson Jarratt- Son Ebony Jarratt – Daughter|
|Books||Diy John Jarratt, 50 Things a Bloke Oughta Know|
|Net Worth||$3 million as of 2017|
John Jarratt Biography
Jarratt was born and grew up in Wongawilli, a small rural town near Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia and later moved to the Snowy Mountains area. Jarratt’s father was a coal miner, and then a concrete working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Jarratt family is of Irish Catholic descent; however, his patrilineal ancestor George Jarratt, born 1833, came from Croxton in Cambridgeshire, England. George’s son John married Mary Kelly from Ireland. Jarratt confirmed that his great-great-grandfather was Chinese on the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?
Jarratt directed and acted in a school play which was a great success while still in high school. The success of the play led the school principal to recommend him to pursue an acting career.
John Jarratt Wives
Jarratt has been married four times. His first wife was Rosa Miano with whom he had two children, Zadia and Ebony. Jarratt then married an actress Noni Hazlehurst, with whom he had two more children, Charlie and William. He later married Cody Jarrett, in 1999, whom he met as a producer on Better Homes and Gardens, and had a further two boys, Jackson and Riley. Cody and John separated in late 2011. He is now remarried to his first wife, Rosa Miano.
Jarratt current place of residence is in Doonan on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, after living in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.
John Jarratt Children
John Jarratt has six children;
- Charlie Jarratt – Son,
- William Jarratt – Son,
- Riley Jarratt -Son,
- Zadia Jarratt- Daughter,
- Jackson Jarratt- Son
- Ebony Jarratt – Daughter
John Jarratt Legal issues
In August 2007, Jarratt filed a lawsuit against the Seven Network for defamation over a story which ran on the current affairs show Today Tonight. The story told of Jarratt in a dispute with his tenant and how he had made attempts to intimidate and evict the tenant. The story allegedly accused Jarratt of echoing his character Mick Taylor from the film Wolf Creek in his intimidation, described an answering machine message left by him to his tenant saying “I have always been a winner – a winner.” A lawyer for Seven told the court that the story had not portrayed Jarratt as a “psychopathic killer.” The case was adjourned until October 12th, 2007.
John Jarratt Sexual Assault
On 25 August 2018, Wolf Creek, charged Jarret for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman more than 40 years ago, 1976 in Sydney’s east. Police allege Jarratt raped an 18-year-old woman inside the home. Jarratt was 23 at the time of the alleged rape. Jarratt has however termed the allegations “ridiculous and untrue.” After the inquiries, on 25 August 2018, he was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offence of rape.
7 & 9 News report tonight-wolf creek actor John Jarrett charged with allegedly raping a woman more than 40 years ago, actor John Jarratt has slammed the historic charge. pic.twitter.com/lB4BUyLTvk
— Otto (@ottoclinton) August 25, 2018
John Jarratt Career
Jarratt graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1973. His screen debut was in The Great Macarthy (1975). He also appeared in Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) and Summer City (1977) with Mel Gibson. Jarratt had the lead role in the 1979 mini-series The Last Outlaw playing Ned Kelly. He played a significant supporting role as a young Australian soldier in Vietnam War movie The Odd Angry Shot (1980). In the late 1980s joined Alcoholics Anonymous, an organisation in which he continues to be active due to alcoholism.
In the 1990s, Jarratt featured as a presenter on the lifestyle show Better Homes and Gardens with then-wife Noni Hazlehurst. He also appeared as a guest in Inspector Morse, Police Rescue, Blue Murder, Water Rats and Blue Heelers in the 1990s and 2000s. In 2001, He joined the cast of McLeod’s Daughters in later leaving the show in 2006. Jarratt appeared in a commercial for Husqvarna in 2010.
In May 2013, Jarratt featured as a guest star role in the third instalment of the ABC telemovie series, Jack Irish: Dead Point.
Return to cinema
In 2005, Jarratt had a major role in the Australian film Wolf Creek, playing the villain Mick Taylor. He appeared in two films, Rogue and The Final Winter in 2007. Jarratt also had a small role in the 2008 film, Australia, as a soldier.
In 2008, Jarratt launched his own film production company, Winnah Films. Winnah’s first feature film, Savages Crossing (initially carrying the working title Flood) went into principal photography outside Ipswich, Queensland in February. In 2009, he appeared as the father of a teenage girl via phone in Telstra’s “Next G” commercials.
In 2010, Jarratt starred in the ensemble exploitation extravaganza, Bad Behaviour, written and directed by Joseph Sims. In the same year, Jarratt also had a role in the supernatural horror movie Needle.
He made a cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained in 2012, appearing as an employee of the Le Quint Dickie Mining Company alongside Tarantino himself, both performing with Australian accents.
In February 2013, Jarratt reprised his role as Mick Taylor, filming the Wolf Creek sequel, Wolf Creek 2, with Matt Hearn producing and Greg McLean directing. The film was released on 20 February 2014.
In January 2014, a new thriller called StalkHer began filming on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The film is co-directed with Kaarin Fairfax by Jarratt, who also stars in the production. The producer of the film is ‘OZPIX,’ a production company partly owned by Jarratt. Filming was completed in February 2014 and screened later in the year.
Jarratt released his autobiography, The Bastard from the Bush on 1 October 2015. In the same month 19 October, a six-part television adaptation of Wolf Creek was announced, with Jarratt reprising his role as Mick Taylor. It was commissioned by streaming company Stan and was released on 12 May 2016. Jarratt returned to audio drama work, after working for the ABC in the 1970s to co-star in Benjamin Maio Mackay’s adaptation of The Phoenix Files in 2017