Ashley McPherson Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Musician, Dancer

Victoria, Australia
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Physical Details

Height:
193 cm / 6ft 4in
Waist:
91 cm / 36in
Weight:
82 kg / 180 lbs
Eye color:
Hazel
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Brown
Chest:
99 cm / 39 in
Hair length:
Medium
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2014
  • My Shout (TV pilot, comedy sports program) : Vox Pop Presenter / Sketch comedy
  • "The ASH Pad" - self-produced TV pilot (comedy variety chat show) : Host, Head Writer, Executive Producer
  • Honda City TV Commercial : Featured extra
  • Friday Night Drinks (comedic quiz show) - channel 31 : Host
  • Applause Entertainment (Freelance Entertainer) since 2011 : Spruiking; Murder Mystery Parties; Master of Ceremonies; Theme Nights; Corporate Functions: Rent-a-Paparazzi; Character Acting
  • Stagedoor Entertainment (Freelance entertainer) since 2012 : Cabaret shows, aged care entertainment and tribute shows
  • Tony Bones Entertainment (Kids' parties) since 2010 : Character acting / singing at childrens' parties
  • Telstra TV Commercial: "Wake Up Australia" campaign : Featured extra
2013
  • Chow Down (Host) - started 2012 : Online restaurant review series
2012
  • Quiz Meisters (Trivia Night Host) 2011-2012 : Weekly comedic trivia nights
  • "Course You Can" TV commercial : Featured role
  • Total Entertainment (Freelance Entertainer) 2011-2012 : Karaoke Nights; Entertainer; Weddings; Master of Ceremonies; DJ work
  • Planet UnEarth (TV Presenter) - 2 seasons 2011-2012 : Weekly comedic variety show; Foxtel Aurora channel
  • Unisuper staff training video (Quirky Host) : McClure Multimedia
  • The ASH Tag : Host, Writer, Producer, Director - online comedy series. Broadcast weekly, involves a series of comments related to the news and current affairs of the week.
2011
  • Trios advertisement series : Featured role
  • Business.gov.au online instructional video (Presenter) : Visual Jazz
  • The Rehearsal Room : TV Presenter's Course
  • Melbourne 22 (TV Presenter / Narrator) : Weekly chat/ interview show; Channel 31; including narrator of reports
  • The Rehearsal Room; Richard Sarell : TV Presenter's Workshop
  • Only on Sundays (TV Presenter) : Satirical Interview Show pilot
  • Business.gov.au (Online ad presenter) : Visual Jazz; Online commercial
  • Trey Gets Stoned (Voiceover - Comedic / Character) : Satirical cartoon; Multiple voices; http://www.treygetsstoned.com/
  • Alice in Wonderland (Theatre - Musical / Pantomime) : Australian Shakespeare Company; The White Rabbit; Outdoor Pantomime;
  • Up on the Roof (TV Acting - Drama) : TV Pilot
2010
  • Noises Off; (Theatre - Comedic / Slapstick) : Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain ; Catchment Players of Darebin Inc
  • Kismet (Musical Theatre) : The Poet; Babirra Music Theatre
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Musical Theatre) : Lawrence Jamieson; MUMco
  • Monty Python's Spamalot (Musical Theatre - Comedic) : Sir Robin; Multiple Characters; PLOS Productions
  • Oklahoma! (Musical Theatre) : Curly; Nova Music Theatre
  • Reprisal (Short Film Acting - Drama) : Swinburne TAFE
2009
  • The Dance Factory : Casual Jazz and Hip Hop
  • The Dance Factory : Casual Dance classes (Jazz/ Hip Hop) July - December 2009
  • Knox Singing (Speech Level Singing) : Singing training Jan 2009 to present
  • Coming Soon... The End! (Actor - Comedic) : Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009; Various Characters
  • Les Miserables (Musical Theatre - Dramatic) : Courfeyrac / Ensemble; Windmill Theatre Company
  • Spring Awakening (Theatre - Drama) : Melchior; Purely Pensive Productions
2008
  • Series of One Act Plays (Pantomime - Character Acting) : "Cinders"; "Snow White and the Other Seven Dwarfs"; "Watch This Space"; Various roles; BATS Theatre Company
  • COSI (Theatre - Comedic) : Roy, Purely Pensive Productions
  • Dimboola (Interactive / Impro Theatre) : Father O'Shea; BATS Theatre Company
  • The Phenomenon (Short Film Acting - Comedy; Narration) : Tropfest; Multiple roles including narrator
  • 99.55 (TV Presenter) : University of Melbourne; Presenter of Vox-Pop / Interview documentary
2006
  • Off the Cuff : Improvised Comedy Theatre Workshops 2006 to present
1994
  • National Childrens' Choir of Australia : Choir member 1994-1997

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

UE Agency


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Pacific Islander
  • Spanish

www.ashleymcpherson.com.au

CONTRACT WORK
2012-present: Liveworks
(MC, Roving work)
2010-present: Tony Bones Entertainment
(Children's party entertainer - various characters)
2011-pres: Entertainment Store
(Character acting; suit work; Easter bunny)
2011-pres: Quiz Meisters (Trivia Night weekly host)
2011-pres: Applause Entertainment:
(Character acting; trivia nights; Murder Mysteries; Paparazzi; Promotional work)
2011-pres: Total Entertainment
Entertainer, Wedding MC; Karaoke Host; DJ
2011-pres: Stagedoor Entertainment
Cabaret; Aged Care Facilities; Tribute/Impersonation Shows

Presenting:
2014, Nov - My Shout (Pilot for comedy sports program) (Vox pop presenter / sketch comedy)
2013, Dec - The ASH Pad (Host / Writer / Producer)
Comedy chat show
2013, Dec - Friday Night Drinks
Game show host, ch31
2013, Apr-Nov - Chow Down
Host of internet food critic series
2012, June - UniSuper staff training video (McClure Multimedia)
Host
2012, May-pres - The ASH Tag (Host / Writer / Producer)
Self-written, weekly topical news report
www.TheAshTag.com.au
2011-pres FOXTEL (Aurora ch183; Thursdays 9pm)
Nov-present: "Planet unEarth"
Presenter of weekly comedic live variety show
2011, May-Nov: CHANNEL 31 (Mondays 7.30pm)
"Melbourne 22"
Presenter and narrator of weekly interview show
2012-pres "UCTV" - (Broadcast regularly on IPTV)
Presenter of lifestyle segment
2011, July: "Only on Sundays"
Presenter of comedic, satirical interview show
2011, July: "Business.gov.au"
Presenter of online commercial
2011, June: "Planet 31"
Presenter of live variety show
Pitching to SBS
2008 - “99.55” (short film).
Company: University of Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Group.
Role: Host / Vox-Pop interviewer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMoXIqs7fLI

Other Film/TV
2011, "Planet unEarth";
"Planet 31"
"Melbourne 22"
"99.55"
(see "Presenting")
2011, May - "Up on the Roof" (pilot)
Role: Lyndon
2010 - "Reprisal" (short film)
Role: George (lead)
2008 – “The Phenomenon” (short film).
Company: Balloon Tree Productions.
Role: Harvey / narrator / Father (contrasting).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD4GLr0orn8
Commercials:
2014-Honda City- Featured extra
2013-Telstra- Featured role
2012-Course You Can- Featured role
2011-Trios-Featured extra

Voiceover
2011, July: “Trey Gets Stoned” (TV cartoon pilot)
Roles: Various character voices and accents
http://www.facebook.com/TreyGetsStoned
2011, May-Nov: “Melbourne 22”
Presenter, interviewer and narrator of news reports
2010, Oct: “2010 X-Mas Ice-Skating Spectacular”
Company: Turbo Productions; Role: Voice of Skater Dude
2008, Nov: “The Phenomenon”
Company: Balloon Tree Productions. Role: NarratorSHOW REEL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJngv9unGdQ


Theatre
• 2006 to 2009 – “Off the Cuff”
Improvised comedy and musical theatre
Multiple shows in various Melbourne bars and pubs
2011, January - "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Company: Australian Shakespeare Company
Role: White Rabbit
• 2010, October/November – “Oklahoma!”
Company: NOVA Music Theatre
Role: Curly
Performance commended in a review at Theatre People:
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/oklahoma
* 2010, July/August – “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Company: MUMco
Role: Lawrence Jameson
MUSIC THEATRE GUILD OF VICTORIA COMMENDATION (Actor in a Leading Role)
* 2010, May/June – “Kismet”
Company: Babirra Music Theatre
Role: The Poet
• 2010, March – “Noises Off”
Company: Catchment Players of Darebin, Inc.
Role: Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain
VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATION: BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY LEADING ROLE

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Modeling website

www.ashleymcpherson.com.au


All detailed in Starnow profile and on

www.ashleymcpherson.com.au

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Baritone


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock

Influences: R.e.m., Muse, Coldplay, Pet Shop Boys, Smashing Pumpkins

Cabaret
- 2011 - present: Cabaret / Tribute Shows / Celebrity Singer Imitation
Stagedoor Entertainment

Children's Entertainment
- Dec 2010 - present: Children's Musical Theatre / Party Performing
Tony Bones Entertainment (various characters)

Live Musical Performance
- Jun 2011 - present: Karaoke Hosting / Facilitating
Total Entertainment
- Jan 2009 - present: Knox Singing Music Performance Night
Twice yearly

Training
• Vocal Training
2011-2013: John Lander, Classical voice
Jan 2009 – Jan 2011: Michelle Lancaster / Casey Wilfling, Knox Singing (Speech Level Singing)
2000: Roz Eldridge, Wheelers Hill Secondary College
• National Children’s Choir of Australia
1994-1997
• Lysterfield Primary School Choir
1996-1998.

Musical Theatre
- 2011, January - "Alice in Wonderland"
Company: Australian Shakespeare Company
Director: Kevin Hopkins
Role: White Rabbit
• 2010, October/November – “Oklahoma!”
Company: NOVA Music Theatre
Director: Noel Browne
MD: John Clancy
Role: Curly
• 2010, July/August – “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Company: MUMCo
Director: Tyler Hess
MD: Natalie Reid
Role: Lawrence Jamieson
Performance commended in reviews at TheatrePeople and Melbourne Observer
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/dirty-rotten-scoundrels
• 2010, May/June – “Kismet”
Company: Babirra Music Theatre
Director: Rachel Buckley
MD: Hamish Paterson
Role: The Poet
Performance commended in reviews at TheatrePeople and Melbourne Observer
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/kismet
• 2010, January – “Monty Python’s Spamalot”
Company: PLOS
Director: Danny Ginsberg
MD: Mal Fawcett
Roles: Sir Robin / Guard / Brother Maynard
• 2009, June – “Les Miserables”
Company: Windmill Theatre Company
Director: Andrew Guthrie
MD: Andrew Houston
Roles: Courfeyrac (student); Pimp; Featured Ensemble.
• 2006 to present – “Off the Cuff”
Improvised comedy and musical theatre
Multiple shows in various bars and pubs across Melbourne.
• 2009, April – “Coming Soon… The End!”
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009.
Roles: Various.
Comments: Comedy musical. 13 actors playing 100+ characters.
Performance commended in a review at Arts Hub
http://www.artshub.com.au/view/rd.asp?Id=177727
• 2008, November – “Dimboola”
Company: BATS.
Role: Father O’Shea.
Comments: Included large amounts of improvisation and musical number.
Lyrebird nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy.
• 2004 – “Annie,”
Company: Wheelers Hill Secondary College Musical.
Role: Mr. Warbucks.
• 2003 – “Dirty Money”
Company: Wheelers Hill Secondary College Musical.
Role: Moose Manson.
• 2002 – “Guys and Dolls”
Company: Wheelers Hill Secondary College Musical.
Role: Nathan Detroit.

TV & Reality

Presenting:
2014 Nov - My Shout (pilot)
Voxpop presenter, sketch comedy
2013 Aug-Dec - Friday Night Drinks
Comedic quiz show, airing on ch31 in 2014
2013 Dec - The ASH Pad
Comedy chat show pilot
Host, Producer, Writer
2013 - "Chow Down"
Host, internet food critic series
2012 April - pres: The ASH Tag
Self-written weekly comedy series www.TheAshTag.com.au
2011-pres FOXTEL (Aurora ch183; Thursdays 9pm)
Nov-present: "Planet unEarth"
Presenter of weekly comedic live variety show
2011, May-Nov: CHANNEL 31 (Mondays 7.30pm)
"Melbourne 22"
Presenter and narrator of weekly interview show
2012-pres "UCTV" - (Broadcast regularly on IPTV)
Presenter of lifestyle segment
2011, July: "Only on Sundays"
Presenter of comedic, satirical interview show
2011, July: "Business.gov.au"
Presenter of online commercial
2011, June: "Planet 31"
Presenter of live variety show
Pitching to SBS
2008 - “99.55” (short film).
Company: University of Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Group.
Role: Host / Vox-Pop interviewer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMoXIqs7fLI

Voiceover
2011, July: “Trey Gets Stoned” (TV cartoon pilot)
Roles: Various character voices and accents
http://www.facebook.com/TreyGetsStoned
2011, May-Nov: “Melbourne 22”
Presenter, interviewer and narrator of news reports
2010, Oct: “2010 X-Mas Ice-Skating Spectacular”
Company: Turbo Productions; Role: Voice of Skater Dude
2008, Nov: “The Phenomenon”
Company: Balloon Tree Productions. Role: NarratorSHOW REEL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJngv9unGdQ

CONTRACT WORK
2011-pres: Quiz Meisters (Trivia Night weekly host)
2011-pres: Applause Entertainment:
(Character acting; trivia nights; Murder Mystery nights; Promotional work)
2011-pres: Entertainment Store
(Character acting; suit work; Easter bunny)
2011-pres: Total Entertainment
Entertainer, Wedding MC; Karaoke Host; DJ
2011-pres: Stagedoor Entertainment
Cabaret; Aged Care Facilities; Tribute/Impersonation Shows
2010-present: Tony Bones Entertainment
(Children's party entertainer - various characters)
2012-pres: Costumes Limited (Suit work)


Film/TV
2012, "Detour Into Darkness" - Drama / Thriller; Southern Discomfort Productions
Role: Spencer
2011, "Planet unEarth";
"Planet 31"
"Melbourne 22"
"99.55"
(see "Presenting")
2011; October - Commercial series (Trios)
Speaking role
2011, May - "Up on the Roof" (pilot)
Role: Lyndon
2010 - "Reprisal" (short film)
Role: George (lead)
2008 – “The Phenomenon” (short film).
Company: Balloon Tree Productions.
Role: Harvey / narrator / Harvey's father (contrasting).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD4GLr0orn8

Theatre
• 2006 to 2009 – “Off the Cuff”
Improvised comedy and musical theatre
Multiple shows in various Melbourne bars and pubs
2011, January - "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Company: Australian Shakespeare Company
Role: White Rabbit
• 2010, October/November – “Oklahoma!”
Company: NOVA Music Theatre
Role: Curly
Performance commended in a review at Theatre People:
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/oklahoma
* 2010, July/August – “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Company: MUMco
Role: Lawrence Jameson
MUSIC THEATRE GUILD OF VICTORIA COMMENDATION (Actor in a Leading Role)
Performance commended in reviews at TheatrePeople & Melbourne Observer
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/dirty-rotten-scoundrels
* 2010, May/June – “Kismet”
Company: Babirra Music Theatre
Role: The Poet
Performance commended in reviews at TheatrePeople & Melbourne Observer
http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/kismet
• 2010, March – “Noises Off”
Company: Catchment Players of Darebin, Inc.
Role: Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain
VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATION: BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY LEADING ROLE
Performance commended in a TheatreCraft review
• 2010, January – “Monty Python’s Spamalot”
Company: PLOS
Roles: Sir Robin / Guard / Brother Maynard
• 2009, April – “Coming Soon… The End!”
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Dancing

Dancing ability

Beginner


Dance Factory
2009: July - December
Casual Jazz and Hip Hop classes

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