Steven O'Donnell (Australian actor)

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Steven O'Donnell
Steven O'Donnell (Australian actor) 2013.jpg
Born Steven O'Donnell
(1980-12-05) 5 December 1980 (age 34)
New Zealand
Occupation Television presenter
Known for Good Game
Website
http://stevenodonnell.com

Steven O'Donnell III (born 5 December 1980), better known by his gamer tag and often stage name "Bajo", is an Australian television presenter and actor. He is best known as one of the presenters of the ABC video game programmes Good Game and Good Game: Spawn Point currently alongside Stephanie Bendixsen.[1] O'Donnell was born in New Zealand and grew up on the outskirts of Toowoomba.[2]

Career[edit]

Independent film[edit]

He completed his first lead role in an independent feature called Scratched (DigiSPAA film festival 2005) at the age of 20. He has since appeared in over 40 short films. After moving to Sydney in 2003, O'Donnell was cast in lead roles for the independent films Wango and Malloy and Suburban Boys.

In 2003, Steven played a minor role as a lifeguard in the film Swimming Upstream.

In 2005, Steven worked on the feature Almost with Salvatore Coco, Ada Nicodemou and Tony Barry. In 2006 Steven worked on the feature Schooner of Blood.

Television[edit]

Steven hosted a live interactive quiz show on the Seven Network called Midnight Zoo in 2006.

He now works with the ABC in Sydney, writing for and hosting with Stephanie Bendixsen a gaming show called Good Game on ABC2 and its children's version Good Game: Spawn Point on ABC3. For these shows, he goes by the alias "Bajo". O'Donnell also contributes to the ABC's Radio Australia Program, Tech Stream with Ryan Egan and talks about gaming. He has also appeared in an Australian web series called Sharehouse Zombie Apocalypse, launched in April 2009. In December 2009, O'Donnell co-wrote the book, The Good Game Gamers' Guide to Good Gaming. In 2010, he appeared briefly in the Australian television show, Review with Myles Barlow.

Steven also appears in the annual ABC3 Smackdown, broadcast on Australia Day each year.

Credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Undead Featured zombie
Swimming Upstream Lifeguard
2004 Suburban Boys Bob Independent film
2005 Scratched Donald Independent film
2006 Wango and Malloy Angus Independent film
2007 Almost William Independent film
Untitled/The Trees Boyd / Narrator Short film
The Catalpa Rescue John Boyle O'Reilly uncredited
2009 Slaughtered Jack

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 headLand Student D Series 1, Episode 23
2006 Midnight Zoo Himself Presenter
Stepfather of the Bride Andre Television movie
2007–present Good Game Himself Presenter, Producer
2010 Review with Myles Barlow Himself Series 2, Episode 2
2010–present Good Game: Spawn Point Himself Presenter
2011 Bit Com and the Oblivion Ray Himself Aired on ABC3
Cricket Smackdown Himself Aired on ABC3
2012 My Great Big Adventure Himself Episode 3
Tennis Smackdown Himself Aired on ABC3
Dance music clip Lead
2013 ABC3 Beach Soccer Smackdown Himself Aired on ABC3
#7DaysLater Ghost Soldier Episode 6
2013–14 Good Game: Pocket Edition Himself Presenter
2014 ABC3 Smackdown Games Himself Aired on ABC3

O'Donnell also appeared in a music video for Skryptcha's 'Dance'.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bajo, Good Game (ABC2).
  2. ^ Bajo's Clip Show Epidode, Good Game (ABC2).
  3. ^ "Skryptcha - 'Dance' Official Music Video" (6 August, 2012). Retrieved 24, April 2015.

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