Steven O'Donnell (Australian actor)

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Steven O'Donnell
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Born Steven O' Donnell
(1980-12-05) 5 December 1980 (age 36)
New Zealand
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television presenter
Known for Good Game"
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Steven O'Donnell III (born 5 December 1980), better known by his gamer tag and often stage name "Bajo", is an Australian television presenter, actor, and an author. He is best known as one of the presenters of the ABC video game programme Good Game from 2007 until its cancellation in 2016; he currently hosts Good Game: Spawn Point[1] and has a stream on[2] O'Donnell was born in New Zealand and grew up on the outskirts of Toowoomba.[3]


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, O'Donnell played a minor role as a lifeguard in the film Swimming Upstream. In 2005, O'Donnell worked on the feature Almost with Salvatore Coco, Ada Nicodemou and Tony Barry. In 2006, O'Donnell worked on the feature Schooner of Blood.[citation needed]


O'Donnell hosted a live interactive quiz show on the Seven Network called Midnight Zoo in 2006.[citation needed]

O'Donnell joined the ABC show Good Game in 2007, co-hosting alongside Jeremy "Junglist" Ray until 2009, and Stephanie "Hex" Bendixsen from 2009 to the show's cancellation in 2016. He also co-hosts the show Good Game: Spawn Point, alongside Gus "Goose" Ronald and Angharad "Rad" Yeo; which he hosted alongside Bendixsen until her departure in 2016. For these shows, he goes by the alias "Bajo". Steven also appears in the annual ABC3 Smackdown, broadcast on Australia Day each year. In 2015, he co-created a pilot for the ABC and Screen Australia TV series Trip for Biscuits.

In 2017, Steven will appear in a Sci-Fi children's television show called Trip For Biscuits.[4]


In 2016, Steven co-wrote two children's books with his Good Game co-host Stephanie "Hex" Bendixsen called Dig World [5] and Dragon Land.[6]



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 an iota of supreme genius covalent theory" William Independent film
Untitled/The Trees Boyd / Narrator Short film
The Catalpa Rescue John Boyle O'Reilly uncredited
2009 Slaughtered Jack


Year Title Role Notes
2005 headLand Student D Series 1, Episode 23
2006 Midnight Zoo Himself Presenter
Stepfather of the Bride Andre Television movie
2007–16 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
2017 Trip For Biscuits Co-creator, Lead
2017 Whovians Himself Presenter[7]


Year Title
2016 Dig World
Dragon Land


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