Jacek Koman

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Jacek Koman
Born (1956-08-15) 15 August 1956 (age 59)
Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Occupation Actor/singer
Spouse(s) Catherine McClements (c.1990–present)
Children Clementine (2001)
Quincy (2007)

Jacek Koman (born 15 August 1956) is a Polish Australian actor, who now resides in Australia.

Early life[edit]

Koman was born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland and came to Australia in 1982 with his brother Tomek. They landed in Perth, before heading over to Melbourne, where he began acting again.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In Melbourne, Koman met his partner, Australian actress Catherine McClements, in the late 1980s at the Anthill Theatre. They now have two children together – Clementine Coco (born July 2001) and Quincy (born May 2007). The couple have worked together a number of times, including films Redheads and Floodhouse, as well as an episode of Rush in 2009, and theatre productions Cruel and Tender (2005), Macbeth (2003), The Blind Giant is Dancing (1995) and Angels in America (1994).

In 2011, he was nominated for an AACTA award for his guest performance in Spirited.[2]

In 2012, he appeared as "The Great Hypno" in the Australian television series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

In 2013, Koman will return to the stage after an eight-year absence, in Tom Holloway's translation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's play Dance of Death at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne.

Music career[edit]

Koman is also the lead singer of VulgarGrad, a Melbourne band who play Russian-style music and who formed in 2004.


Theatre work[edit]

  • The Emigrants (1987, The New Dolphin Theatre, Perth)
  • The Hope (1987, The Arts Centre, Melbourne and The Playhouse, Perth)
  • Moliere aka The Cabal of Hypocrites (1988, Key Studios, Melbourne) – Brother Strength
  • The Imaginary Invalid (1989, Anthill Theatre, Melbourne) – Cleante
  • The Maids (1989, Anthill Theatre, Melbourne) – Solange
  • Angels in America (1994, The Playhouse, Melbourne) – Roy Cohn
  • Blue Murder (1994, Belvoir St Theatre Downstairs, Sydney) – Blue
  • Hamlet (1994, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Claudius
  • The Blind Giant is Dancing (1995, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Ramon Gris
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1998, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Azdac
  • As You Like It (1999, Belvoir St Theatre) – Jacques
  • The Marriage of Figaro (2000, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Figaro
  • Emma's Nose (2001, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Wilhelm Fliess
  • Endgame (2003, Sydney Theatre Company) – Hamm
  • Macbeth (2003, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Macbeth
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2004, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – Nick Bottom
  • Cruel and Tender (2005, Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney) – The General


  1. ^ The Quiet Man Sydney Morning Herald
  2. ^ 2011 Nominees AACTA

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