|Born||Matthew "Parko" Parkinson
November 28, 1963
Perth, Western Australia
|Occupation||comedian, actor, radio presenter & game show personality|
Parkinson began acting at school and studied theatre arts at W.A.I.T. (now Curtin University). Matt's professional career began in Perth at the Hole in the Wall Theatre Company where he appeared in Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the title role in Ben Johnson's The Alchemist. He is often referred to simply as "Parko".
Matt was one of the hosts of the popular Triple M breakfast program The Cage in Melbourne. After the axing of The Cage in the Sydney market at the end of 2006, he moved to Melbourne to continue to co-host the show. He was a regular member of the "Brains Trust" on the ABC quiz show The Einstein Factor, hosted by fellow Cage member Peter Berner. He was also a judge on Comedy Slapdown hosted by H.G. Nelson which appeared on The Comedy Channel in 2008. In 2010 he was a writer on the comedy murder-mystery game show Sleuth 101 on the ABC.
Parkinson is married to television producer Maryanne Carroll.
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