LongLife Playschool Presenter & Acor, John Hamblin, dies at 87

LongLife Playschool Presenter & Acor, John Hamblin, dies at 87

John Hamblin known by his character names Funny John, or Naughty John, was an English-born Australian children’s television presenter and actor on stage and screen who participated in various theatre performances soap operas, and made-for-TV films.

John Hamblin, a ‘Naughty’ and ‘Unforgettable’ longtime Playschool presenter, passes away at age 87.

Hamblin, a cherished actor and longtime host of Playschool, has away at the age of 87. For almost 30 years, Mr. Hamblin was a much-loved host of the kids’ television show. Generations of Australian children and their families have come to recognize him as one of the event’s most memorable hosts. Beginning around 1970, Mr. Hamblin participated in more than 350 episodes of Playschool.

During his tenure on the show, he earned the nickname “Naughty John” for his sarcastic humor and irreverent demeanor. John made a surprise guest appearance as part of Playschool’s 50th Anniversary special in 2016 after leaving the program in 1999. His lighthearted demeanor, according to ABC Director of Entertainment and Specialist Jennifer Collins, was liked by a wide range of people.

John Hamblin Age, Family, Early Life

John Hamblin was born in 1935(87 years old) in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His actual birth date and Zodiac sign are not known.

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John Hamblin’s mother moved in with the local baker, his father moved the rest of the family to Norfolk. He lost communication with his mother at that point. Hamblin’s father had flown with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I and Hamblin himself joined the Air Force and served his national service in Cyprus in the late 1950s before returning to England.

John Hamblin Wife, What about his Children?

Emma and Myles, Mr. Hamblin’s children, are still living. His wife’s further details are unknown.

John Hamblin Career, What was his profession?

John Hamblin started his acting career in his native nation England, in repertory theatre with the Theatre Royal, Windsor before an appearance in the cult TV series The Prisoner In the episode ‘A Change of Mind’. Hamblin moved to Australia in the early 1960s as a Ten Pound Pom with his second wife, Wendy. Hamblin worked with the Sydney Theatre Company.

Hamblin also gained jobs in television during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including appearances in soap operas Number 96, Class of ’74, The Young Doctors (as Dr. Dan Wheatley), Case for the Defence, and Sons and Daughters. Hamblin although most known for soap operas/serials, portrayed the character of Michael Chamberlain in the 1984 telemovie The Disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain. After a hiatus in the 1990s, he returned to TV series in guest appearances in All Saints and Love My Way in the early 2000s.

Known as being irreverent and incorporating double-entendres into sketches, Hamblin was the second most prolific presenter of Play School appearing in 357 episodes while fellow presenter Benita Collings participated in 401 episodes. On the show, Hamblin would sing, read stories, make crafts, play with the renowned toys and educate children about such things as telling the time and the days of the week. Noni Hazelhurst, another co-host with Hamblin, recalls parts of his irreverent character that youngsters missed but adults picked up on. Hamblin published his memoirs “Open Wide, Come Inside” in 2008, with Peter Richman

How much is John Hamblin Net Worth?

It is impossible to estimate John Hamblin’s net worth at the time of writing because no information about his earnings has been made public.

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Which school and college did he go to?

The name of the school John Hamblin attended and the topic he studied, however, is unknown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Unfortunately, John Hamblin does not seem to be available on social media.

Physical Appearance of John Hamblin’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBrown
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about John Hamblin’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried