Vale: James Condon

Radio, television and voice over veteran James Condon has passed away, aged 90 years.

Known as a pioneering actor and “man of many voices”, he began his career in Radio at 18, with the ABC in Perth in 1942.

He then spent three years flying with the RAAF in World War Two, including operations with Coastal Command in Scotland. Following the war, he returned to the ABC in Western Australia.

In 1949 “Jimmy” travelled to London and worked with BBC Radio and Television, coming back to Australia in 1951. In 1956, with the launch of television in Australia, he featured in the first one hour TV drama program ever broadcast by the ABC.

James Condon starred in many well known films and iconic Australian TV shows, including Homicide, Number 96, McCloud, Prisoner, Bellamy, A Country Practice, Sons and Daughters, Carson’s Law, Time Trax, Blue Heelers, Kangaroo Palace, Something in the Air, After the Deluge and Neighbours.

He was married to another Neighbours favourite, the late Anne Haddy.

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