Comedian and presenter Jono first shot to fame and into the hearts of the Australian public in the late 1970’s as a host of the hugely popular children’s program, Simon Townsend’s Wonder World. Spanning over 30 years, there’s not much Jono can’t do or hasn’t done already in his career!
The loveable larrikin went on to DJ and present on ABC’s Triple J, 2MMM FM with ‘Dano’ (taking it to the number 1 position), and then became a co-host with ‘Dano’ on the morning music show ‘Saturday Morning Live’. The show was a hit and the most watched music program on Australian television.
In 1992, Coleman worked as an announcer and sidekick on the Lifetime game show Born Lucky hosted by former one-time Wheel of Fortune and Entertainment Tonight's Bob Goen. Between 1990 and 1996, Coleman also appeared in the British television programmes, BBC's "Food and Drink", "Noel's House Party" on ITV, BSkyB's "Swing Shift", "Hit the Road on BBC, Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrities Under Pressure, I'm Famous and Frightened! And Have I Been Here Before?, and he provides the voice of the narrator for the children's show The Koala Brothers.
Coleman's UK radio career began at BBC GLR in 1990, before moving to Virgin Radio in May 1993, presenting the Sunday – Thursday evening show from 7-10pm. In July 1993, he co-presented the Breakfast show alongside Russ Williams, where he remained until October 1997, later moving to the drive time show.
Since returning to Australia in 2005, Coleman has hosted the drive time radio slot on "Classic Hits' network and regional station. Initially known as The Jonathan Coleman Experience", he hosted with "RockWiz" presenter, Julia Zemiro.
In 2009, he reunited with Rogerson to present "The Jono & Dano Show" taking the show to the number 2 drive time slot on FM radio in Sydney and Melbourne. Their reunion was the first time the two had worked together in twenty years! Coleman also became a regular reporter for Channel Seven's morning news program Sunrise, for which he had previously appeared presenting entertainment news from London. His regular segment was reviewing movies. He has also presented entertainment news for Mornings with Kerri-Anne on the Nine Network.
Jono appears regularly for many international television crossovers from the United Kingdom for Australian television. He also wrote for Punch magazine titled ‘Coleman's Bowls’, the national newspaper Daily Star, OK Magazine and The Evening Standard. Jono has also provided many voice-overs and narrations for many products both in Australia and internationally for companies such as Tooheys, Foster's, Qantas, the Australian Tourist Commission, and BBC TV, as well as in-flight programs for Qantas, Air New Zealand and Britannia.
You can currently see Jono presenting advertorials on Morning TV program Studio 10 He is also the voiceover for the program. He is currently working at Network Ten in the Creative Development Unit and onscreen presenting news and entertainment reports.