DC Callan is an actor, comedian and writer who graduated from ASIO in 1993 with majors in Counterterrorism, Surveillance and Clowning. He resigned shortly after an in-house comedy revue that he directed and hosted at the ASIO staff Christmas party following the advice of the Director-General of ASIO who thought that, for the sake of National Security and internal sanity, DC should get out of the spying game.
DC’s stage credits include Certified Male, Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset, The Schelling Point fo National Security and the Art of Taxidermy and most recently he voiced all of Sellers’ parts in The Goon Show Live, a live reading of Goon Show episodes as part of the Katoomba Yule Festival.
DC also regularly revisits his past profession in his critically acclaimed one-man show I Spied – true confessions of an ex-ASIO Spook, which has garnered him the Adelaide Fringe Show-of-the-Week Award, the Adelaide Fringe Critics Award and a nomination for Best Comedy at Fringeworld, Perth.
In 2000, DC took on the world as Lifesaver Dave, the host and raconteur at the Olympic Beach Volleyball at Bondi. Since then, he has worked with the crowds for the Goodwill Games Beach Volleyball, the Waratahs, the NRL, and the 15th Asian Games in Qatar. In 2010 he appeared alongside Russell Crowe as the Master of the Games in the Ben Hur Spectacular at ANZ Stadium, Homebush.
DC’s television credits include Good News Week, Backberner, Election Chaser, At Home With Julia; Rake, Tough Nuts and Doctor Doctor. In 2000 and 2001, DC starred as Noel in the groundbreaking improvised drama Going Home for SBS.
DC can also be heard regularly on Media Watch and has given voice to multiple characters in the animated series Gasp for Channel Nine and The Davincibles for Ten. He recently completed the remake of the classic French children’s animated series Vik the Viking.