Robert Ian Sitch is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter, actor and comedian. He is known for his 1990s comedy series Frontline, and the long-running comedy series Utopia (since 2014).

Rob Sitch
Sitch at the AACTA Awards, January 2012
Robert Ian Sitch

(1962-03-17) 17 March 1962 (age 62)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • writer
SpouseJane Kennedy

Early life and education


Sitch attended St Kevin's College and Melbourne Grammar.[citation needed] He graduated as a medical doctor[1] from the University of Melbourne, and practised medicine for a short time.[2]


Tom Gleisner (left), Rob Sitch (middle) and Michael Hirsh at the 2012 Sydney premiere of Any Questions for Ben?

Sitch is a member of the Working Dog production company, which has produced the television shows Frontline, A River Somewhere, The Panel, Thank God You're Here, and Utopia, as well as the feature films The Castle, The Dish, and Any Questions for Ben?. Sitch co-wrote and directed each of these films.[1]

In 2006, to mark 50 years of television in Australia, the Nine Network special 50 Years 50 Stars listed Sitch at the 39th greatest living television star in Australia. Several of his programs, including The D-Generation and Frontline, were included in the earlier special, 50 Years 50 Shows, coming in at 50 and 22 respectively.[3]

Sitch is also a co-author of the satirical Jetlag travel guides to Molvanîa, Phaic Tăn, and San Sombrèro.[1]




Year Production Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor Other
2012 Kath & Kimderella Yes
Any Questions for Ben? Yes Yes Yes Yes
2003 Bad Eggs Special thanks
2000 The Dish Yes Yes
1997 The Castle Yes Yes


Year(s) Television show Credited as
Director Producer Writer Actor
2016–17 Pacific Heat Yes Yes Yes Yes
2014–present Utopia Yes Yes Yes Yes
2013–present Have You Been Paying Attention? Yes
2013–15 Santo, Sam and Ed's Total Football Yes Yes
2012–13 Audrey's Kitchen Yes
2012 Pictures of You Yes
Santo, Sam and Ed's Sports Fever! Yes Yes Yes
Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight Yes
2011 A Quiet Word With ... Yes
2010 Santo, Sam and Ed's Cup Fever! Yes Yes Yes
Lowdown: Zirco Goes Berko Yes
2008 The Hollowmen Yes Yes Yes Yes
2007 Kath & Kim Yes
2006–09 Thank God You're Here Yes Yes Yes Yes
2004 Russell Coight's Celebrity Challenge Yes Yes
2001–02 Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures Yes
2000 Numero Bruno Yes
1998–2007 The Panel Yes Yes
1997 A River Somewhere Yes Yes Yes
1996 The Campaign Yes
1995 Funky Squad Yes Yes Yes Yes
1994–97 Frontline Yes Yes Yes Yes
1993 The Olden Days Yes
Bargearse Yes
1992–93 The Late Show Yes Yes Yes Yes
1991 Turn It Up Yes
1989 Midday Yes
1988–89 The D-Generation: Goes Commercial Yes Yes Yes
1986–1987 The D-Generation Yes Yes Yes


  • The D-Generation: The Satanic Sketches (1989)
  • The D-Generation: The Breakfast Tapes (1990)

Personal life


Sitch is married to fellow Australian comedian Jane Kennedy. They have five children, including Joshua Sitch, who starred in ABC's Little Lunch.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Sitch, Rob; Vasic, Jonny (28 September 2006). "Rob Sitch studied medicine before comedy, and Jonny Vasic's campaign against whaling" (audio + text). ABC (Interview). Conversations with Richard Fidler. Interviewed by Fidler, Richard. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 July 2023.
  2. ^ Sitch, Rob (2 September 2008). "Laughter is Sitch Good Medicine". The University of Melbourne News (Interview). Interviewed by Smith, Katherine. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2023. The University of Melbourne Voice, Vol. 3, No. 6, 11 August - 8 September 2008
  3. ^ Jason Kelly (28 October 2013), 50 Years 50 Shows – Channel 9 (Full) (2005), retrieved 7 February 2016
  4. ^ "Sitch: ABC's Utopia actually reality". NewsComAu. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.