Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe

Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe is a two part Australian dramatisation about the life of musician Johnny O'Keefe from his peak success in the 1950s.[2] The project was written by Robert Caswell.[3]

Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe
Written byRobert Caswell
Directed byTed Robinson
StarringTerry Serio
John McTernan
Candy Raymond
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes2
Producer(s)Ben Gannon
Budget$2.2 million[1]
Original networkChannel Seven
Original release8 April 1986


  • Marcelle Schmitz as Marianne
  • Candy Raymond as Maureen
  • Tony Barry as Alan Heffernan
  • John Paramor as Bill Haley
  • Steve Shaw as Catfish Purser
  • Greg Stone as Deejay Doublebass
  • John Polson as Deejay Saxophone
  • Robert Alexander as Brother Marzorini
  • Russell Newman as Ray O'Keefe
  • Nick Holland as Smythe
  • Ritchie Singer as Max Moore
  • Roger Ward as Police Sergeant
  • Leanne Bundy as Widgie
  • Jan Ringrose as Sally
  • Simone Taylor as Dixie
  • Rob Thomas as Festival Manager
  • Chuck McKinney as Little Richard
  • Liz Harris as Valda Marshall
  • Nique Needles as Col Joye
  • Arthur Sherman as Clay
  • Alton Harvey as Ed Sullivan
  • Elizabeth Burton as Stripper
  • Diana Davidson as Matriach
  • Robbie McGregor as Australian Doctor
  • Slim DeGrey as Taxi Driver
  • Ian 'Molly' Meldrum as Himself
  • Donna Gubbay as Bit Part
  • Chris Hession as Bit Part
  • Greg Curran as Bit Part
  • Paul Flaherty as Bit Part
  • Ross Higgins as Voice Overs
  • Kellie Turner as Girl in pub


  1. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p234
  2. ^ Raymond Evans, "Heroes often fail: Johnny O'Keefe and Another Australian Legend", Cinema Papers, January 1989 p38-42
  3. ^ Obituary of Robert Caswell at The Australian accessed 14 July 2013

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