Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3160million records, and his dbut album Ten Good Reasons was one of the highestselling albums of 1989, with UK sales of over 1.5160million copies. He has had four UK No.singles, one of which was Especially for You, his 1988 duet with fellow Neighbours costar Kylie Minogue. He has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s.
Jason Donovan was born in Malvern, Melbourne, and is the son of Sue Menlove and actor Terence Donovan who has English and Irish ancestry. Following his parents separation and divorce, his father was awarded full custody of him in 1972 and brought him up on his own. Donovan has had no contact with his mother since the divorce. His halfsister is former Neighbours star Stephanie McIntosh. He attended De La Salle College Malvern.