John Stanton is an Australian stage, film and television actor.
Stanton was born in Brisbane, Queensland.
He attended Brisbane Grammar School for his secondary education where he was a prolific runner and swimmer.
Stanton moved to Melbourne to further his career. He played the major supporting role of Peter Handcock (to Terence Donovan"s leading role of Breaker Morant) in the first public performance of Kenneth G. Ross"s play Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts, presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Athenaeum Theatre, in Melbourne on 2 February 1978. He has since played a great many other roles on stage including the lead in Shakespeare"s Macbeth.
Stanton was the English language announcer for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
He was also the voice on one or more television ads for the Opening Ceremony Official Album. He has also been the voice-over announcer for numerous television and radio ads, including Forty Winks bedding.
He is also doing voice overs for Designer Direct. He is the narrator for the 8-part television series Australians at War, which commenced Anzac Day, 25 April 2001.
He was also the narrator of the infamous Australian commercial Grim Reaper.