Jack Ellis was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Throughout his high school years he embraced his many diverse interests; he studied drama while also being captain of the school AFL football team, and excelling in ballet classes.
Jack moved to Adelaide in 2005 and studied Psychology at Flinders University before changing degrees. He completed a Bachelor of Education/Arts (Flinders Uni), majoring in English and Drama. While studying Jack had a daily radio show at SAFM and also appeared in two community television productions. He was Drama Coordinator at Saint Margaret Mary’s Catholic school in Adelaide before being accepted in the full time acting course at NIDA in 2012.
Since graduating from NIDA in 2014, Jack has appeared in Channel 7’s Home and Away, feature film 2:22, short films Trigger and Stranger, as well as starring as the lead role in feature film, The Debt Collector. He recently performed the lead in New York in the off-Broadway production of Wolf in the River.
Jack has worked as a movement/drama practitioner at NIDA, Sport for Jove Theatre company, Actors Centre, The Academy of Film, Television and Theatre School as well as the Sydney Drama School. He has worked as an actor, guest speaker, mentor, performing arts professional, tutor, arts facilitator, artist (he loves both painting and drawing) radio show host and school teacher for various primary and high schools.