Sketch comedy Full Frontal was an Australian phenomenon. Here's where the cast are now.

No other show on TV can claim responsibility for kick-starting the careers of Australia's funniest TV personalities like what Full Frontal did in the '90s.

The comedy series, which premiered in 1993, launched the careers of the likes of Eric Bana, Kitty Flanagan, Julia Morris and Shaun Micallef. Each episode would air a series of random and regular sketches, with many of the characters becoming ingrained in the series' lore – like Eric Bana's iconic mulleted bogan, Poida, or Shaun Micallef's ex-boxing heavyweight, Milo.

The sketch show was a runaway success and was awarded the Logie for Most Popular Comedy Program for four consecutive years from 1995 to 1998.

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The first iteration of the comedy show finished airing on Channel 7 in 1997, but the series was revived in 1998 by Channel 10 for two more seasons under the name Totally Full Frontal.

While a lot of the jokes probably wouldn't fly today (and for good reason), there were some genuinely hilarious moments. Australian comedy peaked too soon! 


But what became of the most famous Full Frontal cast members? Let's find out!

Eric Bana

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Eric Bana first made the step from comedian to serious actor when he starred in the 2000 biographical crime film Chopper, playing notorious underworld figure Mark 'Chopper' Read. From here, Bana's career has gone from strength to strength: he was cast in a string of Hollywood movies including Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Troy, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Munich to name a few.


In 2018, Bana starred in true-crime miniseries Dirty John, before he returned to Australia in 2020 to star in the film adaption of the book The Dry, along with its upcoming sequel, Force of Nature: The Dry 2

Shaun Micallef

Shaun Micallef has been a fixture on Australian television for the past three decades. Fresh from Full Frontal, the comedian hosted ABC series The Micallef Program, then Newstopia, before hosting game show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation.

Shaun has hosted Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell on the ABC since 2012.

Kitty Flanagan

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Kitty Flanagan has been a staple on the Aussie stand-up circuit for years. After departing Full Frontal, Kitty continued to tour her stand-up show while making regular appearances on The Project, Rove Live, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Good News Week, and Spicks and Specks.

Kitty starred in government comedy Utopia on the ABC from 2014 to 2019. She is currently the star of ABC's award-winning sitcom Fisk, which she also co-created, co-wrote, and co-directed.

Julia Morris

Julia Morris has enjoyed a wide and varied career as one of Australia's most beloved comedic voices. In the beginning of her career, she made appearances on since-cancelled shows The Midday Show, Good Morning Australia, Beauty and the Beast and Who Dares Wins.

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Like most Aussie comedians, she also made several cameos on Spicks and Specks, Rove Live, Thank God You're Here, and Good News Week. She won the celebrity singing show It Takes Two in 2008 before also winning The Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2011. 


In a career pivot in 2012, Julia was cast as Gemma in the popular series House Husbands, a role she played for five seasons. These days, Julia is most known for her hilarious antics as long-running host of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

Daina Reid

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Daina Reid began her career as one of the staples of Full Frontal, but since leaving sketch comedy her career has scaled the heights of Hollywood fame as a directing powerhouse.

Daina has directed episodes of The Handmaid's Tale, Shining Girls, Young Rock, and Sarah Snook's latest Netflix thriller, Run Rabbit Run

She also has local directing credits for The Wrong Girl, Offspring The Secret River, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and Howzat! Kerry Packer's War

Julia Zemiro

Julia Zermiro made her name in Australian TV on Totally Full Frontal. In her most memorable role, she played a rude French woman who worked at Air France.

Since 2005, she has hosted RocKwiz on SBS, and in 2006 she appeared on another sketch comedy show called The Wedge. Julia has made appearances on Thank God You're Here, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, It Takes Two, Top Gear Australia and QI in the UK. 

Julia appeared as a commentator for the SBS broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest from 2009 to 2014. Since 2021, the comedian has acted alongside Kitty Flanagan in Fisk

Kym Gyngell

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Since making a name for himself on Full Frontal as an art critic with a penchant for saying the word 'Craaaap!', Kym Gyngell has gone on to work on a range of other Australian projects.

The actor has held roles on The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way, City Homicide, Lowdown, Rake, and Love Me. He's also made a name for himself in theatre, performing in David Auburn's play Proof, Joanna Murray-Smith Ninety and Molière's The Hypocrite, and in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Pygmalion.

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