|Died||12 September 2012 (aged 74)|
|Occupation||Actor, television writer|
He was also well-known from his numerous television roles, such as Colonel Archibald Spencer in Zoo Family (1985) and as James Gleeson in Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1995–1996). He wrote sketches for The Mavis Bramston Show. He was noted for his hospitality as well as his 'Sunday Soirees' in the Melbourne show business community.
Jon Finlayson was born in Coburg, Victoria to Clorine and Ron Finlayson. When he was about age 8 the family moved to Burwood where he attended Hartwell Primary School and Camberwell High School. His performing career began at about the same time when he toured Australia with the Australian Boys' Choir as a soprano.
|1973||Alvin Purple||Liz's Lawyer|
|1974||Division 4||Denver Philips / Wayne Fraser||3 Episodes|
|1974||Alvin Purple Rides Again||The Magician|
|1975||The Great MacArthy||Vincent|
|1976||The Sentimental Bloke||Minor Role|
|1983||The Magic Show||Van Zyskin||Replaced "Ron Moody" at short notice for the role.|
|1984||My First Wife||Bernard|
|1984||Melvin, Son of Alvin||Burnbaum|
|1985||Zoo Family||Col. Archibald Spencer||26 Episodes|
|1986||Neighbours||Brian Hanson||2 Episodes|
|1988||Evil Angels||Professor Boettcher|
|1990||A Kink in the Picasso||Lionel|
|1995-1996||Snowy River: The McGregor Saga||James Gleeson||28 Episodes|
|1996||The Inner Sanctuary||Archbishop Clarke||(final film role)|
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- Schepisi, Alexandra (4 October 2012). "Versatile actor, singer and raconteur". The Age. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- "Jon Fonlayson-Trivia". IMDB.com