Warren Kermond OAM King Echidna - 2014
Having grown up as a third generation entertainer in a show business family Warren Kermond gained
experience at a very early age in theatre, pantomime, night clubs, television, cabaret and variety
His work has included his own productions throughout Australia and overseas, including New Zealand,
Japan, all of Asia. In the United States of America he performed in seasons and numerous conventions in
San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas.
One of his may successful ventures was in Zimbabwe and South Africa where he headlined and was rated
by the Durban Press as being one of the top cabaret artists even seen in South Africa. To quote one
reviewer, Ian Gray -
Warren Kermond OAM
The News, Durban, Warren Kermond has an act considerably better than any other I
have seen. He switches on with the first beat of the band and whizzes through a routine of songs, gags
and excellent tap dancing. Whatever he is doing, he oozes this air of comfortable professionalism giving
you the impression that it all comes so easily....and perhaps it does, after years of hard work.'
Returning home he appeared regularly on In Melbourne Tonight and other national television shows. He
has his own show on ADS Channel 7 Adelaide. Warren was also a regular headliner at Wrestpoint and
other major Australian Theatre and Cabaret Venues.
Warren has also been involved in many other aspects of the Entertainment Industry including The
Australian Variety Artistes MO Awards for 15 years. During this time he contributed as a committee
member and Vice Chairman. In 1987 and 1988 he was elected Chairman and has produced and directed
six of the major MO Award Presentations.
From 1987 to 1990 Warren was elected King Echidna (Chairman of the Australian Order of Comedians)
and represented the Australian Entertainment Industry for the 100th Anniversary of the Water Rats in
Warren has also been involved with the Variety Club of Australia since 1989 and has continually been
involved with their productions including co-producing and directing The Variety Club Heart Awards in
1991, the Tasmanian and Queensland Bashes of 1991/92/93 and the 1993 Melbourne Cup Eve
Spectacular at the Hyatt on Collins. Recently Warren has been elected to the National Board (crew) of
The Variety Club of Australia.
Warren has been involved in every aspect of the Entertainment Industry over the past forty years and it is
difficult to express his knowledge, credibility and understanding of the Industry both in Australia and
Warren played the role of Custus in the GFO/AFCT production of Crazy For You and the role of The
Rabbi along side Topol in the recent production of Fiddler on the Roof for TML Enterprises
Warren has been seen in numerous television commercials both for Australia and overseas.