Jason Dundas

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Jason Dundas
Dundas in New York City, 2013
BornJason Robert Dundas
(1982-07-25) 25 July 1982 (age 32)
Penrith, Sydney, Australia
OccupationActor, TV host, producer
Years active2002-present
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Jason Dundas
Dundas in New York City, 2013
BornJason Robert Dundas
(1982-07-25) 25 July 1982 (age 32)
Penrith, Sydney, Australia
OccupationActor, TV host, producer
Years active2002-present

Jason Dundas (born 25 July 1982), is an Australian-born television host and actor, known for his role as host of Australia’s most popular travel series Getaway, as a VJ for MTV Australia and a host for VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live in the United States. Jason is currently based between America and Australia, where he will simultaneously host the upcoming productions Beyond Dance for MTV and The Big Adventure for the Seven Network.

Early and personal life[edit]

Dundas was born in Penrith, Sydney to Ross Dundas and Diane Dundas. He attended Jamison High School, and later went on to study at the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney where he studied a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).[1]


Dundas commenced his television career in 2003 after winning a national competition to become an MTV Australia VJ.[2] He hosted the weekly Australian-based chart show Homebuzz, along with the local version of the international flagship request program TRL.[3] During his time at MTV, Dundas interviewed acts such as 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Ozzy Osbourne and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.[4] He also hosted a special version of TRL at MTV London’s Leicester Square studio in 2004.

Dundas hosted MTV News from 2004- 2005. He also hosted other seasonal local programs such as Snow Cave, Full Tank, Beach House, and several surfing specials entitled Back Door To…. which saw him presenting from surfing locations such as Tahiti, Maui, and Jeffreys Bay.[5] He also created and developed an Australian version of MTV Sports. Dundas conducted red carpet interviews at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2004 from Rome. He was also a co-presenter at the Australia Video Music Awards (AVMA’s) in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.[6] While at MTV, Dundas also designed the TRL corporate identity, logo and studio set design, along with various other MTV studio elements.

In 2006, Dundas joined the cast of Australia’s most popular weekly travel program Getaway, which airs on the Nine Network.[7] During his time at Getaway, Dundas presented the program from over forty countries.[8] He also hosted Getaway specials from the Greek Islands, Hawaii and Indonesia.[9] In 2011, he co-hosted a Getaway special for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, from London. In 2012, Dundas produced and hosted a special 'NYC By Air' story.[10]

In 2008, Dundas made his acting debut in the film Fool’s Gold alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson.[11] He also filmed a guest role on the Australian television drama Sea Patrol in 2010.[12]

In October 2011, Dundas was selected to be the pop culture correspondent for VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.[13] The program is a daily, hour-long entertainment program, which is filmed live from New York’s Times Square. Dundas also appeared in the 2011 film Hardflip, playing the role of Ryder.[14]

In 2012, Dundas continued his work with VH1, co-hosting the VH1 Do Something Awards in LA. He also co-hosted VH1 Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam, VH1 Divas, Big Evening Buzz and he hosted an episode of VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown.[15] He also appeared as a panellist on two episodes of CNN’s Showbiz Tonight.

In August 2012, as part of his appointment as Menswear Ambassador for Australian retailer David Jones, Dundas returned to Australia and hosted a one hour special from David Jones’ 2012 Spring Summer Fashion Launch on Foxtel’s Arena.[16]

He was also in Australia to co-host Channel Nine’s 2012 New Year’s Eve Live telecast.[17]

In 2013, Dundas was appointed co-host of VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live.[18] In January, Dundas also hosted live links from the streets of New Orleans for VH1’s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever.[19]

After hosting over 400 episodes of Big Morning Buzz Live, Dundas embarked on new opportunities in both the United States and Australia.

In 2014, he signed on to host MTV America’s Beyond Dance, a prime time program that challenges dancers in thrilling challenges beyond traditional choreography. [20]

In 2014, Dundas will also be hosting the new prime time Australian reality program, The Big Adventure, which contestants compete in on a tropical island for a reward of A$1,000,000. [21]

Other projects[edit]

In 2006, Dundas won the FOXTEL Celebrity Poker Tournament. He won $100, 000 and donated $50, 000 to the Starlight Foundation charity.[22] In 2008, Dundas was named Cleo Magazine’s "Bachelor Of The Year".[23] In 2008, Dundas was also named GQ Magazine’s Man Of Style[24] Dundas is a regular DJ. He was the official DJ at the after party of the 2006 MTV Australia Video Music Awards, and he has DJ’d at various parties around Australia. Dundas has also DJ’s at various parties in New York, most notably the Details magazine party at Midnight in Soho in 2012.[25]


Dundas was named the brand ambassador for the Australian jewellery company Linneys in 2011.[26] In 2012, Jason was appointed the Menswear Ambassador for Australian department store David Jones, where he’ll be working alongside supermodel Miranda Kerr and models Megan Gale, Emma Freedman and Samantha Haris.[27]


2003MTV Homebuzz AustraliaHostMTV AUSTRALIA
2004 - 2006MTV TRL AustraliaHostMTV AUSTRALIA
2004 - 2005MTV News AustraliaHostMTV AUSTRALIA
2004MTV Europe Music AwardsRed carpet reporterMTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS
2005MTV Australia Video Music AwardsCo-PresenterMTV AUSTRALIA
2005 - 2006Snow Cave MTV AustraliaHostMTV AUSTRALIA
2005 - 2006Beach House MTV AustraliaHostMTV AUSTRALIA
2005 - 2006Back Door To…HostMTV AUSTRALIA
2006Full Tank MTV AustraliaHostMTV AUSTRALIA
2006MTV Australia Video Music AwardsCo-PresenterMTV AUSTRALIA
2006 - currentGetaway AustraliaPresenterNINE NETWORK
2007 - 200920 to 1 AustraliaPanelistNINE NETWORK
2008MTV Australia Video Music AwardsCo-PresenterMTV AUSTRALIA
2009MTV Australia Video Music AwardsCo-PresenterMTV AUSTRALIA
2009Logie Awards AustraliaPresenterNINE NETWORK
2011 - 2012VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live USAPop-culture correspondentMTV AUSTRALIA
2012VH1 Do Something Awards USACo-hostVH1
2012VH1 Fan Jam USACo-HostVH1
2012VH1 Divas USACorrespondentVH1
2012Big Evening Buzz USACo-hostVH1
2012VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown USAHost (One episode, 3 November 2012)VH1
2012CNN Showbiz Tonight USAPanelist on 2 episodesCNN
2012New Year’s Eve 2012 AustraliaCo-hostNINE NETWORK
2013VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live USACo-hostVH1
2013VH1 Best Super Bowl Concert Ever USACo-hostVH1


2008Fool's GoldFrat Boy 1Warner Bros. Pictures
2012HardflipRyderSkipstone Pictures


2010Sea PatrolJack FieneNINE NETWORK


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  17. ^ http://channelnine.ninemsn.com/article.aspx?id=8583133
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  20. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/mtv-orders-3-new-reality-series-renews-snooki-jwoww-real-world-girl-code/
  21. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/jason-dundas-comes-home-to-host-the-big-adventure/story-fni0cvc9-1226868495709/
  22. ^ http://tccustomtables.com/jason-dundas-winner-of-australian-celebrity-poker-challenge/
  23. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/jason-dundas-named-cleo-bachelor-of-the-year-20090403-9qc5.html
  24. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/hugh-jackman-wins-man-of-the-year-award-20090407-9w04.html
  25. ^ http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/vwwbmP0bmaQ/DETAILS+Midnight+Foxy+Shazam/VDjUH7goSqD
  26. ^ http://www.polyvore.com/jessica_marais_jason_dundas_linneys/thing?id=57582868
  27. ^ http://blog.davidjones.com.au/Fashion/2012/05/Introducing-Jason-Dundas--David-Jones-New-Menswear-Ambassador

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