Steven 'Bajo' O'Donnell
is an Australian television presenter, twitch streamer, actor, writer and video game critic.
Steven's other interests lie in improvisational comedy, technology, video games, science fiction, and writing about himself in the 3rd person. Steven really enjoys that. Steven is great.
Steven grew up in Queensland, and moved to Sydney in 2001 to pursue a career in film and television. One might say he followed his dream! Others might say he found university really hard and this was a romantic way to avoid real world responsibility at the time.
TV AND FILM
Steven has been a tortured artist, a hero bartender, a stuttering production assistant, but he usually defaults into what is known as 'classic awkward guy who people find off-putting'. He also has done some acting! I'll show myself out.
Steven has acted in a variety of independent features. In 2006 he got his first break into television presenting, hosting a live Quiz show called Midnight Zoo for the 7 Network.
In 2007 he started hosting the award winning ABC2 show Good Game and it's sister show in 2010, Good Game Spawn Point. Good Game ended in 2016, after a 10 year run. He currently still hosts Spawn Point today.
In 2016, Steven acted in his first lead role in a tv series, the narrative comedy called 'Trip For Biscuits', available March 3rd 2017 on ABC ME and iview.
In 2017, Steven became a regular panelist on the Doctor Who talk show Whovians, hosted by Rove
Steven was a voice actor in the animated series 'Tiny Power'
TV Development : Trip For Biscuits TV series
In 2013 Steven began co-creating a narrative comedy TV series with production company Robot Panther. It's a Sci-Fi kid's television show called 'Trip for Biscuits' directed by Dave Cartel and produced by Timothy Powell. It was developed over two years in conjunction with the ABC, Film Victoria and Screen Australia. The 18-part series was filmed in August 2016, released March 3rd 2017. See the trailer, here
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MC WORK AND APPEARANCES
Steven does a variety of appearances and MC work from awards nights, Cyber Safety events, convention pop-culture panels and the trivia show Good Game live.
He has appeared at the Sydney Opera house, and the Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals.
Steven is available for MC work. His skills have been called "mostly okay" and "you certainly were there and spoke".
Since 2014, Steven has been writing a monthly gaming article for the magazine 'Tech Life'. This has been an experience which has shown his fellow writers and his editor how poor his grammar are.
in 2009 he also co-authored the factual book 'The Good Game Gamer's guide to Good Gaming'.
Steven has co-authored a childrens book series 'Pixel Raiders' with his Good Game co-host Stephanie Bendixsen. The first three books are in stores now, with more following in 2017.
2006 Live tv Quiz show Midnight Zoo
2007-present Good Game and Good Game SP, Good Game Pocket Edition
2008 as himself on Y-God (SBS doc)
2010 as himself on The 7pm Project
2010 Guest role on Review with Myles Barlow (ABC)
2010 ABC3 Cricket Smackdown
2011 Guest Judge on The New Inventors (ABC)
2011 ABC3 Tennis Smackdown
2011 ABC3 Bit Com and the Oblivion Ray
2012 ABC3 Soccer Smackdown
2013 Lead in 'Dance' music video by Skryptcha
2014 ABC3 Basketball Smackdown
2015 Trip for Biscuits mini series (lead, co-creator)
2015 ABC The Checkout (as himself, said the word 'huh')
2016 ABC3 Survival Smackdown
2016 co-creator and lead in 'Trip for Biscuits' ABC TV series
2017 - Regular panelist on Whovains ABC TV series
2002 Scratched (main)
2003 Undead (featured)
2003 Swimming upstream (featured)
2004 Suburban Boys (main)
2006 Wango and Malloy(main)
2006 Stepfather of the Bride (featured)
2006 Almost (support)
2007 Catalpa Rescue (doc.)
2009 Slaughtered (main)
Steven appeared in over 40 student and independent short films between 2001-2008