Johnny is one of the UK’s best-known and well-loved broadcasters, today best known now for his hugely successful Radio X Drivetime show. Johnny’s career started with him rising through the ranks across the media industry, with his television and radio work, comedy writing and weekly columns for the biggest daily newspapers in the country.
In 1994 Channel 4 first recognised his TV potential and gave him a slot hosting the cult show Moviewatch, followed by his own weekly chat show Here’s Johnny. His first major role was presenting The Big Breakfast, where his madcap humour and on-air chemistry with Denise Van Outen helped restore viewing figures, and Johnny earnt critical acclaim.
In 2003 Johnny was recruited by BBC3 to help launch the channel – a unique 2-year deal, giving him the freedom to work across a range of different projects, including Johnny Vaughan Tonight and Live At Johnny’s.
2005 saw a return to Channel 4 with Space Cadets and Johnny travel to the states to host ABC’s My Kind of Town.
Outside of the studio, Johnny’s vast enthusiasm for history was shared with audiences on Mud Men, History’s internationally successful series, which ran for 3 seasons and a special.
Johnny has co-written successful comedies, Dead Casual, Top Buzzer and ‘Orrible, the later of which he starred in opposite Ricky Grover. Johnny Executive Produced Kill Your Friends, released in 2015.
Johnny’s big radio launch came on the Capital Breakfast Show, achieving record listeners for the station and cementing himself as one of radios best loved and most highly acclaimed voices.
He has since covered the 2012 Olympics, live from Hyde Park for Absolute, explored his love of Swing Music for BBC Radio 2 and enthused about sport on TalkSport.
Today Johnny can be heard on the radio 6 days a week, hosting Radio X’s hit Drivetime show and weekly Kickabout. He continues to Exec Produce 5Lives Fighting Talk, made by his production company Worlds End.