Biography

Recording Artist/Actor

With a working background as a concreter, Johnny Ruffo successfully managed to switch trades to now cement a solid foundation in the entertainment industry. From Balcatta in Western Australia, the talented young performer quickly emerged to become a finalist on The X-Factor, winning audiences with his Pop/R&B style, smooth dance moves, and magnetic performances. Finishing third in X Factor was an amazing accomplishment.

He’s performed onstage with international hip hop superstars Salt ‘N Pepa, Guy Sebastian and Reece Mastin, and was even hand-selected to support global pop sensations One Direction on their record-breaking tour down under, as well as touring with US pop icons Backstreet Boys and NKOTB.

Adding to his career, in 2012 Johnny won Dancing with the Stars, further solidifying his reputation as a captivating performer.

A self-taught singer and musician since his early teens, Johnny has been working day and night since his successful debut on The X-Factor, throwing himself into the industry with equal parts hard-work, talent, dedication and focus.

In 2013, Johnny arrived in Summer Bay as Chris Harrington and has since appeared on various Channel 7 TV shows performing and co-hosting The Morning Show.

In August 2017, Johnny was found to have a a tumour on the brain after going to the hospital because of a migraine and immediately underwent emergency surgery to have the tumour removed. 

Johnny is on the mend and is thankful for all the support from friends and fans.