Quentin Kenihan


Motivational, Hosts/MC's, Media

Quentin Kenihan is a content creator, writer, disability advocate, actor and larger than life personality. Quentin was born with a serious and rare bone disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Quentin is available for:

  • Motivational Speaking
  • Disability Advocacy
  • Speaking at Schools
  • Film & Television
  • Radio Presenting
  • Voiceovers & Advertisements
  • Social Commentary, Reviewing & Blogging as a writer
  • Book Readings


Quentin has just released his autobiography ‘Not All Superheroes Wear Capes’. When he was a kid, Quentin Kenihan loved Superman. Ironic, really. That guy is a perfectly formed man of steel, while Quentin is not-so-perfectly formed, more chalk than steel. Quentin didn’t need kryptonite to reveal his weakness – born with a rare bone disorder, Osteogenesis imperfecta – his bones broke all on their own. When he was seven, Mike Willesee made a documentary about Quentin. Australians fell in love with his wit, humour and never-say-die attitude. Over the years he grew up before our eyes.

But there was a dark side to his painful disability and life in the public eye. The true story was never told… until now. By the time he was 18, Quentin had an extensive drug addiction. They were dark days, with boozy blackouts and thoughts of suicide. Battling his way through, Quentin went to rehab, cleaned up and, as he says, ‘stopped feeling sorry for himself’. Now Quentin is determined to live life the best he can. He’s a filmmaker, writer, stand-up comedian, radio host, disability advocate, media personality, actor and film critic. He’s hung out with Angelina, accidentally ripped Jennifer Lopez’s dress, acted alongside Charlize Theron, interviewed Julia Gillard, all the while showing that living in a wheelchair doesn’t mean staying still. This honest, at times heartbreaking, memoir is a story to inspire others to chase their dreams. Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don’t need capes, just the right attitude!

Quentin has produced projects for nearly every Australian television network including his own prime time series, Quentin Crashes for Network Ten. He has done short films, commercials and corporate videos and is now taking the big step to feature films. Quentin has been a co-star in 4 feature films – most recently he played a pivotal role in George Miller’s smash hit, ‘Mad Max Fury Road’.

The past 12 months have been hugely successful for Quentin. In addition to finishing and releasing his autobiography, he co-wrote and performed a critically acclaimed stage show about turning 40 as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Quentin also hosts a radio series called ‘BIG’ on ABC Radio as well being the film reviewer for the Breakfast Show on ABC 891 Adelaide.

He has been an inspiration to thousands of people and is well known for his exceptional and robust personality and his ability to overcome adversity against all the odds. One of Quentin’s many goals is to be able to motivate others to follow their dreams and reach the highest level of success. He does this actively through social media as a blogger on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr and has affectionately called his followers his Qpeeps. Quentin is sure to continue to achieve his goals and motivate others no matter what obstacles life puts in front of him.

THE BOOK

Published by Hachette Australia in October 2016, Trade Paperback $32.99, ebook $17.99.

‘Quentin is a hero of mine. Probably the toughest man I have ever met. Read this book and rethink how hard you think your life is. It is a liberating experience to face life through his eyes.’
Russell Crowe, Actor

To Buy the Book:


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO QUENTIN'S EPISODES OF "BIG"" ON ABC RADIO

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OF QUENTIN'S VIDEOS

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Dressed to party in pink, Kenihan relates his life story from his wheelchair with his trademark passion, humour and wit. He has been in the spotlight on and off since he was a child after an extraordinary interview with Mike Willesee. As a teenager he tired of the publicity, partied with friends, struggled with drugs and emerged stronger for it. His life was transformed when he discovered his gift for filmmaking. Kenihan’s been pursued by TV executives, Hollywood stars and fans of his hit celebrity interview show Quentin Crashes. Along the way he’s broken more bones than Evel Knievel. “I’m 40, Now What?” shows us the public figure as well as the man dealing with the difficulties of his condition behind the scenes. It’s an honest, funny, poignant account illustrated with photos and snippets of film, audience interaction and the thing every good party needs, a singalong. It’s enlightening and thoroughly entertaining. No surprise there because Kenihan’s as sharp as they come.”
Louise Nunn, The Advertiser

“As a performer/storyteller, Quentin is not afraid to let the audience in to see his vulnerability, insecurities and fears. This openness is a key factor to the show and created moments of both humour and catharsis in equal measure. The show is raw, challenging and entertaining because it relates a story constantly flitting between comedy and tragedy.”
Lisa Harper, Radio Adelaide

"Quentin endeavoured to meet every delegate and have a chat. At the dinner, he visited every table. I don't think many guest speakers would have gone to this trouble with genuine interest and enthusiasm as Quentin provided. Quentin's speech went down well, as did his impromptu answers. The following morning after breakfast, Quentin visited the Conference area during morning tea and once again met with delegates and won more hearts. Thank you for arranging this special visit. Quentin is a wonderful gentleman with so many natural qualities."
Anne Oliver, NICAN Conference