Bajo: Actor, Author and Host of ABC TV’s Good Game – Episode 96

Television host and actor Steven O’Donnell is better known to gamers across Australia as Bajo, one of the four hosts of the ABC television show Good Game. Bajo’s prestige amongst the Australian geek community has made him a go-to guest and MC for pop culture conventions.

Bajo has acted in close to 40 short films and 6 independent features and is part of a team developing a new children’s TV show for the ABC, which has just been green-lit after four years of development. If that’s not enough, Bajo and fellow Good Game host Hex have written a children’s book series called Pixel Raiders for Scholastic.

Bajo and I have a great chat about night-long Counter-Strike marathons four days a week, making children cry at Warner Bros. Movie World, the sheer amount of work involved in making multiple television shows each week, seeking out challenges that make you feel uncomfortable and how community is at the heart of any passion!

Thanks to Glenn Hodges for getting Bajo and I in touch, and thanks to Patreon backer Angus Morrison for the great question!


Bajo, a.k.a. Steven O’Donnell

Official web site of Steven O’Donnell, a.k.a. Bajo

Good Game

Official web site of ABC TV’s Good Game

Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen



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Featured image from Bajo’s web site.