|Starting in 1974, when I jumped ship from the
straight scientific life, I became an actor and principally a clown.
I worked as Humbolt the Clown for about thirty years. Performing for children and family groups at schools and community events of all kinds was my bread and butter activity, but at the end of 2004, when I retired from my job of nine years in Central Australia, working as Project Manager for Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation, I felt that I had moved on and did not wish to return to clowning.
There were many good years, first as a solo clown, then with my clown troupe, Magick Circus.
For most of the decade of the eighties, I was on
national television daily, in Australia, as Humbolt the Clown on the children's show
"Fat Cat and Friends". It was hard work sometimes to keep up the
enthusiasm, but the salary helped pay off our house.