Listen To Older Voices: Jack Levi – Part 3

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Jack Levi – [CLICK to enlarge]


This is the 3rd and final program featuring the story of Jack Levi – aka Elliot Goblet.




In the previous two programs we have learned that Jack was born in 1950 in Melbourne to parents who arrived from Egypt in the late 1940’s.

We have learned that Jack is an intelligent man who was very studious and who gained a degree in computer programming at Melbourne University and who went on to work for several years in the 1970’s in that role.

However, eventually what might be thought of as his true nature shone through when he found success as a deadpan comedian, and so it was that his alter-ego, Elliot Goblet, was born.

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Elliot Goblet – [CLICK to enlarge]


Among his many TV appearances were the “Daryl Somers show” where his success found him as a regular on “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” and through this exposure he gained work and fame both nationally and internationally.

In this last program, Jack reflects on the importance he pays to staying fit and healthy and he draws upon the philosophies of his mother, that he discussed in part 1.

We also discuss his response to the COVID lockdowns and how he copped and how, as a result, he has become a little more choosy about what gigs he takes on but, at the same time how he is currently working quite consistently.

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Jack often works as an Emcee – [CLICK to enlarge]


We also discuss Jack’s thoughts on a wide range of topics from contemporary politics through to the role that social organisations, like the Les Twentyman and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation play.  These are two organisations that Jack and Elliot, have and continue to support.

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Jack with Les Twentyman – [CLICK to enlarge]


We finish up with Jack looking into the future as it might be for himself and Elliot.


Click to hear – Jack Levi – Part 3Previous Listen To Older Voices Programs can be found in our archive, by clicking on one link or the other

2012 to 2016   

 –  2016 onward supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s a problem


[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government 
through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

Rob Greaves

I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times until 2023, when I retired. I now work as a special features contributor for both the Toorak Times and Tagg. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were actually printed on paper) as well as working in the film industry, as the Film Unit manager on Homicide for several years. I also have extensive experience in audio production and editing.

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