Shane Withington (born 22 August 1958 in Toowoomba , Queensland )  is an Australian actor best known for playing surf live guard John Palmer in Home and Away on the Seven network; his former role in the television series A Country Practice ,  as Brendan Jones, the male Deputy Matron of Wondin Valley Hospital; as well as Willing and Abel , as Abel Moore, and the sitcom The Family Business .
He had a guest star appearance in Strange Bedfellows ,  alongside Paul Hogan and Michael Caton . In 2008, he was in the BBC drama Out of the Blue , playing the detective in charge of investigating a murder. Since 2009, he has had the regular role on Home and Away , he had appeared in the series previous as a character known as Colin.
Withington co-starred in the play The Boys Next Door in 1999.
|2004||Strange Bedfellows||Father Xavier Delaney|
|1988||Black Tulip||Voice role|
|2010||52nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards||Himself||Uncredited|
|2008||Out of the Blue||D.S. Simon Wilson||43 episodes|
|2007||Gumnutz: A Juicy Tale|| TV Movie |
|Rain Shadow||Harry Greene|| Mini-series |
|2009–present||Home and Away||John Palmer||Season 22–|
|2006-2010||Dive Olly Dive!||Various characters||56 episodes|
|2005||Blinky Bill's White Christmas||Additional Voices|| TV Movie |
|All Saints||Bob 'Smithy' Smith||Season 8, Episode 29|
|1999||Dog's Head Bay||Bob Grant||13 episodes|
|1998||Wildside||Alan Grey||Season 1, Episode 13|
|Water Rats||Det. Insp. Gordon Withers||2 episodes|
|1989||The Family Business||Terry Jackson||13 episodes|
|1987-1988||The Flying Doctors||Mike Lancaster||9 episodes|
|1987||Willing and Abel||Abel Moore||2 episodes|
|1984||Queen of the Road||Fred 'Speedy' Norton||TV Movie|
|1981-1986||A Country Practice||Brendan Jones||367 episodes|
|1978||Chopper Squad||William 'Mac' McKenna||Season 2, Episode 3|
|Glenview High||Edward Lander||Season 1, Episode 13|