Finnan is in the first year of a creative arts (drama) course at Deakin University’s Burwood campus.
Local theatre-goers will recognise him as a regular cast member of recent Wonthaggi Theatrical Group productions, from his debut on the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre stage in the group’s production of Oliver! in 2010, through to Evita in 2016 and Miss Saigon in 2017.
He was also a founding member of the Newhaven College boys vocal group, and in 2017 was elected by his peers and school staff as the school’s co music captain.
Regular Wonthaggi Theatrical Group musical director Kirk Skinner said Finnan was dedicated to his craft and showed a real passion and determination in all he did.