Manon's most influential teacher was the celebrated Zora Semberova.
After his involvement in various Fringe productions he joined Sydney's newly formed Sidetrack Theatre as a resident actor/writer. For two years and six productions Manon became a most influential member of this growing company on its way to fame, pioneering multicultural theater challenging Australian audiences in the early 80s.
He subsequently appeared in numerous stage productions with the major Australian theater companies and was regularly seen on television and in short films.
He also lent his voice and French accent to scores of national radio programs.
Manon has worked with some of the major film studios such as Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Fox Searchlight and New World Picture as well as many Australian independent filmmakers.