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John Meillon

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Meillon  (1 May 1934 – 11 August 1989) was an legendary Australian actor, most widely known outside Australia for his role as Walter Reilly in the films Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II. He also voiced Victoria Bitter beer commercials until his death. Meillon was born in Mosman, Sydney. He began his acting career at the age of eleven in the ABC's radio serial "Stumpy", and made his first stage appearance the following year. He joined the Shakespeare Touring Company when he was sixteen. Like many actors of his generation from 1959 to 1965 he worked in England. He had a recurring role in the TV series My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?. He featured in two episodes of "Skippy" in 1968 and 1969 appearing as "Nimble Norris". In 1976 he won the AFI Award for Best Actor for his role of 'Casey' in the film The Fourth Wish (1976). With his rich baritone, Meillon was used extensively in voice over work- the most famous being his work as the "you can get it any old how" Victoria Bitter narrator. He married Australian actress June Salter in 1958. They were divorced in 1971. They had one son, John Meillon, Jr. He then married actress Bunny Gibson ("Rita the Eta Eater") on 5 April 1972: they also had a son. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Meillon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
May 1, 1934 In Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the series One Step Beyond 1959-01-20
Latest Project:
Series Over There 2005-11-13
Known For
Poster of Crocodile Dundee II
Poster of Heatwave
Poster of The Longest Day
Poster of No Hiding Place
Filmography
Series Over There Unknown 2005-11-13
Movie Tripe Father 1989-01-28
Movie Crocodile Dundee II Walter Reilly 1988-05-19
Movie The Everlasting Secret Family The Judge 1988-03-10
Movie Outback Bound Nobby 1988-10-11
Movie Frenchman's Farm Bill Dolan 1987-01-01
Movie Bullseye Merritt 1987-06-01
Movie The Blue Lightning Dr. William Giles 1986-01-01
Movie Crocodile Dundee Walter Reilly 1986-09-26
Movie King Solomon's Mines Captain John Good (voice) 1986-01-01
Movie The Dunera Boys Brig. Templeton 1985-10-03
Movie The Man in the Iron Mask Porthos 1985-12-31
Movie The Wild Duck Old Ackland 1984-03-05
Movie The Camel Boy Unknown 1984-05-08
Movie The Dismissal Sir John Kerr 1983-03-06
Series Scales of Justice Barnes 1983-09-20
Movie Heatwave 1982-03-08
Movie The Picture Show Man Maurice 'Pop' Pym 1977-05-05
Movie Born to Run Delaney 1977-10-13
Movie The Fourth Wish Casey 1976-07-16
Movie Ride a Wild Pony Charles E. Quayle 1975-11-02
Movie Sidecar Racers Ocker 1975-04-30
Movie The Cars That Ate Paris The Mayor 1974-10-10
Series The Evil Touch Unknown 1973-06-19
Movie Sunstruck Unknown 1972-12-22
Movie Walkabout Man 1971-07-01
Movie Wake in Fright Charlie 1971-07-21
Series Riptide Luke Russell 1969-02-06
Series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo 'Nimble' Norris 1968-02-05
Movie They're a Weird Mob Dennis 1966-08-18
Series My Name's McGooley, What's Yours? Unknown 1966-09-01
Movie Dead Man's Chest Johnnie Gordon 1965-10-27
Movie 633 Squadron Flight Lieutenant Gillibrand 1964-04-06
Movie Guns at Batasi Aussie 1964-10-30
Movie Cairo willy 1963-07-17
Movie The Running Man Jim Jerome 1963-10-01
Movie The Longest Day RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited) 1962-09-25
Series Man of the World Unknown 1962-09-29
Movie Death Trap 1962-10-01
Movie Billy Budd Neil Kincaid, Maintopman 1962-11-12
Movie Offbeat Johnny Hemick 1961-01-01
Movie The Long and the Short and the Tall Pte. Smith 1961-02-28
Movie Watch It, Sailor! Albert Tufnell 1961-08-14
Movie The Sundowners Bluey Brown 1960-12-08
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie On the Beach Ralph Swain 1959-12-16
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02