Person Details

Birthday: 1934-05-01 00:43:49

Death: 1989-08-11 00:43:49

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Movie Involvements: 28

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

​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

Most Famous Work

The Longest Day
Average
8

The Longest Day

(1962) RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited)
Walkabout
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7

Walkabout

(1971) Man
On the Beach
Average
7

On the Beach

(1959) Ralph Swain
Wake in Fright
Average
7

Wake in Fright

(1971) Charlie
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
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5

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

(1968) 'Nimble' Norris
633 Squadron
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6

633 Squadron

(1964) Flight Lieutenant Gillibrand
Billy Budd
Average
8

Billy Budd

(1962) Neil Kincaid, Maintopman
The Sundowners
Average
7

The Sundowners

(1960) Bluey Brown

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2005 N/A
1989 Father
1988 Nobby
Walter Reilly
The Judge
1987 Merritt
Bill Dolan
1986 Walter Reilly
Dr. William Giles
Captain John Good (voice)
1985 Porthos
Brig. Templeton
1984 N/A
Old Ackland
1983 Barnes
Sir John Kerr
1982 N/A
1978 Eric Stuart
1977 Delaney
Maurice 'Pop' Pym
1976 Casey
1975 Charles E. Quayle
Ocker
1974 The Mayor
Tim
1973 N/A
1972 N/A
1971 Charlie
Man
1969 Luke Russell
1968 Nimble Norris
'Nimble' Norris
1966 N/A
Dennis
1965 Johnnie Gordon
1964 Aussie
Flight Lieutenant Gillibrand
1963 Jim Jerome
willy
1962 Neil Kincaid, Maintopman
N/A
N/A
RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited)
1961 Albert Tufnell
Pte. Smith
Johnny Hemick
1960 Bluey Brown
1959 Ralph Swain
N/A
N/A
Henry Soames
Year Character Movie/Tv

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