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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:
37
First Appeared:
In the series One Step Beyond 1959-01-20
Latest Project:
Series Over There 2005-11-13
Known For
Poster of Tripe
Poster of Outback Bound

John Meillon Movies Filmography

Series
Over There
Unknown 2005-11-13
Movie
Tripe
Father 1989-01-28
Movie
Outback Bound
Nobby 1988-10-11
Movie
Crocodile Dundee II
Walter Reilly 1988-05-19
Movie
Bullseye
Merritt 1987-06-01
Movie
Frenchman's Farm
Bill Dolan 1987-01-01
Movie
The Blue Lightning
Dr. William Giles 1986-01-01
Movie
Storybook Classics: King Solomon's Mines
Captain John Good (voice) 1986-01-01
Movie
Crocodile Dundee
Walter Reilly 1986-09-26
Movie
The Man in the Iron Mask
Porthos 1985-12-31
Movie
The Dunera Boys
Brig. Templeton 1985-10-03
Movie
The Camel Boy
1984-05-08
Movie
The Wild Duck
Old Ackland 1984-03-05
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
The Fourth Wish
Casey 1976-07-16
Movie
Sidecar Racers
Ocker 1975-04-30
Movie
Ride a Wild Pony
Charles E. Quayle 1975-11-02
Movie
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Mayor 1974-10-10
Movie
Sunstruck
1972-12-22
Movie
Wake in Fright
Charlie 1971-07-21
Movie
Walkabout
Man 1971-07-01
Movie
They're a Weird Mob
Dennis 1966-08-18
Movie
Dead Man's Chest
Johnnie Gordon 1965-10-27
Movie
Guns at Batasi
Aussie 1964-10-30
Movie
633 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant Gillibrand 1964-04-06
Movie
Cairo
willy 1963-07-17
Movie
Billy Budd
Neil Kincaid, Maintopman 1962-11-12
Movie
Death Trap
1962-10-01
Series
Man of the World
Unknown 1962-09-29
Movie
Offbeat
Johnny Hemick 1961-01-01
Movie
The Sundowners
Bluey Brown 1960-12-08
Movie
On the Beach
Ralph Swain 1959-12-16
Series
The Third Man
Unknown 1959-10-02
Series
No Hiding Place
Unknown 1959-09-16
Series
One Step Beyond
Unknown 1959-01-20