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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 October 1939Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Once held a job as a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Co-developed and acted in "The Paul Hogan Show" on Australian TV in the 1970's.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dave Bowyer <aussie@ccnet.com>

Paul Hogan became a worldwide success with his irresistible comic performance in Crocodile Dundee (1986), which he created and co-wrote. It earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor as well as an Oscar (nomination for Best Screenplay). The versatile actor got his start in Australian television in a recurring role as comic relief on A Current Affair (1971). An expanded version entitled The Paul Hogan Show (1973) premiered on Australia's Nine Network and quickly propelled him to the top of the ratings chart. His dramatic role in the critically acclaimed television series Anzacs (1985) and his work in promoting Australia worldwide invested him into the Order of Australia and led to his appointment as "Australian of the Year".

Hogan was the executive producer/writer/star of the feature films Almost an Angel (1990) and Lightning Jack (1994) and starred in Flipper (1996) and Floating Away (1998). American audiences also remember Hogan from his now legendary commercials for the Australian Tourist Commission in which he invited us to say "g'day" and come "down under" so he could "slip another shrimp on the barbie".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Linda Kozlowski (5 May 1990 - 23 July 2014) (divorced) (1 child)
Noelene Edwards (1982 - 1989) (divorced)
Noelene Edwards (24 June 1958 - 1981) (divorced) (5 children)

Trivia (11)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 38.
Had a variety of jobs before coming to notice in 1972 on "New Faces", a television talent show. This success led to his own comedy television series, The Paul Hogan Show (1973), the following year.
He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) on January 26, 1989, for his services to Tourism and Entertainment.
Awarded "Australian of the Year" in 1985.
Divorced first wife, Noelene, after 28-years of marriage (their eldest son was thirty-one at the time). Has a son, named Chance Hogan, with co-star- turned-wife, Linda Kozlowski.
Lives in a renovated Victorian farmhouse near Santa Barbara, California.
Was given a Subaru Outback by the car company for his appearances in their car commercials.
He was discovered in a 'New Faces' talent quest while he was a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Father of Brett Hogan and Chance Hogan.
Spokesman for both Subaru Outback automobiles and Australian tourism.
Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia [August 2008]

Personal Quotes (10)

[Speech at the Academy Awards] "There are three Gs to accepting an award: Be Gracious ... Be Grateful ... and Get Off!"
Well, there's nothing strange about Americans as a whole. But, Angelinos are different!
I only work every couple of years. I go into retirement between films.
I didn't get into entertainment until I was like 31. I didn't star in a movie until I was 46.
You're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about one thousand million people watching you. So, you remember - one wrong word, one foolish gesture and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought and have a nice night.
The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.
Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches.
What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire.
Come and say G'day!
I enjoy being part of the entertainment industry, although I'm the laziest person that I've met yet in this business.

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