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Bill Hunter (I) (1940–2011)


Bill Hunter was one of Australia's acting legends, having worked with almost every notable Australian director and actor of the last thirty years - evidence of his genuine popularity among the public and acting fraternity alike. He started out in Australian television in the '60s (a hotbed of well written and directed drama), and rapidly became a ... See full bio »

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(age 71) in Kew, Victoria, Australia

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Filmography

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 2013 Die on Your Feet (TV Series)
 2010 The Wedding Party
Priest
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series)
James
- Melbourne (2010) ... James
 2009 The Cut (TV Series)
Ray
 2006 One Last Shot (Short)
Herman
 2006 Two Twisted (TV Series)
Granddad
- Arkham's Curios and Wonders (2006) ... Granddad
 2004 Tom White
Malcolm
 2003 White Collar Blue (TV Series)
Fred Logan
- Episode #2.20 (2003) ... Fred Logan
 2003 Finding Nemo
Dentist (voice)
 2001 Water Rats (TV Series)
Tom Christey
- Odds On (2001) ... Tom Christey
 2000 Pizza (TV Series)
Detective
- Gambling Pizza (2000) ... Detective
- Crime Pizza (2000) ... Detective
 1998 A Difficult Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Scanlon
 1998 15 Amore
Brendan's Voice (voice)
 1998 The Violent Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Campbell
 1998 SeaChange (TV Series)
Vin Miller
 1998 The Echo of Thunder (TV Movie)
Cooper (uncredited)
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Boomer
 1997 Frontier (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Murray-Prior
 1997 Road to Nhill
Bob
 1996 Cody: Fall from Grace (TV Movie)
Sam Wolfe
 1995 Blue Murder (TV Movie)
Angus McDonald
 1993 Stark (TV Series)
Ocker Tyron
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Ocker Tyron
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Ocker Tyron
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Ocker Tyron
 1993 Broken Highway
Wilson
 1993 Minder (TV Series)
Reid
- A Taste of Money (1993) ... Reid
 1992 The Last Days of Chez Nous
Beth's Father
 1991-1992 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Insp. Keith 'Crusher' Caroll / Sen Sgt Col Buchanan
- The Right Stuff (1992) ... Insp. Keith 'Crusher' Caroll
- Mad Dog (1991) ... Sen Sgt Col Buchanan
 1992 Phoenix (TV Series)
Tiny
- Old Rules, New Games (1992) ... Tiny
 1991 Deadly
Vernon Giles
 1990 Call Me Mr. Brown
McNeill
 1990 Yellowthread Street (TV Series)
Norton
- Fan Tan Man (1990) ... Norton
 1989 Police State (TV Movie)
Graeme Parker
 1989 Cassidy (TV Movie)
Charles Parnell Cassidy
 1989 Mull
Frank Mullens
 1988 Joe Wilson (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Galletley
 1988 Fever
Sgt Jack Welles
 1988 Rikky and Pete
Whitstead
 1986 Sky Pirates
O'Reilly
 1985 Rebel
Browning
 1985 An Indecent Obsession
Colonel Chinstrap
 1985 The Flying Doctors (TV Mini-Series)
Dusty Miller
 1985 A Fortunate Life (TV Mini-Series)
Charlie Bibby
- Bush Schooling (1905-1908) (1985) ... Charlie Bibby
 1984 The Keepers (TV Series)
Jack Wolfe
 1984 The Last Bastion (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Chiffley
 1984 Street Hero
Det. Fitzpatrick
 1984 The Hit
Harry
 1984 Eureka Stockade (TV Mini-Series)
Timothy Hayes
 1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series)
Rex Conner
 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible
Tupper / Coach
 1983 Scales of Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant O'Rourke
- The Job (1983) ... Sergeant O'Rourke
 1982 Far East
Walker
 1982 1915 (TV Mini-Series)
Alan Gilchrist
 1982 Heatwave
Robert Duncan
 1981 ...Maybe This Time
Stephen
 1980 Dead Man's Float
Eddie Bell
 1980 Hard Knocks
Brady
 1980 Young Ramsay (TV Series)
Frank Adams
- Young Buck (1980) ... Frank Adams
 1979 Golden Soak (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Culpin
 1979 Vox Pop (Short)
 1978 In Search of Anna
Peter
 1978 Newsfront
Len Maguire
 1978 Weekend of Shadows
Bosun
 1977 Backroads
Jack
 1976 Mad Dog Morgan
Sergeant Smith
 1976 Luke's Kingdom (TV Series)
Barratt
- A Woman Waiting (1976) ... Barratt
 1971-1976 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Joe Anderson / Joe Lucas / Jacko Mitchell / ...
- The Animals Came in One by One (1976) ... Joe Anderson
- Kicking On (1975) ... Joe Lucas
- A Cry of Vengeance (1974) ... Jacko Mitchell
- Rhubarb (1974) ... Carl Nelson
- A Beast of Prey (1973) ... Ed Jackson
 1976 Rate of Exchange (Short)
 1967-1975 Homicide (TV Series)
Jacko Johnston / Jack Brown / Tom Ellis / ...
- The Start of Something (1975) ... Jacko Johnston
- A Thing of the Past (1974) ... Jack Brown
- Jingles (1974) ... Tom Ellis
- The Last Way Out (1973) ... James Reid
- Born Loser (1973) ... Lofty Jackson
 1975 Dragon Flies
Peterson
 1969-1975 Division 4 (TV Series)
Philip Cassidy / Jack Miller / Ivan White / ...
- Easy Mark (1975) ... Philip Cassidy
- None So Blind (1974) ... Jack Miller
- Backlash (1974) ... Ivan White
- Petty Cash (1973) ... Sam Kelly
- Hide and Seek (1972) ... Jack Church
 1975 King's Men (TV Series)
Bloke in Pub
- Pilot (1975) ... Bloke in Pub
 1974 Ryan (TV Series)
Jack Jones
- There's Going to Be a War (1974) ... Jack Jones
 1974 Stone
Barman
 1974 27A
Cornish
 1971-1973 Spyforce (TV Series)
Captain Pollock
- The Interrogater (1973) ... Captain Pollock (uncredited)
- The Courier (1972) ... Captain Pollock (credit only)
- The Chase (1972) ... Captain Pollock (credit only)
 1972 The Spoiler (TV Series)
Watson
- And Besides, the Wench is Dead (1972) ... Watson
 1972 Catwalk (TV Series)
Jim Griffin
- A Life in the Day Of (1972) ... Jim Griffin
 1970 Dynasty (TV Series)
Larry Conrad
- Catwalk (1970) ... Larry Conrad
- Gran Turismo (1970) ... Larry Conrad
 1970 Ned Kelly
Officer
 1970 The Long Arm (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Les Lee
- The Lion Was the First to Know (1970) ... Det. Sgt. Les Lee
 1969 Riptide (TV Series)
Mick Scobie / 'Lofty' Smith
- Daybreak Island (1969) ... Mick Scobie
- North of the Headland (1969) ... 'Lofty' Smith
 1968 Skippy (TV Series)
Sam Rankin
- Mayday: Part 2: Where There's Smoke (1968) ... Sam Rankin
 1968 The Battlers (TV Movie)
 1967 Hunter (TV Series)
Sgt Baker
- The Prometheus File: Part 1 (1967) ... Sgt Baker
 1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Guardian
- The Plague (1966) ... Guardian (uncredited)
- The Steel Sky (1966) ... Guardian (uncredited)
 1957 The Shiralee
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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As long as the director told me where to stand, and what to say, I was happy. Anyone who says there is more to it [acting] than that is full of bullshit. It's a job. It is a craft, but there's no art involved. What you need is common sense and a reasonably rough head. You put on the make-up and the wardrobe and that is half the performance. That upsets the purists but never mind, they don't work ... See more »

Trivia:

1994: Named Australian Movie Star of the Year. See more »

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