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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 22 February 1962Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death 4 September 2006Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia  (stingray attack)
Birth NameStephen Robert Irwin
Nicknames The Crocodile Hunter
Steveo
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with the Queenland's government on the process of the country's Crocodile Relocation Program, in which the reptiles could be transferred and relocated to proper localties in the most absolute humane, non-tranquilizing manner. He frequently implements the non-tranquilizing factor in his televison show The Crocodile Hunter's Croc Files (1999). Steve married fellow naturalist, Terri Irwin (Baines) in 1992. She joined him in his adventures and efforts in almost every episode of his show. They had one daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, who was born July 24, 1998. He died in September 2006 following an attack by a stingray, off the Great Barrier Reef.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tommy R. Donovan <underdland@hotmail.com>

Steve Irwin was the director of the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia, and host of Animal Planet's series The Crocodile Hunter (1996). The son of naturalists Bob and Lyn Irwin, he spent his entire life studying, living and working with animals. He grew up at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, where he took part in the daily feeding, care and maintenance of the park's many animal inhabitants. He soon became an expert on local wildlife, particularly reptiles. And (as anyone who has ever seen Steve will easily believe), by the time he was 9, his dad had taught him to jump in and catch crocodiles in the rivers in North Queensland. Together, this father-and-son team could boast that every crocodile at the Australia Zoo (numbering over 150) was either caught with their own hands, or bred and raised at the zoo.

Steve made his name in the Queensland government's rogue crocodile relocation program, where he was one of the most successful participants in this government-sponsored program, safely catching and relocating dozens of troublesome crocodiles without harm to them (or him, for the most part). Irwin's unique talents first came to the attention of the world television audience with the premiere of the first installment of The Crocodile Hunter (1996). Before long, a star was born -- or "hatched" to be more reptilian about it.

In 1992, Steve married Terri Raines, a young American whom he met when she visited the zoo. She co-starred with him in The Crocodile Hunter (1996), and traveled with him to help educate the public about the care and responsibility we all have to the natural world. They had two children, daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, born July 24, 1998 and son Robert Clarence Irwin, born 1st of December, 2003 Sadly, Steve died on 4 September 2006, as a result of a stingray attack.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tom tomlin

Spouse (1)

Terri Irwin (4 June 1992 - 4 September 2006) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

"Crikey!"
Khaki shorts and shirt
Thick Australian accent

Trivia (19)

Daughter, Bindi Irwin, was born on Friday, July 24th, 1998, at 9:46 PM. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces, at birth.
He was scared to death of parrots, especially the sulfar crested cockatoo. When he was four years old, he almost had his nose bitten off by his father's pet sulfar crest. The only bird he felt comfortable around was a black cockatoo, named Ularoo.
Steve and Terri's daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, is actually named for Steve's favorite crocodile, Bindi and his dog, Sui, who has, incidentally, appeared in numerous The Crocodile Hunter (1996) episodes with Steve and Terri.
Had a species of turtle named after him - Elseya Irwini.
His dog, Sui, is a Staffordshire Bullterrier cross
Second child, Robert Clarence "Bob" Irwin born on Monday, December 1st, 2003 at 8:00 AM. He weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces, at birth.
Almost faced charges of child endangerment in early January 2004 for doing a crocodile demonstration while holding his one-month-old son, Bob, in one arm and feeding a 13-foot crocodile with the other. Steve and Terri claimed that their son was not in danger and that both their children were going to be "croc savvy".
He told his camera crew to always be filming and that if he needed help, he would ask for it.
Second child, Robert Clarence Irwin, is named after Steve's father, Robert, and Terri's father, Clarence.
Stopped personally greeting zoo visitors when he witnessed a little girl getting knocked down and seriously injured by a fan rushing to meet him.
Owned a red and white motorbike which he rode around Australia Zoo. This was one of the main ways to determine whether he was at the Zoo or not.
Over 360 million people tuned in to watch the Steve Irwin Memorial Service on Animal Planet on September 19, 2006.
Two sisters, Mandy and Joy.
Has had a road named in his honor: Steve Irwin Way in Beerwah, Queensland on Australia's Sunshine Coast.
Happy Feet (2006) is dedicated to his memory.
The documentary movie, Ocean's Deadliest (2007), was dedicated, in memory of Steve Irwin.
Was on camera when he was killed. The only copy of the video was given to his widow Terri Irwin. She claims to have destroyed the footage without ever viewing it.
The release of the book, "Steve & Me" by his widow, Terri Irwin.
Release of his book, "The Crocodile Hunter: The Incredible Life and Adventures of Steve and Terri Irwin".

Personal Quotes (10)

If something ever happens to me, people are gonna say 'we knew a croc would get him!'
Crikey, mate. You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building.
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
Crocodiles. I've been catching them since I was nine. No problem.
I am a wildlife warrior, and I will fight, fight to the death for wildlife.
On illegal poaching and animal testing: "These Hitlers use the camouflage of science to make money out of animals... so whenever they murder our animals and call it sustainable use, I'll fight it. Since when has killing a wild animal, eating it or wearing it, ever saved a species?"
I'll meet my match when I'm dead.
My job, my mission, the reason I've been put on this planet, is to save wildlife.
My life revolves around conservation. That is my work. That is my life, and I'll die doing that.
[last recorded words before his death] Don't worry, they usually don't swim backwards.

Salary (1)

Crocodile Hunter (1996) $16,300,000 (Australian)

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