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With the outbreak of war Vincent left his job with the Australian General Electric Company and became a pilot with the Australian Air Force in England. He returned to Australia and his old job in 1945 but couldn't settle. He tried amateur dramatics but his dialect was a mixture of Australian, Cockney, due to his stay in London, and Canadian with ... See full bio »
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 2015 Home and Away (TV Series)
Tom Knight
 2003 The Cherry Orchard (Short)
Prof. Garnier
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day
Rex Hooper
 2002 Black and White
Chief Justice Napier
 2001 The Man Who Sued God
 2001 All Saints (TV Series)
Bill Weiner
 2000 Grass Roots (TV Series)
Monty Chesney
 1999 9 Across (Short)
 1998 Children's Hospital (TV Series)
Keith Charrington
 1997 Paradise Road
Mr. Dickson
 1995 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Dr. Cumberland
 1994 Muriel's Wedding
 1994 Sirens
Bishop of Sydney
 1982-1993 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Ted Campbell / Keith Fitzgerald / Bunny Wilcox
 1993 Frauds
 1993 Love in Limbo
Cyril Williams
 1991 G.P. (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Radley
 1991 The Private War of Lucinda Smith (TV Movie)
Col. Foster
 1990 The Paper Man (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Evan Mason
 1990 Call Me Mr. Brown
Captain Richie
 1990 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Warren Price
 1989 Bangkok Hilton (TV Mini-Series)
British Attache
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
 1988 The Boardroom (TV Movie)
Jonathan Hutt
 1988 Whose Baby (TV Movie)
Robert Monahan, K.C.
 1988 The Dirtwater Dynasty (TV Mini-Series)
Eastwick Banker
 1987 Hot Ice (TV Movie)
Harry Romano
 1987 Vietnam (TV Mini-Series)
Dave the Spook
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke
 1987 Flight Into Hell (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Double Sculls (TV Movie)
 1985 Anzacs (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Rupert Barrington
 1984 Bodyline (TV Mini-Series)
Lyons - Prime Minister of Australia
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
 1984 The Last Bastion (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Sturdee
 1983 Phar Lap
Lachlan McKinnon
 1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series)
Justin O'Byrne
 1982 ..Deadline.. (TV Movie)
Prime Minister
 1982 The Highest Honor
Lt. Cmdr. Hubert Marsham
 1981 Alison's Birthday
Dr. Jeremy Lyall
 1980 Breaker Morant
Col. Ian 'Johnny' Hamilton
 1980 Timelapse (TV Series)
Boyd Mackiel
 1979 The Young Doctors (TV Series)
Kevin McAllister
 1979 A Place in the World (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 Demolition (TV Movie)
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
Captain Fitzgerald
 1978 Cop Shop (TV Series)
James Benedict / Harry Carmichael
 1978 Bit Part (TV Movie)
 1978 Against the Wind (TV Mini-Series)
Governor Macquarie
 1978 Chopper Squad (TV Series)
John Williams
 1978 The Irishman
Bailey Clark
 1976-1977 Bluey (TV Series)
Kenneth Granger / Muley Price
 1977 The Outsiders (TV Series)
Jack Gower
 1976 Deathcheaters
Commander Carson
 1976 The Sullivans (TV Series)
Adm. Spencer
 1976 King's Men (TV Series)
 1976 Rush (TV Series)
Supt. James Kendall
 1976 Arena (TV Movie)
Bill Scott
 1974-1976 Silent Number (TV Series)
White / Norris
 1975 Shannon's Mob (TV Series)
 1975 Ben Hall (TV Series)
Sgt. Garland
 1975 Homicide (TV Series)
 1974 Lindsay's Boy (TV Movie)
 1974 The Spiral Bureau (TV Movie)
 1973 Certain Women (TV Series)
 1973 The Dragon's Opponent (TV Series)
Captain McColm
 1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series)
Kenneth Hammond
 1973 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Arnold Todd
 1970-1973 Crossroads (TV Series)
Kevin McArthur
 1967-1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Jack Stevens / Jenkins / Garry Kendrick / ...
 1971 Not Tonight, Darling
 1971 With These Hands...
Bernard Wilcox
 1966-1971 Mogul (TV Series)
Reg Walters / Captain Grainger
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Australian Soldier
 1968 Where Eagles Dare
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Australian Policeman (uncredited)
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
 1967 Follow That Camel
Ship's Officer
 1967 Bellbird (TV Series)
 1966 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Mr. Mackie
 1966 The Man in the Mirror (TV Series)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series)
 1963-1965 Compact (TV Series)
David Rome
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
 1963 Echo of Diana
Bill Vernon
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Father Huggins
 1963 Once Aboard the Lugger... (TV Series)
Dennis Barker
 1962 Carry on Cruising
 1962 The Slaughter of St. Teresa's Day (TV Movie)
Horrie Darcel
 1961 The Middle Course
Cliff Wilton
 1961 The Cheaters (TV Series)
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Keith Durrant
 1961 A Matter of WHO
Dr. Blake
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
 1961 Highway to Battle
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
Sgt. at Crybwyth
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Higgins (uncredited)
 1961 Feet of Clay
David Kyle
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 No Man's Island (TV Series)
Denis Barker
 1960 Dentist in the Chair
 1960 Dead Lucky
Mike Billings
 1960 Identity Unknown
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
 1959 Season of Passion
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Jeff Petersen
 1959 Breakout
Capt. Pat Foster
 1958 Desert Patrol
Sgt. Nesbitt
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Dr. John Pierre
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
 1957 Robbery Under Arms
George Storefield
 1957 Motive for Murder (TV Series)
John Blackmoor
 1957 Menace in the Night
Bob Meredith
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Barnes - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Second Sailor at Dance (uncredited)
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Thelma's cousin (uncredited)
 1956 The Third Key
P.C. at Hospital (uncredited)
 1956 The Secret of the Forest
Mr. Lawson
 1956 A Town Like Alice
 1955 Navy Heroes
 1955 Blonde Blackmailer
 1955 The Stolen Airliner
Flgt Sgt Watkins
 1955 John and Julie
 1955 Nitro (TV Movie)
 1955 Barnet's Folly (TV Movie)
Richard Barnet
 1952-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Locke / George Grant / Young officer
 1954 The Black Rider
Ted Lintott
 1954 Devil's Harbor
Williams, policy manager
 1954 Terror Ship
John Drew
 1954 Impostor's Gold (TV Movie)
Leonard Hughes
 1954 The Dark Stairway (Short)
Sergeant Gifford
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Drayton Case (Short)
Henley's Assistant
 1952 Made in Heaven
Man at Party (uncredited)
 1951 Encore
Young Husband (segment "Winter Cruise")
 1951 Talk of a Million
Jack Murnahan
 1950 Come Dance with Me
 1949 The Interrupted Journey
1st. Workman
 1949 Poet's Pub
Stacey (uncredited)
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Hero in cinema sequence
 1949 Warning to Wantons
Footman (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

Vincent Ball also appears as Don Gardiner in an unknown episode of the Australian TV series "Bailey's Bird"

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His first film job was as a "swimming double" in the 1948 British version of "The Blue Lagoon". The leading man of the film, Donald Houston, couldn't swim, so Ball doubled for him, in scenes entirely shot in the studio tank. He later said that his chief memory of the film was being constantly reminded by the director to keep his face turned away from the camera.

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