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John Meillon

1934-05-01 Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Image of 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


Tripe Father 1989-01-28
Outback Bound Nobby 1988-10-11
The Everlasting Secret Family The Judge 1988-03-10
Crocodile Dundee II Walter Reilly 1988-05-19
Frenchman's Farm Bill Dolan 1987-01-01
Bullseye Merritt 1987-06-01
Crocodile Dundee Walter Reilly 1986-09-26
The Blue Lightning Dr. William Giles 1986-05-07
King Solomon's Mines Captain John Good (voice) 1986-01-01
The Man in the Iron Mask Porthos 1985-12-31
The Dunera Boys Brig. Templeton 1985-10-03
The Wild Duck Old Ackland 1984-03-05
The Camel Boy (voice) 1984-05-08
The Dismissal Sir John Kerr 1983-03-06
Heatwave Freddy Dwyer 1982-03-08
Shimmering Light Eric Stuart 1978-12-12
The Picture Show Man Maurice 'Pop' Pym 1977-05-05
Born to Run Delaney 1977-10-13
The Fourth Wish Casey 1976-07-16
Sidecar Racers Ocker 1975-04-30
Ride a Wild Pony Charles E. Quayle 1975-11-02
The Dove Tim 1974-06-16
The Cars That Ate Paris The Mayor 1974-10-10
Sunstruck 1972-12-22
Walkabout Man 1971-07-01
Wake in Fright Charlie 1971-07-21
They're a Weird Mob Dennis 1966-08-18
Dead Man's Chest Johnnie Gordon 1965-10-27
Guns at Batasi Aussie 1964-10-30
633 Squadron Flight Lieutenant Gillibrand 1964-04-06
Cairo willy 1963-07-17
The Running Man Jim Jerome 1963-10-01
The Valiant Bedford 1962-06-13
The Longest Day RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited) 1962-09-25
Death Trap 1962-10-01
Billy Budd Neil Kincaid, Maintopman 1962-11-12
The Long and the Short and the Tall Pte. Smith 1961-02-28
Offbeat Johnny Hemick 1961-01-01
Watch It, Sailor! Albert Tufnell 1961-08-14
The Sundowners Bluey Brown 1960-12-08
On the Beach Ralph Swain 1959-12-16
Rope 1957-08-21