The versatile actor got his start in Australian television in a recurring role as comic relief on A Current Affair. An expanded version entitled The Paul Hogan Show 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 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 and Lightning Jack and starred in Flipper and Floating Away. 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.
Paul Hogan Facts
|Birthday||October 8, 1939 (81)|
|Birthplace||Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Paul Hogan compared to you?|
|Awards||1987 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Crocodile Dundee)|