In the year 1986, Paul Hogan seemed to come out of nowhere, as the Australian crocodile hunter named Crocodile Dundee. The film of the same name, Crocodile Dundee, gained instant success and became somewhat of a cult classic. Even though the premise of the film is a bit strange, it was nominated for an Oscar. It was such a hit that it even spawned a trilogy. The three films were laden with stars, so of course we just have to know what these stars are up to now! Read on to see what the biggest stars of the trilogy are up to today!
While the movie may be called Crocodile Dundee, it was actually John Meillon’s character, Wally, who stole the show as Dundee’s on screen partner. It was such an important part of the movie, that John would get to reprise the role of Wally in the Crocodile Dundee sequel that followed!
Unfortunately, Wally would pretty much be the final role he played. John passed away in 1989, from cirrhosis of the liver. He left behind a legacy filled with accolades for his work in theater. His career began early on, as a child star on ABC’s “Stumpy”. Shortly after, he made his first appearance on stage. He went on to tour with the Shakespeare touring company, at the age of 16. He has said that his work in theater really shaped his career and helped him learn discipline.
Crocodile Dundee may have been a huge success, but that doesn’t mean that everyone involved turned into an overnight sensation. Unfortunately, that was the case with Ritchie Singer. Crocodile Dundee was unable to turn Singer into a star. After his 1986 appearance in the film, his career slowly sunk despite making appearances on a couple of shows like Crownies and Water Rats.
He may not be a household name, but Ritchie Singer continues to show some serious longevity in the industry. After playing the role of Con in the first Crocodile Dundee film, he went on to appear in 30 other projects. Singer would also go on to share the screen with fellow Dundee co-star, David Gulpilil, in the critically acclaimed Charlie’s Country, which was also his last role.
Since his portrayal of Richard, the sleazy editor who continuously gets in the way of true love in the movie Crocodile Dundee, Mark Blum has continued to rack up some great credits in the industry.
While the name Mark Blum might not immediately jog your memory, you have definitely seen him in various films and TV shows. Maybe you remember him as the journalist in Capital News? He also co-starred in newer TV shows, like Mozart in the Jungle. When he isn’t acting in front of the cameras, he is often taking on roles on Broadway. He has small roles in two upcoming movies and just landed his 70th role, where he will be on the TV show The Blacklist.
Reginald VelJohnson has become one of the more famous character actors in Hollywood after his minor role as a limo driver in the first Crocodile Dundee movie. While his role may have been small, he did not let that stop him, and shortly after, his career started to blow up and the roles kept on coming!
With co-starring roles in Die Hard and Die Hard 2, and the unforgettable role in the hit show Family Matters, he quickly became a household name. VelJohnson is well known for playing police officers on television and on the big screen. VelJohnson has an incredible 99 credits to his name.
David Franklin has acted in 21 films, and is no stranger to the TV world, he has been in over 20 T.V. shows since 1977. What a career! But don’t worry if you have trouble remembering him from the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles – his career is so much more than that little piece.
David Franklin is typically remembered for his smashing roles as Meeklo Braca, in the science fiction television series Farscape, and as Brutus in Xena: Warrior Princess. Perhaps you recognize him from The Matrix Reloaded? David Franklin also seems to have found the greatest weight loss program, as he has lost nearly 50 pounds ever since going on a diet containing only vegan food.
David Gulpilil is remembered for starring along Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee as Neville Bell. People were impressed with David, who showed some real talent on set.
His career would go on to rise with appearances in films such as The Proposition and Charlie’s Country. Despite his massive talent, David unfortunately had several run ins with the law. Instances included violent offences, such as an arrest for domestic violence for breaking his wife’s arm. While he is not the nicest guy, he continues to wow audiences and is very talented. If you are the kind of person who can separate the actor and his talent from his personal life, then David Gulpilil might just be your guy. If not, then you’re probably hoping that Hollywood stops giving a pass to violent offenders on the basis of talent.
Ernie Dingo played the role of Charlie in the second Crocodile Dundee film. After that stint, he continued to find success and went on to become a very busy character actor. While Dingo may not necessarily have reached star status in Hollywood, he has managed to stay really busy.
Ernie Dingo has over 34 credits to his name, with his most recent credit being on the TV show Redfern. If you want to get a taste of his work, the best way to catch him onscreen is online, since most of his gigs are pretty much under the radar in the US.
Rick Gonzalez has come a long way since playing bit parts in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He has had so many huge roles that it is almost impossible to remember Rick in a role as minimal as a gang banger in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
He went on to play many significant roles, such as Timo Cruz from Coach Carter and Ben Gonzalez on the hit TV series Reaper. Don’t forget his role as Naps, in Roll Bounce. Currently, he plays a vigilante superhero named Rene Ramirez “Wild Dog” on the CW superhero drama series, Arrow.
Superfans of the Crocodile Dundee films will never be able to forget Steve Rackman as the meathead named Don, especially since he was the one and only guy to kiss Paul Hogan’s character in the first Crocodile Dundee. Fans remember Rackman, and he would go on to reprise his role in all of the following Crocodile Dundee films before retiring and moving back to Australia.
Steve moved to Australia when he was just a teenager. From 1973 to 1978, he wrestled in Australia for World Championship Wrestling on the Nine Network. Fans of wrestling in the ’80s will never forget Steve Rackman for his time inside of the wrestling ring as the famous brawler crusher. Today, Steve is a personal trainer at the gym that he runs.
Gill is a well known character actor. Even though he only appeared in one of the Crocodile Dundee films, his character is remembered by anyone who has seen it! He portrayed the leader of a group of kangaroo hunters whom Dundee had to fight in the hotel bar. In that memorable scene, Dundee later used a dead kangaroo as a cover to scare the hunters. Since his role in Crocodile Dundee, Gill would go on to act in a total of 71 films!
Terry was also seen in the recurring role of Detective Jack Grace, in the women’s prison drama Prisoner. He was also a regular cast member in The Flying Doctors, and played another starring role in Blue Heelers. He also had a guest role on Neighbours. He passed away at the age of 75 in 2015.
Crocodile Dundee heartthrob, Nugget O’Cass, was played by Gerry Skilton. Gerry went on to have appearances in all three of the Crocodile Dundee films. Unfortunately, those appearances would be the only roles on his resume.
For some reason, Hollywood stopped sending Gerry audition notices and information, so unfortunately, Skilton had no choice but to retire from acting in 2001. His last film was Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles — just like so many other actors on this list. He reprised the character in 2010 for a proposed outback-adventure reality series Nugget Gets A Life, with permission from Paul Hogan, which he self-financed and had hoped to sell to a network
Jonathan Banks has probably had the biggest career success story after being a part of the Crocodile Dundee films. He has become one of the most in demand character actors on television today. Prior to Dundee, he was in the films Airplane! and Beverly Hills Cop. He got his first big break on the TV series Wiseguys.
He has most recently hit it big in his role as a former police officer who turns into a hitman, in the AMC series Breaking Bad, and its spinoff, Better Call Saul. This has even led to Academy Award recognition for the burly character actor, as well as five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
The Crocodile Dundee films will always remember Paul Rodriguez as Diego, in the third and final installment of the Dundee films.
Born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles, Rodriguez has developed into a diverse and multi-talented entertainer. When it comes to comedians, Paul Rodriguez has had quite the long and incredible career. Rodriguez has starred in many acclaimed films, like Ali and Blood Work. In 2004, he was ranked #74 on Comedy Central’s list of the “100 Greatest Standups of all Time.” Aside from acting, he also received the “Humanitarian of the Year Award” for his contribution toward water conservation in the City of Fresno.
Donning the ultimate ‘bad guy’ look, Jere Burns remains as one of the most memorable cast members in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, playing the role of Arnan Rothman.
Jere has had quite the impressive career since the ending of the Dundee trilogy. He has gone on to get some huge TV roles on his resume – working on projects like The Muppets, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and the hit TV series Justified as Wynn Duffy. Jere Burns has also appeared on Broadway! His Broadway credits include Hairspray and After the Night and the Music.
Charles S. Dutton
Charles Dutton is well known as Leroy Brown in Crocodile Dundee II, but that is just a small piece of his long acting resume. He has gone on to star in many well known films and television shows.
Some of his best known works are his roles as “Fortune” in the film Rudy, “Dillon” in Alien 3, and his starring role in the TV series Roc, where he played the title character. In 2002 and 2003, Charles picked up some Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy Awards for his roles in The Practice and Without a Trace. He also had a nomination in 1999 for his guest-starring role as Alvah Case, in the HBO drama Oz, but he did not win. For his role in OZ, he was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Having a bit role in the third and final Crocodile Dundee film did not stop Aida Turturro from racking up some serious credits on her resume.
Aida Turturro landed her first film in the year 1989, but it did not make her a well known personality. She remains most well known for her starring role as the sister of Tony Soprano in the HBO series, The Sopranos. Aside from her role on the Sopranos, Turturro has stayed quite busy with TV work on Law & Order as Judge Felicia Catano. She has a multitude of films under her belt, such as True Love, What About Bob?, Jersey Girl, Illuminata, Sleepers, and Deep Blue Sea.
Can you believe that the amazing Stephen Root’s very first role was in Crocodile Dundee II? He portrayed a DEA Agent named Toilet, and the rest was history! Since then, Root proved his worth as an actor, comedian, and voice actor and has landed some major roles.
He has starred as Jimmy James on the TV series NewsRadio, as Milton Waddams in the comedy Office Space in 1999, and as the voices of Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland in the animated series King of the Hill. His resume also includes roles in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode “Unification” and in the movies O Brother, Where Art Thou?, DodgeBall, The Man in the High Castle, and Get Out. He also has a ton of supporting roles in a variety of HBO series.
Clarke landed a minor role in Crocodile Dundee as Simone. She would then go on to land a few more gigs in her short but sweet career. Caitlin got her start stealing the hearts of kids everywhere when she played the beautiful and fierce Valerian, in the Dragonslayer film pre-dundee, back in 1981.
She was best known for her role in Dragonslayer and later for her role as Charlotte Cardoza in the Broadway musical Titanic, during the years 1998–1999. Sadly, the lovely Clarke passed away from cancer at only 52 years old, well before she ever really got to show off all of her many talents.
When Hechter Ubarry was just a kid living in New York, he discovered his acting and singing abilities. He was encouraged to study opera, and so he did with a cantor named Maurice Jampol. He gave him lessons, despite Ubarry not having the funds to pay them. He always said he could pay him when he could, and luckily he was able to!
He then utilized his skills and landed himself a role as the drug king “Rico” in Crocodile Dundee II. After this amazing role, he started to receive many offers and would eventually return to Broadway. Hechter still performs live on Broadway and also stars in his own cabaret show, which has been running since 2000.
The man behind the camera when it all started was Peter Faiman, the director of the original Crocodile Dundee film. Though Faiman would go on to gain some serious honors in Australia, becoming a Member of the Order of Australia, he would never really get another major gig as a director.
In 1994, he assisted with the launch of the FX network in New York and was the coordinating director for the opening and closing broadcasts of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with the Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation. Since returning to Australia in 2002, he has been a consultant for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. There he has been acting as a producer on Strictly Ballroom, Spicks and Specks, and The Pet Show.
For a while it looked like Paul Hogan was destined to be a huge star in Hollywood. He scored the Crocodile Dundee trilogy as his first major series of gigs, and most would have assumed that would lead to instant fame. Hogan also co-wrote the movie, which was a massive success all over the world. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and was also nominated for Best Actor at the BAFTAs. The screenplay of the film was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Saturn Award. Hogan also co-hosted the 59th Academy Awards with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.
A scandal linking him with offshore bank accounts and tax evasion would tarnish Hogan’s name, and soon after the scandal, the Australian star retired. His last role was a guest starring part in the TV series Open Slather.
Many people have no idea Luis even starred in the second Crocodile Dundee film. The Puerto Rican-born American actor is easily recognizable for his many roles since, though. Luis has played character roles such as sidekicks, thugs, and policemen for much of his career, and he does it well!
Guzmán starred in the films Out of Sight, The Limey, Traffic, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love. He’s also been successful on TV, starring in the HBO series How to Make It in America and the hit Netflix series Narcos. He also starred in the medical drama Code Black, where he portrayed nurse Jesse “Mama” Salander.
Clare Carey has acted in many films, including of course, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. However, that wasn’t her claim to fame. She is best known for her roles in episodic television. Most know her for her role as Kelly Fox on the sitcom Coach, and her role as Macy Carlson, the Olsen twins’ mother, on the ABC Family series So Little Time.
She has had recurring roles on Point Pleasant, Jericho as Mary Bailey, and Crash as Christine Emory. She also made a guest appearance in Eli Stone as a lawyer. Carey had a cameo role in the Showtime film La Cucina. She also had a part in NCIS episode “Life Before His Eyes”, as Ann Gibbs, opposite Mark Harmon. She later guest starred on NCIS: New Orleans, playing villain Anne Boudreau, in the episode, “Sic Semper Tyrannis.”
Michael Lombard is best known for his performances in Guiding Light, Pet Sematary, and The Thomas Crown Affair. But of course, fans of Crocodile Dundee will forever know him as Sam Charlton.
He received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award for his stunning performance in Otherwise Engaged. He also won an Obie Award for his performance in What’s Wrong With This Picture? On TV, he played the role of Marshall Beck in all 15 episodes of Filthy Rich, until 1983. He had guest roles in a multitude of popular television shows like Kojak, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, The Rockford Files, Three’s Company, Riptide, Spenser: For Hire, Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, and many episodes of Law & Order and all of its spinoffs.
Snyder’s role was merely a pimp in the Crocodile Dundee film, but despite that fact, he has appeared in many TV series and films, dating from 1979 to 2004.
Snyder played the role of a gas station attendant in the film The Warriors. He took on the role of “Soul Hunter #2” in Soul Hunter and “Orin Zento” in By Any Means Necessary, episodes of Babylon 5, and as Aaron Conor in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Masterpiece Society”. He also has played the role of the Romulan Bochra in the episode “The Enemy”. From 1979 to 2004, he appeared in many TV series and films. Aside from his work in stage and film acting, he has also done voice work in anime and video games for studios such as Animaze, Bang Zoom Entertainment, and New Generation Pictures.
Totos is quite a mystery. Not very much is known about her, and she does not have a lot of acting credits. Needless to say, she played Rosita in Crocodile Dundee, but aside from that, she has just had small roles.
The actress is mainly known for The Young Wife, The Custodian, and The Cut. Her most recent acting credit was in a short film called Ralph, where she played a teacher. Although she is now known as Khristina Totos, she was credited for her role in Crocodile Dundee as Christine Totos. Why the name spelling change? We are not sure. It is just as much of a mystery as her career.
Anne Francine is a cabaret singer and actress. She played the role of Fran in Crocodile Dundee. In addition, she played the Evil Queen in the live TV version of Snow White! Even still, most knew her due to her villainous role as Flora, in Harper Valley PTA.
In 1954, she made her Broadway debut with Shirley Booth in By the Beautiful Sea. She stepped in for the legendary Bea Arthur as Vera Charles in the 1966 Broadway production of Mame, starring Angela Lansbury. Incredibly enough, she and Lansbury reprised their roles in the 1983 Broadway revival. In 1987, she made her last appearance on Broadway as Mrs. Harcourt, in the revival of Anything Goes, starring Patti LuPone. Unfortunately, Fran was her last role, as she passed away in 1999.
The actress, teacher, author, and model has starred in a handful of films and TV series. Anne Carlisle clearly wore many hats in the entertainment industry.
She is best known for writing and portraying both the lead female and male roles in the film Liquid Sky. In 1985, she also played the small role of “Victoria” in the Susan Seidelman film Desperately Seeking Susan. She played a memorable role as transvestite “Gwendoline” in Crocodile Dundee and starred in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice. Carlisle also adapted and wrote a novel version of her cult film Liquid Sky. Carlisle also posed for the famous Playboy Magazine in 1984.
Irving Metzman was actually born Douglas Kahn, but changed his name to “Irving Metzman”, the name of his character in the second play he did. He had planned to change his name for each appearance to that of his character in the play before, but didn’t follow through and has continued to be known as “Irving Metzman”.
He is best known for his roles in WarGames, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and as Irving the doorman in Crocodile Dundee. Irving is also a published playwright. The play Irving wrote, entitled “Partners”, was published and appeared in “Dramatics” Magazine in its March/April 1979 issue.
Most people probably don’t remember, but Nancy Mette played the role of Karla, a New York prostitute, in the film Crocodile Dundee. Since those days, she has maintained a very low key Hollywood career, gaining a mere 19 acting credits.
She’s had roles in projects such as Meet the Hollowheads and Terms of Endearment. She may never have become a star, but Nancy Mette had found a unique niche in movies playing small but demanding roles. If a director needed to fill a minor role calling for a difficult line or a quirky delivery, he could always pick up the telephone and ask whether Mette was available. Her last role was as a guest star on Monk. She has been married to Hollywood director Barnet Kellman since 1982.
Juan Fernández de Alarcon
Juan is a Dominican actor best known for his roles as the evil character in his movies. Fernández was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He made his film acting debut in the film Salome and since then has gone on to star in over 30 movies.
He is best known for A Man Apart (2003), The Collector (2009), and Crocodile Dundee II (1988). Aside from acting in movies, Juan also worked as a model for various designers. He has worked for numerous high end clients, including Yves Saint-Laurent, Nino Cerruti, Zandra Rhodes, Ossie Clark, and Giorgio di Sant’Angelo. Additionally, he’s modeled for various artists, like Salvador Dalí.
Dennis Boutsikaris has won the Obie Award two times! He was also the first American actor to play Mozart on Broadway, in “Amadeus”. It seems like Crocodile Dundee II paved the way for many incredible actors.
Dennis has done over 140 recordings for Audiobooks for publishers around the world, portraying the works of authors such as Phillip Roth, Stephen King, Jeffrey Deaver, and Don Delillo. For his voice work he won an Audie Award. His film credits include lead roles in *batteries not included, The Dream Team, Crocodile Dundee II, Boys on the Side, and In Dreams, among many others. Most recently, he was in the films Cherry Crush, The Education of Charlie Banks, and Calling it Quits. In 2012, he co-starred in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film of the successful “Bourne” franchise. He is still going strong, as last year he starred in Better Call Saul.
Paul Greco can be best remembered as the leader of the not-so-tough gang, The Orphans, in the cult classic, The Warriors.
He is fondly remembered as one of two thugs out to kill Woody Allen’s title character in Broadway’s Danny Rose, and the New Yorker who does a double-take reaction to the guy from Australia, Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan), in Crocodile Dundee. He then went on to appear in numerous films and television shows throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including an episode of Miami Vice. Sadly, he passed away from lung cancer in 2008, at age 53, with just 20 credits under his belt.
Australian actor Serge Cockburn is pretty much only known for his role as Mikey Dundee in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, where he portrays the son of “Crocodile” Dundee.. Serge’s parents read an ad in the paper that a local production company, Bangalow Productions, was looking for a little boy to play Mick Dundee’s son in Crocodile Dundee in L.A. so they made a short video of Serge talking to his Grandpa about his pet lizard, Huffy. Casting director Maura Fay was “knocked out by his performance”, and he scored the role.
Aside from his success in acting, Serge also plays soccer and loves reptiles. He has five pet snakes, a gecko, a pink tongued skink, a blue tongued lizard, and a dog! His only other acting role was three years after Dundee in Danny Deckchair.
Actor and director Alec Wilson is probably best remembered for his roles in Crocodile Dundee II and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Wilson played the character Denning, in the second Dundee film that came out in 1988. Weirdly enough, in Crocodile Dundee II, he played one of the bad guys. But he went on to play one of Mick’s friends, Jacko, in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
Alec Wilson, like Paul Hogan, is also a fellow Australian which made him a great choice for the film, since he already had the accent. Those accents are pretty hard to do! Since his appearances in the Dundee films, he has been in a few more movies, but after 2013 he disappeared completely from the big screen.
Kaitlin Hopkins portrayed Miss Mathis in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. She went on to be quite the stage, screen, and television actress. Apart from film and television, Hopkins could always be found starring in plenty of theatre roles. In 1994, at the young age of 30, she was cast in the rock opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky by Peter Sellars. She spent the next year on tour, traveling the world with the production, performing in Paris, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Montreal, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival, among other locales.
Currently, she stepped aside from acting and is the new Head of Musical Theatre at Texas State University.
Kenneth Welsh has such an extensive resume that you probably don’t even remember him from Dundee. He has played many historical figures including Colin Thatcher, Harry S. Truman (not once but twice), Thomas Edison, James “Scotty” Reston, General Harry Crerar and James Baker. He has made appearances on the TV series Due South and Slings and Arrows. He was nominated for a Best Actor Genie Award for his role of Reno Colt, in the film Reno and the Doc. In 1997, he directed the play SoHo Duo at the West Bank Theatre in New York City.
His role as the Vice-President of the United States, in the 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow, sparked major controversy due to his resemblance to Dick Cheney, who at the time was the actual Vice-President.
Winston is an actor and producer who is probably less known for his role as the taxi driver in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles than any other credit. He is usually known for Little Miss Sunshine, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
That being said, he is probably best known for his television roles. He was on Six Feet Under, John from Cincinnati, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Along with the company of Jeffrey Combs and Gary Graham, he is one of only three actors, aside from the regulars of course, to appear in all four seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise. He has been married to Amy Smallman since October 1998, and together they have two children.
John Billingsley played the role of Barry in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Since his Dundee days, he’s had both small and large roles in film and television. John is definitely type-cast and he frequently plays scientific characters, such as doctors or professors.
You probably know John as Doctor Phlox from the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. In Stargate SG-1: The Other Guys (2002), he plays a scientist with a fascination for Star Trek (his character even states that he dresses up as a Vulcan at Star Trek conventions). In Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), he portrays the medical officer Dr. Phlox, whose shipmate is a Vulcan named T’Pol.
Lifetimes before his small stint in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles as a curator, Hammond portrayed the world famous role of Friedrich von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and the iconic Peter Parker “Spider-Man” on the TV series The Amazing Spider-Man.
When Nicholas was only 6 years old, his family moved to Europe. In 1959, his mother took him to see the musical “My Fair Lady” starring Julie Andrews in London. After seeing this incredible piece, Nicholas decided he wanted to be an actor. His family returned to the US when Nicholas was 10 years old. It was then that he landed his first part (a small role in the movie Lord of the Flies). At a whopping six feet tall, he is the tallest actor to play Peter Parker/Spider-man. He retired from acting in 2016.
Keli Daniels had a rather small role in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, which is why she’s best known for her work in American Crime Story, The Fosters, and Masters of Sex. Her daughter is actress Wyndoline (Wyni) Landry. Keli appeared in one episode (S.2 E.12) of the TV series “Switched at Birth”, alongside her daughter. Keli starred in and wrote a one woman show about her life as both a mother and actress called Are We There Yet?
She currently writes and performs all around LA on a very regular basis. She has also been teaching and coaching, both privately and in group settings for the past 10 years. Keli has also done a number of commercials for big brands, such as Jif, Miralax, Sutter Health, and Alka Seltzer.
Character actor Lenny Citrano is certainly very well known, he has starred on so many hit TV shows. His film and stage credits, though, tend to have him playing shady characters that ultimately get what’s coming to them… but not without a few laughs thrown in first.
His television credits include hit shows like “Vegas,” “Justified,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Lie to Me,” “Castle,” “ER,” “Without a Trace,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Matlock,” “NYPD Blue,” “Babylon 5,” “Columbo,” “Cheers,” “Who’s the Boss?,” “Murder She Wrote,” and “Baywatch.” He has also done voice over work for video games, like Red Dead Redemption. It is pretty funny that with such a successful acting career he also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture.
Piro has starred in a bunch of roles after Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He is best known as the host of a children’s TV show, Couch Potato, on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also become one of Australia’s most respected theatre actors, with performances in Under Milk Wood, Moby Dick, Whose Life Is It Anyway, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Merry Widow, The Producers, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The 39 Steps, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, His Girl Friday, and Hate. His performance in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Realism got him critically recognized for his use of the acting technique known as biomechanics.
He appeared as several characters in the Rolf DeHeer film Bad Boy Bubby, worked with director Scott Hicks on his films Call Me Mr. Brown, Sebastian and the Sparrow, and appeared in the French feature L’Amour En Embuscade for Carl Shultz, and the films The Outsider, Falls, The Condemned, Darkness Save Your Legs, and Crime & Punishment.
In the first and second films of the Crocodile Dundee trilogy, Maggie Blinco played the character of Ida. Maggie’s up and coming career didn’t end after Crocodile Dundee II – thankfully for her, it continued to flourish.
She went on to star in films such as Flirting, Cheek to Cheek, and Doctor Doctor. At the age of 84, Australian actress Maggie Blinco feels she is in a category all her own, as far as roles go. She has played her fair share of dementia patients of late, but is excited to be playing a politically incorrect nanna in a new comedy. More recently, Maggie appeared in a short film called BABA.
Paul, Linda, & Chance
During the days of shooting the Dundee films, the Hogan’s were nothing more than a picture perfect family of three. But, of course, a lot can happen in a day, and that means so much more can happen and change over time. Sadly, this is the case for the Hogans. The divorce was very hard for all three of the family members, but especially for Chance. Hogan and his first wife, Noelene Edwards got married in 1958. They separated and then divorced in 1981 and remarried less than a year later. A second divorce in 1986, was considered one of Australia’s messiest celebrity divorces.
Hogan then married his Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski in 1990. Paul has five kids with his first wife, and just one with his second. In October 2013, Kozlowski filed for divorce from Hogan, saying the pair had irreconcilable differences.
Rick’s most notable film roles included the role of Danny the Cabbie in Crocodile Dundee, the sergeant in Fort Apache the Bronx, and the 1994 film version of Car 54, Where Are You? Colitti made his Broadway debut in 1975, in Terrence McNally’s The Ritz. Many Broadway credits followed, including the New York Shakespeare Festival production of “The Threepenny Opera” and “Macbeth” at the Circle in the Square. He also was in the Off-Broadway and Los Angeles productions of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” From stage to screen, he made his film debut in the 1960 film Murder, Inc.
He was a very familiar face on TV, with appearances in the 1960s series “Car 54, Where Are You?” and playing a starring role in an episode of “Law and Order.” He was also featured in over 125 commercials. Unfortunately, our favorite New York Cabbie passed away in 2010.
Graham ‘Grace’ Walker
Graham ‘Grace’ Walker took an acting role in one of the most successful films of all time – Crocodile Dundee. However, he got his start in the world of entertainment as an assistant in the prop department on the TV show “Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.” After that, he became a prop buyer for film and television. His first credit in the art department was as prop buyer and set dresser on Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. He later became assistant art director on the drama Caddie, in 1976, and took his first credit as production designer in Summerfield.
He has worked on many Australian projects, including Dead Calm and The Coca-Cola Kid – for which he was nominated for awards from the Australian Academy of Cinema and the Australian equivalent of the Oscar. He also received one for ‘Mad Max 2’. Walker has definitely kept himself in the spotlight in terms of film production. His latest work is for one of the most prominent TV series, “The Walking Dead.” It seems like his talents are only expanded year after year.
Tatyana Ali may not look so familiar, or maybe she does, but certainly not from Crocodile Dundee I. The ever so lovely Tatyana Ali starred only in the second film of the trilogy, Crocodile Dundee II. She portrayed the role of “park girl”. Not so memorable.
But, get ready for this! This beautiful actress and the adorable little girl from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is the same person! The little kid we watched grow up on “Fresh Prince” is now a major Hollywood star. Today, she is working on her new album, as well as starring in many box-office films. She is certainly creating quite the name for herself. Bravo!
While we are talking about stars from the film Crocodile Dundee II, lets move to Gregory Jbara. This star played the part of “Young Cop” in the second film. He is an Award winning actor with a massive career spanning 30 years. Jbara can be spotted in some of the biggest hit TV series, like “Frasier,” “Friends,” “Law & Order,” and “Nurse Jackie.”
His biggest and probably most well known role is as Garrett Moore in CBS’s Blue Bloods (2011-2017). Born and raised in a suburban Detroit town, he stayed a New York resident through 1997. Jbara now lives with his wife Julie, and their sons Zachary and Aidan, in sunny Los Angeles.
Susie Essman was also in Dundee II as the “Tour Guide”, which does not sound too big, but was a major role considering the film was located in South Africa. Susie has come very far since her tour guide days on Dundee.
She has been touring and doing shows at clubs throughout the country for more than twenty years. She was a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1989. Her first major half-hour special was put on Comedy Central in 1992. Much of her comedy draws from her Jewish background – because of this she has been featured in documentaries such as Heroes of Jewish Comedy and A History of Jewish Comedy. As both an actress and a writer, Susie has become very well-known for her role in “Bolt,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Keeping the Faith.”
Gus wore many hats. He was well-known as a character actor and as a former pro boxer. Gus Mercurio had also served in the United States Marine Corps and was a chiropractor! Mercurio was an international boxing judge, where he was even seen refereeing a world title fight, and was a well-known boxing promoter. He became the president of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame – where he was inducted in 2008.
As an actor, Gus was known for playing the role of Frank in Dundee II. Thanks to the actor’s unique and raspy voice, wild personality, and natural talents, he was quickly recognized by TV production houses in Australia. Gus of course was not a stranger to the camera, appearing in several TV shows as well as hit films like Crocodile Dundee II. Sadly, Gus passed away in December of 2010.
Carlos is always remembered as Garcia, from the second Crocodile Dundee film. Carlos is also doing very well in Hollywood, well enough to be cast in some of the biggest box-office films, like Star Wars and Jurassic Park.
Carlos spends his time being heavily involved in the Latino/Hispanic community in New York and Los Angeles. Cultivating a career in arts administration, Carrasco has been the Executive Director of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors in New York, a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, and also a co-director of the JACK Arts Ensemble, based in Los Angeles. A man of many hats, for sure!
Jim Holt is an actor with tons of credits to his name. He has many well known productions on his resume which, aside from Crocodile Dundee II, include Bodyline, Anzacs, A Country Practice, Embassy, G. P., Heartbreak High, Wildside, and recently in an episode of Packed to the Rafters (2009). Holt is also an established and talented magician, and has had the unique opportunity of incorporating his talent into some of his television appearances.
He is married to a publishing executive – Robyn Holt – and they have an adult daughter named Hannah. From 2002 to 2006, he was based in Russia, while his wife Robyn was the Managing Director of Conde Nast Zao (Russia), publishing house of Russian Vogue, GQ, Architectural Digest, and Glamour magazines
Marilyn Sokol is an actress, comedian, singer, teacher, and writer/director. This multi talented actress has won an Emmy Award, and Obie Award, and a Bistro Award. She went to Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., followed by New York University.
She began her professional entertainment career in 1966 as a belly dancer, in the production of Man of La Mancha. The star won an Obie Award in 1972 for Distinguished Performance by an Actress, for her performance in a Chelsea Theater Center production of The Beggar’s Opera. She has worked consistently as a comedian, singer, and cabaret performer. From 2012 to 2013, she starred in the off-Broadway production Old Jews Telling Jokes. She has taught as a Distinguished Lecturer in the theatre department at Lehman College. She currently plays the character Agnes Vertrulli on the popular web series Submissions Only.
We may not all remember Doug’s role as Cato, the Kung Fu Tourist, when recalling the extensive star-studded cast of Crocodile Dundee II, but Hollywood surely made a note of his talent, and he continues to work.
Since his Dundee fame, he’s starred in numerous shows and films. Some of his most notable work includes RoboCop 3 as Kanemitsu’s aide and, more recently, roles on the shows “Odd Mom Out,” “Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie,” “White Collar,” and “Blue Bloods.” His extensive resume also boasts featured roles in Oceans Eight and Damsels in Distress. He currently resides in New York City and as of 2018, he is still acting.
Born and raised in New York City, Anthony Ruiz is no stranger to the big screen, from getting his start as an apartment hitman in Crocodile Dundee II, he has become a Hollywood natural.
This star continued on in film and television, and even continues to do so today. Perhaps, you have seen him on “Law & Order”, on which he had several roles. Additionally, he played the role of the neighbor in the movie Custody. In addition to his already long list of over 26 impressive credits, Ruiz has four additional projects coming out in 2018. We are sure he has a lot more to show the world!
Can you believe this world famous comedian played merely an onlooker at the mansion, back in 1988’s Crocodile Dundee II? Amazing! Most people know him from his work on SNL and even more recent hits, like Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups. Quinn has also become a major star for his one-man comedy shows, that portray his unique take on history and growing up in New York City.
As of 2015, he has written and starred in five shows: Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story Short, Unconstitutional, and The New York Story, two of which he has collaborated on with Jerry Seinfeld as director. Long Story Short was also filmed as an HBO special that aired in 2011, and Unconstitutional and The New York Story were released as Netflix specials.
In the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Morgan played the role of Matt. This actor/writer was born in Australia. He is an Australian writer, director, actor, and producer. He is also an accomplished professional musician. He even earned an honors degree in Literature from the University of Sydney and subsequently graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a BA in Performing Arts, in 1998.
He has become a fixture of the entertainment industry, both in the U.S. and Australia, with television roles including All Saints, Water rats, Home and Away, and Sea Patrol. O’Neill also appeared in Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback, Supernova, Little Oberon, and the 2012 Netflix movie, The Factory. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah Sonneville.
After his small part as the driver in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, this actor continued to act in Hollywood.
While not a major star, he is perhaps best known for playing Gabriel, in the movie Carnivàle, in the year 2003, or as Backstage Bull in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has dozens of credits under his belt, not too shabby of a career for one more cast member from the Dundee trilogy!
Shanyn started her acting career as a model, at the age of 12. She was born in Brisbane, QLD and modelled extensively there, and then went overseas for a very short while at the age of 21. She moved to Melbourne, married and had a daughter, and trained at the National Theatre in St. Kilda, studying stage acting. After her marriage broke up, she raised her daughter on her own, and worked in modelling while auditioning from time to time for television commercials and acting roles.
She also worked as a guest actor on many local series, such as “Blue Heelers,” “A Country Practice,” and “The Feds,” to name a few, but it wasn’t until she moved to QLD that she got some great roles on some American television series and films. In the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, she had the role of Claire. She also was seen in The Lost World and BeastMaster. She now lives in Melbourne.
Obviously, we all know this world famous boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He kept his title as the undisputed world heavyweight champion for years, and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old. We are pretty sure you don’t remember his special appearance as himself in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Not many do. Anyway, he’s guest starred as himself on tons of shows.
Tyson has stayed in the spotlight for years by promoting websites and companies. Ironically though, Tyson had been known to shun endorsements, and would accuse other athletes of putting on a false front to obtain them. He has put on entertainment boxing shows at a casino in Las Vegas and started a tour of exhibition bouts to pay off his numerous debts. Recently, he began playing himself as the voice of himself for the animated show, Mike Tyson Mysteries.
Quite memorably, Mark played a gang-banger in the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. However, Grey’s Anatomy fans will remember him as David Morris from the show. He also played the GSC Tech for Extant. His appearances on shows like “How To Get Away With Murder” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” kept him a household name. Having just completed Murray Mednick’s Out of The Blue, Mark starred in Nowhere on The Border by Carlos Lacamara and Haunted Heart at the Lost Studio.
He also had a widely successful two-month run of Idiot’s Delight at the Lilian Theatre, and a 4-week long run of Mason Alexander’s And They Buried God at Theatre. He appeared in Carlos Lacamara’s Becoming Cuban at the Hudson Theatre. He also played the lead in Harold Pinter’s A Night Out, and was featured in Night School, both were part of the critically acclaimed Lost Studio Pinter Project.
Buddy Daniels Friedman
You have probably forgotten Buddy as the pickpocket in the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. But that is okay. Since then, he appeared in the comedy Ninja Cheerleaders, with George Takei, in 2008, and the comedy Jesus Comes to Town, in 2010.
He is on a role with recent projects, including the television science fiction film Galaxy West and the TV series Legends of Atoll, where impressively, he also worked as executive producer. He also worked on the drama Man Without a Head (2011), the documentary Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down (2011), and the thriller Road to Red in 2012. Buddy’s latest role is as Dr. Gregore Frankenstein in Tales of Frankenstein. Adult Swim fans will be delighted to know that he played Tyler, the Creator’s father, on The Eric Andre Show.
Kimbrough was the producer of the movie Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. His first movie was the 1983 film Eddie Macon’s Run, where Mark Margolis also starred. Later in the 80s, he appeared in Beer, Biloxi Blues, and the comedy Fletch Lives. In 1999, he was in The Limey with William Lucking. Also in that same year, he starred in the major hit American Beauty, with Scott Bakula.
Continuing his record of having parts in widely successful movies, he starred in Erin Brockovich, in 2000. In the 2001 movie Joy Ride, he provided the brief appearance of the villain Rusty Nail, although another actor did the voice. In 2002, he appeared in the box office hit Catch Me If You Can. Kimbrough has also been a guest star in Mad Men, Pitch, and The Magnificent Seven.
From playing Eric in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles to becoming the go to Hollywood actor for authoritative characters, Acovone made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He usually plays villains, police or military, lawyers and Mafia bosses. Acovone has over 100 credits to his name, spanning 40 years of roles in film and television.
His major TV credits include Search for Tomorrow as Brian Emerson, Beauty and the Beast where he played D.A. Maxwell for the entire three season run, and Hollywood Beat. Fans always remember him as Joe Smith in “General Hospital” or his guest roles on “24” and “CSI.” Along with his Beauty and the Beast co-star Linda Hamilton, he can be seen playing the officer pulling over the TX Terminator in Terminator 3. In 2016, he acted in the motion capture video game Mafia III, playing the role of an Italian Mafia boss, Sal Marcano. Most recently in 2017, he played Ray Bruno in Gun.
Steven has countless movie and television production credits under his belt. He portrayed the role of Evil Barron for Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Then, he continued acting in Hollywood. His credits are vast, including the British series “Flambards” and “The Sandbaggers.” He is a native of Australia, and he is also very well known around there, as well as in the U.K., as a stage and theater actor, starring in Camelot at the West End’s Drury Lane; The Undertaking at the Fortune; The Old Ones at The Royal Court; Wren at The Mayfair; and Othello, West Side Story, Sleuth, and Much Ado About Nothing at The Royal Exchange, among other credits.
You have probably seen him as N’ Goo Tuana in Scooby-Doo (2002). On the television movie Sinbad and the Minotaur, he played the role of Al-Jibar. Steven Grives lives in Australia with his wife and five children.
How could we forget Linda Kozlowski and her role in Dundee as the beautiful Sue Charlton? Kozlowski and her co-star Paul Hogan had such amazing chemistry on set that they would end up becoming a romantic item, which led to Hogan divorcing his wife for this new relationship. The two would end up married for over 10 years, and have one child together before calling their relationship quits.
Since that time, she has appeared in Almost an Angel in 1990, Backstreet Justice (with Paul Sorvino), The Neighbor (with Rod Steiger) in 1994, and Village of the Damned in 1995. In 2001, she starred again with Hogan in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, the least successful of the movie franchise. She has said she has left the acting business because of dissatisfaction with the roles she was getting.