John Meillon

Actor
An actor whose three decade career was highlighted by supporting work in the stunningly profitable "'Crocodile' Dundee" films and Nicolas Roeg's world cinema classic "Walkabout," John Meillon entered show business in ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1934 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (29)

Born to Run 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Everlasting Secret Family 1989 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

Walter O'Reilly (Actor)

Bullseye 1986 (Movie)

Merritt (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

Wally ("Call Me Walter") Reilly (Actor)

Frenchman's Farm 1986 (Movie)

Bill Dolan (Actor)

The Dunera Boys 1984 (Movie)

Templeton (Actor)

The Camel Boy 1983 (Movie)

(Voice)

Heatwave 1982 (Movie)

Freddy Dwyer (Actor)

The Wild Duck 1981 (Movie)

Major Ackland (Actor)

The Fourth Wish 1975 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

The Picture Show Man 1975 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

Ride a Wild Pony 1974 (Movie)

Charles E Quayle (Actor)

Sidecar Racers 1974 (Movie)

Ocker (Actor)

Inn of the Damned 1973 (Movie)

George Parr (Actor)

Sunstruck 1973 (Movie)

Mick Cassidy (Actor)

The Cars That Ate Paris 1973 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The Dove 1973 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Outback 1971 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Walkabout 1971 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

633 Squadron 1964 (Movie)

Flight Lt Gillibrand (Actor)

Guns at Batasi 1964 (Movie)

Sergeant "Aussie" Drake (Actor)

The Running Man 1963 (Movie)

Jim Jerome (Actor)

Billy Budd 1962 (Movie)

Kincaid (Actor)

The Long and the Short and the Tall 1960 (Movie)

Private Smith (Actor)

The Sundowners 1960 (Movie)

Bluey (Actor)

On the Beach 1959 (Movie)

Swain (Actor)

Outback Bound (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Lightning (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An actor whose three decade career was highlighted by supporting work in the stunningly profitable "'Crocodile' Dundee" films and Nicolas Roeg's world cinema classic "Walkabout," John Meillon entered show business in 1959, appearing in the Gregory Peck-lead sci-fi film "On the Beach. " During the first half of the 1960s, he often acted in British films, and in 1966, he returned to Australia to star in the hit sitcom "My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?," which ran through 1968. In 1971, Meillon took on a decidedly different role, making a brief but memorable appearance as a psychotic family man in the outback-set "Walkabout." Three years later, he stared in the horror comedy "The Cars That Eat People," an early effort from director Peter Weir, who would soon become one of the most lauded filmmakers to emerge from Australia. After Meillon worked with Weir, he continued to take on a considerable amount of film and television roles, and in 1986, was seen by audiences worldwide in the adventure comedy "'Crocodile' Dundee." He portrayed Walter Reilly in the film, the mentor to star Paul Hogan's title character. Meillon would go on to reprise his role in the 1989 sequel "'Crocodile' Dundee II," which yielded similarly massive box office numbers.

Milestones

1944

Began his career on a radio serial at the age of 11

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