Paul Hogan

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
If Australia has a human face in the American popular mind, it may well be the smiling, deeply lined visage of Paul Hogan. Less as an actor than a personality, this lean, tanned and weathered- looking former ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1939 in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (17)

Charlie and Boots 2009 (Movie)

Charlie McFarland (Actor)

Strange Bedfellows 2004 (Movie)

Paul Hogan (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Floating Away 1998 (Movie)

Shane (Actor)

Flipper 1996 (Movie)

Porter (Actor)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

Lightning Jack Kane (Actor)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

Terry Dean (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Actor)

Inside Television 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (05/11/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

Michael J "Crocodile" Dundee (Actor)

The Paul Hogan Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

ANZACS: The War Down Under (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (7)

Face Off 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Producer

The Taste 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Beat Bobby Flay 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (5)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

If Australia has a human face in the American popular mind, it may well be the smiling, deeply lined visage of Paul Hogan. Less as an actor than a personality, this lean, tanned and weathered- looking former construction worker--nicknamed "Hoges"--represented the Land Down Under in a series of ads for the Australian Tourist Commission that enticed more than 600,000 Americans abroad. Audiences found him earnest, likeable and down-to-earth. Hogan parlayed these qualities into international stardom as the co-writer and star of "'Crocodile' Dundee" (1986), a hugely successful comedy adventure depicting the adventures of an Outback outdoorsman in New York City. This unpretentiously old-fashioned comedy was a smash hit that won Hogan a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy, an Oscar nomination for the original screenplay and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award nomination. It also generated a successful sequel, "'Crocodile' Dundee 2" (1988), which Hogan co-scripted and executive produced. Together the films grossed over $500 million.

Relationships

Lauren Hogan

Daughter
mother, Noelene Hogan

Noelene Hogan

Wife

Bret Hogan

Son
mother, Noelene Hogan

Chance Hogan

Son
born in summer 1998 mother, Linda Kozlowski

Clay Hogan

Son
mother, Noelene Hogan

Scott Hogan

Son
mother, Noelene Hogan

Todd Hogan

Son
mother, Noelene Hogan

Linda Kozlowski Actor

Wife
Co-starred in "Crocodile Dundee" (1986)

EDUCATION

dropped out of school at age 15

Milestones

2001

Reprised signature role in third installment of franchise, "Crocodile Dundee in L.A."

1996

Starred in the big screen version of "Flipper"

1994

In an unusual venture, stock sold on the Australian Stock Exchange to raise the $23.8 million (in US dollars) for the budget of the Western comedy feature "Lightning Jack"

1988

First feature as executive producer, "'Crocodile' Dundee 2"; also starred and co-wrote

1988

Directorial debut, "The Humpty Dumpty Man", a thriller (also wrote screenplay); released on video

1987

"ANZACS" re-edited into a two part, four hour miniseries and retitled "ANZACS: The War Down Under"; shown in syndication in the USA

1987

Co-hosted (with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn) "The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation"

1986

Feature debut in a starring role, "'Crocodile' Dundee", also credited for screenplay from his original story

1981

"The Paul Hogan Show" syndicated in the USA

1977

Co-produced, wrote and hosted the long-running variety series, "The Paul Hogan Show", on the National 9 Network in Australia

1972

Co-founded JP Productions

1970

Entertainment debut at age 31, appeared on the Australian TV talent show, "New Faces" (date approximate)

Worked as a rigger, rigging scaffolding on construction sites

Raised outside of Sydney, Australia

Dropped out of school at age 15

Became national celebrity and spokesman for Foster's Lager

Invested into the Order of the Australian

Dramatic acting debut, "ANZACS", a ten-hour Australian miniseries about the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during WWI

First introduced to American audiences via his commercials for the Australian Tourist Commission

Named Australian of the Year

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