Steve Irwin

Television host, Actor, Animal naturalist
Steve Irwin was born to love animals and to fight for their survival - even those creatures most people would deem less than desirable. He had cared for reptiles since the tender age of six when he received his first ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1962 in Victoria, AU

Filmography

Actor (20)

Crikey, What An Adventure! 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Trev (Actor)

Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crocodile Hunter 1996 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Croc-Files 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Wild Discovery 1995 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Croc Hunter Holiday 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

The Crocodile Hunter (Actor)

The Crocodile Hunter: Big Croc Diaries 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crocodile Hunter: Captured on Camera 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crocodile Hunter: Wildest Home Videos 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Deadliest Snakes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Freshwater Crocs 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Crocs Down Under 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sharks Down Under 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Deadliest (TV Show)

Host
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Horrible Bosses 2 2014 (Movie)

(Video Playback)

The Call 2013 (Movie)

Video Playback Supervisor (Video Playback)

The Defenders 2011 (Tv Show)

Video Playback
Physical Effects (1)

Biography

Steve Irwin was born to love animals and to fight for their survival - even those creatures most people would deem less than desirable. He had cared for reptiles since the tender age of six when he received his first long scrub python. Sadly, it was his devotion to not only nature, but bringing wild creatures to the attention of the world via his numerous popular TV programs, that cost "The Crocodile Hunter" his life in September, 2006.

Relationships

Terri Irwin

Wife
married on June 4, 1992 sometimes referred to as the "Crocodile Huntress," she costarred on her husband's television show and in his 2002 movie.

Bob Irwin

Father
operated the Australia Zoo retired in 1991 and turned it over to Steve

Lyn Irwin

Mother
partnered with husband in operating zoo retired in 1991

Bindi Irwin

Daughter
born July 24, 1998 mother Terri Irwin

Bob Irwin

Son
born December 2003, mother Terri Irwin

EDUCATION

Caloundra State High School

1979

Milestones

2006

Cast in the Australian-produced computer-animated film, "Happy Feet" (final film appearance, released a few months after his death)

2006

The Travel Channel had begun to show a series of specials starring Irwin and his family as they traveled on cross-country tours

2002

Starred as himself in his first and only feature film "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course"

2001

Feature debut playing himself in the Eddie Murphy comedy, "Dr. Dolittle 2"

1999

Made first appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC)

1996

"The Crocodile Hunter" documentary granted him a one hour television series (aired in the UK and North America the following year)

1992

Made his first documentary title "The Crocodile Hunter"

1991

Operated the family zoo business once parents retired

Starred in other Animal Planet documentaries, such as "The Croc Files", "The Crocodile Hunter Diaries", and "New Breed Vets"

Volunteered at the Queensland Governments rogue crocodile relocation program

Received his first python on his 6th birthday

Was hunting and catching crocodiles by the age of nine

Bonus Trivia

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"What I want to do is talk about what I'm doing. I really like Jay Leno because he's a top bloke, but I've got more than animal antics to give to the world. I've got a big heart. I'm the ultimate softie. I'm really passionate about what I do, and I never get the opportunity to tell people about it"---Irwin quoted on latimes.com website.

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"If Tom Cruise has done 60 interviews in a day, I'll do 80."---Irwin on doing more interviews than anyone to promote a film on the latimes.com website.

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"You could strip me naked and drop me in the middle of the Congo, and I'd survive just fine without a knife."---Irwin to Premiere magazine in 2002.

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"Crikey is like 'Gee whiz!' or 'Golly gee!' or 'Wow!' It's not cussing, mate; it's not a swear word. It's very popular in Australia"---Irwin on the catch-phrase 'crickey'

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In 2001 Irwin was awarded the Centenary Medal for his "service to global conservation and to Australian tourism"

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