Date of Birth: October 8th 1939
Comedian and actor, born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, SE Australia. When he appeared on a television talent show as a comedian, his original style proved so popular that he was given his own programme, The Paul Hogan Show, which ran for nine years. International fame followed with the successful films Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Crocodile Dundee II (1988). His series of television advertisements for the Australian Tourist Board did much to promote his country, and he has become something of a national folk hero. His 1990 film Almost an Angel was less successful, but in 1993 he listed his next film, Lightning Ridge, on the Australian Stock Exchange to raise funds - a unique and successful venture. Later films include Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001).