John Meillon

Biography

Date of Birth 1 May 1934, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Date of Death 11 August 1989, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (liver disease) John Meillon was an Australian actor, most widely known for his role as Walter Reilly in the films Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II. He also voiced the 'Victoria Bitter' beer commercials until his death. Meillon was born in Mosman, Sydney. He began his acting career at the age of eleven in the ABC's radio serial "Stumpy", and made his first stage appearance the following year. He joined the Shakespeare Touring Company when he was sixteen. Like many actors of his generation from 1959 to 1965 he worked in England. He had a recurring role in the TV series My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?. In 1976 he won the AFI Award for Best Actor for his role of 'Casey' in the film The Fourth Wish (1976). He married June Salter in 1958. They were divorced in 1971. They had one son, John Meillon, Jr. He then married Rita Gibson on 5 April 1972: they also had a son.

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"Crocodile" Dundee

Walter Reilly

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"Crocodile" Dundee II

Walter Reilly

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Walkabout

Man

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The Cars That Ate Paris

The Mayor

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Porthos (voice)

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The Picture Show Man

Mr Pym

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The Blue Lightning

Dr. William Giles

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Die Wildente

Old Ackland

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Death Trap

Ross Williams

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Frenchman's Farm

Bill Dolan

Starring In
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"Crocodile" Dundee II

Walter Reilly

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Outback Bound

Nobby

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The Everlasting Secret Family

Judge

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Frenchman's Farm

Bill Dolan

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"Crocodile" Dundee

Walter Reilly

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The Blue Lightning

Dr. William Giles

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Porthos (voice)

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Die Wildente

Old Ackland

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Heatwave

Freddie Dwyer

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The Picture Show Man

Mr Pym

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The Cars That Ate Paris

The Mayor

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Inn of the Damned

George Parr

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The Dove

Tim

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Walkabout

Man

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They're a Weird Mob

Dennis

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Dead Man's Chest

Johnnie Gordon

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Guns at Batasi

Sgt. 'Aussie' Drake aka 'Digger'

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633 Squadron

Flight Lt. Gillibrand

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The Running Man

Jim Jerome

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The Longest Day

RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited)

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The Valiant

Bedford

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Death Trap

Ross Williams

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Billy Budd

Neil Kincaid - Maintopman

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Watch It, Sailor!

Albert Tufnell

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The Long and the Short and the Tall

Pte. Smith

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The Sundowners

Bluey Brown

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On the Beach

Ralph Swain

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