John Meillon

Born May 1, 1934

John Meillon was an Australian actor, most widely known outside Australia for his role as Walter Reilly in the films "Crocodile" Dundee and "Crocodile" Dundee II. He also voiced Victoria Bitter beer commercials which continued to run with his narration long after his death.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on May 1, 1934.


1958 24 Years Old He married Australian actress June Salter in 1958 and they had one son, John Meillon, Jr. Meillon and Salter were divorced in 1971.
1959 25 Years Old …  Like many actors of his generation from 1959 to 1965 he worked in England, but while working in in Britain he consciously steered away from Australian roles. … Read More


1968 34 Years Old He had a recurring role in the TV series My Name's McGooley, What's Yours? He featured in two episodes of Skippy in 1968 and 1969 appearing as "Nimble Norris". … Read More
1972 38 Years Old Meillon married actress Bunny Gibson on 5 April 1972; they also had a son.


1979 45 Years Old Meillon was appointed an OBE in the 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours, for service to theatre.
1980 46 Years Old In June 1980, his favourite pub, The Oaks at Neutral Bay, opened The John Meillon OBE Bar in his honour. … Read More


1989 55 Years Old 1 More Event
His body was found in his home at Neutral Bay on 11 August 1989. … Read More
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