Steve Irwin

Australian Environmentalist and Television Personality
Born Feb 22, 1962

Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri.… Read More

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  • Sea Shepherd Ships Leave To Battle Japanese Whaling Fleet
    Yahoo News - Dec 05, 2016
  • Orphaned Baby Koala Finds Fluffy Toy Friend
    Yahoo News - Sep 19, 2016
  • 'crocodile Hunter' Commemorated Decade After Death
    Yahoo News - Sep 04, 2016
  • Tiger Injures Handler At Steve Irwin Family's Australia Zoo
    Yahoo News - Jan 21, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Irwin.


1962 Birth Born on February 22, 1962.
1970 8 Years Old Irwin was born on his mother's birthday to Lyn and Bob Irwin in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He was of Irish descent on his father's side. He moved with his parents as a child to Queensland in 1970, where he attended Landsborough State School and Caloundra State High School. … Read More


1991 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Irwin took over the management of the park in 1991 and renamed it Australia Zoo in 1992.


1992 - 1996 2 More Events
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, Irwin continued, working with director Mark Strickson, to present The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old A 2000 FedEx commercial with Irwin lightheartedly dealt with the possibility of occupational death from snakebite and the fanciful notion that FedEx would have saved him, if only FedEx were used. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old In 2001, Irwin appeared in a cameo role in the Eddie Murphy film Dr. Dolittle 2, in which an alligator warns Dolittle that he knows Irwin is going to grab him and is prepared to attack when he does, but Dolittle fails to warn Irwin in time.


2002 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Irwin's only starring feature film role was in 2002's The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, which was released to mixed reviews. … Read More
2003 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Irwin fronted an advertising campaign for The Ghan, a passenger train operating between Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin. … Read More
…  In 2004, he was recognised as Tourism Export of the Year.
2005 43 Years Old In 2005, Irwin provided his voice for the 2006 animated film Happy Feet, as an elephant seal named Trev. The film was dedicated to Irwin, as he died during post-production. … Read More
As a part of the United States' "Australia Week" celebrations in January 2006, Irwin appeared at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
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