Tom Burlinson

Australian Actor and Singer
Born Feb 14, 1956

Tom Burlinson is an Australian actor and singer. Tom Burlinson was born in Toronto, Canada on Valentines Day February 14th 1956. His English parents had migrated to Canada after Word War II. The family transferred to New Jersey USA in 1958. In 1962 the family transferred to England due to his father's job and a young Tom took his North American accent to school. In 1965, Tom's family transferred again, this time to Australia.… Read More

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1956 Birth Tom Burlinson was born in Toronto, Ontario on 14 February 1956 (St Valentine's Day). … Read More
1962 6 Years Old In 1962 the family moved to England due to his father's job and a young Burlinson took his North American accent to school.
1965 9 Years Old In 1965, his family moved again, this time to Australia. … Read More


1974 18 Years Old Burlinson's father wanted him to become a lawyer, but because a friend was accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), he decided to audition and to his surprise he was accepted into the 1974 class, graduating in 1976.


1977 21 Years Old He started appearing on Australian TV in 1977. … Read More
1978 22 Years Old In 1978, he appeared as Charlie in the Old Tote Theatre Company production of Da and as Jud Templeton in the play Tribute in 1979.
1980 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, he played Hughie in the Anzac Day play The One Day Of The Year.
1981 25 Years Old In 1981, Burlinson had his career break when he was given the main role in the biggest Australian film production ever, which was to be shot the next year, The Man from Snowy River, as Jim Craig ("The Man"). … Read More
1985 29 Years Old In 1985, Burlinson was cast by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven for a role in his first English-speaking film, the cult film Flesh+Blood.


1986 - 1987 2 More Events
1988 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988 he starred in the long-waited sequel to The Man from Snowy River II, which has the United States' title of Return to Snowy River and the UK title of The Untamed.
1990 34 Years Old Apart from his acting career, he is also a singer. Because a childhood obsession with Frank Sinatra led Burlinson to compose an ode to one of his favourite singers as he made the most of a 1990 appearance on Ray Martin's Midday Show to nervously debut his singing voice to the Australian public with "The Man In The Hat". … Read More
1992 36 Years Old Burlinson returned to the stage in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying in 1992. … Read More


1996 40 Years Old In 1996 he had stage roles with the Sydney Theatre Company. … Read More
1998 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, Burlinson created Frank, The Sinatra Story In Song which opened at the Seymour Centre in Sydney before going to other major cities. … Read More
1999 43 Years Old Burlinson's versatility has also seen him appear on TV's Carols By Candlelight in 1999 and 2002. … Read More
2003 47 Years Old Burlinson provided Sinatra's singing voice in the 2003 Australian movie The Night We Called It a Day.
2004 48 Years Old Burlinson returned to the world of theatre in April 2004 in the lead role of Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' musical The Producers. … Read More


2007 51 Years Old In 2007, it was announced that Burlinson was to become a judge on Australia's Got Talent alongside Red Symons and Dannii Minogue. … Read More
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