Paul Hogan Biography

Film Actor, Television Actor, Television Personality, Actor (1939–)
Australian-born actor Paul Hogan is best known for his role as Michael "Crocodile" Dundee from the Crocodile Dundee film series.


Australian actor Paul Hogan began his career with his own sketch comedy program The Paul Hogan Show. His gained international recognition when he starred in his first film, Crocodile Dundee, which became a film series for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He has also done a number of advertising spots for various products. He eventually married his Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski.


Paul Hogan was 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 program, 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).

Hogan has five children with his first wife, and one child with his second. In 1990 Hogan married his third wife, Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski, and together they have a son, Chance. In 2014 the couple divorced amicably.

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