Paul Hogan Biography | Actor Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan is an Australian actor, comedian and television presenter. He is most known for appearing as outback adventurer Michael “Crocodile” Dundee in Crocodile Dundee (1986) for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance as well as being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
He was named as Australian of the Year in 1985 and designated as a Member of Order of Australia (abbreviated as AM) in 1986 due to service to entertainment and tourism. He also received the Longford Lyell Award in 2016. This is the highest honour of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), for outstanding services to the Australian screen.
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He was born on 8th October 1939 in Lightning Ridge, Australia. He is 79 years old as of 2018.
Paul Hogan Wife | Who Is Paul Hogan Married To Now
Paul Hogan First Wife | Paul Hogan Noelene Edwards
Hogan has been married twice: his first marriage was to Noelene Edwards in 1958. They however separated and got divorced in 1981 and remarried less than a year later. They got divorced again in 1986 in one of Australia’s ugliest celebrity divorces. Hogan has five children from this marriage.
Paul Hogan Linda Kozlowski | Who Is Paul Hogan Married To
In 1990, the comedian married his co star in Crocodile Dundee, Linda Kozlowski. They have one son together. Kozlowski filed for divorce from Hogan in October 2013 citing irreconcilable differences. He has since lived as a single man taking care of his son, Chance Hogan.
Paul Hogan Children | Paul Hogan Kids
Hogan is a father of six children: five from his first marriage to Noelene and one from his second marriage to Kozlowski. They are Brett Hogan, Lauren Hogan, Todd Hogan, Scott Hogan, Clay Hogan and Chance Hogan respectively.
Paul Hogan Chance Hogan | Paul Hogan Son
Chance Hogan is the son of the veteran comedian and his ex-wife Linda Kozlowski. He plays in a punk band called Rowdy P. He has been
Paul Hogan Career
At a young age, Hogan moved to Granville in Western Sydney and worked as a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In 1971, he appeared on the Nine’s Network’s amateur talent program New Faces. He had observed with his Harbour Bridge workmates that the program’s entertainment value relied significantly on the judges ridiculing and belittling the performers, and suggested the judges deserved similar treatment.
He then coaxed his way onto the program by claiming to be a “tap-dancing knife-thrower”. He appeared on stage in his work boots, holding elaborate prop ‘knives’ and proceeded to make a series of jokes at the judges’ expense. He finished by performing a rudimentary shuffle and throwing the knives onto the floor. Strong positive response from the viewing public saw Hogan get invited back for repeated performances on New Faces. He then proposed to “play the shovels”, which consisted of making a series of jokes before banging two shovels together a few times.
Hogan’s natural ability as a comedic performer attracted the attention of Mike Willesee, the host of Nine’s news magazine program ‘A Current Affair’. Willesee offered Hogan regular appearances on the show, during which Hogan would make humorous comments on some issues of the day. During this time, Hogan befriended Current Affair producer John Cornell, who became Hogan’s manager and business partner.
In 1973, Hogan produced and wrote his own comedy sketch program ‘The Paul Hogan Show’ in which he played characters with Cornell and Delvene Delaney. The show was aired on Channel Seven and was popular in Australia and South Africa. It earned him a TV Week Logie Award for ‘Best New Talent’ in 1973. In 1975, the show was screened on Channel Nine until the end of 1984.
In 1985, he starred as an Australian World War I ‘digger’ named Pat Cleary in the critically acclaimed mini-series Anzacs which aired on the Nine Network. Throughout the decade, the Crocodile Dundee star appeared on British TV in advertisements for Foster’s Lager, playing an earthy Australian abroad in London. The character’s most notable line (spoken incredulously at a ballet performance) “Struth, there’s a bloke down there with no strides on!”, followed Hogan for years, and the popularity of its “fish out of water” humour was repeated with his next endeavour.
In another advertisement from the same Foster’s series, Hogan’s character is approached in a London Tube station by a Japanese tourist who asks, ‘Do you know the way to Cockfosters?’ (referring to an area in North London), to which Hogan replies (with a puzzled look on his face): “Drink it warm, mate.”
He made his film breakthrough in 1986 with the film Crocodile Dundee as Mick “Crocodile” Dundee. He co wrote the movie which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 1987 and a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTAs.
He again portrayed Mick Dundee in the sequel Crocodile Dundee II, released in 1988. He was also the executive producer and co-writer with his son, Brett. Although less popular than the first Crocodile Dundee film with critics, it was also a commercial success. The character made him popular in the United States, with phrases like, “That’s not a knife…that’s a knife!” entering the lexicon, though Hogan was troubled that the character was perceived as a cross between Chuck Norris and John Rambo, and turned down roles similar to those due to their violent nature.
In the early 1990s, a Paramount executive pitched a concept of a Crocodile Dundee / Beverly Hills Cop crossover movie. Hogan refused the starring role in the hit film Ghost, choosing instead to make Almost an Angel in 1990. In 1994, he co-produced, wrote and starred in the Western comedy film Lightning Jack.
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He starred in a remake of the 1963 film Flipper in 1996. This was a family-friendly movie about a dolphin. In 1998, he co-starred in the made-for-TV drama Floating Away, an adaptation of the Tim Sandlin book Sorrow Floatsin which he ‘Shane’, a recovering alcoholic. In 2004, Hogan starred in the Australian-produced comedy film Strange Bedfellows, about two firemen pretending to be in a homosexual relationship for financial benefit.
He released a DVD compilation in 2005, of all his favourite live performances throughout his career and starred in Charlie & Boots, a road-movie concerning the relationship between a father (Hogan) and son (Shane Jacobson) in 2009.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the comedian embarked on live stand-up performances throughout Australia. The 2013 An Evening with Hoges tour featured capital cities only but the 2014 tour Hoges: One Night Only featured 25 locations including regional Australia. 2015’s Hoges: Live saw shows in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney only.
Paul Hogan Movies | Paul Hogan Films
- 1973 – 1984: The Paul Hogan Show
- 1980: Fatty Finn as Third Delivery Man
- 1985: Anzacs as Lance Corporal Pat Cleary
- 1986: Crocodile Dundee as Michael J. ‘Crocodile’ Dundee
- 1988: Crocodile Dundee II
- 1990: Almost an Angel as Terry Dean/Bonzo Burger Man
- 1994: Lightning Jack aa Lightning Jack Kane
- 1996: Flipper as Porter
- 1998: Floating Away as Shane
- 2001: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles as Michael J. ‘Crocodile’ Dundee
- 2004: Strange Bedfellows as Vince Hopgood
- 2009: Charlie & Boots as Charlie
Paul Hogan Show
This is a Australian comedy show that was quite popular and aired on Australian television from 1973 to 1984. It made Paul Hogan a star who later appeared in “Crocodile” Dundee. His friend, John Cornell was also in the show, playing Hogan’s dim flatmate Strop.
First episode date: 1973
Final episode date: 1984
Production location(s): TCN-9 Willoughby, New South Wales
Original network: Seven Network (1973 – 1977); Nine Network (1978 – 1984)
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Paul Hogan Height | How Tall Is Paul Hogan
The actor is 1.75 m tall.
Paul Hogan Net Worth | How Much Is Paul Hogan Worth
He has an estimated net worth of US$28 million as of 2015.
Paul Hogan Tax
Hogan was named in connection to a A$300 million Australian tax fraud investigation called Operation Wickenby that investigated 23 companies for allegedly using overseas companies to hide income in 2007. He came out in July 2008 to comment about the issue and said that he had “paid plenty of tax” in Australia and that he had nothing to fear from the Australian Taxation Office investigation.
In October 2008, the Australian Crime Commission were forced to pay up to an estimated A$5 million for legal bills dating back to 2006 and to return seized personal financial documents that they had admitted were irrelevant. This was a major victory for Hogan in his tax fight.
However, in June 18, 2010, the comedian lost a long-running legal battle in the Australian High Court to keep the contents of his tax documents secret. This paved way for publication of details of his offshore accounts. It had been reported that the Australian Crime Commission was in the final stages of preparing to lay criminal charges of tax evasion against Hogan, film producer John Cornell and their accountant Anthony Stewart.
Hogan found himself in trouble again when he flew to Sydney on 20th August 2010 for his mother’s funeral. He was issued a Departure Prohibition Order by the Australian Taxation Office upon arrival. The tax office claimed that he owed taxes on A$37.5 million of undeclared income. He was granted permission to return to the US on 3rd September after reaching an agreement with the Australian tax officials
The Australian Tax Office dropped its criminal investigation of him and his business manager for tax evasion in November 2010. In January 2011, it was announced that the actor was suing the Australian government with his lawyer stating that Hogan’s “earning potential and reputation has been decimated.”
Following a mediation before an ex-High Court Judge, it was announced in May 2012 that the entities settled with the Commissioner of Taxation in an agreement “without admission”. The parties agreed that the terms of the settlement are to be confidential, but as part of the settlement, the Departure Prohibition Order be revoked by the Commissioner. As of April 2013, Hogan’s financial advisor Stewart remained in a dispute with the Australian Tax Office.