What Have The Crocodile Dundee Stars Been Up To?

Published on 04/29/2019
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What Have The Crocodile Dundee Stars Been Up To?

The year is 1986 and Paul Hogan is dominating the big screen thanks to his role in the film Crocodile Dundee. The film came out of nowhere and shot to instant success, becoming a cult classic. Before the rather weird film became a trilogy, it snagged an Oscar nomination! Many fans are curious as to what the stars are up to. Do not fret, we’re here to show you what they’re doing on screen and off screen!

John Meillon

Wally, Dundee’s partner, stole the spotlight thanks to the epic performance by John Meillon. The actor actually reprised the character in the next film, Crocodile Dundee II. However, it was his final acting credit since he passed away in 1989 after suffering cirrhosis of the liver.

John Meillon

John Meillon

Ritchie Singer

Although he never got to household name status in Hollywood, Ritchie Singer had a long career in show business. After his portrayal of Con in the first Crocodile Dundee film, he snagged roles in over 30 other projects, including a recurring part on the Australian TV show, Crownies. He was also in the film Charlie’s Country alongside Dundee co-actor David Gulpilil.

Ritchie Singer

Ritchie Singer

Mark Blum

Mark Blum was the most hated character in the series thanks to his character Richard, the obnoxious editor standing in the way of Dundee and Sue. After his role in Crocodile Dundee, he appeared in many impressive projects. His 70th acting credit was for the hit thriller series, The Blacklist.

Mark Blum

Mark Blum

Reginald VelJohnson

Although Reginald VelJohnson had a small part in the first Dundee film, he somehow shot to stardom! He has been in Die Hard and Die Hard 2 and in the TV show Family Matters. Can you believe he has 99 different roles under his belt!

Reginald VelJohnson

Reginald VelJohnson

David Franklin

David appeared in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, but we bet you remember his roles in Farscape and Xena: Warrior Princess. His role in Dundee was rather small, can you believe his character didn’t even have a name!

David Franklin

David Franklin

David Gulpilil

David played Neville Bell in Crocodile Dundee, later enjoying plenty of success. He was in movies such as Charlie’s Country and The Proposition. However, he has run into some problems with the authorities and he was once arrested for domestic abuse.

Reginald David Gulpilil

Reginald David Gulpilil

Ernie Dingo

Ernie Dingo was Charlie in Crocodile Dundee II before going on to enjoy a successful career in Hollywood. Although he did not become wildly popular, his schedule was also packed with acting gigs. He worked on 34 projects over his career, his most recent on the TV series, Redfern Now.

Ernie Dingo

Ernie Dingo

Rick Gonzalez

Timo Cruz of Coach Carter started his career in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles as a gangbanger…can you believe it? Boy, has he come a long way! He was also in the comedy show Reaper and in the coming-of-age film Rolls Bounce. Nowadays, he stars in the CW superhero TV series Arrow.

Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Steve Rackman

80’s wrestling fans surely remember Steve Rackman as the Crusher. He became famous in Crocodile Dundee for playing the character Donk and kissing Paul Hogan! He even came back to reprise the role in the sequels.

Steve Rackman

Steve Rackman

Terry Gill

Terry Gill is yet another talented character actor, although he only starred in one Dundee film. Nonetheless, his appearance will definitely be remembered. After he appeared on Crocodile Dundee, the actor went on to work on 71 other films! Sadly, he passed away in February 2015 at the advanced age of 75.

Terry Gill

Terry Gill

Gerry Skilton

Gerry Skilton played the fan favorite Nugget O’Cass in all of the Crocodile Dundee films. Unfortunately, those are pretty much the only movies that you will find on Gerry Skilton’s acting resume. Skilton decided to quit acting in 2001 when he stopped receiving information about auditions. His last acting credit was actually for Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles like a number of other actors you will find on the list.

Gerry Skilton

Gerry Skilton

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks is one of the actors who enjoyed great success after working on the Crocodile Dundee films. Banks recently received praises for his role as a hitman on the hit AMC television shows Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. His performance earned him nominations for the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards. The gruff actor is now considered to be one of the most in-demand actors on the small screen!

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Paul Rodriguez

When it comes to comedy, you simply cannot deny that Paul Rodriguez has enjoyed a lengthy and diverse career. The Mexican-American actor received schooling thanks to the GI Bill and he has since become a talented and versatile performer we all love to watch. You can see his work in films like Ali and Blood Work. However, he will forever be synonymous to Diego from the final installment of the trilogy for Crocodile Dundee fans.

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez

Jere Burns

Jere Burns has a face that looks fitting for the ‘bad guy’ and this might be why everyone remembers him as Arnan Rothman from Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Anyway, Burns enjoyed a great career after the trilogy wrapped up. The actor successfully snagged a number of big parts for the small screen including productions like From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, The Muppets and Justified. We don’t think we need to further expound on the fact that Jere appears to be in no danger of running out of acting jobs!

Jere Burns

Jere Burns

Charles S. Dutton

In Crocodile Dundee II, Charles S. Dutton was cast in the role of Leroy Brown. However, you should know this is only one of the numerous acting jobs that he has taken on over the years! Maybe you even remember him from Alien 3, Bessie, and Rudy.

Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

Aida Turturro

True enough, Aida Turturro only had a minor role in the final installment of the Dundee trilogy, though she later enjoyed a lot of screen time in a different project. Of course, we are talking about her performance as Tony Soprano’s sister on the HBO hit show, The Sopranos! She was also cast in the role of Judge Felicia Catano on the legal drama Law & Order.

Aida Turturro

Aida Turturro

Caitlin Clarke

Many kids from all over the world fell in love with Caitlin Clarke when she portrayed the beautiful and fierce Valerian in the 1981 film, Dragonslayer. She later went on to land a small part in Crocodile Dundee as Simone. She experienced more success after appearing in the movie, but her life was cut short by cancer at the age of 52. She is sorely missed, though we are glad to have witnessed her acting skills!

Caitlin Clarke

Caitlin Clarke

Paul Hogan

When the movie first came out, many people were convinced that Paul Hogan was set to become the next big actor in Hollywood. The Crocodile Dundee trilogy had been the first of several gigs for him but things did not go as planned. He got involved in a scandal about tax evasion and offshore bank accounts, ultimately damaging his reputation before he was set to enjoy the fruits of his labor. His last acting credit was a guest role in the show Open Slather.

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Paul Hogan

Linda Kozlowski

There is no way we could finish the list without talking about Linda Kozlowski! She played the lovely Sue Charlton, of course. Apparently, the chemistry between Paul Hogan and her translated to real life as well. As a matter of fact, Hogan left his wife to pursue a relationship with his costar! These two were married for more than a decade, welcomed a child together, and ultimately went their own ways. It has been a while since the retired Kozlowski appeared in any onscreen project. In fact, her last acting credit was for the poorly-received Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.

Linda Kozlowski.

Linda Kozlowski

Stephen Root

Whoa, can you believe that Stephen Root started his career by portraying the DEA Agent AKA Toilet in Crocodile Dundee II? The actor, comedian, and voice actor has since gone on to play numerous impressive roles in projects like Office Space, NewsRadio, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and King of the Hill.

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Hechter Ubarry

Interestingly, Hechter Ubarry’s singing and acting skills were developed when he was a young boy in New York City. He got the opportunity to show off his abilities when he was cast as Rico the drug king in Crocodile Dundee II. After the movie, he received many job offers and eventually went back to the Broadway stage. He continues to perform on stage and even has a cabaret show that has been running since 2000.

Hechter Ubarry

Hechter Ubarry

Peter Faiman

Now, Peter Faiman was none other than the director of the first Crocodile Dundee film. Faiman later received all sorts of accolades and he was even made a Member of the Order of Australia! However, he never landed another huge gig as a director again. The last time he worked in the entertainment industry was as a creative consultant for a variety of TV shows.

Peter Faiman1

Peter Faiman

Luis Guzmán

If you ever watched Crocodile Dundee II, there is no need to worry if you cannot recall his appearance! Although he went on to star in other productions later on, he barely featured in the movie. The Puerto Rican-American actor recently starred in the CBS show Code Black.

Luis Guzmán

Luis Guzmán

Clare Carey

Clare Carey appeared in numerous films and the list, of course, includes Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. However, she is most recognized for playing recurring characters in So Little Time and Coach.

Clare Carey

Clare Carey

Michael Lombard

The Brooklyn native is probably best known for his performances in Pet Sematary, Guiding Light, and The Thomas Crown Affair. However, he will forever be remembered as Sam Charlton to all Crocodile Dundee fans.

Michael Lombard

Michael Lombard

John Snyder

John Snyder only portrayed a pimp in Crocodile Dundee, though the minor role was only a smidge in his acting career. He acted in various big screen and small screen projects from 1979 until 2004. Maybe you even remember him as Aaron Conor from Star Trek: The Next Generation! Apart from his onscreen and stage works, he also lent his voice to anime and video game characters.

John Synder

John Synder

Khristina Totos

Khristina Totos is definitely not the biggest star on the list. In fact, there is hardly any information on the actress! However, we do know that she has appeared in The Custodian, The Young Wife, and Crocodile Dundee.

Christine Totos

Christine Totos

Anne Francine

Aside from acting, Anne Francine also worked as a cabaret singer. However, we daresay she is best known for playing antagonist Flora Simpson Reilly on Harper Valley PTA. Her final acting credit was in Crocodile Dundee as Fran.

Anne Francine

Anne Francine

Anne Carlisle

Anne Carlisle is an acting teacher, actress, author, model and performance artist who appeared in a couple of films. She played the transvestite character Gwendoline in Crocodile Dundee.

Anne Carlisle

Anne Carlisle

Irving Metzman

You probably remember Douglas Kahn better as Irving Metzmann! He is well known for his appearance in Crocodile Dundee, WarGames, and The Purple Rose of Cairo. Fascinatingly, he is a published playwright. Cool!

Irving Metzman

Irving Metzman

Nancy Mette

Nancy Mette is one of the younger members of the cast and there is not a lot of information out there about her. She played a prostitute in New York when she appeared in Crocodile Dundee and she has since starred in a couple of films.

Nancy Mette

Nancy Mette (pictured left)

Juan Fernández de Alarcon

The actor Juan Fernández de Alarcon made his onscreen debut when he appeared in a film called Salome. He has since starred in more than 30 films.

Juan Fernández De Alarcon

Juan Fernández De Alarcon

Dennis Boutsikaris

Crocodile Dundee II definitely helped launch some actor’s careers! Some of them didn’t go into traditional acting gigs, however. Dennis Boutsikaris has since worked as an audiobook narrator and he is a recipient of an Audie Award and a two-time winner of the Obie Award. Recently, he appeared in Better Call Saul.

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dennis Boutsikaris

Paul Greco

Paul Greco is most recognized for playing Sully, the leader of the Orphans, in The Warriors. He would then go on to star in a number of films from the 80’s to the 90’s. The actor even appeared in one episode of Miami Vice! Tragically, he succumbed to lung cancer in 2008 at the age of 53.

Paul Greco

Paul Greco

Serge Cockburn

Serge Cockburn is most recognized for taking on the role of Mikey Dundee in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. As you probably already know, he played the son of Paul Hogan’s Crocodile Dundee! His only other role was for Danny Deckchair three years later.

Serge Cockburn

Serge Cockburn

Alec Wilson

Director and actor Alec Wilson is best known for his performance in Return to Snowy River, Crocodile Dundee II, and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. While he appeared in the two latter installments of the movie, he played different characters. He was a bad guy in Crocodile Dundee II and then Jacko in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.

Alec Wilson

Alec Wilson

Kaitlin Hopkins

Film, television and stage actress Kaitlin Hopkins played Miss Mathis in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Aside from her work on the small screen and the big screen, she has also appeared on the stage numerous times. At the moment, she works at Texas State University as the Head of Musical Theatre.

Kaitlin Hopkins

Kaitlin Hopkins

Kenneth Welsh

Welsh had already established himself in the industry even before he appeared in Crocodile Dundee II. You will find him in productions like The Aviator and Twin Peaks!

Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh

Matt Winston

Matt Winston is likely best known for his work on the small screen. He has appeared in TV shows like John from Cincinnati, Star Trek: Enterprise and Six Feet Under. Yeah, his appearance in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles as a taxi driver wasn’t a big gig.

Matt Winston

Matt Winston

John Billingsley

We bet you remember John Billingsley best as Doctor Phlox in the TV show Star Trek: Enterprise! However, we would like to remind you that he was also Barry in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He has since gone on to work on other film and TV productions.

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Nicholas Hammond

You probably remember Nicholas Hammond before he even played a curator in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. After all, he did play Friedrich von Trapp in the musical classic The Sound of Music and then Peter “Spider-Man” Parker in the hit TV show The Amazing Spider-Man. The Hollywood legend quit acting in 2016.

Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond

Keli Daniels

Keli Daniels might have played a minor character in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles but you probably could not have forgotten her work in The Fosters, American Crime Story, and Masters of Sex.

Keli Daniels

Keli Daniels

Lenny Citrano

Actor Lenny Citrano appeared in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, though he is more recognizable for his work on Swedish Dicks, Suicide Kings, and Batman: Arkham Knight.

Lenny Citrano

Lenny Citrano

Grant Piro

Aussie actor Grant Piro is most recognizable for hosting an Australian Broadcasting Corporation children’s television program called Couch Potato. After appearing in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, he was able to snag a few other roles.

Grant Piro

Grant Piro

Maggie Blinco

Maggie Blinco portrayed Ida in the first and second movies of the Crocodile Dundee films. To say the least, her acting career did not end when filming for Crocodile Dundee II wrapped up. It actually flourished instead! Perhaps you even saw her in Cheek to Cheek, Doctor Doctor, and Flirting. She recently appeared in the short film BABA as well.

Maggie Blinco

Maggie Blinco

Paul, Linda, & Chance

Man, time really does change everyone. If a lot of things can happen in a single day, what more over a span of years? This was the reality for the Hogan family. Back in the day, you would be hard-pressed to find a more picture perfect family. Sadly, the divorce between Paul and Linda proved to be a difficult time for everyone involved. It was particularly tough on Chance, though that goes without saying. Can you believe these are the exact same people? They look so different.

Paul Linda And Chance

Paul Linda And Chance

Rik Colitti

Rik Colitti was none other than Danny the Cab Driver in the series. This was actually his most notable appearance onscreen. Unfortunately, the actor died in 2010.

Mik Colitti

Mik Colitti

Graham ‘Grace’ Walker

Graham Walker is yet another actor who had to multitask in the Crocodile Dundee trilogy. First, he was a production designer. Next, he also portrayed the character called Angelo! It seems like he mostly stuck to doing the first one. He last worked on the popular television show, The Walking Dead. We hope to see more of him and his talents in the future!

Graham Grace Walker

Graham Grace Walker

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali did not have such a huge role in the second Crocodile Dundee film, though she later snagged bigger parts in other productions. In the credits for Crocodile Dundee II, she was credited for playing the “park girl” character. However, the Trinidadian actress played the adorable little girl from the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It’s difficult to believe that the cute young girl from the series has gone on to become a Hollywood actress. Aside from appearing in various big screen projects, she is also working on a new album. Way to go, Tatyana!

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Gregory Jbara

On the topic of Crocodile Dundee II, let us not forget that Gregory Jbara appeared as “Young Cop” in it! The actor has also appeared in big TV shows such as Friends, Frasier, Nurse Jackie, and Law & Order. However, we are sure everyone would agree with us when we say that he is most popular for playing Garrett Moore in the CBS show, Blue Bloods.

Gregory Jbara

Gregory Jbara

Susie Essman

Remember the “tour guide” character from Crocodile Dundee II? It was a pretty important role when you consider the fact that the film was set in South Africa. We’re glad the role went to Susie Essman! The actress-writer has since come a long way and she has appeared in productions like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Keeping the Faith, and Bolt. We’re excited to see what the actress has in store for us in the future!

Susie Essman

Susie Essman

Gus Mercurio

The popular American former boxer and character actor Gus Mercurio portrayed Frank in Crocodile Dundee II. His famous raspy voice, natural talents, and vibrant personality have all played a part in his success as an actor. Australian TV production houses have recognized that he is the whole package and he was definitely no stranger to the camera! He has appeared on the big screen as well. Unfortunately, Gus passed away back in December 2010.

Gus Mercurio

Gus Mercurio

Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco is recognized for playing Garcia in the second film of the Dundee trilogy. He has enjoyed a great Hollywood career and he was even cast in some popular box-office hits such as Jurassic Park and Star Wars. Aside from this, he is also active in the New York and Los Angeles Latino-Hispanic community.

Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco

Jim Holt

The English actor Jim Holt has appeared in projects like The Monkey’s Mask, The Prince & Me II: The Royal Wedding, and Crocodile Dundee II. He is happily married and the father to one child.

Jim Holt

Jim Holt

Marilyn Sokol

The talented Marilyn Sokol is an American comedian, actress, singer, teacher, director, and writer. Aside from these, she is also the recipient of an Emmy Award, an Obie Award, and a Bistro Award. She is most notable for her work on the 2013 production of Old Jews Telling Jokes.

Marilyn Sokol

Marilyn Sokol

Doug Yasuda

Doug Yasuda played Cato the Kun Fu Tourist in Crocodile Dundee II but it was such a small role that it is hard to recall him in the movie. Luckily, Hollywood took note of his acting chops and he has since appeared in a variety of films and shows. Among these productions, he played Aide in RoboCop 3. He also appeared in Blue Bloods and Odd Mom Out.

Doug Yasuda

Doug Yasuda

Anthony Ruiz

Well, Anthony Ruiz has definitely come a long way from playing the apartment hitman in the second Dundee film! After Crocodile Dundee II, he appeared in other big screen and small screen projects. Maybe you saw him on the legal drama and police procedural show, Law & Order. He also had a minor role in the film Custody. Ruiz took part in various 2018 projects and we hope this luck carries over to the following year!

Anthony Ruiz

Anthony Ruiz

Colin Quinn

Wow, it is pretty unbelievable to think that Colin Quinn once played a random onlooker during the mansion scene in Crocodile Dundee II. The famous comedian is best known for appearing in SNL and the more recent Amy Schumer comedy flick, Trainwreck. Let us not forget that he appeared in Grown Ups as well!

Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn

Morgan O’Neill

Morgan O’Neill was cast as Matt in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. The actor-writer, like many of the cast members, is an Australia native. He has also appeared in Drift, Solo, and The Factory. He is presently married to Sarah Sonneville.

Morgan ONeill

Morgan O’Neill

Brian Turk

In Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Brian Turk was cast in the minor role of the driver. He continued acting after the final installment in the trilogy. For example, you can watch him in Carnivàle as Gabriel or in A.I. Artificial Intelligence as Backstage Bull!

Brian Turk

Brian Turk

Shanyn Asmar

Shanyn Asmar appeared in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles in the role of Claire. After shooting was done, she would go on to portray Saffron in Neighbours and Helena in The Sleepover Club. When it comes to more recent projects, she played Eshaal in the TV series called Romper Stomper.

Shanyn Asmar

Shanyn Asmar

Mike Tyson

Just about everyone on the planet has heard of this professional boxer! However, let us not forget that he has gone into acting as well, often cast as himself. Folks, that is how you know you have made it. He made a special appearance in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and guest starred on various shows! Aside from playing himself onscreen, he has also voiced himself in the animated TV show, Mike Tyson Mysteries.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Mark Adair-Rios

Mark Adair-Rios was yet another gangbanger in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. However, fans of Grey’s Anatomy probably remember him for his portrayal of David Morris! Meanwhile, Extant fans will recognize him as GSC Tech. His resume also includes shows such as Big Little Lies and How To Get Away With Murder.

Mark Adair Rios

Mark Adair-Rios

Buddy Daniels Friedman

Just in case you forget, we would like to remind you that Buddy Daniels Friedman was the pickpocket in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Recently, he appeared in Tales of Frankenstein as Dr. Gregore Frankenstein. Adult Swim fans likely remember him as the father of Tyler the Creator in The Eric Andre Show.

Buddy Daniels Friedman

Buddy Daniels Friedman

Matthew Kimbrough

Matthew Kimbrough was actually the producer for Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Aside from this, he has acted in critically-acclaimed hits like American Beauty and Catch Me If You Can. He guest starred on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Mad Men, and Brothers & Sisters as well! If you ask us, that is a pretty impressive resume.

Matthew Kimbrough

Matthew Kimbrough

Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone became a huge Hollywood star after his portrayal of Eric in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. In particular, the industry has typecasted him for authoritative roles such as military officers, policemen, lawyers, villains, and mafia bosses. There is a good chance that you recognize him if you watched 24, CSI, and General Hospital. One of his more recent acting roles is Ray Bruno in the 2017 film titled Gun.

Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone

Steven Grives

Steven Grives played none other than Evil Barron in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. After working on the final movie in the series, he continued to take on other acting gigs. Perhaps you remember him as N’Goo Tuana in Scooby-Doo, Dennis Dreeble in Fat Cow Motel, and Al-Jibar in Sinbad and the Minotaur!

Steven Grives

Steven Grives

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