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Gerard Kennedy (actor)

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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1966 - present

Name  Gerard Kennedy
Role  Actor
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Born  8 March 1932 (age 83) (1932-03-08) Perth, Western Australia
Awards  Gold Logie Award for Best Personality on Australian Television
Movies and TV shows  Wolf Creek 2, Body Melt, Division 4, Underbelly, Newsfront
Similar People  Philip Brophy, Greg McLean, Tim Burstall, Byron Kennedy, Phillip Noyce

Gerard Kennedy (born 8 March 1932) is an Australian actor and two-time Gold Logie winner. After playing six different characters in guest appearances in Crawford Productions series Homicide in 1966 he shot to fame as the antagonist in Australian television spy drama Hunter, becoming so popular that his character changed sides, eventually becoming the main character after lead actor Tony Ward left the series. Kennedy won a TV Week Logie Award for 'Best New Talent' for his portrayal of the character. Kennedy followed this with a starring role in police procedural television series, Division 4, winning multiple Logie Awards—including two Gold Logies as most popular personality on Australian TV—for his work in the series. He has consistently acted in Australian television and film productions since that time.

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Television

Later regular television series roles included "Tandarra" in 1976,Bellbird in 1977, the miniseries Against the Wind in 1978, Skyways in 1979–1981, Golden Pennies in 1985, and The Flying Doctors between 1986-1989 (non-consecutive episodes). Guest TV roles include appearances in Carson's Law, Prisoner, A Country Practice, Blue Heelers, City Homicide, The Saddle Club, and Neighbours. In 2008, he played Graham "The Munster" Kinniburgh in Underbelly and in Fat Tony & Co..

Awards

  • 1967 - TV Week Logie Award (Best New Talent) - Hunter
  • 1969 - Penguin Award
  • 1970 - Penguin Award (Leading Talent in Drama Series) - Division 4
  • 1971 - TV Week Gold Logie (Australia's Top Male Personality)
  • 1972 - TV Week Logie Award (Best Actor) - Division 4
  • 1972 - TV Week Gold Logie (Australia's Top Male Personality)
  • 1973 - TV Week Logie Award (Best Actor) - Division 4
  • 1979 - Australian TV and Film Award (Best Actor in a TV Series) - Against the Wind
  • 1987 - Penguin Award (Best Performance by an Actor in a Series/Serial) - The Flying Doctors
  • References

    Gerard Kennedy (actor) Wikipedia


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