In the year 1986, Paul Hogan seemed to come out of nowhere, as the Australian crocodile hunter named Crocodile Dundee. The film of the same name, Crocodile Dundee, gained instant success and became somewhat of a cult classic. Even though the premise of the film is a bit strange, it was nominated for an Oscar. It was such a hit that it even spawned a trilogy. The three films were laden with stars, so of course we just have to know what these stars are up to now! Read on to see what the biggest stars of the trilogy are up to today!
While the movie may be called Crocodile Dundee, it was actually John Meillon’s character, Wally, who stole the show as Dundee’s on screen partner. It was such an important part of the movie, that John would get to reprise the role of Wally in the Crocodile Dundee sequel that followed!
Unfortunately, Wally would pretty much be the final role he played. John passed away in 1989, from cirrhosis of the liver. He left behind a legacy filled with accolades for his work in theater. His career began early on, as a child star on ABC’s “Stumpy”. Shortly after, he made his first appearance on stage. He went on to tour with the Shakespeare touring company, at the age of 16. He has said that his work in theater really shaped his career and helped him learn discipline.
Crocodile Dundee may have been a huge success, but that doesn’t mean that everyone involved turned into an overnight sensation. Unfortunately, that was the case with Ritchie Singer. Crocodile Dundee was unable to turn Singer into a star. After his 1986 appearance in the film, his career slowly sunk despite making appearances on a couple of shows like Crownies and Water Rats.
He may not be a household name, but Ritchie Singer continues to show some serious longevity in the industry. After playing the role of Con in the first Crocodile Dundee film, he went on to appear in 30 other projects. Singer would also go on to share the screen with fellow Dundee co-star, David Gulpilil, in the critically acclaimed Charlie’s Country, which was also his last role.