Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 8% Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Birthday: Feb 27, 1940

Birthplace: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Legendary Australian actor Bill Hunter has worked with a variety of notable directors over a career that has spanned more than 50 years. They include such antipodean luminaries as Peter Weir, Baz Luhrman, and George Miller. Hunter started his career working extensively in Australian television dramas, while also showing up on British ("Doctor Who") and American ("Dynasty") shows. Hunter's prolific film career began in 1970, when he appeared in the bushranger drama "Ned Kelly," starring Mick Jagger. In 1981 he landed his breakthrough role as an Army commander in Peter Weir's critically acclaimed "Gallipoli," starring a alongside a young Mel Gibson. Hunter later portrayed ballroom-dancing tyrant Barry Fife in Baz Luhrman's loony hit "Strictly Ballroom." Two years later Hunter appeared in another sleeper hit, "Muriel's Wedding," as the stern father of the ABBA-loving title character. Later that same year Hunter starred as a mechanic alongside cross-dressers Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp in the cult road-movie "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 46% The Cup Bart Cummings (Character) - 2011
83% 80% Red Dog Jumbo Smelt (Character) - 2011
86% 70% The Square Gil (Character) $404.9K 2008
No Score Yet 67% Tom White Malcolm (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 77% Bad Eggs Ted Pratt (Character) - 2003
8% 29% Kangaroo Jack Blue (Character) - 2003
99% 86% Finding Nemo Dentist (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horseplay Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackerjack Stan Coombs (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 67% 15 Amore Brendan's Voice (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Difficult Woman Paul Scanlon (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 70% The Echo of Thunder Cooper (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to Nhill Bob (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet River Street Vincent Pierce (Character) - 1996
22% 41% Race the Sun Commissioner Hawkes (Character) $1.7M 1996
No Score Yet 100% Blue Murder Angus McDonald (Character) - 1995
96% 88% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Bob (Character) $10.1M 1994
78% 84% Muriel's Wedding Bill Heslop (Character) $13.4M 1994
No Score Yet 20% The Custodian Managing Director (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Highway Wilson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stark Ocker Tyron (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Wedding Police Comm. Andrews (Character) - 1993
93% 87% Strictly Ballroom Barry Fife (Character) $9.1M 1992
86% 80% The Last Days of Chez Nous Beth's Father (Character) $764.2K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leaving of Liverpool Father O'Neill (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Vernon Giles (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cassidy Charles Parnell Cassidy (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 43% Rikky and Pete Whitstead (Character) $128K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Sgt Jack Welles (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mullaway Frank Mullens (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Mr. Brown McNeill (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 12% Sky Pirates O'Reilly (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Soldier Det. Sgt. Adams (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 27% Rebel Browning (Character) - 1985
87% 75% The Hit Harry (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Heatwave Robert Duncan (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1915 Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eureka Stockade Timothy Hayes (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Stephen (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Knocks Brady (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 58% Newsfront Len Maguire (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backroads Jack (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Eliza Fraser Youlden (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet 27a Cornish (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Man Henchman Joe (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moby Dick Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space: Above and Beyond Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Murder Angus McDonald (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Rescue Keith `Crusher' Caroll (Character) 1991-1992

QUOTES FROM Bill Hunter CHARACTERS

Maj. Barton says: All right men... we're going. But I want you to remember who you are. You are the 10th Light Horse! Men from Western Australia. Don't forget it. Good luck.

Bill Heslop says: You reap what you sow. You'd think I would have learned that growing up on a farm.

Bill Heslop says: Deidre Chambers! What a coincidence!