Here are 6 famous actors from Australia were born in 1942:
Terence Donovan (October 28, 1942 United Kingdom-) also known as Terry Donovan or Terry Donavon is an Australian actor. He has one child, Jason Donovan.
Terence Donovan was actually a British photographer and film director, not an Australian actor. He was born on October 28, 1936 in London, England and began his career as a photographer in the 1960s, shooting for British Vogue and helping to create the "Swinging London" look. He later expanded into film directing and was known for his work on music videos, commercials and feature films. Some of his notable works include the music video for Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" and the film "The Hit" (1984), which starred John Hurt and Terence Stamp. Donovan was also awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal in 2011 for his contributions to the field of photography. He passed away on November 22, 1996.
Shane Porteous (August 17, 1942 Coleraine-) a.k.a. John Shane Porteous, John Hanlon, John Hanlon Jnr. or Shane Porteus is an Australian actor and screenwriter. His children are called Polly Porteous, Ben Porteous and Fiona Porteous.
Shane Porteous is best known for his role as Dr. Terence Elliott in the long-running Australian television drama, "A Country Practice," which aired from 1981 to 1993. Prior to his acting career, Porteous worked as a journalist and newspaper editor in Melbourne. He also worked as a scriptwriter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and later went on to write for "A Country Practice." In addition to his acting work, Porteous has lent his voice to various radio dramas and documentaries. He has also appeared in several feature films and television shows, including "The Sullivans," "Matlock Police," and "The Flying Doctors." In 2005, Porteous was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the performing arts.
Nick Tate (June 18, 1942 Sydney-) a.k.a. Nicholas John Tate, Nicholas Tate or Nicholas John "Nick" Tate is an Australian actor, voice actor and television director. His child is called Tom Tate.
Nick Tate is best known for his role as Alan Carter in the science fiction TV series Space: 1999. He has also appeared in numerous other television shows including The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and NCIS. In addition to his work in front of the camera, Tate has lent his voice to various animated shows and films such as Batman: The Animated Series and All Dogs Go to Heaven 2. He has also worked behind the scenes as a television director for shows including The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Throughout his career, Tate has been nominated for multiple awards and has won a Logie Award for his work on the Australian TV series, Paradise Beach.
Peter Sumner (January 29, 1942 Sydney-) also known as Peter Sumner-Potts is an Australian actor, writer, television director and film director. He has one child, Luke Sumner.
Peter Sumner was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney and later worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a television presenter. Sumner made his screen debut in 1962 with an uncredited role in the film "The Valiant" and his first credited role was in the movie "The Wrong Side of the Road" in 1964.
Throughout his career, Sumner acted in a variety of films including "Alvin Purple", "Ned Kelly", and "Escape 2000". He also appeared in several television shows including "The Sullivans", "All Saints", and "Farscape".
Sumner was not only an actor, but also a writer, television director, and film director. He wrote and directed the Australian TV series "Possession" in 1985 and directed several episodes of the Australian soap opera "Neighbours" in the late 1990s.
In addition to his work in acting and directing, Sumner was an avid supporter of the entertainment industry in Australia. He was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild in Australia and served as the President of the Actors Equity in the 1990s.
Sumner passed away on November 22, 2016 at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer. He left behind a remarkable legacy in the Australian entertainment industry.
Alex Green (January 19, 1942 Australia-July 20, 2010 British Columbia) a.k.a. Al Green, Alex Greene or Al Greene was an Australian stunt performer and actor.
He is best known for his work in the film industry, having performed stunts in several well-known movies. Some of his notable works include "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior," "Crocodile Dundee," and "The Truman Show." Green was a skilled stunt driver and performed many dangerous car stunts in his career. He also worked on television, being a regular stunt performer on the popular series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Green was known for his professionalism and dedication to his craft, always pushing himself to perform even the most challenging stunts. He passed away in 2010 in British Columbia, Canada due to natural causes. His contributions to the entertainment industry are remembered and appreciated by his colleagues and fans to this day.
Pat Johnston (May 30, 1942 Cottesloe-) is an Australian actor and novelist. He has two children, Charles Johnston and Venice Partridge Johnston.
Johnston is known for his work in Australian television, including recurring roles on popular dramas such as "Blue Heelers" and "All Saints." He has also appeared in a number of films, including "Siam Sunset" and "The Dish." In addition to his work in acting, Johnston is also an accomplished novelist, with several of his books being published in Australia and internationally. His novels often draw on his experiences in the entertainment industry and explore themes such as love, loss, and family. Johnston continues to live and work in Australia, and is highly regarded in both the literary and acting communities.