Can you believe that three decades have passed since the world was first introduced to Australia’s legendary Mick Dundee. In order to celebrate Crocodile Dundee’s 30th anniversary, we decided to catch up with the cast of the hit film and see just how much has changed since the summer of ’86.
Paul Hogan (Mick “Crocodile” Dundee) Then – It’s only right that we start with the man himself. After Crocodile Dundee was released, Paul turned down the lead role in Ghost and went in to star in two more Dundee films, none of which lived up to the original sadly. Let’s find out what he’s up to these days…
Paul Hogan Now – Following the Dundee movies, Paul didn’t get that many additional roles. At one point, he got accused of tax fraud. The criminal investigation against him was eventually dropped, but it was revealed he hid some money in offshore accounts. Hogan is now 76 years old and he spends most of his time taking care of his 17-year-old son.
Mark Blum (Richard Mason) Then – Mark played the part of Richard, Sue’s sleazebag editor turned lover. This means that the fans were never really going to be big fans of his character. Despite that, he went on to have a pretty successful acting career after Crocodile Dundee.
Mark Blum Now – Mark managed to secure some pretty good roles later on in his career. He starred in The Sopranos, The West Wing and Fraiser. He also got a recurring role as Uncle Bob on the popular Amazon music show Mozart In The Jungle.
Linda Kozlowski (Sue Charlton) Then – Linda played the role of Sue, a feature writer for Newsday, who was dating her editor until she fell in love with Mick Dundee. The on-screen relationship turned into a real one for beautiful Linda and actor Paul Hogan, but did it last?
Linda Kozlowski Now – Unfortunately not. Linda and Hogan had a son together, but they still decided to divorce in 2013. Although three decades have passed since Crocodile Dundee was released, Lina is still as beautiful as ever and now spends her time between Los Angeles and her tourist business in Marrakesh.
John Meillon (Walter “Wally” Reilly) Then – Meillon played the role of Wally, Dundee’s business partner. In case you didn’t know, John was already a successful actor, even before Crocodile Dundee. Back in 1979, he received an OBE (Order of British Empire) for services to theatre.
John Meillon Now – John’s last movie was the sequel to Crocodile Dundee in 1988. The following year, he passed away at his home in New South Wales. Unfortunately, he wasn’t around to appear in the third movie in the franchise.
Steve Rackman (Donk) Then – In case you forgot, Donk is the man who got to kiss Hogan in the movie. Before he got the role of Donk, Steve was a professional wrestler who went by the name of Crusher. What’s he up to now?
Steve Rackman Now – Steve reprised his role in all Dundee movies. After the third movie in the franchise was released, he decided to retire from Hollywood. Nowadays, he runs a gym back in Australia.
Gerry Skilton (Nugget) Then – Nugget wasn’t one of the main characters in Crocodile Dundee, but he was very interesting and a great addition to the film.
Gerry Skilton Now – Apparently, Skilto loves sporting cowboy hats in real life as well. Unfortunately, he hasn’t done much acting-wise after the Dundee franchise came to its end.
Terry Gill (Duffy) Then – Terry’s character was loved by many, and it seems that the actor is a great person as well. Producers made comments on multiple occasions saying that it was pleasure to work with Gill.
Terry Gill Now – These days, Terry is enjoying his retirement. Back in 2013, he portrayed Stan in the TV show It’s A Date, and this was his final acting role.
David Gulpilil (Neville Bell) Then – Crocodile Dundee wouldn’t be the same without David, although he’s role was rather small and didn’t do a whole lot for his career. Let’s see what he’s been up to since…
David Gulpilil Now – Back in 2010, David was arrested and sentence to a year in prison after he broke his wife’s arm with a broom. After he got released, Glupilil starred in Charlie’s Country for which he won Best Actor in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival.
Reginald VelJohnson (Gus) Then – You may have forgotten about Gus the limo driver, since he hasn’t played a huge role in the Crocodile Dundee, but the actor did pretty well for himself later on.
Reginald VelJohnson Now – Reginald went on to star in Die Hard 2, followed by Turner & Hooch. More recently, he appeared in a couple of US TV shows including his most recent role as Officer James on Girl Meets World.
Ritchie Singer (Con) Then – Remember Ritchie from back in the day? Rarely anyone does, as his role in Crocodile Dundee was really small. He did, however, became much more successful later on…
Ritchie Singer Now – The Australian actor went on to star in quite a few films and TV shows after his role in Crocodile Dundee. Here’s an interesting fact – he starred alongside David Gulpilil in Charlie’s Country.