FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Fairfield’s Paul Hogan.
Paul Hogan, who has owned a home in Fairfield, turns 74 on Tuesday. Hogan was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia.
He is a comedian and actor who rose to prominence in Australia during the early 1970s after an interview on A Current Affair and followed it with his own comedy sketch program The Paul Hogan Show, which he produced, wrote and in which he played characters on. The show ran for 60 episodes between 1973 and 1984.
He is best known for his role as Michael J."Crocodile" Dundee in Crocodile Dundee, for which he won a Golden Globe award for his performance, and subsequent films featuring the character, which made him popular in the United States.
He also appeared in various films like Anzacs, Almost an Angel & Charlie & Boots.