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Terry Gill
Born(1939-10-25)25 October 1939
Died25 February 2015(2015-02-25) (aged 75)
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
  • writer
  • theatre owner
Years active1967–2011
Spouse(s)Carole Ann Gill (1962–2015, his death)

Terry Gill (25 October 1939 – 25 February 2015) was an English Australian actor, theatre owner, producer, director and writer. A character actor, he carved a niche in Australian television playing police officers. He appeared in over 26 Australian television productions either as a regular or in guest roles.[1] He was often associated with Crawford Productions and Reg Grundy Organisation.

Early life

Born in England, Gill never knew his father.[2] He immigrated to Australia with his actress wife Carole Ann Gill.


Gill was a recurring cast member in the women's prison drama Prisoner[3] as Det. Insp. Jack Grace, a regular cast member as Sgt. Jack Carruthers in The Flying Doctors[4] and played another recurring role in Blue Heelers as Superintendent Clive Adamson. He appeared in a guest role on Neighbours.

Gill appeared in Crocodile Dundee as the leader of a group of kangaroo shooters whom Dundee (Paul Hogan) fights in the Walkabout Creek Hotel bar, and later uses a dead kangaroo as a cover to shoot at the shooters and scare them. He portrayed Santa Claus on Australian TV's annual Carols by Candlelight for 27 years[2] (in later years alongside well-known children's entertainers Hi-5 and Australian TV icon Humphrey B. Bear).[1]

For many years, Gill and his wife Carol Ann ran The Tivoli[2] theatre restaurant in Melbourne,[3][5] producing pantomimes and theatre shows featuring many well-known Australian performers.

Personal life

Gill was married to Carole Ann Gill (née Aylett) for 52 years[5] (until his death). They had two children.[2]

He suffered a mild stroke in late 2014.[2] After suffering from lung cancer, he died in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond on 25 February 2015.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Alvin Rides Again Male Barracker
1976 End Play Ticket Collector Uncredited
1976 Mad Dog Morgan
1977 High Rolling Nightclub Waiter
1980 The Black Planet Const. Lonigan 4 episodes
1983 Phar Lap Mechanic
1986 Jenny Kissed Me Des Ormonde
1986 Crocodile Dundee Duffy
1987 With Love to the Person Next to Me Punter in black / Security guard
1988 The Wind in the Willows Ratty (voice, uncredited) TV movie
1990 Escape from Madness Hank Stardust
1998 Crackers Jack Hall
2002 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Maurie the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Video game
2003 The Wannabes Barney the Bear
2004 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue Maurie the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Video game
2011 Frank & Jerry Farmer


  1. ^ a b Knox, David (25 February 2015). "Vale: Terry Gill". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Puvanenthiran, Bhakthi (25 February 2015). "Crocodile Dundee, Flying Doctors actor Terry Gill, 75, dead". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Look behind you!". The Age. Melbourne. 22 August 2005.
  4. ^ Gill, Terry. "Obituary – All laughter with a mongrel like Maurie".
  5. ^ a b Gill, Terry; Gill, Carole Ann (30 September 2005). "The Melbourne couple keeping the art of pantomime alive". Stateline Victoria (Interview). Interviewed by Freya Michie. ABC TV.

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