McDonald, Garry 1948–

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McDonald, Garry 1948–

(Norman Gunston)


Full name, Garry George McDonald; born October 30, 1948, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; married Diane Craig (an actress), April 13, 1971; children: David.



Awards, Honors:

Gold Logie Award (for Norman Gunston), most popular personality on Australian television, TV Week, 1976; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actor in a supporting role, 1982, for The Pirate Movie; Film Critics Circle of Australia Award nomination, best supporting actor—male, 2003, for The Rage in Placid Lake.


Film Appearances:

Updike's aide, Avengers of the Reef, 1973.

Mechanic, Stone, 1974.

Constable Jones, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Atlantic, 1975.

Lou, The Picture Show Man, Cinema World, 1977.

(As Norman Gunston) The Kids Are Alright (also known as The Who Rock Concert), 1979.

Policeman, Burning an Illusion, 1981.

Sergeant Inspector, The Pirate Movie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Mr. Meggs, Ginger Meggs, 1982.

Jones, Molly, 1983.

Robert O'Hara Burke, Wills and Burke (also known as Wills and Burke: The Untold Story), 1985.

Max Falcon, Those Dear Departed (also known as Dear Departed and Ghosts CAN Do It), 1987.

Dan Burroughs, The Place at the Coast, 1987.

Ollie Rennie, Struck by Lightening (also known as Saltmarsh), 1990.

Kelvin Chevalier, Mr. Accident, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

The doctor, Moulin Rouge!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Mr. Neal at Moore River, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Miramax, 2002.

Doug Lake, The Rage in Placid Lake, Moviehouse Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

You Can't See Round Corners, 1967.

Dave Rudd, Snake Gully with Dad and Dave, 1972.

Over There, ABC [Australia], 1972.

Kid Eager, Norman Gunston, The Aunty Jack Show, 1972.

Captain Magpie, Flash Nick from Jindavick, 1974.

Norman Gunston and various characters, Wollongong the Brave, ABC [Australia], 1975.

Norman Gunston, The Norman Gunston Show, ABC [Australia], 1975-77, then Seven Network, 1978-79.

Himself, various characters, and Norman Gunston, The Garry McDonald Show, ABC [Australia], 1977.

Norman Gunston, Gunston's Australia, Seven Network, 1981.

Arthur Beare, Mother and Son, 1983.

Frank Rose, Eggshells, ABC [Australia], 1991.

Malcolm Lucas, Fallen Angels, ABC [Australia], 1997.

Tom Mattingly, Love Is a Four-Letter Word, ABC [Australia], 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Johnson, The Other Side of Paradise, Ten Network, 1992.

Reverend Johnson, Mary Bryant (also known as The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant), Ten Network and ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Games for Parents & Other Children, ABC [Australia], 1975.

Mr.Kool, Banduk, Nine Network, 1985.

Alex Goodson, Halifax f.p.: Someone You Know, Nine Network, 1997.

Ari, Stepfather of the Bride, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Kid Eager, The Very Best of "The Aunty Jack Show," ABC [Australia], 1973.

Freddie Brooks, Winners: Top Kid (also known as Top Kid), PBS, 1985.

Himself, The Best of Bert Newton, Nine Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Only One Left," The Comedy Game, ABC [Australia], 1973.

"Birth, Death and Marriage," The Comedy Game, ABC [Australia], 1973.

Davo, "Bill," Homicide, Seven Network, 1974.

Max Lawrence, "Jimmy Dancer," Spring & Fall, ABC [Australia], 1982.

Simon Galt, "Good Old Reliable Me," Five Mile Creek, Seven Network, 1984.

Arthur Beare, "The Picnic," Mother and Son, ABC [Australia], 1986.

Arthur Beare, "The Car," Mother and Son, ABC [Australia], 1988.

Arthur Beare, "The Budgie," Mother and Son, ABC [Australia], 1992.

Detective Mike Lucas, "The Responsibility," Fire, Seven Network, 1996.

Detective Mike Lucas, "The Accident," Fire, Seven Network, 1996.

Ernie Sharp, "Pity," Medivac (also known as Adrenalin Junkies), Ten Network, 1998.

Ernie Sharp, "Calling the Shots," Medivac (also known as Adrenalin Junkies), Ten Network, 1998.

Ernie Sharp, "Denial," Medivac (also known as Adrenalin Junkies), Ten Network, 1998.

Ernie Sharp, "Feet of Clay," Medivac (also known as Adrenalin Junkies), Ten Network, 1998.

Dave Armstrong, "Get a Life," All Saints, Seven Network, 1999.

Dave Armstrong, "Life Class," All Saints, Seven Network, 1999.

Tony Rigatoni, "The Big Picture," Chuck Finn, Seven Network, 1999.

The Panel, Ten Network, 1999.

Howard Mays, "Here Comes the Son," Bad Cop, Bad Cop, ABC [Australia], 2002.

The Fat, ABC [Australia], 2003.

Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, ABC [Australia], 2004.

Norm, "Finding Frank," Two Twisted, Nine Network, 2006.


Music Videos:

Television reporter, Video Rewind: The Rolling Stones' Great Video Hits, 1984.

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