Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseMarlene Bugner, Melody Bugner
FactWon a world title at the age of 48.

Joe Bugner is a British-Australian former professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1986. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 11 March 1950, the son of Hungarian parents. His family moved to Australia when he was two years old, and he was raised in Sydney. He began his boxing career at the age of 17, and won the Australian heavyweight title in 1969. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1970, and won the British heavyweight title in 1973. He fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1974, and lost by a unanimous decision. He also fought for the world heavyweight title against George Foreman in 1975, and lost by a knockout in the second round. Bugner retired from boxing in 1986 with a record of 52 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

General Info

Full NameJoe Bugner
Height1.93 m
Weight124 kg
ProfessionActor, Professional Boxer


SpouseMarlene Bugner, Melody Bugner
ChildrenAmy-Jane Broome, J.A. Bugner


MoviesGettin' Square, The Baby Juice Express, Street Fighter, I'm for the Hippopotamus, The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, Uppercut
TV ShowsBert's Family Feud

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1Has a record of 69-13-1 with 41 KOs.
2Won a world title at the age of 48.
3Famous for going the distance against Muhammad Ali twice.
4Bugner's family left Hungary during the unsuccessful uprising against the Communist government in 1956.
5Former European heavyweight boxing champion



Bad Behaviour2010Fingers McGee
The Baby Juice Express2004Palooka
The New Boots2004ShortAlpha Male
Gettin' Square2003Big Mick
The Lost World2001TV SeriesTrustee
Walk the Talk2000Senior Bouncer
Pizza2000TV SeriesBarman
Journey to the Center of the Earth1999TV Mini-SeriesBoxer
Roar1997TV SeriesMurrough Leader #1
Street Fighter1994Bison's Torturer
Time Trax1993TV SeriesPrimo
Hey Dad..!1992TV SeriesJoe Bugner
A Country Practice1992TV SeriesIvan Mann
Fatal Bond1991Claw Miller
Sher Mountain Killings Mystery1990The Ranger
The Rocks1988TV Movie'Crusher' Harris
Occhio alla penna1981Sheriff Bronson
Io sto con gli ippopotami1979Ormond
Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre1979Brennan
Lo chiamavano Bulldozer1978Orso
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game1975TV SeriesGuest.


The Contender Australia2009TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2009TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!2009TV SeriesHimself
The Squiz2009TV SeriesHimself
The Magical Scarecrows Stars with Hearts: Final Signatures2009Himself
Bert's Family Feud2006TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member / Himself - Team Captain / Himself
Top of the Pops1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sweepstakes Game1976TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Sports Review of the Year 19741974TV SpecialHimself
All in a Day1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Superstars1973TV SeriesHimself - Competitor

Archive Footage

Ali: Still the Greatest2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself
Timeshift2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest1977Joe Bugner (uncredited)
Weekend World1972TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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