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Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1943
SpouseHelen Esakoff

Michael Caton is an Australian actor, best known for his role as Uncle Harry in The Sullivans and as Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle.

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, on 15 October 1942, Caton was the youngest of three children. His father was a driver and his mother was a domestic worker. He left school at the age of 15 to work as a jockey and then as a butcher before becoming an actor.

Caton made his acting debut in the 1971 film Sunday Too Far Away. He went on to appear in a number of Australian films and television series, including The Sullivans, The Paul Hogan Show, Prisoner, and The Castle.

In addition to his work as an actor, Caton has also been a regular panelist on the ABC’s Spicks and Specks and a guest host on Have You Been Paying Attention?

Caton has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Jane Clifton, with whom he has two children. His second marriage is to actress Robyn Nevin, with whom he has one child.

Caton has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameMichael Caton
Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1943
ProfessionPresenter, Actor


SpouseHelen Esakoff
ChildrenSeptimus Caton


AwardsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, Logie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Logie Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series
NominationsLogie Award for Best Actor
MoviesLast Cab to Darwin, Strange Bedfellows, The Animal, 13 Gantry Row, The Interview, The Castle, Monkey Grip, The Last of the Knucklemen, Fluteman
TV ShowsThe Sullivans, Five Mile Creek, Chances, Paradise Beach, Bad Cop, Bad Cop, Packed to the Rafters, Dancing with the Stars, Dossa and Joe, Hot Property, Joe Wilson

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Three Summers2017filming
X Was HereannouncedDavid Sussex Westbury
Beat Bugs2016TV SeriesMr. Sun
Last Cab to Darwin2015Rex
Packed to the Rafters2008-2013TV SeriesTed Taylor
Strange Bedfellows2004Ralph Williams
Bad Cop, Bad Cop2002-2003TV SeriesDet. Sgt. Red Lilywhite
Dossa and Joe2002TV SeriesJoe Bailey
Always Greener2001TV SeriesJack
The Animal2001Dr. Wilder
Stingers1999TV SeriesBenny
13 Gantry Row1998TV MovieMr. Hob
Never Tell Me Never1998TV MovieMax Shepherd
All Saints1998TV SeriesBob Parkin
The Interview1998Barry Walls
The Echo of Thunder1998TV MovieBill Gadrey
Wildside1998TV SeriesBrian Savini
The Castle1997Darryl Kerrigan
Blue Heelers1997TV SeriesKen Norse
Heartbreak High1996TV SeriesBarney
G.P.1996TV SeriesMichael Ree
The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years1996TV MovieBill Masters
A Country Practice1982-1993TV SeriesMalcolm Fellows / Clive Bradley / Dwayne Kerby / ...
Paradise Beach1993TV SeriesKen Hayden
Chances1992TV SeriesBill Anderson
Shadows of the Heart1990TV MovieFrank Barrett
The Paper Man1990TV Mini-SeriesLeonard Webb
Joe Wilson1988TV Mini-SeriesDave Regan
Hey Dad..!1988TV SeriesChris Gordon
The 13th Floor1988Dr. Fletcher
Home and Away1988TV SeriesBarry Davenport
Great Expectations: The Untold Story1987TV MovieTravis
The Flying Doctors1987TV SeriesNoel Farley
Five Mile Creek1983-1985TV SeriesPaddy Malone
The Weekly's War1983TV ShortLes Haylen
Fluteman1982Oswald Snaith
Monkey Grip1982Clive
The Last of the Knucklemen1979Monk
The Sullivans1976-1977TV SeriesUncle Harry Uncle Harry Sullivan
King's Men1976TV SeriesJoey Oslow
Ryan1974TV SeriesClaude
Homicide1970-1974TV SeriesAmbrose / David Elliott / Bruce Perkins
Private Collection1972
Division 41970TV SeriesSteve
Skippy1969TV SeriesYoung Man


Last Cab to Darwin2015"Rex and Polly's Theme " / performer: "If Wishes Were Horses", "My Name Is Rex", "My Name's Till ", "Feral Cats", "Oodnadatta", "Ghost Gum", "Just Drive Old Man", "Hard to Kill Yourself", "Two Beers Then", "There It Is", "Darwin Waltz", "Dog", "The Return ", "It's Our House"


Who Do You Think You Are?2013TV Series documentaryHimself
2011 Samsung AACTA Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Hot Property2010TV SeriesHimself (2011)
52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself / Ted Rafter (uncredited)
L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
How the Hell Did We Get Here?2006TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2005TV SeriesHimself
The Fat2003TV SeriesHimself
The Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHimself
Hot Auctions2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Track2000TV Series documentaryArchers Win Report
All Star Squares1999TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Hot Property1999TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 20th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1978TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Today Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHimself
Looking back at Hoodwink2006Video


Nominated Awards

2011Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular ActorPacked to the Rafters (2008)
1998FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleThe Castle (1997)
1997AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Castle (1997)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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