After working in bridge construction, began his entertainment career as a tap-dancing knife thrower on a TV talent contest.
Found fame in his native Australia in the 1970s with a weekly TV sketch-comedy series, The Paul Hogan Show.
While known in Australia for his wide range of characterizations, in the U.S. he is, ironically, pigeonholed as the rugged Outback action hero of his blockbuster film "Crocodile" Dundee (1986), a fish-out-of-water comedy that he cowrote.
Starred in Australian tourism ads to introduce himself to American audiences prior to the release of "Crocodile" Dundee.
Married to his "Crocodile" Dundee costar Linda Kozlowski, having ended his first marriage after meeting her; and cast her in the two Dundee sequels and most of his subsequent, less-successful films.
In 1987, cohosted the 59th Annual Academy Awards, sharing emcee duties with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.
1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
1986, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
1973, Logie Awards — George Wallace Memorial Logie for Best New Talent: Winner
1975, Logie Awards — Best TV Comedian: Winner
1987, Logie Awards — Hall of Fame: Winner
1978, Logie Awards — Best Comedy Performer: Winner
Clay Hogan — Son
Linda Kozlowski — Ex-wife
Bret Hogan — Son
Todd Hogan — Son
Scott Hogan — Son
Chance Hogan — Son
Noelene Hogan — Ex-wife
Lauren — Daughter
Birth Place: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia