Danny Adcock

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Danny Adcock
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Danny Adcock

(1948-06-29) June 29, 1948 (age 70)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor

Danny Adcock (born 29 June 1948 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian actor, best known for his work in television and theatre.

His television acting roles include Matlock Police as the killer of Michael Pate's character, Division 4 , Homicide , Patrol Boat , Sons and Daughters as Joe Parker, Prisoner as Deputy Governor Geoff Carlson of fictional prison Woodridge, A Country Practice , E Street , Fire as "Nugget", Blue Heelers , All Saints , Stingers , and Home and Away as Bishop Pitt.

Matlock Police is an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the 0-10 Network between 1971 and 1976. The series focused on the police station and crime in the Victorian town of Matlock and the surrounding district, and the backgrounds and personal lives of the main policemen.

Michael Pate television actor

Michael Pate was an Australian actor, writer, director, and World War II army veteran.

Division 4 is an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network between 1969 and 1975 for 301 episodes.

He was a regular cast member of short-lived soap opera Arcade (1980) as Duncan Adams. In Farscape he played T'raltixx in the second-season episode "Crackers Don't Matter", and Co-Kura Strappa, a recurring character throughout the third season.

Arcade was an Australian television soap opera shown in 1980 that became one of the biggest flops in the history of Australian television. It aired on Network Ten with the premiere (76-minute) episode shown on Sunday, 20 January 1980. The series then ran five nights a week, Mondays to Fridays, as a 30-minute serial. It was produced solely by Network Ten with a start-up budget of almost $1 million. Set in a fictitious shopping mall in the northern suburbs of Sydney, Arcade dealt with the lives and loves of the characters who worked at the various stores within the shopping complex.

<i>Farscape</i> Australian/American television science fiction series

Farscape is an Australian-American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by The Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Entertainment. The Jim Henson Company was responsible for the various alien make-up and prosthetics, and two regular characters are entirely Creature Shop creations.

Crackers Dont Matter 4th episode of the second season of Farscape

"Crackers Don't Matter" is an episode from the second season of the Australian-American television series Farscape, written by Justin Monjo and directed by Ian Watson.

His first film role was in The Cars That Ate Paris . He played a small part in the films Quigley Down Under starring Tom Selleck, and The Yearling with William Holden. He played Terry "Mr Asia" Clark in the film Greed.

<i>The Cars That Ate Paris</i> 1974 film by Peter Weir

The Cars That Ate Paris is a 1974 Australian horror comedy film, produced by twin brothers Hal and Jim McElroy and directed by Peter Weir. It was his first feature film, and was also based on an original story he had written. Shot mostly in the rural town of Sofala, New South Wales, the film is set in the fictional town of Paris in which most of the inhabitants appear to be directly, or indirectly, involved in profiting from the results of car accidents.

<i>Quigley Down Under</i> 1990 film by Simon Wincer

Quigley Down Under is a 1990 Australian-American Western film directed by Simon Wincer and starring Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman, and Laura San Giacomo.

Tom Selleck American actor

Thomas William Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is known for starring as private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988) and as Peter Mitchell in Three Men and a Baby. Selleck had a recurring role as Lance White, the likeable and naive partner of Jim Rockford on The Rockford Files. He also played Police Chief Jesse Stone in a series of made-for-TV movies based on Robert B. Parker novels. Since 2010, he has starred as NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan in the hit crime drama Blue Bloods on CBS.

Theatre

In 1998 Adcock acted in the O'Punksky's production of Brian Friel's the Faith Healer.

Brian Friel Irish dramatist, author and theatre director

Brian Patrick Friel, born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, was a dramatist, short story writer and founder of the Field Day Theatre Company. He had been considered one of the greatest living English-language dramatists. He has been likened to an "Irish Chekhov" and described as "the universally accented voice of Ireland". His plays have been compared favourably to those of contemporaries such as Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter and Tennessee Williams.

In 2008 Adcock acted in The Pig Iron People Sydney Theatre Company written by John Doyle.

In 2009, Adcock acted in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The Removalists ,

Sydney Theatre Company arts organisation in Australia

Sydney Theatre Company (STC) is an Australian theatre company based in Sydney, New South Wales. The company performs in The Wharf Theatre at Dawes Point in The Rocks area of Sydney, as well as the Roslyn Packer Theatre and the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre.

<i>The Removalists</i> 1975 film by Tom Jeffrey

The Removalists is a play written by Australian playwright David Williamson in 1971. The main issues the play addresses are violence, specifically domestic violence, and the abuse of power and authority. The story is supposed to be a microcosm of 1970s Australian society.

In 2012 Danny Adcock played the lead role, Pablo Picasso in the Ensemble Theatre's production A Picasso.

Danny Adcock appeared in two shows for the Kirribilli Pub Theatre between 1978 - 88 (http://kirribillipubtheatre.tripod.com). These included "The 1984 Show", "The Western Show" and the remount of "The Vampire Show" performed at the Bronte Inn.


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