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Garry McDonald

Garry McDonald is a famous Aussie actor.

He was born in Sydney (NSW) on 30 October 1948.

How old is Garry McDonald?

Garry McDonald is currently 75 years old.

Early Life:

Garry McDonald was born on October 30, 1948, in Sydney, Australia. During his early life, he attended Randwick Boys High School. Before becoming a famous actor, McDonald worked in various jobs, including as a trainee veterinary surgeon, a bank clerk, and even a youth worker. He lived in various suburbs of Sydney, such as Chatswood and Bondi, but eventually settled in Bronte, where he still resides today.


Garry McDonald is best known for his role as the iconic character Norman Gunston in the television show "The Norman Gunston Show." The show, which aired from 1975 to 1979, featured McDonald as a bumbling and satirical TV presenter. It won numerous awards and catapulted McDonald to national fame. In addition, McDonald has appeared in other Australian TV shows and films, including "Mother and Son" and "Phar Lap." He has collaborated with famous Australians such as Ruth Cracknell and Paul Hogan throughout his career.

Family Life:

Garry McDonald was born to parents Kathleen and Charles McDonald. He has two siblings, a brother named Michael and a sister named Susan. McDonald married his long-time partner Diane Craig in 1979, and they have a daughter together named Sophie. However, the couple divorced in 2000. McDonald later remarried to Lisa Thruston in 2003.


A lesser-known fact about Garry McDonald is that he originally trained to become a veterinary surgeon before pursuing a career in acting. Despite his success as an actor, McDonald has also been open about his battle with clinical depression, which he has spoken publicly about to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health. Additionally, McDonald has been honored with numerous awards for his acting talent, including multiple Logie awards for his performances in "The Norman Gunston Show."


Garry McDonald has appeared in the following famous Aussie movies: