less of those commandos, terminators, ex-terminators and squashers. In 1994 Hogan co-produced, wrote and starred in the Western comedy film Lightning Jack.
In 1996 Hogan starred in a remake of the 1963 film Flipper, a family-friendly movie about a dolphin.
The series, which ran for 60 episodes between 19, was popular in his native country and South Africa, and showcased his trademark lighthearted but laddish ocker humour.
Hogan won the 1973 TV Week Logie Award for 'Best New Talent'.
Hogan's natural ability as a comedic performer attracted the attention of Mike Willesee, host of Nine's news magazine program A Current Affair.
Willesee offered Hogan regular appearances on the show, during which Hogan would make humorous comment on some issue of the day.
An advertisement with the phrase "shrimp on the barbie" which aired from 1984, was particularly successful.
In 1985, Hogan starred as an Australian World War I 'digger' named Pat Cleary in the critically acclaimed mini-series Anzacs which aired on the Nine Network.
" entering the lexicon, though Hogan was troubled that the character was perceived as a cross between Chuck Norris and John Rambo, and turned down roles similar to those due to their violent nature, commenting: The movie scene is screaming out for the movie hero who doesn't kill 75 people... He's not a wimp or a sissy just because he doesn't kill people.
"He wants Linda to be happy, but probably wishes she was with him.
There is still a part of him that will always love Linda and he maybe thought they'd still end up together," a mutual friend told the magazine.
Along with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn, Hogan co-hosted the 59th Academy Awards, also in 1987.
Hogan again portrayed Mick Dundee in the sequel Crocodile Dundee II, released in 1988.