Garry McDonald Movies and Career Information

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Scorpio
Oct 30, 1948
Sydney
Actor

Garry George McDonald AO (born 30 October 1948) is an Australian stage and screen actor. McDonald was born in Sydney, New South Wales and was educated at Cranbrook School and National Institute of Dramatic Art. McDonald first came to wide public attention playing the supporting character "Kid Eager" in the second series of the groundbreaking Australian television comedy series The Aunty Jack Show in 1973. It was while working on Aunty Jack that McDonald first performed the character for which he would become best-known, the gauche and inept local regional TV personality, Norman Gunston. Gunston's first appearance was in a series of brief sketches written by Wendy Skelcher which saw him reporting uncomfortably on a "sex-scandal drought" in his home town, the New South Wales city of Wollongong; a drought he eventually breaks by appearing nude on camera. After Aunty Jack, McDonald went on to work with the same team in the comedy miniseries Wollongong the Brave (1973) and Flash Nick from Jindivik (1974). The Gunston character was revived for one episode of Wollongong The Brave, a parodic show business biography entitled "Norman Gunston: The Golden Weeks". Around the time of his major

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