Rod Taylor Biography

Birthday: 1930-01-11
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George the inventor in George Pal's spectacular The Time Machine (1960). As the movie finished with George, and his best friend Filby Alan Young seemingly parting forever, both actors were brought back together in 1993 to film a 30 minute epilogue to the original movie! Taylor's virile, matinée idol looks also assisted him in scoring the lead of Mitch Brenner in Alfred Hitchcock creepy thriller The Birds (1963), the lead role of Mike Mitchell in the romantic tale of Sunday in New York (1963) opposite Jane Fonda, another romantic lead opposite Doris Day in The Glass Bottom Boat (1966), and a co-starring role in The Train Robbers (1973) with John Wayne. Taylor also appeared in many westerns and action movies during the 1960s and 1970s; however, none of them were much better than "B pictures" and failed to push his star to the next level. Aditionally, Taylor was cast as the lead in several TV series including "Bearcats!" (1971), "Masquerade" (1983), and "Outlaws" (1986); however, none of them truly ignited viewer interest, and they were canceled after only one or two seasons. Most fans would agree that Rod Taylor's last great role was in the wonderful Australian film The Picture Show Man (1977), about a traveling side show bringing "moving pictures" to remote towns in the Australian outback.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
World Without End Herbert Ellis 1956 Adventure
Lux Playhouse 1958 Drama
Hong Kong Glenn Evans 1960 - 1961
Bearcats Hank Brackett 1971 Adventure
Hotel Peter McDermott 1983 - 1988
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
World Without End Herbert Ellis 1956 Adventure, Romance, Sci Fi
Giant Sir David Karfrey 1956 Drama, Romance
Raintree County 1957 Drama, Romance
Separate Tables Charles 1958
Ask Any Girl 1959
The Birds Mitch Brenner 1963 Horror, Thriller
A Gathering of Eagles 1963 Drama, Romance
Sunday in New York 1963 Comedy, Romance
Fate Is the Hunter 1964 Drama
36 Hours Maj. Walter Gerber 1965
The Glass Bottom Boat Bruce Templeton 1966 Comedy, Romance
Zabriskie Point 1970 Drama, Romance
Family Flight 1972 Drama
The Train Robbers 1973 0, Fantasy, 0, 0
A Matter of Wife... And Death Shamus McCoy 1976 Drama, Crime, Mystery
Marbella, un golpe de cinco estrellas Commander 1985 Comedy, Thriller
Bird Mitch Brenner 1988
Mask of Murder Supt. Bob McLaine 1988 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Open Season Billy Patrick 1996 Comedy
Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 0, 0, 0
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy 1998 Sci Fi
Kaw 2007 Reality Tv, Sport
Pulling No Punches: Rod Taylor Himself 2015 Biography