Alwyn Kurts

Biography: One of Australia's most recognisable actors, Alwyn Kurts had previously been an accredited war correspondent, before becoming a notable figure in Melbourne radio in the 1950's via his program "Raising A Husband", and as an executive at radio station 3XY. Shortly after television arrived in 1956, he transferred "Raising A Husband" from radio, going on to host other TV game shows Hutton's Family Quiz and Dont Argue. He compered the debate program "Fighting Words" in the early 1960's, before moving into acting with guest roles in Hunter and Homicide. He became a household name after joining the regular cast of "Homicide" in 1969 as Inspector Colin Fox. His portrayal of the gruff policeman won him much praise, leading to a flood of work when he exited the series in 1973. He was (briefly) one of the hosts on the local version of "Beauty & The Beast", before stunning critics and viewers alike as Ted Cook in the sit-com "The Last Of The Australians". As the hapless bigotOne of Australia's most recognisable actors, Alwyn Kurts had previously been an accredited war correspondent, before becoming a notable figure in Melbourne radio in the 1950's via his program "Raising A Husband", and as an executive at radio station 3XY. Shortly after television arrived in 1956, he transferred "Raising A Husband" from radio, going on to host other TV game shows Hutton's Family Quiz and Dont Argue. He compered the debate program "Fighting Words" in the early 1960's, before moving into acting with guest roles in Hunter and Homicide. He became a household name after joining the regular cast of "Homicide" in 1969 as Inspector Colin Fox. His portrayal of the gruff policeman won him much praise, leading to a flood of work when he exited the series in 1973. He was (briefly) one of the hosts on the local version of "Beauty & The Beast", before stunning critics and viewers alike as Ted Cook in the sit-com "The Last Of The Australians". As the hapless bigot frustrated at every turn, Kurts showed a remarkable comic talent which had only been hinted at in "Homicide". He joined the cast of "Cop Shop" in 1982 as Senior Sergeant Reg Wallis, staying for a year. Thereafter, he made occasional guest appearances in local TV drama and movies, including a marvellous character role as Mr. Ball in "Spotswood", whilst enjoying a well-earned retirement. He died in 2000. Expand