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Antony Hamilton
Born 4 May 1952(1952-05-04)
Liverpool, England
Died 29 March 1995 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other name(s) Anthony Hamilton
Tony Hamilton
Occupation Actor, model, dancer
Years active 1972 – 1995

Antony Hamilton (4 May 1952 – 29 March 1995) was an Australian actor, model, and dancer.

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Early life

Hamilton was born in Liverpool, England, was adopted by an Australian RAF-hero and his wife soon after birth, and grew up on a sheep farm in Australia. He attended the Scotch College in Adelaide, Australia, where dance and ballet was a significant part of the curriculum. Hamilton proved to have a talent for ballet and, after leaving school, he began a career as a professional dancer with The Australian Ballet Company.

Career

In 1972, during a dance tour in Europe with The Australian Ballet, he was "discovered" by a fashion photographer. This resulted in Hamilton soon after leaving the ballet and moving to the USA to pursue a career as a model. During the following 10 years, he worked extensively as a model in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, becoming a favorite subject of world-famous photographers as Richard Avedon and Bruce Weber, often working with famous fashion designers such as for instance Gianni Versace, and frequently appearing in magazines such as Vogue and GQ.

After having worked for a while as a model, Hamilton also began taking acting classes, wanting to expand his career. He eventually got his big break as an actor (replacing Jon-Erik Hexum) in the American TV-series Cover Up (1984). As an actor, he is however probably best known for the role of IMF-agent Max Harte in the 1988 revival of the American television series Mission: Impossible, as well as for playing Samson in the 1984 television film Samson and Delilah.

Death

Hamilton died in Los Angeles, California on 29 March 1995 from AIDS-related pneumonia.[1]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1979 Nocturna Jimmy Alternative title: Granddaughter of Dracula
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash Man in Restaurant Credited as Anthony Hamilton
1988 Howling IV: The Original Nightmare Tom Direct-to-video release
1992 Fatal Instinct Bill Hook Credited as Tony Hamilton
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Samson and Delilah Samson Television movie
1984-1985 Cover Up Jack Striker TV, 4 episodes
1985 Mirrors Gino Rey Television movie
1986 The Hitchhiker Jim Buckley 1 episode
The New Twilight Zone Simon Locke 1 episode
1987 The Charmings Lionel Davenport III 1 episode
L.A. Law Dan Sapin 1 episode
1988-1990 Mission: Impossible Max Harte 35 episodes
1991 P.S. I Luv U Dodger Television movie
P.S. I Luv U Dodger 2 episodes
Credited as Tony Hamilton

References

  1. ^ "Pop Culture News: Monitor". ew.com. 1995-04-28. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,297007,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-03.  

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