John Cornell was an Australian film producer, writer, actor, and businessman know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children , Cause of Death and Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||2 March 1941|
|Place of Birth||Kalgoorlie – Boulder, Australia|
|Died||23 July 2021|
|Wife/Partner||Delvene Delaney (m. 1977)|
|Children||Melissa Cornell, Liana Cornell, Allira Cornell|
|Parents||Name not known|
|Profession||Australian film producer, writer, actor, and businessman|
|Net Worth||$ 12Million|
John Cornell was an Australian film producer, writer, actor, and businessman who was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He was best known for his role as “Strop” on The Paul Hogan Show, and he was instrumental in the introduction of World Series Cricket in 1977.
Early Life and Family
Cornell Born in Kalgoorlie in 1941, Cornell quickly rose through the journalism ranks at the Daily News in Perth, becoming London editor at the age of 26. He later turned his talents to broadcast journalism as the original producer of “A Current Affair”.While working on this program, he met Australian actor, Paul Hogan, and the two formed a popular comedy duo, Cornell playing the much-loved character, “Strop”.
Cornell and Paul Hogan were investigated for alleged tax evasion as part of the Australian Taxation Office’s Project Wickenby which commenced in 2004. They were also investigated by the Australian Crime Commission “over the use of offshore accounts to bank royalties from the Crocodile Dundee films” (with both denying any dishonest conduct). They were later cleared of any wrongdoing by the ACC. In 2012 Hogan and Cornell confirmed that they had settled the eight-year dispute with the ATO.
John Cornell Wife
John Cornell is a married man .Cornell married Australian television personality Delvene Delaney in 1977,and they had two children: Allira and Liana. He was married twice before, and had a daughter from one of those marriages (Melissa, born in 1970).
John Cornell Net Worth
John Cornell was an Australian film producer, writer, actor, and businessman who was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia who has an estimated Net Worth of $12 million in 2021.
As a journalist, Cornell reported on local events in Perth for The Daily News (a publication of West Australian Newspapers), becoming editor of that paper at 26-years-old.
In 1971, while working as a producer for the television show A Current Affair, Cornell recognized the talents of a Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger, Paul Hogan (who had been the subject of an interview by the station).
Cornell became Hogan’s manager and often appeared alongside him in his popular television show, The Paul Hogan Show, as a character called “Strop”(a dim-witted dinkum Australian surf lifesaver). He produced and co-wrote the screenplay for Hogan’s 1986 film Crocodile Dundee which became the highest grossing Australian film.He also produced and directed the successful 1988 sequel, Crocodile Dundee II.
Cornell worked closely with Kerry Packer and Austin Robertson in setting up World Series Cricket (WSC) in 1977. Based on a suggestion in 1976 by Dennis Lillee (whom Cornell was managing at the time), Cornell presented the idea to Kerry Packer—primarily with the aim of providing better financial rewards to the players.
Cornell was actively involved in the recruitment of players for WSC, for example travelling to New Zealand to sign players (including Doug Walters).Cornell engaged the Mojo agency to produce radio and television advertisements to promote WSC—including the production of the jingle “C’mon Aussie C’mon”.