Knowledge Identifier: +Ernie_Dingo
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1956.
Countries: Australia (68%), Vietnam (5%), United States (5%)
Linked to: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Richard Walley - In 1978, he founded the Middar Aboriginal Theatre with three friends, including Ernie Dingo, who he had met playing basketball
He appeared in Bruce Beresford's 1987 drama "The Fringe Dwellers" and worked on the 1988 docu-drama biopic "Tudawali"
Ernie Dingo was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1990, in recognition of his service to the performing arts
Bart Willoughby - In 1990 Willoughby was cast as "Ned the Computer Expert" in German director Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World" starring William Hurt, Sam Neill and Indigenous actor Ernie Dingo as well as Aboriginal icons actor David Gulpilil and Aboriginal Australia's first gold record singer and Yorta Yorta elder, Jimmy Little
In 2010 he returned to the silver screen with a role in the Aboriginal musical "Bran Nue Dae" along with Jessica Mauboy and Geoffrey Rush
Also in 2013, Dingo is a Vietnam veteran, a retired Army drill sergeant facing his demons in the second series of the "Redfern Now" episode, "Dogs of War"