John Meillon

John Meillon

Began his acting career at the age of eleven in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio serial "Stumpy" - and made his first stage appearance the following year.

Father of John Meillon Jr.

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the theatre.

His surname is pronounced MEL-yun.

Joined the Shakespeare Touring Company when he was sixteen.

Voiced Victoria Bitter (VB) commercials until his death. After his death, his son took over the role briefly, before using computer enhanced voice of John Meillon to voice over the commercials. To this date (14 years after his death), he is still the voice of VB

Worked in London, England, from 1959 to 1965.