Australian actor Tommy Dysart – best known as Jock Stewart in Prisoner and as the “Goggomobil man” in the Yellow Pages – has died at the age of 86
Scottish-born Australian actor Tommy Dysart, best known for playing corrupt warden Jock Stewart on the TV show Prisoner, died on Wednesday at the age of 86.
Dysart began his career doing stage musicals in the 1960s and later starred in a number of classic Australian programs including Skippy, Homicide and Division 4.
He appeared in several Yellow Pages phone book ads in the 1990s, playing a man trying to fix his troublesome Goggomobil car, reports TV Tonight.
Scottish-born Australian actor Tommy Dysart (pictured in 2009), best known for playing corrupt warden Jock Stewart on TV show Prisoner, died on Wednesday aged 86
In the Yellow Pages he appeared as a misunderstood car enthusiast with a heavy Scottish accent who was looking for a mechanic to fix his rare 1960s German vehicle.
His catchphrase ‘not the dart!’ soon entered the national lexicon, and Dysart later appeared as the “Goggomobil man” in advertisements for classic car insurer Shannons.
Dysart has also created another colorful character for meat brand Don Smallgoods.
In the 1990s he appeared in a series of television advertisements for the Yellow Pages telephone book, playing a man trying to fix his troubled Goggomobil car
A menacing but amusing butcher, Don appeared in a series of funny TV commercials in the ’90s.
Versatile and hardworking, Dysart was perhaps best known for playing the villain everyone hated on the Australian drama Prisoner.
From 1980 to 1982 he starred as Jock Stewart, a cruel warden in a women’s prison who murders one of the convicts.
From 1980 to 1982 he starred in the Australian drama Prisoner as Jock Stewart, a cruel warden in a women’s prison who murders one of the convicts
Dysart’s wife, actress Joan Brockenshire, also appeared in Prisoner.
After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney in 1959, Dysart became a firm favorite on television programs but also appeared in several films.
His work includes the Australian classic film The Man from Snowy River (1982) and the award-winning black comedy Bliss (1985).