Tommy Dysart Biography – Tommy Dysart Wiki
Tommy Dysart was a Scottish-born Australian actor. He was best known for the 1992 Yellow Pages TV commercial where he plays a frustrated car owner trying to fix his Goggomobil — a limited series of German microcar. In the ad, he goes through the Yellow Pages to find a mechanic who stocks parts for his unique car, but he comes across people who don’t know the make of the car or can’t understand his thick Scottish accent.
“I’ve got a problem with my Goggomobil,” Dysart says. He then spells out the name of the car “G…O…G…G…O…” Dysart finds a mechanic familiar with the Goggomobil Dart model, but says: “No, not the Dart, not the Dart.”
Dysart graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney in 1959 and quickly became a mainstay on television, but also appeared in a number of films including The Man from Snowy River (1982) and the award-winning black comedy Bliss (1985).
Dysart played guest roles in a number of high-profile Australian television series and films from the 1960s to 1990s including Skippy, Homicide, Division 4, and Neighbours. The actor also had a brief appearance in the ’80s tv series Prisoner where he played the vicious and cold prison officer, Jock Stewart, who tells inmate Judy Bryant he was responsible for the murder of her lesbian lover.
Dysart also had a long stage career, performing in a variety of dramas and musicals in 1960 including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera, On Our Selection, The Rocky Horror Show, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Tommy Dysart Age
He was born Thomas Gibson Dysart on 24 December 1935 in Maryhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He died on 7 June 2022 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The actor was 86 years old.
Tommy Dysart Wife
Who is Tommy Dysart’s wife? He was married to actress Joan Brockenshire, who also played his wife in the famous Goggomobil ad.
Tommy Dysart Family
He is survived by his wife Joan Brockenshire and son Kole Dysart.
Tommy Dysart Death
Scottish-born Australian stage and television actor Tommy Dysart passed away at the age of 86 after a brief battle with illness. Dysart had previously suffered a stroke on February 18, 2022, but unfortunately died only four months later on June 15, 2022.
Tommy Dysart Cause of Death
A cause of death was not revealed.
Tommy Dysart Net Worth
Tommy Dysart’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.