Brian Wenzel has appeared in over 2,000 hours of Television.

 

Brian left school at the age of 14 and before becoming a professional actor at the age of 17, worked in some 112 different jobs ranging from a grocer’s delivery boy to a Horse Groom and Dog Trainer for Sole Bros. Circus.  After leaving the circus in 1948 he appeared in his first stage play, a musical comedy, in Adelaide.  He then went on to work in numerous Stage Productions, Musicals, Pantomime and Children’s Theatre.  Some highlights were: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, The Imaginary Invalid and Summer of the 17th Doll.

Brian has also appeared in four Productions for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, and was in the first three productions of the South Australian Theatre Company.

 

Brian first appeared on television in 1956.  His television credits include: Neighbours, Rove Live, Marshall Law, The Evil Touch, Katch Kandy, Behind the Legend, Over There, Punishment, Bellamy, Home Sweet Home, Skyways, Tickled Pink, Certain Women (3 ½ years), Glenview High, Cop Shop, The Young Doctors, Chopper Squad, Boney, The Restless Years, Hunter, The Death Train (TV movie), The Long Arm, Division 4, Matlock Police, Ryan, Ride on Stranger, Young Ramsay and Homicide.  However the role that cemented Brian in the hearts of many Australians and won him a Silver Logie, was that of Sgt. Frank Gilroy in the popular Series A Country Practice, which he starred in for 12 years.

 

In addition to acting, Brian has also been an Australia Day Ambassador in Victoria for the last 16 years, after 2 years in the role in NSW, and also gives a lot of his time to charity, including Variety Club and the Blue Ribbon Foundation, Victoria.

Brian Wenzel

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