Gerard is a two-time Gold Logie winner and one of Australia's most recognisable and respected actors.
After playing six different characters in guest appearances in Crawford Productions series Homicide in 1966 he shot to fame as the antagonist in Australian television spy drama Hunter, becoming so popular that his character changed sides, eventually becoming the main character after lead actor Tony Ward left the series.
Kennedy won a TV Week Logie Award for 'Best New Talent' for his portrayal of the character. Kennedy followed this with a starring role in police procedural television series, Division 4,winning multiple Logie Awards—including two Gold Logies as most popular personality on Australian TV—for his work in the series. He has consistently acted in Australian television and film productions since that time, including Underbelly, Wolf Creek and Glitch for the ABC.