Gil Perkins24th August, 1907 (Age: 110) · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Gilbert Vincent Perkins (24 August 1907 – 28 March 1999) was an Australian film and television actor.
A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, part-talkie movies, and (because his accent was mistaken for English) he played young Englishmen in some of his first films. He soon drifted into stuntwork, regularly doubling cowboy star William Boyd and putting a red toupee over his own ... Read more