Bill Kerr



William Henry Kerr , credited as Bill Kerr, was a South African-born Australian actor, comedian and vaudevillian. Beginning as a child performer in Australia, he moved to Britain after World War II and developed a career as a performer in comedy, especially gaining notice in the radio version of Hancock's Half Hour. In 1979 Kerr returned to Australia and developed a second career as a character actor.

  • Real name
  • William Henry Kerr
  • Primary profession
  • Actor·soundtrack
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Male
  • Birth date
  • 10 June 1922
  • Place of birth
  • Cape Town
  • Death date
  • 2014-08-28
  • Death age
  • 92
  • Place of death
  • Perth
  • Cause of death
  • Natural causes
  • Education
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Knows language
  • English language
  • Member of
  • Essendon Football Club·Sydney Swans·Notre Dame Fighting Irish football






Born of Australian parentage

One aspect of Bills life which writers Galton and Simpson picked up on for "Hancocks Half Hour" was that, between the ages of 5 and 19, he genuinely lived in the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga.

He served in the Australian Army in WWII.

He made his stage debut in a touring production when he was still a infant in his mothers arms.