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Mick Molloy
, 2009

by Andrew Maccoll

type C photograph (sheet (irregular): 58.5 cm x 98.8 cm, image: 50.7 cm x 76.3 cm)

Mick Molloy (b. 1966) is an actor, writer and producer. Born in Canberra, Molloy moved to Melbourne in the mid-1980s and studied performing arts at the University of Melbourne. Not long after, he became well-known to Australian audiences through his appearances on the satirical television series The D-Generation (1987) and The Comedy Company (1989), on which he also worked as a writer. Martin/Molloy, a hilarious radio program Molloy hosted with Tony Martin, ran for two hours five afternoons a week between 1995 and 1998, shaping subsequent public expectations of a lively 'drive' slot. In 2000 he produced and directed the film Tackle Happy, a documentary about the stage act Puppetry of the Penis. Two years later, his screenplay for the film Crackerjack, co-written with his brother Richard, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards. He played Angelo Agnelli MP in the telemovies of the Shane Maloney novels Stiff and The Brush Off in 2004, while appearing in on television’s Kath and Kim in 2003-2004. He wrote and produced the feature film Boy Town in 2006 and hosted the short-lived The Nation in 2007. Molloy currently appears on morning radio in Melbourne and Brisbane, and is frequently called upon to discuss AFL games, particularly involving his beloved Richmond.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2009
Accession number: 2009.114