Max Cullen

Max Cullen (born 29 April 1940) is an Australian-born stage and screen actor. He has appeared in many Australian films and television series but is best known for his role in the film Spider and Rose and the television series The Flying Doctors, Secret Valley and Love My Way.

Max Cullen
Born (1940-04-29) 29 April 1940
Wellington, New South Wales

Early life

Cullen was born in Wellington, New South Wales in 1940, but when he was one year old his family moved to Lawson in the Blue Mountains.

His brother was the actor Cul Cullen (1934-1982).


He began his career as a painter and sculptor after training at Sydney's National Art School in 1956 and later studied at the Julian Ashton Art School with Brett Whiteley in 1959. His works have been exhibited regularly in solo and in group exhibitions and he has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and layout artist on several magazines and newspapers.[1]

Cullen was also a regular arts reporter on the Sunday current affairs television program. He has also worked as a professional and motivational speaker.

Since 2007 Cullen has also been performing "Lawson", a one-man show based on the life of Australian poet Henry Lawson.[2][3]

Cullen had a role in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine alongside fellow Australian actors Hugh Jackman and Asher Keddie. He played "Owl Eyes" in the 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Personal life

He has been married three times and has two daughters from his first two marriages.

Formerly married to actress Colleen Fitzpatrick from 1973–1987, they have one daughter, actress Katharine Cullen born 9 June 1975 and one grandson William Richards born 17 August 2013.

Selected filmography



  1. Personalities-Max Cullen Archived 8 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Stateline NSW Max and Henry
  3. Lawson album website Lawson Archived 28 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Television categories 1986–2009". AFI Award Winners. Australian Film Institute. 2009. Archived from the original on 20 September 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
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