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Actor Profiles > Bob Hornery
Played: Tom Kennedy
Appeared: 1996, 1999, 2006, 2007
Born May 28th 1931, Bob Hornery had a 60-year career in entertainment, spanning theatre, film and television. Some of his earlier television roles included
Consider Your Verdict, The Magic Boomerang, George And The Dragon, as well as a 1968 production of Nicholas Nickleby. During the 1970s, he made appearances in many series including Dad's Army,
Doctor Who, Whodunnit? and Shelley, and in 1981 he appeared in four episodes of Sapphire and Steel.
Bob's film appearances included Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Road to Nhill and Crackerjack.
In the 1990s and beyond, Bob continued to make guest appearances in various Australian drama series, including Blue Heelers, State Coroner, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, Something In The Air and
Murder Call, as well as playing Monsoon in ten episodes of Thunderstone. In 1996, he made a guest appearance in Neighbours as Tom Kennedy, the adoptive father of established character Dr Karl Kennedy. The
character of Tom would go on to make further appearances in 1999, 2006 and 2007, when the character developed dementia and had to give up his farm and move into a nursing home.
The majority of Bob's work took place on the stage. He joined the Melbourne Theatre Company in 1961, and the productions he appeared in, both in Australia and the UK, included Hamlet, What The Butler Saw,
High Society, Sweeney Todd, and two productions of The Importance of Being Earnest. His final stage appearance was in 2012, in a production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
Bob passed away on 26th May 2015 after a long illness, with his funeral held on 31st May at Melbourne's Southbank Theatre.
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