Tom Burlinson is a Canadian-born actor who came into the limelight after portraying the role of Jim Craig in his debut movie The Man from Snowy River (1982). He has also played in some other popular projects like 1983’s Phar Lap (Movie), 1991's Showdown at Williams Creek (Movie), and Piece of Cake (TV Mini-Series).
Apart from being an actor, he is a singer who has sang the voice of the Frank Sinatra in 1992’s Sinatra (TV Mini-Series) and 2003’s The Night We Called It a Day (Movie).
Short-Bio Plus Height
Tom Burlinson was born in Toronto, Ontario on 14th February 1956. His birth sign is Aquarius.
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For his education, he first attended Mosman Primary School and later studied at Pittwater High School. After that, he got enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Australia–graduated in 1976.
Furthermore, he stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
Tom Burlinson was born to British parents, Tony and Angela, who moved to Canada after the Second World War. Also, he has three siblings, an older sister named Susan and two younger sisters, Kath, and Lee.
He spent his childhood in different places like New York, New Jersey, England, Bayview, and Australia, due to his father’s work. After settling down in Australia, his parents divorced and his mother went back to England with his two younger sisters—he stayed in Australia with his father and older sister.
Later, his father remarried and had three daughters with his second wife.
Tom Burlinson’s Married Life: Wife & Children
Tom Burlinson is married to Mandy ‘Carnie’ Burlinson, a professional singer and dancer.
They first met each other in 1993, while both of them were working at a show named How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
After that, they formed a friendly bond and eventually started to date. In December 1996, they went on their first official date and later decided to get settled. And, in less than 10 days, on 9th December 1996, Tom and Mandy shared the wedding vows.
Together, the couple is blessed with three children, two sons named Guy Burlinson, 18, and Ricki Burlinson, 12, and a daughter named Mia Burlinson, 20. As of now, the family of five resides in Sydney, Australia.
Tom Burlinson with his wife, Mandy 'Carnie' Burlinson, and their three children (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
Before marrying Mandy, Tom was in a relationship with Johanna–during his high school– and Nicole Kidman. His relationship with Nicole lasted three years, from 1986 to 1989.
Tom Burlinson made his debut in the entertainment industry through a TV series named Kirby's Company (1977). Following his debut, he played in a few TV series such as Cop Shop (1978), Glenview High (1978), Skyways (1979), and The Restless Years (1978-79).
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In 1982, he made his big-screen debut through the movie, The Man from Snowy River. Following that, he appeared in various movies and TV series of different genres. Some of his TV series/mini-series credits include Eureka Stockade (1984), Melba (1988), G.P. (1995), Spicks and Specks (2006), and The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2014).
He has even served as a judge, from 2007 to 2009, in the talent show titled Australia's Got Talent.
Moreover, he has also played in a number of movies such as Flesh+Blood (1985), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1985), Kidnapped (1986), The Time Guardian (1987), Return to Snowy River (1988), Landslide (1992), and The Cup (2011).