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Bill Flynn

Full / Real Name: William Frederick Flynn
Born: 13 December 1948
Died: 11 July 2007
Gender: Male

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Bill Flynn was a South African actor, singer and comedian best known for his theatre and film collaborations with Paul Slabolepszy, including Saturday Night at the Palace, Heel Against the Head and Running Riot.

He also had a starring role as jaded police captain Boki Basson in the e.tv crime procedural television series Jozi Streets, starring in 26 episodes in 2004.

His career included leading roles in more than 140 stage plays, musicals, 42 films, dozens of television shows and thousands of radio and TV commercials.

His film writing also won him a Best Screenplay award for Saturday Night at the Palace. His karate comedy movie Kill and Kill Again was a box office hit in America. His movie Saturday Night at The Palace won several Vita Film Awards, a Best Actor award at the Italian Taormina Film festival as well as a Merit Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

After a decade as a lead singer with the rock and roll band Vinnie & The Viscounts, he founded The Rock Rebels and was a lead vocalist for the group.

Flynn died in Johannesburg on 11 July 2007, of a heart attack. He was 58 years old. At the time of his death, Flynn was married to actress Jana Cilliers, his second wife.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Himself

Pae

Boki Basson

Jakes van Greunen


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