‘Goggomobil’ Yellow Pages actor Tommy Dysart dies, age 86

Jun 16, 2022
The actor was best known for his Yellow Pages commercial. Source: Getty

Scottish-born Australian stage and television actor, Tommy Dysart, has passed away at the age of 86.

Dysart had previously suffered a stroke earlier this year on February 18 but unfortunately died only four months later on June 15.

The actor will forever be remembered for his endearing and iconic 1992 Yellow Pages TV Goggomobil commercial where he played a classic car enthusiast with a deep love for the limited-run German-made micro car.

In the commercial Dysart goes through the Yellow Pages to find a mechanic who stocks the parts for his obscure little vehicle.

Dysart also appeared in a number of Don Smallgoods commercials where he portrayed an amusing butcher with the catch line ” Is Don. Is Good”.

Dysart had also played numerous guest roles for high-profile Australian television shows and films throughout the ’60s to the ’90s such as Skippy, Homicide, Division 4, and Neighbours.

Some may remember Dysart for his brief appearance in the ’80s tv series Prisoner where he played the vicious and cold prison officer, Jock Stewart, who tells inmate Judy Bryant he was responsible for the murder of her lesbian lover.

The late actor also had a long stage career, performing in a variety of dramas and musicals in 1960 including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera, On Our Selection, The Rocky Horror Show, and Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Fans of the late actor have already taken to social media to express their grief over their loss.

Dysart was married to actress Joan Brockenshire, who also played his wife in the famous Goggomobil ad.

While no funeral deals have yet been announced, Dysart’s memory is survived through his wife and their son Kole Dysart.

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