Michael Caton (born 21 July 1943) is an Australian television, film and stage actor, comedian and television host, best known for playing Uncle Harry in the Australian television series The Sullivans, Darryl Kerrigan in 1997's low-budget hit film The Castle, and Ted Taylor in the television series Packed to the Rafters. He is married to Helen Esakoff. Caton has been inducted into the Australian Film Walk of Fame in honour of his work in Australia's cinema and television industries. His son Septimus narrates My Kitchen Rules and Robot Wars.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, television presenter|
In 1976 Caton starred as Uncle Harry Sullivan in the long running Channel 9 war family drama The Sullivans.
In 2005, he was a contestant on the third series of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.
|1969||Skippy||Young Man||1 episode (#3.83 El Toro)|
|1970||Division 4||Steve||1 episode (#69 The Man from Lightning Ridge)|
|1970–74||Homicide||Bruce Perkins / Ambrose||2 episodes (#247 A Time for Grieving / No. 403 A Thing of the Past)|
|1974||Ryan||Claude||1 episode (#1.37 Goodbye Holly Beckett)|
|1976||King's Men||Joey Oslow||1 episode (#1.10 Public Enemy Number 1)|
|1976–77||The Sullivans||Uncle Harry Sullivan||737 episodes|
|1982–93||A Country Practice||Max Grainger / Dwayne, Trev & Lennie Kerby / Clive Bradley / Malcolm Fellows||8 episodes|
|1983||The Weekly's War||Les Haylen||TV short|
|1983–85||Five Mile Creek||Paddy Malone||38 episodes|
|1987||The Flying Doctors||Noel Farley||1 episode (#2.22 Every Day a Gift)|
|1988||Home and Away||Barry Davenport||2 episodes (#1.61/#1.63)|
|1988||Hey Dad..!||Chris Gordon||1 episode (#2.33 VW for Sale)|
|1993||Paradise Beach||Ken Hayden||1 episode (#1.139)|
|1996||G.P.||Michael Ree||1 episode (#8.7 New Confusions)|
|1997||Heartbreak High||Barney||1 episode (#4.24)|
|1997||Blue Heelers||Ken Norse||1 episode (#4.6 Fowl Play)|
|1998||Wildside||Brian Savini||1 episode (#1.15)|
|1998||All Saints||Bob Parkin||6 episodes|
|1999||Stingers||Benny||1 episode (#1.11 Ten Feet Tall and Bullet Proof)|
|1999–current||Hot Property / Hot Auctions||Himself||Host|
|2000||The Track||Voice over||TV documentary|
|2001||Always Greener||Jack||1 episode (#1.8 Dog Days)|
|2002||Dossa and Joe||Joe Bailey||6 episodes|
|2002–03||Bad Cop, Bad Cop||Detective Sergeant Red Lilywhite||8 episodes|
|2002||The Weakest Link||Self||Contestant – Celebrity Special episode|
|2003||The Fat||Self||1 episode (#6.16)|
|2005||Dancing with the Stars||Self||5 episodes, series 3|
|2006||How the Hell Did We Get Here?||Self||2 episodes|
|2008–2013||Packed to the Rafters||Ted Taylor||111 episodes|
|2018||Underbelly Files: Chopper||Keith Read||2 episodes|
|1979||The Last of the Knucklemen||Monk|
|1986||Great Expectations, the Untold Story||Travis||TV movie|
|1988||The 13th Floor||Dr Fletcher|
|1988||Joe Wilson||Dave Regan||TV mini-series|
|1990||The Paper Man||Leonard Webb||TV mini-series|
|1990||Shadows of the Heart||Frank Barrett||TV movie|
|1996||The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years||Bill Masters||TV movie|
|1997||The Castle||Darryl Kerrigan|
|1998||Never Tell Me Never||Max Shepherd||TV movie|
|1998||13 Gantry Row||Mr Hob||TV movie|
|1998||The Echo of Thunder||Bill Gadrey||TV movie|
|1998||The Interview||Barry Walls|
|2001||The Animal||Dr Wilder|
|2004||Strange Bedfellows||Ralph Williams|
|2015||Last Cab to Darwin||Rex|
Caton appeared in the 1971 Melbourne production of the rock musical Hair. He has also appeared on stage at the Twelfth Night Theatre. Caton appeared as Sheriff Lavers in the 1982 Sydney Theatre Company production of The Stripper. In 2007–08, Caton appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical as Bob.
Caton, playing in the role of a Priest, is part of the Chorus singing on Jesus Christ Superstar recording (Original Australian Cast Recording), 1972.Caton is the major voice talking in the background on Yesterday's Hero, the hit of John Paul Young from 1975. From Caton's role in the Movie he sings on many tracks on “Ed Kuepper – Last Cab To Darwin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, 2015.
|2007||Australian Film Institute||Best Actor in a Television Drama||The Castle||Nominated|
|2011||Logie Awards||Logie Award for Most Popular Actor||Packed to the Rafters||Nominated|
|2016||AACTA Awards||Best Lead Actor||Last Cab to Darwin||Won|
- People: Michael Caton, Dimensions (ABC TV), 29 August 2002.
- "Putting on the Ritz". Southern Courier. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
- Vagg, Stephen (18 August 2019). "Australian Movie Stars". Filmink.
- Masters, Roy (9 July 2011). "Maroons follow Tosser's advice to the letter". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- "Michael Caton". Discogs. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
- Apter, Jeff (2020). Friday on My Mind: the Life of George Young. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. pp. 161–162. ISBN 978 1 76087 510 7.