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QUICK FACTS

Every effort has been made to provide accurate information. However, the information below was gathered from various secondary sources, including magazines, newspapers, and internet articles, so it is important to realize that mistakes can be present.

  • Full Name: Eric Banadinovich

  • Nickname: Little Bana. "In so many ways, he's still my little brother, but these days I've now become Eric's big brother," says Anthony Banadinovich.

  • Date of Birth: August 9, 1968

  • Location of Birth: Melbourne, Australia

  • Hair Color: Brown

  • Eye Color: Dark Brown

  • Height: According to various sources, 6' 4"

  • Parents: Croation father Ivan, German mother Eleanor. Eric's father-in-law is High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson.

  • Siblings: Anthony (brother, banker) is three years older than Eric.

  • Marital Status: Married Rebecca Gleeson (former publicist) in 1997

  • Children: Klaus and Sophie

  • First Jobs: Washing cars at a service station, pushing trolleys at Coles New World, barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel in 1991.

  • Cars: First car was an old 1974 Ford Falcom XB Coupe, purchased for $1000 at age 15.

  • People he admires: Richard Pryor

  • Favorite Teams: St. Kilda football team

  • Television Debut: Performance on Steve Vizard's "Tonight Live" show

  • Feature Film Debut: Playing Con Petropoulous in 1997's "The Castle"

Sources: IOFilm, SciFi Magazine, USA Today, Sunday Morning Herald, Targa Tasmania

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