Daniel Pollock (Daniel John Pollock)

Daniel Pollock

Daniel John Pollock (24 August 1968 – 13 April 1992) was an Australian actor best known for his role as Davey in the 1992 Australian drama film Romper Stomper, which featured Russell Crowe. Pollock is the son of John and Lucy Pollock. Pollock attended Swinburne Senior Community School in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, Victoria in the mid eighties. He acted in films Nirvana Street Murder (1990), Death in Brunswick (1991) and Proof (1991). Pollock’s last performance was in the 1992 film Romper Stomper alongside Russell Crowe. Pollock was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 1992 AFI Awards for the role. On 13 April 1992, Pollock, a known heroin user, took his own life by throwing himself under a train at Newtown railway station, Sydney, prior to the release of Romper Stomper. Pollock was 23 years old. Pollock was buried next to his late grandfather William “Bill” Pollock in Gol Gol, New South Wales, Australia. Romper Stomper film star Russell Crowe wrote a song called, “The Night That Davey Hit the Train,” about his death.

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Born

  • August, 24, 1968
  • Australia

Died

  • April, 13, 1992
  • Australia
  • Sydney, New South Wales

Cause of Death

  • suicide

Cemetery

  • Gol Gol, New South Wales
  • Australia

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