Take Your Life Philosophy From Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Across the country, people are paying tribute to legendary Australian actor Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, who died today aged 86. And while Tingwell might seem like a less-than-obvious topic for a site like Lifehacker, his overall philosophy is worth bearing in mind.

Obituaries for Tingwell are consistently emphasising his willingness to take on new projects. As Rob Sitch from Working Dog, who directed Tingwell in The Castle, The Dish and countless Charlie The Wonder Dog skits, explained:

He said that one of the secrets to life was saying 'yes', because you end up meeting people, you have new experiences - you know, luck seems to follow you.

That's a concept we've endorsed at Lifehacker quite a few times, and Tingwell's a banner example of why it's a good idea. Bud, we'll miss you. (Random Tingwell tech connection: he provided voices for the locally-developed Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis game, as a result of which I got to shake his hand a few years ago.)


    He was also in the (famous in its day) kids tv serial Catweazle. Ah the nostalgia!

    Lovely lovely man ,may your dear soul rest easy,deepest sympathy to all your loved ones,thank you for all your talents on stage and television,will miss you so much.

    Bud was an Australian entertainment legend and a gentleman in every sense of the word. Farewell mate.

    I particularly liked his effort in the Rachel Griffith's directed short film "Tulip". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211691/

    A great man, roll the credits,
    I had the chance to talk to him times, he took the time to talk to all, from a kid who loved Television, to CEOs. He tought me one of lifes great lessons- The world is your classroom and stage, but learn from all.

    Miss ya and chookas

    Rest in peace Bud, thanks for the memories.

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