Cleary was described as the quintessential Aussie larrikin and series writer John Dixon wrote the part of Cleary with Hogan in mind.
' (referring to an area in North London), to which Hogan replies (with a puzzled look on his face): "Drink it warm, mate." Hogan's breakout role was that of Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee.
Hogan also co-wrote the movie, which was a massive critical and commercial success in many countries.
These ads always ended with the catchphrase "Anyhow, have a Winfield".
During the early 1980s, Hogan filmed a series of television ads promoting the Australian tourism industry, which aired in the United States.
During this time Hogan befriended Current Affair producer John Cornell, who became Hogan's manager and business partner.