William Sturt Taylor and Mona Stewart
Father of CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor (by his second wife, Mary Hilem) .
Most famous film roles were The Time Machine (1960) and The Birds (1963). Also worked with Doris Day on two films, Do Not Disturb and…more
Rod starred in the 1960 classic The Time Machine.
Rod twice appeared with Doris Day.
Rod was naturalised in 1956.
Rod emigrated to the U.S.A in 1954.
Rod won the Rola Award for radio acting.
His first professional role was in George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance.
Rod attended Sydney's Independent Theatre School
Rod attended Parramatta High School.
Rod was considered for the main role in Planet of the Apes.
His mother was named Mona.
His father was named William.
Rod is 5'11" tall.
Taylor played Tarzan in an Australian children's radio serial in the early 1950s.
Rod is the father of CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor.
Rod: When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building.
Rod: I'd much rather turn down a starring role in a bad picture and do a small role in a very good picture.
Rod: I was... not a hippie, not a beatnik - what are they called - a bohemian.
Rod: I am proud to be an actor.
Rod: Art doesn't feed me or fill the void when I am not working. If I haven't worked for six months, I can't paint.
Rod: I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
Rod: Apart from being interested in a good role, I think it's necessary to make up your mind as to whether it will make a movie that will entertain an audience all over the world and not just in your own backyard.
Rod: When I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College.