Paul Cronin (8 July 1938 – 13 September 2019) was an Australian actor who played roles in the Australian television series Matlock Police and The Sullivans.
He won the Silver Logie five times, including three years consecutively from 1978, the most awarded actor in Australia, alongside Martin Sacks.He was born to a farming family in Wistow, South Australia in 1938.
As a young man Cronin moved to Melbourne where he worked in a variety of jobs.
After actively seeking an acting career, he performed in various Crawford Productions including Division 4 and Homicide.
Cronin appeared as motorcycle policeman Gary Hogan in the Crawford Productions drama Matlock Police (1971–1976), followed by its spin-off Solo One (1976).
He played the central character of Dave Sullivan in the popular soap opera The Sullivans from 1976 to 1983.
In 1986 Cronin led a consortium with Christopher Skase which was awarded the inaugural licence for the Brisbane Bears in the then-Victorian Football League.