Leonard "Len" George Thiele AO (26 September 1922 – 14 May 1994), professionally Leonard Teale was a well-known Australian actor of radio, television and film known for his resonant baritone voice. He is best remembered for his role as David "Mac" Mackay in the long running Australian police drama Homicide. Teale narrated for Australian Broadcasting Corporation audio recordings, including the Banjo Paterson poem The Man from Snowy River. His reading of Dorothea Mackellar's patriotic poem which includes the line "I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains" became so popular in the 1970s that it was frequently used to parody him. Leonard Teale died of a heart attack in 1994.