By Louise Ayling For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 11:35 BST, 10 October 2020 | Updated: 13:29 BST, 10 October 2020
The 81-year-old is best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee (pictured)
Australian icon Paul Hogan revealed he is itching to return to home soil and escape lockdown in the United States.
The 81-year-old, best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee, is 'waiting out' the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles to be with his 21-year-old son Chance.
The beloved actor and comedian said he would leave the country in a flash if he could.
'I can't wait for this stupid disease to go away so I can get out,' Paul Hogan revealed in the News Corp Australia podcast Evenin' Viewers With Paul Hogan.
'I’m like a kangaroo in a Russian zoo — I don’t belong here.'
He told host Frances Whiting there isn't one thing in particular that he misses, rather the 'ambience' of living in Australia.
Australian icon Paul Hogan (pictured, with fellow Australian actor Margot Robbie) is itching to return to home soil and escape lockdown in the United States
Paul Hogan in 2020 film 'The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee' (pictured). He now lives in Los Angeles
The actor moved to the United States permanently in 2005, after growing up in Granville in Sydney's western suburbs.
It's been 35 years since he rose to fame portraying the lovable larrikin Mick Dundee in the 1986 hit film Crocodile Dundee.
But he's staying put at his home in