George Houvardas

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George Houvardas
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Houvardas in February 2013
Born George Houvardas
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Occupation Actor

George Houvardas is an Australian actor who is best known for his role as Nick "Carbo" Karandonis in the television series Packed to the Rafters.


Houvardas is the son of Anastasia (a teacher) and Michael (an accountant) and has two brothers, Steve and Tony (fat Tony) Houvardas.[1][2]

Houvardas is a graduate of Screenwise[3] drama school and works part-time, along with his brothers, at his family's restaurant in McMahons Point, Sydney.[4]

Houvardas’s school years saw many sporting achievements reached. From years 7 to 10, he was the school marathon champion. He also won Goalkeeper of the Year (in his first year as a goalkeeper) at school and played in the NSW State Championships.[5]

In ten years, George intends to continue making macchiatos. He has plans to open a cruising boat business on the Aegean called 'George's Naked Party Cruise'. He will be ship captain.[6]

He owns a dog called Calypso.[7]


From 2008 to 2013 he played Nick "Carbo" Karandonis in Packed to the Rafters. This was his first acting role after his first audition.[8]

In 2009 Houvardas had a guest role in the second season of East West 101.

Houvardas appeared on Season 10 of the Seven Network reality show Dancing with the Stars in 2010.



Year TV Serie Role Episodes
2008–2013 Packed to the Rafters [9] Nick "Carbo" Karandonis 121
2010 Dancing with the Stars himself 8
2009 East West 101 Tony 3


In February, 2011, Houvardas filled in on The Kyle & Jackie O Show alongside fellow Packed To The Rafters star Hugh Sheridan.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Series Result
2010 Cleo Bachelor of the Year [11] - - nominated
2009 Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award Packed to the Rafters nominated


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