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Guido Hatzis is a Greek-Australian comic character created by Australian comedians Tony Moclair and Julian Schiller and voiced by Moclair. Guido appeared originally on Schiller and Moclair's radio program "Crud" on the Australian Radio Network Triple M.
Several albums were released in the name of Guido Hatzis, including Do Not Talk Over Me in 1999, Whatever in 2000 (both of which went platinum and won the ARIA award for Best Comedy Release), and Deported in 2002. Most of Guido's comedy involves making prank calls that are usually centred on outrageous claims about his looks and abilities, Greek stereotypes, and extreme bluntness.
Moclair appropriated the last name "Hatzis" from friend and sometime producer of the "Crud" program, fellow broadcaster and actor Chris Hatzis; Chris Hatzis, Julian Schiller and Tony Moclair are alumni of the Breakfasters on Melbourne's 3RRR. Chris Hatzis based the character on fellow school friend Paul Catelaris aka "Pauly", a Greek man who migrated to Melbourne from Athens in the late 1980s.
In 2000, Guido also appeared in the music video "Always Be with You" by Australian band Human Nature as a guest in a nightclub with Human Nature performing, later in the video, during the performance he calls band member Phil (Burton), on his mobile phone, interrupting the performance, to tell them their dancing is terrible, and proceeds to show them humorous dance moves.
He was played on Danish National Radio / MONKEY BUSINESS (Danmarks Radio) and Triple M (Australia). In addition, the calls have been played on radio stations in Ireland and New Zealand.
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