Harry Michaels is a successful Australian Greek-Cypriot entrepreneur, active in both the television industry and the sport of football (soccer).
He was recognised In 2004 with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) with services to "multicultural media" and "Soccer (football)" cited.
He is also a former actor, who shot to fame in the late 1970s for his role as Giovani Lenzi in the iconic Australian TV series Number 96.
Michaels is also passionate about football (soccer) personally funding some of Australia's most memorable events in the sport and launching several takeover bids for clubs in the national competition then known as the NSL.
But Michaels is probably best known for his work behind the scenes in television, where he has developed a reputation as an expert in live television sport and special events.
Has been involved in the companies Harry Michaels Productions and zer0-1-zer0, later known as Silk Studios, which was acquired in December 2014 by American television industry powerhouse, NEP Inc.
Acting and hosting credits
- Number 96 as Giovanni Lenzi
- Cop Shop as Father Andropolous
- Cathy's Child (1979 film) as taxi driver
- Special Squad as Lou Spiera
Harry Michaels is first cousins with businessman Con Constantine, owner of Parklea markets.
- Aerobics Oz Style television series and exercise videos.
- 2006 – Australia v Greece,
- 2005 – Australia v Iraq, Australia v Solomon Islands, Australia v Indonesia,
- 2002 – UEFA Cup in Greece: Aek v Inter Milan,
- 1998 – Australia v Iran (Logie Award winning), Australia v Uruguay 2006 World Cup Qualifier
- 1993 – World Youth Championships (directed & produced)
- 1986–1996 – Australian National Soccer League
- 2010–2011 – Sky News "The Nation" and "Australian Agenda"
His wife, Effie Michaels, was one of the aerobics demonstrators on the Aerobics Oz Style television series. His daughter Natalie Michaels was once a presenter on the Sky News 'Showbiz' program Foxtel.
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