Harry Michaels

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Harry Michaels, (OAM), is an Australian entrepreneur, active in both the soccer and television industries as an actor and a director, he is of Greek Cypriot descent.


He was recognized in 2004 with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to "multicultural media" and "Soccer".[1]

Television career[edit]

Michaels pioneered English-language ethnic television, as the host of Greek Affair[2] and The Greek Variety Show which were broadcast on Network 10 in the 1980s.[3]

He is also a former actor, who shot to fame in the late 1970s for his role as Deli assistant Giovanni Lanzi in the iconic Australian TV series Number 96.

Acting and hosting credits[edit]

Producer credits[edit]

Director credits[edit]

  • 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"


  1. ^ N/A, N/A. "The Age – Order of Australia Medal list – General Division". The Age. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ GR, N/A (3 March 2012). "Pioneers of program variety". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Colvin, Mark (June 12, 2013). "Greek public broadcaster taken off the air". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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