Lex Marinos

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Lex Marinos
Lex Marinos 2014.jpg
Marinos in 2014
Born Alexander Francis Marinos
(1949-02-01) 1 February 1949 (age 68)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actor, director, writer
Years active 1970-2011

Alexander Francis Marinos OAM[1] (born 1 February 1949) better known by his stage name Lex Marinos is an Australian actor, director, writer, voice artist and media personality of Greek and Anglo-Saxon Australian descent.[2] Notable for his acting role as 'Bruno', the Italian son-in-law of Ted Bullpitt, on the Australian comedy television series Kingswood Country and as host of Late Night Legends on ABC2, he was also a presenter on radio station Double Jay (2JJ, now Triple J) in the late 1970s with Ted Robinson. '2JJ Station of the stars...and Ted and Lex'.


Marinos was born on 1 February 1949 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, the son of a Greek immigrant father, Fotios ("Frank") Marinopoulos and Greek Australian mother, Anne Karofilis who was the daughter of Adonis ("Tony") Karofilis, a Greek migrant from Kassos, Greece and Minnie Matheson, an Australian of distant English descent, with descent going all the way back to English couple, Samuel Bradley, a convict and Marian Mortimer a free migrant who immigrated to Hobart, Tasmania in the 19th century and are Lex's maternal great-great-great grandparents. [3][4] He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Drama.[4][5]

Order of Australia[edit]

Marinos was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the performing arts. He is also a former Deputy Chair of the Australia Council and the Community Cultural Development Fund of the Australia Council.[6]

In 2008 he delivered the 10th annual Tom Brock Lecture.[7] He won with fellow cast at the Equity Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble In A Television Movie or Mini-Series.


As actor[edit]

As television director[edit]


  1. ^ "Search Australian Honours – Name: MARINOS, Alexander Francis". Commonwealth of Australia www.itsanhonour.gov.au. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Who Do You Think You Are? (Australian TV series)
  3. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are?:Lex Marinos". www.sbs.com.au. 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Unleashed – Lex Marinos". Australian Broadcasting Corporation www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2118726.htm. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Reference Number: MS 327 Guide to the Papers of Lex Marinos". www.lib.adfa.edu.au Australian Defence Force Academy. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Profile of Lex Marinos".  from www.celebrityspeakers.com.au
  7. ^ Tom Brock Lecture Archived 18 January 2011 at WebCite at the Australian Society for Sports History's website