Mike Walsh (TV host)

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Mike Walsh
Born Michael Hayden Walsh
(1938-03-05) 5 March 1938 (age 79)
Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
Alma mater Melbourne University
Website www.mikewalsh.com.au

Michael Hayden "Mike" Walsh AM, OBE (born 5 March 1938 in Corowa, New South Wales), is an Australian former television presenter. He was the host of The Mike Walsh Show from 1973 until 1985. The program enormously popular won 24 Logie's and Walsh the Gold Logie. The program is also renowned for introducing fellow Gold Logie winning personality Jeannie Little

Walsh completed his education at Xavier College in Melbourne, before studying Pharmacy and Arts at Melbourne University where he was heavily involved in student theatre revues. He has the distinction of being the entertainer to win a Gold Logie and Sammy award in the same year

After a successful media career in television and radio, Walsh began producing theatre shows across Australia and on London's West End. He has been the owner of Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne since 2000, and funded and oversaw its restoration. Walsh also owns the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, an art deco, six cinema complex in Cremorne, Sydney.


Walsh was honoured in 1980 with an award of the Order of the British Empire and, in 2016, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the entertainment industry, and to the performing arts through support for young actors, theatre restoration and production.[1]


  1. ^ "Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia (M-Z)" (PDF). Australia Day 2016 Honours Lists. Office of the Governor-General of Australia. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 

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