Harry Michaels, (OAM), is an Australian entrepreneur, active in both the soccer and television industries as an actor, director and producer, 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”.
Michaels pioneered English-language ethnic television, as the host of Greek Affair and The Greek Variety Show which were broadcast on Network 10 in the 1980s.
He is a former actor, who shot to fame in the late 1970s for his role as Italian deli assistant Giovanni Lenzi in the iconic Australian TV series Number 96. Michaels was cast as Giovanni having appeared previously in the series in a brief guest role.