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Lex Marinos
Lex Marinos 2014.jpg
Marinos in 2014
Alexander Francis Marinos

(1949-02-01) 1 February 1949 (age 72)
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • writer
  • voice artist
  • media personality
Years active1970–present

Alexander Francis Marinos OAM[1] (born 1 February 1949) is an Australian actor.[2] Notable for his acting role as Bruno, the Italian son-in-law of Ted Bullpitt, on the 1980s 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.


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 English origin, with descent going back to an English couple, Samuel Bradley, a convict, and Marian Mortimer, a free migrant who immigrated to Hobart, Tasmania in the 19th century, who are Marinos'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]

Honours and awards

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

As television director


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