Al Michaels

Al Michael's emotional cry of "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" became the soundtrack of one of modern sports' defining moments, the 1980 Olympic gold medal hockey match between the United States and Russia. By that ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1944 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (83)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2004, 2015 (Tv Show)

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Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

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The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

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ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Miracle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Super Bowl XXXVII 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Joe Montana 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Coach 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Lincoln Financial Group Battle at Bighorn 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Spin City 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The 85th Indianapolis 500 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Two Guys and a Girl 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Indianapolis 500 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 125th Preakness Stakes 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 126th Kentucky Derby 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Battle at Bighorn 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Behind Closed Doors With Joan Lunden VI 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Brother's Keeper 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Greatest Games of the Century 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 125th Kentucky Derby 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 131st Belmont Stakes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 83rd Indianapolis 500 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Arli$$ 1996, 1998 (Tv Show)

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Baseketball 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Belmont Stakes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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ABC's Monday Night Football Mania! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 122nd Preakness Stakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 123rd Kentucky Derby 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Greatest Sports Moments of All Time 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 1996 (Movie)

of Sparky Michaels (Voice)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Belmont Stakes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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AFC-NFC Pro Bowl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Baseball's Back! 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Off Camera With Dean Cain 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Super Bowl XXIX 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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America's Best Kept Secrets 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Super Bowl XXV 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The American Red Cross Emergency Test 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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World Series 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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1988 Major League All-Star Game 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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1988 Winter Olympic Games 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Calgary '88: The Olympic Adventure Begins 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Greatest Sports Upsets 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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1986 Major League All-Star Game 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Miracle on Ice (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby (TV Show)

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Biography

Al Michael's emotional cry of "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" became the soundtrack of one of modern sports' defining moments, the 1980 Olympic gold medal hockey match between the United States and Russia. By that time, Michaels had spent a decade working his way through the ranks at both NBC and ABC's sports news divisions. He would spend over 25 years with ABC, providing commentary for every major sporting event from the World Series to the Olympic Games and hosting the popular series, "Wide World of Sports" (ABC, 1961- ) and acting as lead announcer for ABC's "Monday Night Football" (ABC, 1970- ). In 2004, Michael recreated his famous play-by-play of 1980's "Miracle on Ice" hockey game for the Disney feature film, "Miracle." Two years later, ABC, a subsidiary of Disney, traded Michaels to NBC in exchange for broadcast rights to several sporting events, as well as the rights to the long-contested Disney character, "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit." At NBC, the Emmy-winning Michaels became the lead commentator for "Sunday Night Football" (NBC, 2006- ) alongside John Madden - with whom he provided voice acting for the popular series of "John Madden Football" videogames - and host for NBC's coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. A not surprising and fully expected 2013 inductee into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, Al Michaels was one of America's most renowned sports commentators, giving voice to some of the most exciting events in history.

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