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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameAlan Richard Michaels
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Al Michaels was born on November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Alan Richard Michaels. He is an actor, known for BASEketball (1998), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996). He has been married to Linda Anne Stamaton since August 27, 1966. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Linda Anne Stamaton (27 August 1966 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

Attended and graduated from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California (1962).
Attended Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism.
Was the announcer for the legendary 1980 Olympic Ice Hockey "Miracle on Ice" between team USA and the Soviet team.
ABC Sports' lead baseball play-by-play announcer from 1983-1989 and 1994-1995.
His broadcasting career began in Hawaii in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders Triple-A baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. He also called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii's football and basketball teams, and was named Hawaii's "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1969.
Cincinnati Reds play-by-play announcer (1970-1972). San Francisco Giants play-by-play announcer (1974-1976).
Was the ABC announcer for the 1989 World Series when on October 17, 1989 (the third game of the Series), the Loma Prieta earthquake struck.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6633 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 13, 2004.
On February 9, 2006, Michaels was traded by Walt Disney Pictures to regain the copyright of Walt Disney's first major animation character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, from Universal. Michaels took no offense at this transaction noting, "Oswald is definitely worth more than a fourth-round draft choice. I'm going to be a trivia answer someday.".
Ranked #9 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time. [January 2009]
Has two children: Jennifer Michaels and Steven Michaels.
Has two younger siblings: David Michaels and Susan Michaels.

Personal Quotes (2)

[as the final seconds ticked away during Team USA's 4-3 win over the Soviets] Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
[on the settlement of the 2011 NFL lockout] The players can say they won it, or the owners can say they won it. But if they won it, they won it by a field goal in overtime. The real winners were the lawyers who won the game about 71-0 on billable hours.

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