Al Michaels Biography
An American television sportscaster, Al Michaels was born on 12th November 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City. His birth name is Alan Richard Michaels. He was born as a son of Jay Leonard Michaels and Lila Michaels. Michaels enrolled in Alexander Hamilton High School in L.A., California. Later, he attended Arizona State University where he graduated in radio and TV and minored in journalism.
Al Michaels is now working with NBC Sports after spending nearly 3 decades in ABC Sports. He is probably best known for his calling play-by-play of National Football League games, Monday night football and calling in the Miracle on Ice at the winter Olympics. He worked as a Sportswriter for The State Press and he was also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Al Michaels got married with Linda Stamaton on 27 August 1966 at an age of 21. He has 2 children with his wife Linda. Al Michaels holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He has a net worth of 20 Million Dollars.Edit
Al Michaels' birth in Brooklyn, New York
Al Michaels is an American television sportscaster. He was born on November 12, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States. He was born from father Jay Leonard Michaels and mother Lila Michaels and he grew up there with his family.Edit
His education and Graduation
The Brooklyn-grown Al Michaels attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. He graduated in 1962 from there. After graduating from there, he enrolled at Arizona State University where he majored in radio and television while he also minored in journalism.Edit
Michaels' first sportscasting
Al Michaels' first sportscasting came in 1964 when he was taken to do public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Later he was hired to serve eight games as a color commentator but he was fired after first four games.
Got marriet to Linda Stamaton
Al Michaels has been married to Linda Stamaton since August 27, 1966. Michaels got married when he was 22 years old. He has two children, Jenifer and Steven Michaels, with his wife Linda. Steven is a president and CEO of independent film company Asylum Entertainment.
Appeared in an episode of Run Johny Run
Al Michaels also made his appearance in an episode of Hawaii Five-O called "Run, Johny Run" in 1970. In this episode, Michaels played a role of an attorney Dave Bronstein. It was aired on January 14, 1970.Edit
He linked with ABC Sports
He joined ABC Sports in 1977 as the backup announcer on Monday Night Baseball, however, he became a full-time announcer after one year and became the lead announcer in 1982 replacing Keith Jackson. He was the ABC announcer for the game 3 of 1989 World Series.Edit
Made his appearance on a baseball telecast on MLB Network
On July 8, 2011, Michaels made his first appearance on a baseball telecast since Aug 2003, when he worked as a guest commentator. He there teamed up with Bob Costas to call a match between New York Mets and San Francisco Giants on MLB Network
Named in Television Academy Hall of Fame
Al Michaels is a very famous and successful journalist. So he has won several awards and he has been honored with a lot of titles. Among these, mainly he was named in Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.Edit