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Lex Marinos OAM[1] (born 1 February 1949) is an Australian television actor, director and writer. Notable for his acting role as 'Bruno', the Italian son-in-law of bigot Ted Bullpitt, on the Australian comedy television series Kingswood Country as and 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. '2JJ Station of the stars...and Ted and Lex'.


Marinos was born on 1 February 1949 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, the son of Greek immigrants.[2] He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Drama.[2][3].

Marinos was awarded an 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[4].

In 2008 he delivered the 10th annual Tom Brock Lecture.[5]
As actor

The Slap (2011) .... Manolis
Lunchtime (2005) (voice) .... Narrator
Pizza (2000)
Water Rats (1996) .... Bellamy
Bedevil (1993) .... Dimitri [2]
A Country Practice (1993) [2]
The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992) .... Angelo [2]
Embassy (1990) TV Series .... Tariq Abdullah (1991–92) [2]
Pandemonium (1988) .... Detective Sergeant Dick Dickerson
City West (1984) TV Series .... Tim Pappas
Goodbye Paradise (1983) .... Con [2]
Hoodwink (1981) ....
Kingswood Country (1980) TV Series .... Bruno (1979–1984) [2]
Cathy's Child (1979) .... Con Havros [2]
Chopper Squad (1978)
King's Men
Scattergood: Friend of All (1975) TV Series
The Aunty Jack Show (1972)
The Rovers

As television director

A Country Practice (1994) TV Series [2]
Gillies and Company (1992) TV Series
Boundaries of the Heart (1988)
Hard Knuckle (1987) (TV) [2]
Perhaps Love (1987) (TV)
An Indecent Obsession (1985) [2]
Remember Me (1985) (TV)
Bodyline (1984) TV miniseries [2]


^ "Search Australian Honours – Name: MARINOS, Alexander Francis". Commonwealth of Australia www.itsanhonour.gov.au. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Unleashed – Lex Marinos". Australian Broadcasting Corporation www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2118726.htm. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
^ "Reference Number: MS 327 Guide to the Papers of Lex Marinos". www.lib.adfa.edu.au Australian Defence Force Academy. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
^ "Profile of Lex Marinos". from www.celebrityspeakers.com.au
^ Tom Brock Lecture at the Australian Society for Sports History's website

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