November 12, 1944 |
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Spouse(s)||Linda Anne Stamaton
Jennifer Michaels Cohn
|Parent(s)||Jay and Lila Michaels|
Alan Richard "Al" Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American sportscaster. He was best known working for ABC Sports for nearly three decades. He is the lead voice of NBC Sunday Night Football. He was the daytime anchor for two Olympics: 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. He called games for many years for the National Football League games.
Michaels has won many awards during his career, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality (Play-by-Play Host) five times, the NSSA Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association three times, and "Sportscaster of the Year" once each from the American Sportscasters Association and the Washington Journalism Review. In October 2004, Michaels was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Michaels had an acting role in a 1970 episode of Hawaii Five-O. He has appeared as himself in the movies Jerry Maguire and BASEketball, as well as on several TV shows including Coach and Spin City. His call of the U.S. hockey team's victory in the 1980 Olympics can be heard in the 2004 movie Miracle.