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Don Hany (born 18 September 1975 in Sydney) is an Australian award-winning actor. He is best known for his role in the series White Collar Blue, Dr. Chris Havel in Offspring, and the leading role of Zane Malik in the SBS series East West 101. He is also known for starring in the film The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce.
18 September 1975
|Known for||Zane Malik in East West 101|
Chris Havel in Offspring
Spiros Georgiades in Tangle
|Spouse(s)||Alin Sumarwata (2011–)|
|Awards||AFI (2008, 2009); Logie Award (2008, 2010)|
Born to an Iraqi father, Tewfiq and a Hungarian mother, Csilla. His mother is a doctor of economics and his father is a classically-trained pianist and restaurateur. His parents met in Budapest in the 1960s. Csilla rejected the communist doctrine of her native country and Tewfiq spurned the Islamic beliefs of his upbringing. Hany attended high school in the Netherlands for one year as an exchange student, and later completed a degree in Dramatic Arts at the University of Western Sydney Nepean.
In 1998, Hany began his television career, starring in the soapie Breakers. In 2000, he had a small role in Water Rats. In 2002, he had a role in the tele-movie Heroes' Mountain and in the police drama White Collar Blue.
In 2011, Hany starred in the third and final season of East West 101. Hany also starred in the Nine Network movie premiere of Tell Them Lucifer Was Here, reprising his role from Underbelly, Nik Radev. In 2012, he was cast in two telemovies, Jack Irish: Bad Debts and Jack Irish: Black Tide, (based on the books Bad Debts and Black Tide by Peter Temple), which aired on the ABC.
In 2013, Don Hany took the lead role of Sam Callaghan in the HBO Asia production Serangoon Road. In 2014, Hany appeared in The Broken Shore, a telemovie which aired on the ABC. He also stars in the mini-series Devil's Playground. He also had the lead role in the film Healing.
In 2016, he played the part of Jesse Shane in the first and only season of the TV Drama Heartbeat.
In 2019, Don Hany plays Australian Prime Minister Ewan Garrety in the second season of the political thriller Secret City.
Don has a twin, Roger Hany, a London-based musician. They both attended primary school and high school on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Film and television appearancesEdit
- Ali's Wedding (2016)
- Healing (2014)
- Tell Them Lucifer Was Here as Nik "The Russian" Radev (2011)
- The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
- Lucky Miles (2007)
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace (2007)
- The TV Set (2006)
- California King (2006)
- Big Top (2006)
- Winning the Peace (2004)
- Secret City (2019)
- Bad Mothers (2019-present)
- Strike Back (2017–2018)
- Janet King (2017)
- Heartbeat (2016)
- Serangoon Road (2013)
- The Broken Shore (2013)
- Rake (2012)
- Tangle (2010–2012)
- Offspring (2010 main cast, 2011 special guest star)
- Legend of the Seeker (2009)
- Chandon Pictures (2009)
- False Witness (2009)
- Dirt Game (2009)
- Rush (2008, one episode)
- Underbelly (2008)
- East West 101 (2007–2011)
- White Collar Blue (2002)
- Heroes' Mountain (2002)
- Flat Chat (2001)
- Water Rats (2000, one episode)
- The Monster (1999)
- Breakers (1998)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||Method Fest Independent Film Festival||Best Actor||Winning the Peace||Won|
|2008||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||East West 101||Nominated|
|2008||AFI award||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||East West 101||Nominated|
|2009||AFI award||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||East West 101||Nominated|
|2010||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||East West 101||Won|
|2011||Logie Award||Most Popular Actor||Tangle and Offspring||Nominated|
|2011||Astra Award||Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male||Tangle||Nominated|
|2012||AACTA Award||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||East West 101||Nominated|
|2012||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||East West 101||Nominated|
|2012||Equity Award||Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||East West 101||Won|
|2017||AACTA Award||Best Supporting Actor||Ali's Wedding||Nominated|
- Lucky Miles – Cast Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- He’s the go-to guy for ethnic diversity. So who is Don Hany? The Australian. 10 May 2014
- "Offspring - Don Hany". Network Ten. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- "Jack Irish goes into production". Encore Magazine. Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- The Advertiser 6 December 2011, page 25.
- Steves, Ashley (10 April 2018). "'Strike Back' Star Alin Sumarwata on Finding Your Characters Through Yourself (and Vice Versa)". Backstage. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
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