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Alex Dimitriades
Born 28 December 1973 (1973-12-28) (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Alex Dimitriades (born 28 December 1973) is a Greek Australian film and television actor.

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Biography

Dimitriades was born in Sydney, the son of first generation Greek immigrants and is the youngest of three siblings. He grew up in the suburb of Earlwood. His parents divorced when he was twelve.[1]

Career

Dimitriades began his career in the 1993 Australian film The Heartbreak Kid and later starred in the spin-off TV series Heartbreak High, in which he played Nick Poulos. Dimitriades played an underworld figure, Warren Lanfranchi, in the 1995 Australian drama television series Blue Murder. In 2008, Dimitriades played an assassin (The running-man) (Mr.T in the show) in TV drama Underbelly.

In 1998, Dimitriades played the protagonist Ari in the Ana Kokkinos film Head On. Dimitriades' performance in the role was critically acclaimed and earned him an AFI Award nomination. In 2001, he appeared in the Australian comedies Let's Get Skase and La Spagnola. He has had roles in the Hollywood films Ghost Ship and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.[citation needed]

Dimitriades has starred in several Australian TV series, including the police dramas Wildside and Young Lions. He has also had small guest roles in the Australian soap Neighbours and the science fiction series Farscape.

He has also appeared in many theatre productions including two plays by Louis Nowra for Griffin Theatre Company, The Woman with Dog's Eyes and The Emperor of Sydney.[citation needed]. He has recently been filming in Greece for The Wog Boy sequel titled The Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos starring as Mihali, a smooth talking, immaculately dressed Mykonos mogul. Shooting has finished in Greece and has begun post- production, scheduled for release on May 20th 2010.

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