This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification . (September 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Occupation||Comedy actor, writer, performer, radio broadcaster|
|Employer||Freelance performer and writer for 3AW|
Tony Moclair (born 4 September 1969 in Cork, Ireland) is an Australian comedy actor, writer, performer and radio broadcaster. He has worked on various Australian radio networks, often appearing in character rather than as himself.
Moclair has a successful and varied radio career hosting radio shows on a variety of Australian radio stations both as himself and on occasions, in the guise of some of his many character creations.
Guido Hatzis is a Greek-Australian comic character created by Tony Moclair and Julian Schiller and voiced by Moclair. Guido appeared originally in the context of Schiller and Moclair's radio program "Crud" on the Triple M network. Several albums have been released in the name of Guido Hatzis, the first two winning including Do Not Talk Over Me in 1999 (platinum sales, winner of 2001 ARIA for Best Comedy Release) Whatever in 2000 (Platinum sales and winner of 2002 ARIA of Best Comedy Release) and Deported in 2002 (Gold sales) . Most of Hatzis's comedy involves making prank calls that are usually centred on outrageous claims about his looks and abilities. Moclair appropriated the last name "Hatzis" from friend and sometime producer of the "Crud" program, fellow broadcaster and actor Chris Hatzis.
Restoring the Balance was a satirical radio segment that appeared at various times in 2003-2004, 2007 and 2011 on radio station Triple J. The segment attempted to display the contrasting political views between the conservative Australian Howard government, and the majority of the Left wing government-funded Triple J radio station.
Tony Moclair (aka Tony Kelly), along with Chris Hatzis and Julian Schiller have hosted the long running breakfast program on 3RRR 102.7 FM, The Breakfasters.
In August 2004 Schiller and Moclair signed on to do breakfast radio at Nova 91.9, a new Adelaide station.
In the mid 2000s Moclair presented weekday breakfast radio on ABC Radio, Adelaide.
In October 2007, Triple M launched a new podcast only show hosted by Moclair's new character DJ Domm. The show was cancelled by Triple M after Episode 21.
Along with Rachel Berger, Moclair hosted breakfast on 774 ABC Melbourne over the 2007/2008 Summer and also appeared on Conversation Hour with Jon Faine.
In late 2008, Moclair was a guest co-host of The Shebang radio program filling in for Marty Sheargold. In 2009, Moclair was appointed breakfast co-host alongside Eddie McGuire, Luke Darcy and Mieke Buchan on the Hot Breakfast. Previous to the Hot Breakfast commencing, Moclair worked on the Pete and Myf show following the death of Richard Marsland. Moclair did not appear on air as himself but rather as one of many regular characters such as Tom Cruise, Colin the Taxi Driver and Clem, the show's oldest listener. In addition to this, Moclair wrote sketches for the show. Moclair and Mike Fitzpatrick presented breakfast during August 2009 after the axing of Pete and Myf. Moclair left The Hot Breakfast in June 2010.
Moclair began appearing on 3AW in 2011, replacing Sam Pang on The Weekend Break with Tom Elliot. The segment is called 'The Sunday Roast', which he presents with John Origlasso.
From the Summer of 2012/2013, The Weekend Break is now hosted by Peter "'Grubby"' Stubbs and Diane "'Dee Dee"' Dunleavy, with Moclair and John Origlasso still appearing on 'The Sunday Roast' segment.
Moclair also has a regular segment on Denis Walter's afternoon 3AW program. He has also filled in as the host of the weekday and weekend Melbourne Overnight programs.
From 9 October 2015 Moclair began hosting a segment called "Friday Night Lights" from 8 - 10pm on Friday evenings on 3AW.
Moclair signed to host 'Australia Overnight', the midnight to dawn radio program, in mid August, 2016.
On 10 January 2020 it was announced via a facebook post that Moclair would not return to Australia Overnight in 2020 and the program would be replaced with a networked show from Sydney hosted by Michael McLaren.
Listeners flooded to the shows Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/AustraliaOvernight/ to express their disgust in the axing of the show, a petition was also started urging the decision to be reversed by Nine Entertainment the new owners of Radio 3AW.
On 25 April 2020 it was announced that Moclair would be returning to host Australia Overnight from 27 April 2020 less than four months after his axing.
Moclair will be joined by his former producer and panel operator Bianca Johnston.
According to Jocks Journal Nine Radio Head of Content Greg Byrnes said the decision to bring back Moclair and make overnight a local Melbourne program again was a result of listening to the 3AW audience
Moclair was a writer on Shaun Micallef's Newstopia on SBS and is a writer on Mad As Helland Spicks and Specks both on the ABC.
Moclair takes a keen interest in modern military history and military aviation and regularly mentions it during his on-air radio stints. He often contributes articles to military magazines and is a monthly feature writer in Australian Aviation Magazine.
He made appearances on the ABC's The Einstein Factor as part of the Brains Trust as well as a contestant on Joker Poker on Channel 10.
Moclair had a role in Season 3 of The Librarians as Bingo, and he made a small guest appearance in Upper Middle Bogan , in Episode 4.
Moclair was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1969, the sixth of eight children and the last to be born in Ireland. He has three brothers and four sisters. In December 2006, after the birth of his first child, he and his wife settled in Melbourne.
Moclair graduated from Monash University in 1991 with an arts degree, majoring in history and English literature.
Moclair is a Carlton Football Club supporter and co-hosts their podcasts.
Santo Luigi Cilauro is an Australian comedian, television and feature film producer, screenwriter, actor, author and cameraman who is also a co-founder of The D-Generation. Known as the weatherman in Frontline, he is also an author and former radio presenter on the Triple M Network, and achieved worldwide fame with the viral video Elektronik Supersonik.
Anthony Francis Martin is a New Zealand comedian, writer and actor living in Melbourne, who has had a successful TV, radio, stand-up and film career in Australia.
3AW is a talkback radio station based in Melbourne. It is broadcast on 693 kHz AM. It began transmission on 22 February 1932 as Melbourne's fifth commercial radio station.
3RRR is an Australian community radio station, based in Melbourne.
Restoring the Balance was a satirical radio segment that occasionally appeared on Australian radio station Triple J, which satirically displayed the contrasting political views between the then conservative Australian Howard government, and the majority of the Left wing government-funded Triple J radio station. The premise of the show suggested that the station was forced by the ABC board to broadcast a segment of right wing political views in order to restore the balance. The creators began by conducting satirical interviews with Australian political identities in 2003. The show itself was broadcast sporadically on Sunday afternoons during 2004, and then began as a series broadcasting on 25 February 2007.
Myfanwy Warhurst is an Australian radio announcer and television personality living in Melbourne, best known for her work at Triple J and on ABC Television's long-running music-themed quiz show Spicks and Specks. Before her career as a radio announcer and TV personality, she was editor-in-chief of Melbourne street press Inpress. Warhurst is currently Australia's commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest alongside Joel Creasey and the co-host of the weekly arts and culture podcast Bang On.
Jay and the Doctor are the on-air names of Australian radio duo Jason Whalley and Lindsay McDougall, on radio station Triple J.
Peter Jason Matthew Helliar is an Australian comedian, actor, television, radio presenter, writer, producer and director. From January 2014, he is one of four regular hosts of The Project on Network Ten with Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Lisa Wilkinson, replacing previous presenter Dave Hughes. Previously he was best known for his work on television as Rove McManus' sidekick on The Loft Live from 1997 to 1998 and on Rove from 1999 and 2009. He also appeared in Before the Game as alter ego Bryan Strauchan. Helliar initially worked the Melbourne comedy circuit in the mid nineties, performing in various venues and the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed in numerous television ads, most notably for Fernwood Fitness. Helliar, has been nominated for the Gold Logie, for the Most Popular Personality on Television in 2017.
Breakfasters is a long-running Australian breakfast radio show broadcast on 3RRR in Melbourne. First broadcast in 1984, the current presenting line-up of Sarah Smith, Geraldine Hickey and Daniel Burt commenced on 13 May 2019.
Peter Philip Smith OAM is a former Australian radio and television voice-over artist. He is primarily known for his work with GTV-9 Melbourne as their announcer, including being the announcer on the nationally screened quiz show Sale of the Century for 21 years.
1116 SEN is an Australian radio station in Victoria. Owned and operated by Pacific Star Network, it broadcasts a sports radio format from Lower Plenty to Greater Melbourne. First broadcast on 29 November 1931 as 3AK, the station currently broadcasts from studios in South Melbourne alongside sister station 3MP.
Bruce Mansfield was an Australian television/radio personality and narrator.
Guido Hatzis is a Greek-Australian comic character created by Australian comedians Tony Moclair and Julian Schiller and voiced by Moclair. Guido appeared originally on Schiller and Moclair's radio program "Crud" on the Australian Radio Network Triple M. Most of Guido's comedy involves making prank calls that are usually centred on outrageous claims about his looks and abilities, Greek stereotypes, and extreme bluntness.
Susanna "Zan" Rowe is an Australian radio presenter currently working at Double J.
The Cage is the name of two different breakfast shows on Australian radio network Triple M, broadcasting in Brisbane and Melbourne. Previously Sydney and Adelaide received the Melbourne version, however these cities now have their own individual shows. The Melbourne Cage finished up at the end of 2007. They broadcast the last show after 6 years in November. It was announced that the team and Triple M have decided not to continue after longtime member James Brayshaw decided not to return. From 2008, comedian Peter Helliar took over the Melbourne breakfast spot with co-host Myf Warhurst. On 7 September 2009, The Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire took over the Melbourne breakfast slot.
Get This was an Australian radio comedy show which aired on Triple M and was hosted by Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee, with contributions from panel operator, Richard Marsland. A different guest co-host was featured nearly every day on the show and included music played throughout.
Richard Kemble Marsland was an Australian comedy writer, actor, comedian and radio personality.
3MMM is a radio station broadcasting in Melbourne, Victoria. Its target demographic is the 18-54 age group. Triple M Melbourne is part of Southern Cross Austereo's Triple M Network and broadcasts on the 105.1 MHz frequency.
Darren Andrew James is a long-established Australian radio broadcaster on Melbourne radio station 3AW where he first started working in October 1979. He is also an MC and hosts corporate and public events.
Julian "Jules" Schiller is an Australian TV and radio personality.