Michael Whitney

Recent Role:

Police Officer on Charlie's Angels

Born:

6/14/1977, New York City, USA

Died:

11/30/1983

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  • Mike Whitney was first known from playing cricket and having a wild-man image and a reputation for bowling fast and dangerously. One of Mike’s career highlights occurred in 1981 when he was seconded from the Gloucester County Side to join the touring Australian side and played 2 tests in that English Tour. Mike went on to represent Australia in West Indies, Sri Lanka, England and Zimbabwe. In 1994 after a 14 year successful career he retired from first class professional cricket. Since then Mike has established himself in the entertainment industry and the hearts of the Australian people with his varied talents including promotions and marketing, print, television, radio and film. Mike was co-host of 108 episodes of Who Dares Wins, a half-hour real life action program. He also hosted the AXN Who Dares Wins India Special, where there were six 1 hour programmes filmed on location in India and Australia and aired on AXN Cable in Asia and India. In 2000, Mike was a presenter for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games covering the cycling, rowing, tennis, athletics, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies for The Seven Network. He was also co-host of The Olympic Show, the prime time Sunday afternoon sports programme which interviewed Olympic and Para-Olympic athletes prior to the games. Mike is a patron for the Sydney Kids Committee (Young Christopher Robin Committee) and a member of the fundraising committee for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He has also organised a fundraising day "Whit Walk -Kilometers for Kids" with field events and family entertainment. Mike Whitney is the author of two best-selling books; Quick Whit and Whiticisms. He is President of the Randwick Petersham Cricket Club, and Vice-President and a Life Member of Cricket New South Walesmoreless

    Birth Name:

    Michael Whitney

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    New York City, USA

    Also Known As

    Mike

  • Trivia & Quotes
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    • Mike sang ‘Waltzing Matilda’ before to World Cup rugby final

    • He retired from first class cricket in 1994 after a 14-year career as a professional.

    • He is a former cricket player.

    • Mike Whitney was the host of the popular game show Who Dares Wins.

    • Mike father of triplets, which he says is the "biggest job of all."

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