George Kapiniaris

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OFFSPRING (Series 6)
Role: Nick. Dir: Shannon Murphy, Shine Productions 3 Pty Ltd 2016
FANCY BOY
Role: Joe. Dir: Colin Cairnes, FBTV Productions Pty Ltd 2016
IT’S A DATE (Series 2)
Role: Tony. Dir: Erin White, It’s A Date Series 2 Productions Pty Ltd 2014
THE FOOTY SHOW NRL 

Il Dago. Nine Network 2011
HOUSO
Role: Georgie. Dir: Paul Fennech SBS 2011
THE SQUIZ
Panellist. SBS 2009
SWIFT AND SHIFT COURIERS
Role: The Celebrant. Dir: Paul Fennech SBS 2009
UNDERBELLY
Role:George Defteros. Screentime GTJG 2007
KICK
Role: Takis Mauros. Storm Productions / SBS, 2006
FAMILY FEUD
Guest – soccer special Grundy TV – Nine Network 2006
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Tony Aristedes. Grundy / Network TEN, 2005
STINGERS 8
Role: Serge the K, guest BSLM/Nine Network
PIZZA 3
Role: Ronnie McDoggle, semi-regular SBS-TV
PIG’S BREAKFAST
Role: Quiggle Southern Star, Nine Network (2 yrs)
AUSSIE JOKERS
Presenter SBS Documentary SBS TV
BLUE HEELERS
West Street Prod, 7 Network
ACROPOLIS NOW
Memo. Actor, Writer & Co-Creator Crawford Productions, Nine Network (5 yrs)
THE FLYING DOCTORS
DJ Crawford Productions, Nine Network (3 yrs)
FAST LANE
ABC TV Drama
WILLING & ABLE
BOYS FROM THE BUSH
ROUND THE TWIST A.C.T.F, ABC TV

THEATRE

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Role: Cookie McGee. Dir: Roger Hodgman, The Production Company 2015
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Role: Goran. Dir: Roger Hodgman, TML Enterprises 2012 / 2013
THE GIVE AND TAKE By Tony McNamara
Role: Don Locke SSATC 2010
TWELVE ANGRY MEN
Dir: Guy Masterson, Arts Projects Australia
OH! WHAT A NIGHT!
The State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre
PIZZA – LIVE
The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
THE BENCH
Dir: Brian Mannix, MICF The Comedy Club
THE IRRESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI:
Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC
BORN YESTERDAY
Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC
HONEYMOON IN HELLAS
Writer/Performer
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Australia & Hong Kong
THE LAST PROXY
Writer/Performer/Co-Producer
THE FUTURE IS IN EGGS By Ionesco (Director)
WOGS OUT OF WORK
RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
AN EVENING WITH MERV HUGHES
UNA RAZZA UNA FACCIA
Writer/Performer
ACROPOLIS NOW LIVE
ROALD DAHL’S “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD” WITH GEMINIANI ORCHESTRA

FILM

ALEX & EVE
Role: Uncle Taso. Dir: Peter Andrikidis, Prod Murray Fahey 2014
BIG MAMA’S BOY

Role: Theo Dir: Franco Di Chiera/ Bruno/Lotito Production Co. 2010
BROKEN HILL
Role: Ricardo Dir: Degan Merrills, Cyan Films
BLOODY FOOTY
Role: Vito. Lead Dir: Dean Chircop, Entropy Productions
*WINNER, Most Popular Short Film, Brisbane Short Film
Festival, 2005
THUNDERSTRUCK
Dir: Darren Ashton, Wildheart Films
FAT PIZZA
Dir: Paul Fenech, SBS
CLOSER AND CLOSER APART
Dir: Rosa Colosimo
RAINBOW’S END
JOEY
BEGGARS OPERA CAFE

STAND-UP

COMICUS ERECTUS
With Tahir, Joe Avati & Bastile. National Tour 2012
GEORGE ROCKSTAR
One Man Show Oz Tour 2009-2010
GEORGE! FROM BURNSIDE WITH LOVE
Adelaide Fringe, Cracker Festival 2008
TREVOR! LIVE FROM BURNSIDE
Adelaide Fringe, Cavern Club 2007
IL DAGO
With Simon Palomares, Nish & Joe Avati MICF Northcote Town Hall, 2007 Australian tour 2007. Winner of 2 ACE Awards 2007
SIMON & GEORGE: LIVE AT THE PALMS
MICF/Crown Casino
THE TIBOLDI BROTHERS “WHO LET THE WOGS OUT”
Enmore Theatre
SHOW US YOUR ROOTS!
MICF/Crown Showroom
THE TIBOLDI BROTHERS “WORRY BEADS AND FURRY DICE”
PEPE “DRESSED TO KILL”
THE TIBOLDI BROTHERS “MIDNIGHT EXPRESSO”
A WOG & HIS MATES
UNA RAZZA UNA FACCIA
With Joe Dolce

MUSIC

SATURDAY NIGHT NEMO
GEORGE KAPINIARIS AND THE FLARES
With Lisa McCune
THE SCHIZOPHRENICS
With Dale Ryder
THE COOKIE BOYS
With Chocolate Starfish
SWEET LIFE
“Acropolis Now” theme – singer/writer

RADIO

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE 96.5 Inner FM
HAIRLOSS IS NOT AN ISLAND – 3XY

George Kapiniaris is one of this country's best loved comedy, music and TV stars - having had an incredible impact on Greek-Australian popular culture over the last twenty seven years.

George Kapiniaris' claim to fame was his starring role in the hugely popular stage show Wogs Out Of Work.

Since then, the Australian public has continued to see him use his Greek heritage as inspiration for future roles and performances.

We all loved him as DJ in The Flying Doctors and who could forget his starring role as the manic waiter Memo in TV's Acropolis Now from 1989 to 1992 (A show which he co-produced & co-created). Since 1992 George has also been the front man of his 70's cover band The Flares.

In 2004 George was nominated for a Green Room Award for his role of Stretch in the musical Oh, What a Night.  Other musical credits include The Rocky Horror Show & Return to the Forbidden Planet.

His theatre credits include The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui for the MTC, The Queen and I, The Give and Take for the State Theatre, An Evening with Merv Hughes and Guy Masterson's production of 12 Angry Men.

George's film credits include Big Mammas Boy, Thunderstruck, Bloody Footy, Fat Pizza, Housos The Movie, Closer and Closer Apart & Joey.

Kapiniaris was also seen in the controversial first series of Underbelly, playing the lawyer to Melbourne's underworld.

For the last five years George has been playing to sell out audiences across Australia in Il Dago and Comicus Erectus with great friend and producer Joe Avati.

From 2012-2013 George performed the role of Goran in the National tour of the musical stage production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

In 2014 George featured in the ABC TV series It’s A Date. In 2015 he performed the role of Cookie McGee in Nice Work If You Can Get It for The Production Company, and appeared in the film Alex & Eve. In 2016 George made appearances in series 6 of Offspring and new sketch comedy series Fancy Boy on the ABC.
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