Don Hany

Don Hany

Sep. 18th, 1975
Born in
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
183 cm

Don Hany's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Heartbeat TV Show
Offspring (AU) TV Show
Offspring (AU)
Jack Irish (AU) TV Show
Jack Irish (AU)
Serangoon Road TV Show
Serangoon Road
Tangle (AU) TV Show
Tangle (AU)
East West 101 (AU) TV Show
East West 101 (AU)
Devil's Playground (AU) TV Show
Devil's Playground (AU)
White Collar Blue (AU) TV Show
White Collar Blue (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Don Hany (born September 18, 1975) is an Australian award-winning actor born to an Iraqi, whose father became a restaurateur and his Hungarian mother is a doctor of economics. Born in Sydney, Australia. Hany attended high school in the Netherlands and later completed a degree in Dramatic Arts, at the University of Western Sydney Nepean.

Hany is one of a pair of twins, his brother being Roger Hany. They both attended Primary School on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

He is best known for his role in the series White Collar Blue, the film Lucky Miles and the mini-series East West 101.

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 had a role in the police drama - White Collar Blue.

He later moved to Los Angeles to complete shooting for the film Winning the Peace, in which he won Best Actor at Method Fest in 2005.

In 2006 he returned to Australia to work on the film Lucky Miles which went on to win the audience award for Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival.

In 2007, Hany starred in the mini-series of East West 101 for SBS television, in which he played the lead role of Zane Malik. In 2008, he had a small role in Underbelly as Nik Radev. In 2009, Hany had a busy year, starring in the mini-series False Witness, ABC1's Dirt Game, returning to East West 101 for the second season.

In 2010, he joined the main cast of the Foxtel drama Tangle, playing politician Spiros Georgiades. He also joined Channel Ten's drama Offspring, in the role of paediatrician Chris Havel.


Tangle (2010)
Offspring (2010-Present)
Legend of the Seeker (2009)
Chandon Pictures (2009)
False Witness (2009)
Rush (2008)
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
Underbelly (2008)
East West 101 (2007)
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (2007)
Lucky Miles (2007)
The TV Set (2006)
California King (2006)
Big Top (2006)
Winning the Peace (2004)
White Collar Blue (2002)
Heroes' Mountain (2002)
Flat Chat (2001)
Water Rats (2000)
The Monster (1999)
Breakers (1998)

Awards and nominations

2005 Method Fest Independent Film Festival Best Actor Winning the Peace Won
2008 Logie Award Most Outstanding Actor East West 101 Nominated
2008 AFI Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama East West 101 Nominated
2009 AFI Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama East West 101 Nominated
2010 Logie Award Most Outstanding Actor East West 101 Won

  • His father, 'Taffy Hany' (qv), is Iraqi and his mother is Danish.

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