While sports announcer Al Michaels has had a very illustrious career, including making the "Miracle On Ice" call and working with John Madden, he was also apparently an off-and-on actor during his early days in announcing.
In the late '60s and early '70s, Michaels was broadcasting games for the Hawaiian Islanders, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, as well as football and basketball games for the University of Hawaii. And, in 1970, he appeared in an episode - entitled Run, Johnny, Run -of the hit TV show Hawaii Five-O, which is featured above (courtesy of Awful Announcing). Michaels plays a lawyer sent in to potentially defend some guy who apparently killed a man in self-defense.
Michaels gives a Clint Eastwood-esque performance (well, not really) in trying to get the man to recall what happened, and that's about it. This of course led to him appearing in other great
By the way, a fun fact about this episode is that a very young Christopher Walken appeared in it as well.
Al Michaels and Christopher Walken on the same set? Man, if only Walken had decided to join Michaels in broadcasting....
Al Michaels' shady lawyer past [Farther Off The Wall]
A look at Al Michaels cameo on Hawaii Five-O [Awful Announcing]