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Roy Schaffer – Michael Aloni

michaelMichael Aloni, born in 1984 in Tel Aviv, is an accomplished film and theatre actor and TV host. He started acting at an early age, doing commercials and short films. In 2005 he landed his first major role in the hit teen drama The Eight (2005-2007). The success of the series, together with Michaelʼs stint as a host on the popular Israeli Childrenʼs Channel catapulted him to teen idol status in Israel.

Michael followed the success of The Eight with a number of television roles, including the primetime dramas HaAlufa (2006) and Tiptoes (2008-2010), where he starred as Yaeli, a hot- shot lawyer involved in a hit and run, the thriller series Deus (2009) and the sitcom The Foxes (2010). During those years he also starred in the award winning theater production Ingele, and had a supporting role in the feature Out of Sight (2006).

In 2011, Michael was nominated for an Israeli Academy Award for portraying a platoon commander in Infiltration (2010) directed by Dover Kosashvilli and based on Joshua Kenesʼ book, and also starred in the 2011 Locarno International Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner Policeman. In 2011 he was cast as David in the TV series Yonni and the Gifted and later that year he was picked to host the Israeli version of the hit NBC talent show The Voice.