Net Worth: € 2.5 million
Age: 49
Born: Aug 29, 1970
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Entrepreneur, actor
Last updated: 2020

Short introduction

Michael Manousakis is the operator of the company “Morlock Motors” based in Peterslahr, a small community in Rhineland-Palatinate with just under 300 inhabitants. The public knows him from the program “Steel Buddies”, which has been broadcast by DMAX since 2014. In it, Michael and his employees are accompanied through their everyday life and with their business. The company is supplied with discarded items of all kinds by the US Army. The container contents are sold through various channels. The vehicles, spare parts, etc. are sometimes stored on the company premises in Peterslahr for years until they find a buyer. Michael’s love also applies to airplanes, several of which he owns.

Early life

The exact year in which Michael Manousakis was born is not known to the public. The year of birth is estimated at the end of the 1960s. His place of birth is also not known, the first information is available about his schooling. He graduated from comprehensive school and has not yet completed any vocational training. He has all acquired his skills in handling vehicles and planes himself. If asked about his résumé, he says instead that he went on a trip to Greece immediately after passing the driver’s license test. He started this with a friend, and a Ford Granada served as the vehicle. This was already on the way out and had to be repaired first. That was the spark that sparked Manousaki’s love of screwing. Michael did his military service in Mannheim.


After completing school and apprenticeship, he worked in various jobs, including as a scuba diver in Nigeria. This was the hardest time for Michael, especially because he was infected with malaria at that time. He graduated from this and returned to Germany, where he founded Morlock Motors in 1994 as a registered businessman. His company has an exclusive contract with the U.S. Army and is supplied with supplies of discarded items at irregular intervals. These are vehicles as well as laboratory, doctor and other building equipment, small items, clothing, spare parts and much more. Before the sale, Michael’s team takes over the further processing, especially of the vehicles. Michael’s job is to take care of customer contacts and office work. If there is a need for a man, he also helps himself, he has always kept his love of screwing.

The public doesn’t really learn much about his private life. Only the closest people around him seem to know whether he is married. His daughter was seen on a Steel Buddies show when she was 14. She and her father were working on a very unusual vehicle that she was supposed to get for her 18th birthday. In the series, the girl’s face was not seen or was darkened in various scenes. Another indication that Manousakis separates his private life from public life.

Career highlights

in 2006 Manousakis appeared on the show “The Checker” and was seen there with a punk mobile. Since 2014, the broadcaster DMAX has been accompanying Michael and his team at work and on trips abroad. The series is not only popular in Germany, it is also broadcast in Russia and Japan. The language is synchronized. The Morlock Motors company has its own website and a web shop that leads through the more than extensive warehouse. The area of the company is almost no longer manageable, Michael often has to deal with the trade inspectorate. Not everyone is quite comfortable with trees and nature.

Famous quotes

The most well-known word that Michael Manousakis keeps saying is “age”. This is his name for something astonishing, unbelievable or extraordinary, i.e. situation or object. A quote from him is “I can only really roar or not at all”, probably an indication that he can get quite loud when he is upset.

Adventurer Michael Manousakis

In his free time, Michael pursues adventurous hobbies such as mountaineering, sport shooting and diving. With his Antonow An-2 aircraft, he made a successful Atlantic crossing, which was also full of adventure. He loves the thrill and likes to go on new adventures again and again.


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