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Ed McMahon's first appearance before a microphone was as a 15-year-old "caller" at a bingo game in Maine. After that, he spent the next three years touring the state fair and carnival circuit. A Marine fighter pilot during World War II, McMahon sold vegetable slicers on Atlantic City's boardwalk to put himself through Catholic University in ... See full bio »

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 2005 The Weather Man
Ed McMahon
 2004 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Tugboat Captain Hero
- Smells Like a Mystery/Ship Ahoy! (2004) ... Tugboat Captain Hero
 2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- Our Sauce, It Is a Beauty (2004) ... Ed McMahon
 1999 The Vegas Connection
Al Ross
 1999 Baywatch (TV Series)
- Come Fly with Me (1999) ... Sean
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- Treehouse of Horror IX (1998) ... Ed McMahon (voice)
 1998 Mixed Blessings
 1998 Safety Patrol (TV Movie)
Grandpa Bozell
 1997 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
- Mission to the Big Hot Thingy/I Dare You (1997) ... Announcer (voice)
 1997 Just Write
Luncheon Chairman
 1997 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- The Commercial (1997) ... Ed McMahon
 1996 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
Engineer's Henchman (voice)
 1996 For Which He Stands
 1994 Nurses (TV Series)
Detective Salsbury
- The Big Jack Attack (1994) ... Detective Salsbury
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Big Hank Whittaker
- Who Killed the Host at the Roast? (1994) ... Big Hank Whittaker
 1989 Full House (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- Star Search (1989) ... Ed McMahon
 1989 Newhart (TV Series)
Frank Tuttle
- The Nice Man Cometh (1989) ... Frank Tuttle
 1983 Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary (TV Movie)
 1982 Butterfly
Mr. Gillespie
 1981 Full Moon High
Dad - Col. William P. Walker
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Lou Parker
 1980 Gridlock (TV Movie)
Henry Sherman
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Marvin 'Marv' Jordan
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
Fred Walker
 1979 Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series)
- The Roast (1979) ... Host
 1977 Lucy Calls the President (TV Movie)
Floyd Whittaker
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste
Arab Horseman
 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane
Charlie Blanchard
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Lamont Franklin
- The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976) ... Lamont Franklin
 1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Ed McCallister
- Lucy, the Wealthy Widow (1973) ... Ed McCallister
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Bartender / announcer
 1968 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
- The Enormous Egg (1968) ... Narrator (voice)
 1967 The Incident
Bill Wilks
 1955 Dementia
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Big Top (TV Series)
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[on Johnny Carson] Most comic teams are not good friends or even friends at all. Laurel and Hardy didn't hang out together, Abbott and Costello weren't best of friends. Johnny and I were the happy exception. For 40 years Johnny and I were as close as two nonmarried people can be. And if he heard me say that, he might say, 'Ed, I always felt you were my insignificant other.' See more »


Retired from U.S.M.C. reserve status in 1983 to host Star Search (1983) full time, a show on which such performers as Britney Spears and Arsenio Hall (his own successor to the show) were later discovered. See more »


His call, "Hi-ooooo!" See more »

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