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Ed McMahon (I) (1923–2009)


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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Known For

The Match Game
The Match Game Himself - Team Captain / Himself - Guest Host / Team Captain / Himself - Team Member
(1966-1969)
Star Search
Star Search Himself - Host
(1983-1992)
Snap Judgment
Snap Judgment Himself - Host
(1967-1969)

Filmography

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 2005 The Weather Man
Ed McMahon
 2005 Scrubs (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- My Roommates (2005) ... 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)
Sean
- Come Fly with Me (1999) ... Sean
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- Treehouse of Horror IX (1998) ... Ed McMahon (voice)
 1998 Mixed Blessings
Baxter
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Grandpa Bozell
- Safety Patrol (1998) ... Grandpa Bozell
 1997 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Announcer
- Mission to the Big Hot Thingy/I Dare You (1997) ... Announcer (voice)
 1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
Governor #1 / Eugene Oregon / Beaver #5
- Chicken's First Kiss/I Am Ambassador/Squirt the Daisies (1997) ... Governor #1 / Eugene Oregon / Beaver #5 (voice)
 1997 Just Write
Luncheon Chairman
 1996 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
Engineer's Henchman (voice)
 1996 For Which He Stands
Governor
 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
 1983 Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary (TV Movie)
Announcer
 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 CHiPs (TV Series)
Ed McMahon
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Ed McMahon
- Roller Disco: Part 1 (1979) ... Ed McMahon
 1979 Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series)
Host
- The Roast (1979) ... Host
 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himsef
- Episode dated 10 January 1979 (1979) ... Himsef
 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 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Bartender
- Episode #4.1 (1973) ... Bartender
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Duncan
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Bartender / announcer
 1968 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Enormous Egg (1968) ... Narrator (voice)
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Mitzi Gaynor Christmas Show (1967) ... Santa Claus
 1967 The Incident
Bill Wilks
 1955 Dementia
Narrator of Re-Release Version (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Big Top (TV Series)
Clown
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Large series of TV commercials for Colonial Penn Insurance (with Alex Trebek). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 29 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Born in Michigan, but raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. See more »

Trademark:

His laugh See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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