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Born in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameEdward Joseph McGuire
Nicknames Eddie
Eddie Everywhere
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eddie McGuire's career began when he was 14, working as an junior AFL statistician for the Melbourne Herald Sun. His first television work began as a sport journalist at Network Ten, and later sport presenter for Eye Witness News. In February 1994, Eddie joined Channel Nine as a sports commentator and was appointed as host for a new sports program The Footy Show (1994), which was trialling for four weeks. Initially, The Footy Show (1994) was meant to be a serious observation of Aussie Rules football but on the day before the first show, Channel Seven -- who had the football coverage rights -- pulled the pin for the Nine Network to use any football vision on the show. A blessing in disguise. In true Channel Nine style, talent was flown from around the world to change this small sports show into a full scale entertainment program in one day. Who would have thought it would lead to over a decade of hilarious live television? The Footy Show (1994) has won numerous awards and has destroyed any rival programs. In fact, the show was so successful an NRL (The Footy Show (1994)) edition was created in Sydney within a year.

In 1999, Ed's versatility was noticeable when he took the reigns of Channel Nine imported show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999). In 2002, the show won a logie for Most Popular Game show. Just a kid from Broady? I doubt it.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erik Dober

Spouse (1)

Carla Galloway (8 February 1997 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Head of McGuire Media.
President of the Collingwood Football Club.
Son - Joseph.
Son: Alexander.
Disliked by significant portions of the Australian public for his over-exposure, he has had a award named after him ('The Eddie' for Most Over Exposed TV Personality) in the countries annual anti-awards ceremony, known as the Fuglies. The category was named after him after he won it four years running.
He has an Irish mother as well as Scottish father, both of who were migrants to Australia.

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