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Ed McMahon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edward Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's announcer and sidekick on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1986. He also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House). McMahon annually co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Budweiser. In the 1970s and 1980s, he anchored the team of NBC personalities conducting the network's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. McMahon appeared in several films, including The Incident, Fun With Dick and Jane, Full Moon High, and Butterfly, as well as briefly in the film version of Bewitched. According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks". Description above from the Wikipedia article Ed McMahon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 6, 1923 In Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the series Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1927-11-24
Latest Project:
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007-12-04
Known For
Poster of The Weather Man
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-12-04
Movie The Weather Man Himself 2005-10-20
Series Alf's Hit Talk Show 2004-07-07
Series Higglytown Heroes Unknown 2004-09-12
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Series That '80s Show Unknown 2002-01-23
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Himself 2002-03-31
Series Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Popular Unknown 1999-09-29
Movie Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Himself 1998-01-01
Series Cow and Chicken Unknown 1997-01-13
Series Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Just Write Luncheon Chairman 1997-03-01
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Series Suddenly Susan Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Malcolm & Eddie Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Himself 1996-09-27
Series Bruno the Kid Engineer's Henchman 1996-09-23
Series Pinky and the Brain Unknown 1995-09-09
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Nurses Unknown 1991-09-14
Series Baywatch Unknown 1989-04-23
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Himself 1988-11-13
Series Full House Unknown 1987-09-22
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Butterfly Mr. Gillespie 1982-01-01
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Movie Full Moon High Dad - Col. William P. Walker 1981-01-01
Movie The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story Marvin 'Marv' Jordan 1980-05-25
Series Legends of the Superheroes Host 1979-01-18
Movie The Kid from Left Field Fred Walker 1979-09-30
Movie Lucy Calls the President Floyd Whittaker 1977-01-01
Movie Fun with Dick and Jane Charlie Blanchard 1977-03-18
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie Slaughter's Big Rip Off Duncan 1973-08-31
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie The Incident Bill Wilks 1967-11-05
Series Concentration Host 1958-08-25
Movie Dementia Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1955-12-22
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1927-11-24