Ed McMahon

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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".

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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".

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Gender -

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1923-03-06

Day of Death 2009-06-23

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up(1 episode)
2005 The Weather Man as Himself
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
2004 Higglytown Heroes(1 episode)
2004 Alf's Hit Talk Show(7 episodes)
2003 Las Vegas(1 episode)
2003 E!'s 101(2 episodes)
2003 The New Tom Green Show(2 episodes)
2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years as Himself
2002 That '80s Show(1 episode)
2001 Scrubs(1 episode)
1999 Popular(1 episode)
1999 Family Guy(2 episodes)
1998 Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time as Himself
1997 The Tom Show(38 episodes) as Charles 'Charlie' Dickerson
1997 Just Shoot Me!(1 episode)
1997 Cow and Chicken(1 episode)
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(1 episode) as Himself
1996 Bruno the Kid(37 episodes) as Engineer's Henchman
1996 Suddenly Susan(1 episode)
1996 Malcolm & Eddie(1 episode)
1996 Muppets Tonight(2 episodes)
1995 Pinky and the Brain(1 episode)
1995 Star Search(1 episode)
1994 Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - '60s & '70s: Heeere's Johnny! as Himself
1994 Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - '70s & '80s: The Master of Laughs! as Himself
1994 Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - '80s & '90s: The King of Late Night as Himself
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Living Single(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1992 Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - The Final Show: America Says Farewell as Himself
1991 Nurses(1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Baywatch(1 episode)
1988 Roseanne(1 episode)
1988 Sidewalks Entertainment(1 episode)
1987 Full House(1 episode)
1985 Amazing Stories(1 episode)
1982 Newhart(1 episode)
1982 Butterfly as Mr. Gillespie
1981 The Nashville Palace(1 episode)
1981 Full Moon High as Dad - Col. William P. Walker
1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story as Marvin 'Marv' Jordan
1979 The Kid from Left Field as Fred Walker
1979 Legends of the Superheroes(0 episodes) as Host
1977 CHiPs(2 episodes)
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane as Charlie Blanchard
1977 Lucy Calls the President
1976 The Captain and Tennille(1 episode)
1976 The Jacksons(1 episode)
1976 The Sonny & Cher Show(1 episode)
1975 Ellery Queen(1 episode)
1973 Slaughter's Big Rip Off as Duncan
1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour(2 episodes)
1970 The Flip Wilson Show(1 episode)
1969 The Barbara McNair Show(1 episode)
1968 Here's Lucy(2 episodes)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(3 episodes)
1967 The Incident as Bill Wilks
1967 Snap Judgment(1 episode) as Host
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1958 Concentration(273 episodes) as Host
1955 Dementia as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1952 American Bandstand(0 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1927 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(14 episodes)
1900 Two for the Money(1 episode)
1900 Big Top(0 episodes) as Clown

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