Ed McMahon

Lowest Rated: 24% Bewitched (2005)
Birthday: Mar 6, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
"Professional sidekick" Ed McMahon attended 15 schools while growing up in Detroit, New Jersey, New York City and Massachusetts; his father was a part-time plumber and entertainer, whose work in both fields kept the family forever on the go. The 15-year-old McMahon's first appearance before a microphone was as the "caller" at a bingo game in Maine; he was 15 years old. He spent the next three years touring the state fair and carnival circuit then worked his way through Boston College as a jack-of-all-trades at a Lowell, Massachusetts radio station. After World War II service, McMahon found work as a sidewalk pitchman, which paid his tuition at Catholic University in Washington D.C. As a journeyman television performer in the 1950s, McMahon delivered vegetable-slicer TV commercials, hosted a late-night interview show in Philadelphia and briefly appeared as a clown on the CBS kiddie show Big Top. In 1959, MacMahon was hired as the announcer/straight man on Who Do You Trust?, a daytime quiz program hosted by Johnny Carson. When Carson succeeded Jack Paar on NBC's Tonight Show, he took MacMahon with him; both men remained with Tonight until Carson's retirement in 1992. On his own, MacMahon has continued making commercial appearances for a multitude of products, starred in straw-hat theatre productions (The Music Man is his favorite), played straight supporting roles in such films as The Incident (1967) and Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973), lent a comedic turn to the Larry Cohen horror comedy Full Moon High (1982), and hosted the popular TV talent contest Star Search. McMahon died in June 2009 at age 86; though no cause of death was officially given, he had been suffering from cancer and pneumonia.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
97% Paul Williams Still Alive Actor $38.1K 2012
No Score Yet Jelly Mr. Closure 2011
No Score Yet The Last First Comic Actor 2010
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television Actor 2008
59% The Weather Man Himself $12.5M 2005
24% Bewitched Himself $62.3M 2005
No Score Yet Safety Patrol (Disney's Safety Patrol) Grandpa 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
No Score Yet For Which He Stands Actor 1996
30% Love Affair Himself 1994
No Score Yet Butterfly Mr. Gillespie 1982
No Score Yet Full Moon High Col. William P. Walker 1982
No Score Yet The Star Maker Lou Parker 1981
No Score Yet Great American Traffic Jam Actor 1980
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Arab Horseman 1977
55% Fun with Dick and Jane Charlie 1977
No Score Yet Lucy Calls the President Actor 1977
No Score Yet Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Duncan 1973
83% The Incident Bill Wilks 1967
No Score Yet Daughter of Horror Narrator 1957
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field Actor 1953
No Score Yet Return to Iwo Jima Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Host
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Himself
  • 2004
  • 2003
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2003
60% Popular
1999-2001
Himself
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Himself
  • 2000
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
  • 1999
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Himself
  • 1999
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Tom Show
1997-1998
Charlie Dickerson
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie
1996-2000
  • 1997
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Himself
  • 1995
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Ed McMahon
  • 1993
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Himself
  • 1991
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
Himself
  • 1989
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Himself
  • 1989
No Score Yet ALF
1986-1990
Himself
  • 1988
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Commander
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1973
  • 1972

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