Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1923-03-06 · Deathday: 2009-06-23 (86 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

27 Movies · 56 TV shows

Biography

Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, actor, singer and combat aviator. McMahon and Johnny Carson began their association in their first TV series, the ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from 1957 to 1962. McMahon then made his famous thirty-year mark as Carson's sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.McMahon also hosted the original Star Search from 1983 to 1995, co-hosted TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1998, presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House), annually co-hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon from 1973 to 2008 and anchored the team of NBC personalities conducting the network's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade during the 1970s and 80s.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 the TV sitcom Bewitched and has also performed in numerous television commercials. According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks".

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 TV show
TV
The New York Times Presents

The New York Times Presents

2020
The essential stories of our time were brought to viewers by the New York Times.

2011.

1 Movie
Paul Williams Still Alive

Paul Williams Still Alive

2011
Filmmaker and longtime fan Stephen Kessler's portrait of the award-winning 1970s singer-songwriter-actor, who disappeared for much of the 1980s and '90s, but still performs today.

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Celebrity Family Feud

Celebrity Family Feud

2008
A star- studded version of the beloved and enduring game show, featuring four celebrity families matching wits each week to raise money for their respective charities.

2007.

2 Movies
The Best of The Tonight Show: Stand - Up Comedians

The Best of The Tonight Show: Stand - Up Comedians

2007
The funniest comedians ever to visit the Tonight Show including Jerry Seinfield, George Carlin, Drew Carey, Rodney Dangerfield, Garry Shandling and many more. 20 performances in all.
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

2007
The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians (Billy Crys...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up

Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up

2006
Blowin' Up is a show on MTV. Jamie Kennedy is an actor who follows his dream of becoming a successful rapper. Kennedy wrote the show after starring in the movie Malibu's Most Wanted. Along for the rid...
Carson Country

Carson Country

2006
It's an all star, all American country line-up! We've opened the vaults and re-discovered treasured memories with Johnny's favorite country stars! Includes musical performances from The Judds, Dwight...

2005.

2 Movies
Bewitched

Bewitched

9
2005
Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".
The Weather Man

The Weather Man

2005
A Chicago weather man who is separated from his wife and children is debating whether his professional and personal success are exclusive.

2004.

3 TV shows
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that premiered on September 13, 2004 in syndication and was distributed by Buena Vista Television.
TV
Alf's Hit Talk Show

Alf's Hit Talk Show

2004
ALF's Hit Talk Show is an American cable television talk show that aired on TV Land in 2004 for seven episodes. The host is the puppet character ALF, of 1980s television fame. At the beginning of each...
TV
Higglytown Heroes

Higglytown Heroes

2004
The Disney Junior portion of the Disney Channel has a children's television series called Higglytown Heroes. They Might Be Giants performed Here in Higglytown as the show's theme song. On March 23, 20...

2003.

3 TV shows
TV
E!'s 101

E!'s 101

2003
101 of the most significant moments in entertainment are listed by E! Commentators from the field of entertainment give commentary. Over the course of five nights, each count takes place.
TV
The New Tom Green Show

The New Tom Green Show

2003
The Tom Green Show is a Canadian television show that aired in 1994. The series was picked up by The Comedy Network in 1996. The second season aired on December 4, 1998. The show moved to the US in Ja...
TV
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

5.86
2003
Ed Deline is a strict ex-CIA officer who went from being Head of Security to being President of Operations of the Montecito, whose job is to run the day-to-day operations of the casino. The Montecito'...

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
That '80s Show

That '80s Show

2002
That '80s Show is an American sitcom that aired from January through May 2002. Despite having a similar name, show structure, and many of the same writers and production staff, it is not considered a ...
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years

The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years

2002
Elvis Presley was the "King of Rock and Roll" in the big television shows of the time, and "The Television Years" examines the events that took place in the years between 1956 and 1960. Elvis' 1960 co...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Scrubs

Scrubs

6.72
2001
John "J.D" Dorian learns about medicine, friendship and life in the real world of Sacred Heart Hospital.

2000.

1 Movie
Frank Sinatra Memorial

Frank Sinatra Memorial

2000
Frank Sinatra, the greatest entertainer of the 20th century, is remembered by some of the brightest stars in Hollywood in this television memorial which celebrates his life and mourns his passing. Exc...

1999.

2 TV shows
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
TV
Popular

Popular

8
1999
The popular cheerleader at the school and the editor of the school paper are both polar opposites. When their single parents unexpectedly meet and get engaged to each other, Brooke and Sam have to dea...

1998.

3 Movies
Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol

1
1998
Scout Bozell has always dreamt of being on his school's Safety Patrol. The only reason he cannot join is because he is very clumsy. He's sent to another school because his old school would not let him...
Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time

Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time

1998
Taped for HBO in August 1998, on the final date of Jerry Seinfeld's tour appearances at New York City's Broadhurst Theater, I'm Telling You for the Last Time presents the standup comedian's so-called ...
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's

1998
In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and producers),...

1997.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
The Tom Show

The Tom Show

1997
The Tom Show aired on The WB from September 7, 1997 to March 15, 1998.
TV
Just Shoot Me!

Just Shoot Me!

8
1997
Steven Levitan is the show's executive producer.
TV
Cow and Chicken

Cow and Chicken

6
1997
Cow and Chicken is an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network. The series follows the surreal adventures of a cow, named Cow, and her chicken brother, nam...
Just Write

Just Write

1997
An up-and-coming young actress is being romanced by a tour bus driver.

1996.

5 TV shows
TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

6.91
1996
On her 16th birthday, she discovers that she has powers. In the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts, she lives with her aunts and her talking cat.
TV
Malcolm & Eddie

Malcolm & Eddie

1996
Malcolm and Eddie are not the same. They are roommates as well as co-workers and don't kill each other.
TV
Muppets Tonight

Muppets Tonight

1
1996
Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight w...
TV
Suddenly Susan

Suddenly Susan

4
1996
Suddenly Susan is a sitcom. Susan is a magazine writer in San Francisco who learns to be independent-minded after being taken care of all her life.
TV
Bruno the Kid

Bruno the Kid

1996
Bruno the Kid is an animated series.

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain

5.38
1995
Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice. Brain and Pinky are both scheming and good-natured. Brain's plan to take over the world ends in failure due to Pinky's idiocy, the impossibili...
TV
Star Search

Star Search

1995
The show was hosted by Ed McMahon and was created by Alfred Masini. A new relaunch was produced in 2004. The Earl Carroll Theatre was where the show was filmed. At the Disney Hollywood Studios in Flor...

1994.

2 Movies
Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - '70s & '80s: The Master of Laughs!

Johnny Carson - His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show' - '70s & '80s: The Master of Laughs!

1994
Johnny's favorite moments of The Tonight Show, Volume 3: the 70s and 80s.

1993.

2 TV shows
TV
Living Single

Living Single

10
1993
Living Single aired on the Fox network for five seasons. The show centered on the lives of six friends who share personal and professional experiences while living in a Brooklyn brownstone. Sister Lee...
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1991.

2 TV shows
TV
Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose

1991
Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is owned by Charlie Rose. The show began on September 30, 1991. It ...
TV
Nurses

Nurses

1991
Nurses is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1991 to 1994, developed and produced by Susan Harris as a spin-off of Empty Nest.

1989.

2 TV shows
TV
The Simpsons

The Simpsons

6.24
1989
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
TV
Baywatch

Baywatch

6.57
1989
Lifeguards patrol the beaches.

1988.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Sidewalks Entertainment

Sidewalks Entertainment

1988
A combination of a talk show, magazine show and variety show featuring celebrity interviews, music, artistic and novelty acts, and rising performers is what Sidewalks Entertainment is. The 30-minute p...
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
TV
Roseanne

Roseanne

5.63
1988
In the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, a working-class family struggles to make ends meet.
Mickey's 60th Birthday

Mickey's 60th Birthday

5.88
1988
The film has live action, original animation and library animation. Mickey was put under a spell by the angry magi so that no one would recognize him until he found his own magic. Network news teams a...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Full House

Full House

6.58
1987
Danny enlisted his brother-in-law and his best friend to help raise his daughters after his wife died.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
ALF

ALF

6.75
1986
A terran family has a furry alien in their home.

1985.

1 TV show
TV
Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

5.33
1985
The anthology series was presented by Steven Spielberg and featured guest appearances by many famous actors, actresses and directors.

1984.

1 TV show
TV
TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes

TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes

1984
TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes is an American television series. Debuting as a weekly series, new episodes have been broadcast as infrequent specials during most of its run. It premiered on NBC in 19...

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Newhart

Newhart

5.98
1982
Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Tod...
Butterfly

Butterfly

1982
The abandoned mining factory is next to Jess Tyler's house. His life was turned upside down when a woman came to visit him and told him she was his daughter. Jess finds it hard to adapt to his new par...

1981.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Full Moon High

Full Moon High

1981
A teenager becomes a werewolf after a family vacation.
The Star Maker

The Star Maker

1981
Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. However, Danny...

1980.

1 Movie
The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story

The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story

1980
An American athlete and a Russian gymnast meet just before the Moscow Olympics and fall in love.

1979.

2 Movies
Legends of the Superheroes

Legends of the Superheroes

1979
The adventures of many of DC Comics greatest superheroes and villains. In the first episode, The Challenge, the superheroes must race against time to stop the diabolical super-villains' plot to destro...
The Kid from Left Field

The Kid from Left Field

1979
A television remake of a movie. Gary Coleman is a star.

1977.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Last Remake of Beau Geste

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

1977
Beau Geste joined his brother in the Foreign Legion after a family heirloom was stolen.
TV
CHiPs

CHiPs

1
1977
There are two Highway Patrol officers. Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello are motorcycle officers who save lives.
Fun with Dick and Jane

Fun with Dick and Jane

1977
When a couple is out of work and in debt, they turn to armed robbery.
Lucy Calls the President

Lucy Calls the President

1977
Lucy Whittaker called President Carter to complain about a local political issue, and he agreed to come dine at her house. Lucy is surrounded by family, friends and Secret Service agents as she prepar...

1976.

3 TV shows
TV
The Sonny & Cher Show

The Sonny & Cher Show

1976
Cher and Sonny Bono were in a variety show. The show featured a lot of Sonny and Cher's hit songs, as they would often sing and perform them between short skits.
TV
The Jacksons

The Jacksons

1976
The Jacksons is an American variety show featuring the Jackson siblings. It was the first variety show where the entire cast were siblings. As with the Jackson 5 regular performances, Michael Jackson ...
TV
The Captain and Tennille

The Captain and Tennille

1976
Hosted by the chart-topping husband and wife team, this 1976-1977 television variety series features a mix of hit music and comedy.

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen

1975
A television detective mystery series is based on a fictional character. During the 1975-76 television season, it was aired on NBC and starred Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, In...

1973.

1 Movie
Slaughter's Big Rip Off

Slaughter's Big Rip Off

1973
Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout after Duncan traps him in a car at a cliff.

1971.

1 TV show
TV
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

6
1971
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is an American variety show starring Cher and her husband, Sonny Bono. The show ran on CBS in the US. The show was canceled in 1974 due to the couple's divorce, but the du...

1970.

1 TV show
TV
The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show

4
1970
The Flip Wilson Show is a variety show that aired in the U.S. NBC aired from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. One of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title rol...

1969.

1 TV show

1968.

2 TV shows
TV
Here's Lucy

Here's Lucy

8
1968
Here's Lucy is the third network sitcom by Lucy. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.
TV
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

5
1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians ...

1967.

1 Movie
The Incident

The Incident

1967
Two hoodlums frightened the passengers of the New York City subway train.

1963.

1 TV show
TV
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variet...

1958.

2 TV shows
TV
Kraft Music Hall

Kraft Music Hall

1958
In the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s, several television series were aired by NBC in the musical variety genre, which was sponsored by the producers of a well-known line of cheeses and rel...
TV
Concentration

Concentration

1958
Concentration is an American television game show based on the children's memory game of the same name. Matching cards represented prizes that contestants could win. As matching pairs of cards were gr...

1955.

1 Movie
Dementia

Dementia

1955
Shot entirely without dialogue and filled with suggestive violence and psycho-sexual imagery, it's like a skid row expressionist thriller following the nocturnal prowling of a young woman haunted by h...

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Today

Today

1952
The American morning television show is called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program first aired. The first of its kind, the fifth-longest running American television series. It was expanded to ...

1950.

1 TV show
TV
What's My Line?

What's My Line?

1950
Panelists must ask only "yes" or "no" questions to determine guests' occupations, and in the case of famous guests, they must be blindfolded.

1927.

1 TV show
TV
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

1927
The U.S presents the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's is a chain store. America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit is the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States. The Macy's event i...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Two for the Money

Two for the Money

Two for the Money ran from 1952 to 1957. The show was on NBC and CBS. The production was sponsored by Old Gold cigarettes. Herb Shriner hosted most of the time, while Sam Levenson hosted the last seas...
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