Ed McMahon Bio, Education, Age, Divorce, Wife, Career and Net Worth

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Who is Ed McMahon?

Ed McMahon ( Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr) was an American announcer, comedian, game host, singer. actor and Combat aviator. Together with John Curson, they started their association in their first television series, the ABC game show Who Do You Trust? which was running from 1957 to 1962.
Ed was born in Detroit Michigan and raised in Lowell Massachusetts and in Mexico Maine.

 McMahon Career

Ed while growing up he always wanted to become a United States Marine Corps fighter Pilot. Before the US entry into World War II, the Army and the Navy both wanted pilot candidates to attend at least two years of college. McMahon joined Boston College from 1940-1941. After he completed college requirements he started his primary flight training in Dallas. After that training, it was followed by fighter training in Pensacola, where she attained his carrier landing qualification.

McMahon became a Marine Corp Instructor in F4U Corsairs where he was assigned for two years. After that, he was ordered to the Pacific fleet in 1945. However, the order was canceled due to the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which made Japan surrender unconditionally. After the Korean War, McMahon stayed with Marines as a reserve officer. Ed retired in 1966 as a colonel and received State commission as a brigadier general in the California Air National Guard and Reserves.

A Photo of Ed McMahon
A Photo of Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon Entertainment

He started his career in entertainment while working as a sidekick to Johnny Carson during The Tonight Show. The two first worked together as announcer and host on the ABC daytime game show Who Do You Trust? running from 1957 to 1962. After that, the duo joined The Tonight Show which was starred by Johnny Curson on October 1, q962, on NBC. McMahon for almost 30 years he introduced the show with a drawn-out ” Heeere’s Johnny!” Due to his booming voice and constant laughter, Ed was nicknamed the “Human Laugh Track” and also “ToyMaker to the King”.

Apart from co-hosting duties Ed also worked as guest hist on at least on occasion where he was substituting for Johnny during a week programs that aired between July 29 and August 2, 1963, it was later repeated for two nights in October 1963. Ed also worked as a counter to the notoriously shy Carson. Moreover, during an interview, Ed once told an interviewer that after decades as an emcee he still gets “butterflies” in his stomach every time he stepped onto a stage.

One of his famous opening lines “Heeeere’s Johnny!” was used in the 1980 horror film The shinning by the character Jack Torrance which was played by Jack Nicholson. McMahon has done in-program commercials for many sponsors of The Tonight Show, most notably Budweiser beer and Alpo dog food, and also did commercials for them that ran on other programs.

McMahon also hosted the successful weekly syndicated series Star Search which started in 1983. Ed also helped launch the careers of numerous actors, singers choreographers, and comedians. Ed stayed in the show until it ended in 1995. In 2003, he made a cameo appearance on the CBS revival of the series, hosted by his Successor.

McMahon has co-hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon since 1973. Moreover, his 41st and last appearance on the show was in 2008, making it second only to Jerry Lewis in a number of appearances. Ed has also show-up in various supporting roles in films, such as Dementia, Remote Control Man, and Fun with Dick and Jane.

McMahon is the author of two memoirs, Here’s Johnny!: My Memories of Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and 46 Years of Friendship. In the early 2000s, McMahon made a series of Neighborhood Watch advertisements parodying the surprise appearances of the contest winners he was allegedly known for. He played a rapper for a FreeCreditReport.com commercial and appeared in a Cash4Gol commercial in the late 2000s.

Ed McMahon Age

He was born on March 6th, 1923, in Detroit Michigan, Us. However, Ed died on June 23rd, 2009, aged 86 years.

Ed McMahonFamily


McMahon was the son of Eleanor Russell McMahon and Edward Leo McMahon


Despite him being Famous there is less known about his siblings.

Ed McMahon Education

McMahon attended Boston College.

Ed McMahon Wife

On July 5, 1945, McMahon married Alyce Ferrell while he was still working as a flight instructor in the Marines. On March 6, 1976, he married Victoria Valentine.  February 22, 1992, he married Pamela Hurn.

Ed McMahon Divorce

In 1972 Ed and his first Alyce separated and soon after that, they got a divorce. In 1989 he divorced his second wife Victoria Valentine where he paid $50,000 per month for child support.

Ed McMahon Children

He has six children where he got four with his first wife, one adopted daughter with his second wife, and a son with his third wife.

Ed McMahon Height

McMahon was 1.9m tall

Ed McMahon Net worth.

Due to a lot of debts by the time of his death, Ed had a net worth of -2million.