Andrew Daddo

Andrew Dugald Daddo (born 18 February 1967) is an Australian actor, author and television and radio personality.

Andrew Daddo
Born
Andrew Dugald Daddo

(1967-02-18) 18 February 1967 (age 55)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Voice artist
  • TV and radio presenter
  • Author
Years active1987−present
Spouse(s)Jacquie Daddo
Children3
Websitewww.andrewdaddo.com

Early lifeEdit

Daddo was born in Melbourne on 18 February 1967. He began his education at Mt Eliza Primary School and in year seven moved to Peninsula Grammar.[1] After a short stint at the grammar school, the Daddo family moved away and continued his education at Millburn Junior High in New Jersey, USA. Returning to Australia, Daddo spent the last two and a half years of his schooling at Melbourne Grammar School. Daddo holds an Arts degree from Monash University.[2]

CareerEdit

Andrew Daddo was a co-host of The Factory with Alex Papps, broadcast on ABC TV on Saturday mornings, from 1987 to 1989.[2] He also hosted Countdown Revolution in 1989.

From 1989 to 1991, Daddo was a VJ on the American MTV network.

Daddo played characters in the children's series Round the Twist and Cluedo, both in 1992.

Daddo hosted the World's Greatest Commercials, which ran from 1995 to 1996, as well as Kidspeak, the Australian adaptation of Kids Say the Darndest Things.[2] Daddo was a presenter on Seven's The Great Outdoors in 1994 and from 2002 to 2008.[3] He was one of the travellers on the Globe Trekker series (also known as Lonely Planet) in 1994.[4]

During the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Daddo and co-presenter Johanna Griggs presented Olympic Sunrise.[2]

Daddo was the host of the television series The One which premiered on the Seven Network in July 2008.[5] During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Daddo hosted an Olympics-oriented morning talk show, Yum Cha.[6]

Andrew was appointed as presenter of ABC Radio Sydney's evening program in February 2008.[7] In May 2009, Daddo resigned from the ABC to co-host This Afternoon on the Nine Network[8] which was axed after two and a half weeks on air due to poor ratings.[9]

In 2009, Daddo was the narrator of the first series of The Apprentice Australia[10] and has been the narrator of RBT: Random Breath Testing since 2010.[11]

In 2015, Daddo was a contestant on the TV show: I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (Australian TV series).[12][13]

AuthorEdit

Daddo has written books including Flushed, Good Night Me, Youse Two, It's All Good, Muffin Top, Sprung Again, You're Dropped, Dacked and Stuff Happens: Ned.[14][15]

Personal lifeEdit

Daddo currently resides in the Northern Beaches of Sydney where he is married to Jacquie and has three children.[13] Daddo also has three brothers Lochie, Cameron[16] and his identical twin brother, Jamie, who is an artist.[17] He also has an older sister, Belinda.[18]

BibliographyEdit

ContributorEdit

  • Daddo, Andrew (2007). "Contributor". Laugh Even Louder!. By Camp Quality. Gosford, New South Wales: Scholastic Australia Pty Limited. ISBN 978-1-74169-022-4.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Brien, Mary (18 May 2013). "My secret Melbourne: Cameron Daddo". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Andrew Daddo". Platinum Speakers. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  3. ^ Knox, David (19 January 2009). "The Great Outdoors in great limbo". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Hosts". Archived from the original on 20 September 2013.
  5. ^ Elliott, Tim (7 July 2008). "Just act paranormal". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  6. ^ Knox, David (23 May 2008). "Seven reveals its own Olympic team". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  7. ^ Marnie, Simon (2 November 2008). "Brunch – Andrew Daddo". ABC Radio. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  8. ^ Knox, David (19 June 2009). "Airdate: This Afternoon". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  9. ^ Knox, David (15 July 2009). "Nine axes THIS afternoon". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  10. ^ Danny (29 September 2009). "YOU'RE FIRED! The Apprentice Australia premier…". What's on the Tube. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  11. ^ Knox, David (22 June 2010). "Airdate: RBT". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  12. ^ Moran, Jonathon (24 February 2015). "Andrew Flintoff takes up knitting on advice of Andrew Daddo on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!". news.com.au. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  13. ^ a b Brady, Fiona (6 February 2015). "Andrew Daddo's family urge viewers to leave him in the jungle on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  14. ^ "So you think you can write a children's book". Mamamia. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  15. ^ Begley, Patrick (16 August 2014). "Children's author Andrew Daddo looks at how his latest book, Ned, helps boys to develop emotionally". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  16. ^ Doyle, Erin (31 May 2021). "Exclusive: Cameron Daddo weighs in on Australia's OTHER famous brothers – the Hemsworths". New Idea. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Artscape: Anatomy - Brain". ABC TV. 28 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  18. ^ Lowe, Ali (1 September 2016). "What Andrew Daddo is doing on Father's Day". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  19. ^ Camp Quality (2007). Laugh Even Louder!. Gosford, New South Wales: Scholastic Australia Pty Limited. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-74169-022-4.

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