Ed has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
While in college, Ed was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.
Ed's parents were Edward Peter Leo McMahon Sr. and Eleanor Russell McMahon.
Ed is a Roman Catholic.
Ed witnessed first-hand the deconstruction of the old Burbank studio, where he and Johnny Carson used to film Tonight Show.
In 1983, Ed won a Razzie Award for "Worst Supporting Actor" for his role in the movie Butterfly.
Ed was married to Alyce Ferrill from 1949 until 1976. Then he was married to Victoria Valentine from March 6, 1976 until. He is now married to Pam Hurn since February 22, 1992.
Ed was a spokesperson for Premiere Bath, Anheuser-Busch Budweiser, and DirecTV.
Ed has written three books titled For Laughing Out Loud: My Life and Good Times, Here's Johnny: My Memories of Johnny Carson, the Tonight Show and 46 Years of Friendship, and When Television Was Young.
Ed is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and retired from U.S.M.C. reserve status.
Ed went to Lowell High School, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Later he went on to Boston College which is in in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and the Catholic University of America which is in Washington, D.C.
Ed is a fan of W.C. Fields.
During WWII, Ed was a decorated fighter pilot for the Marines.
Ed has five children.
Ed is 6' 4" tall.
Ed McMahon: My childhood dream was to be a broadcaster. In those days, before television, it was to be a radio announcer. All my heroes were people that announced on radio. When the war started, I wanted to become a Marine fighter pilot, which I became. And I wanted to fly off a carrier, which I did.
Ed McMahon: (talking about what made Johnny Carson a great talk show host) He had the two elements vital to a good talk show host. He had the curiosity of a child, and he listened. And listening is so important, because sometimes your next question is in the last answer. And Johnny always recognized that.
Ed McMahon: Heeeeeere's Johnny!