Gary is right handed.
Gary was released from being Captain of the Melbourne Dees in 1997.
Gary, Sam Newman and James Brayshaw have previously worked together on Any Given Sunday. Gary also previously worked with James on the Sunday Foot Show.
Gary works in all media, T.V, radio, newspaper and is also a successful author.
There is a joke that has been running since Gary joined the show in 2006 which is footage of Gary being carried off on a stretcher during a serious injury he suffered from that ended a season.
Gary was a presenter for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
In the segment "Sam's mailbag" there are a lot of pictures sent in that are supposed to be look-alikes of Gary.
Gary is the third best all-time player for Melbourne.
Gary's AFL career ended due to increasing back injuries.
Gary attended Melbourne High School.
May the 15th 2007 Gary said that Kevin Sheedy should step down as coach of Essendon.
Gary is an accomplished media presenter.
In 2001 Gary was awarded Special Comments of the Year.
29th of June 2007 Gary announced that he would not be in the running to be the new coach of Melbourne Demons.
Gary retired from AFL Football in 1999.
Gary wrote a book with his old school friend, Felicia Arena.
Gary is a co-author of a book about a young boy whom plays football.
Gary coached the Australian International Rules team to several tournaments against Ireland before coaching his last game in the October 2004 series.
Gary's radio career began in the late 1990s
Gary played 223 games for Melbourne and kicked 423 goals.
Garry Lyon used to play AFL with the Melbourne Dees.