Seamus O'Regan

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Seamus O'Regan

Born

1/18/1971, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Birth Name

Seamus O'Regan

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Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador, Seamus began his broadcasting career at the age of 10, when he was chosen as a regional correspondent for CBC's national youth program, Anybody Home. He studied abroad, and returned to Canada where he worked with both…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • While discussing the AFI's list of top movies on the June 18, 2008 episode of Canada AM, Seamus said that his favourite romantic/comedy movie is Philadelphia Story, one of his favourite animated movies is Finding Nemo, and in the Sports category, one of his favourite movies is Bull Durham.

    • Seamus acted as Master of Ceremonies at the ONE X ONE charity event held in Calgary on June 14, 2008. Ben Affleck acted as the auctioneer for the event.

    • Seamus acted as Master of Ceremonies at the ONE X ONE charity event in Toronto, hosted by Matt Damon, in both September 2006 and September 2007.

    • Seamus holds dual citizenship for both Canada and Ireland.

    • Although he has to get up every morning at 4 a.m. for his hosting duties on Canada AM, a live news/entertainment show that begins at 6:30 a.m., Seamus admits that he is not a morning person.

    • Seamus's original ambition was to be an actor; he was accepted at the Royal Academy of Drama in London, but, for economic reasons, decided to study politics instead.

    • Seamus is a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, and while visiting Scotland, he made a point of visiting the cafe where J.K. Rowling wrote the books.

    • Seamus attended the August 6th, 2007 performance show for Canadian Idol and was seen cheering on fellow Newfoundland native Tara Oram. He also attended the Top 3 performance show on September 4th, 2007.

    • Seamus O'Regan hosted the Live Earth concert in Toronto, from MuchMusic headquarters on Queen Street for CTV, on July 6th and 7th, 2007.

    • Seamus O'Regan, along with Tanya Kim of e-Talk Daily, hosted the Concert For Diana for CTV in London, England, on July 1, 2007.

    • On May 30, 2007, Seamus acted as Master of Ceremonies to open up the Art of Jazz Celebration in Toronto's Distillery District.

    • In May 2007, Seamus was named as one of Caldwell Partner's "Top 40 Under 40" in Canada; he is the first journalist to receive this designation.

    • On March 29, 2007, Seamus hosted the 8th Annual Mount Sinai Spring Ball, a charity dinner held to raise research donations for the Toronto hospital.

    • In early November, 2006, Seamus flew to Afghanistan and spent a week with the Canadian troops in Kandahar, reporting on conditions there.

    • In 2005, Seamus was the host of the ceremonies for the Giller Prize, an annual gala held to honour Canadian authors. He hosted the event again in 2007; he missed the 2006 Giller Prize ceremony because he was in Afghanistan.

    • In 2005, Seamus was nominated for a Gemini Award in the categor of "Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series" for his hosting of Canada AM, however he lost to Wendy Mesley of CBC News: Marketplace.

    • In 2004, Seamus was nominated for a Gemini Award, in the category of "Viewer's Choice". He lost to Mike Holmes.

    • MacLean's Magazine named Seamus one of "100 Young Canadians To Watch in the 21st Century" in December of 1999.

    • Seamus began his university studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he studied politics. He then moved on to University College in Dublin, Ireland, where he also studied politics. Afterwards, he continued his education at INSEAD, a business school near Paris, France. He then studied at the University of Cambridge, England, where he received his Master of Philosophy degree.

  • Quotes

    • (advice on finding the right career)
      Seamus O'Regan: Do what you love... and listen to other people's advice, because they may see you more clearly than you see yourself.

    • (about interviewing guests on-air)
      Seamus: In my experience, you can really flesh out a person if you ask them the slightly unpredictable, regardless of who they might be. It helps the audience see a part of someone they might not have seen before. After all, no one should be easily pegged.

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