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Phil Keoghan

AKA Philip John Keoghan

Born: 31-May-1967
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Game Show Host, Daredevil

Nationality: New Zealand
Executive summary: The Amazing Race

Despite his low-key persona as host and co-producer of TV's The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan (rhymes with "no gun") has serious credentials as an adventurer. Working as an underwater cameraman for a New Zealand television show when he was 19, a power outage left him trapped 120 feet underwater in a submerged shipwreck, and he found his way through the darkness to the surface just before his scuba tanks ran out of oxygen. After that experience, Keoghan says he drew up a list of the things he wanted to do before he dies -- sky diving, shark diving, bungee-jumping, etc. Items not yet completed from his list include traveling to outer space and having a barbecue at the South Pole, but he has raced reindeer in Finland, drunk the blood of a cobra, walked across his native New Zealand, biked from Santa Monica to New York City, eaten dinner atop an erupting volcano, and putted across much of Scotland with more than 12,000 golf strokes. He has said that his philosophy is "to take as much of the opportunity to live as I can, because you look around you and you realize a lot of people are already dead."

Father: John Keoghan (scientist)
Mother: Elizabeth Keoghan (music teacher, "Beth")
Brother: Andrew Keoghan (jazz singer)
Wife: Louise Rodrigues Keoghan (one child)
Daughter: Ellie Keoghan

    High School: St. Andrew’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Emmy 2008 for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program (The Amazing Race)
    Emmy 2007 for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program (The Amazing Race)
    Emmy 2006 for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program (The Amazing Race)
    Emmy 2005 for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program (The Amazing Race)
    Emmy 2004 for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program (The Amazing Race)
    Emmy 2003 for Outstanding Reality/Competition Program (The Amazing Race)
    Endorsement of General Nutrition Centers 2009
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Spot On Host (1973-1988)
    Phil Keoghan’s Adventure Crazy Host (1998-2000)
    No Opportunity Wasted Host (2004-05)
    New Zealand Ancestry

    TELEVISION
    The Amazing Race Host (2001-)

Official Website:
http://www.noopportunitywasted.com/

Author of books:
No Opportunity Wasted (2004, with Warren Berger)


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