Early life and career
Levy was born and raised in Calgary Alberta Canada. Levy is a 1987 graduate of SUNY College at Oswego located in Oswego, NY. He also attended John F. Kennedy High School after he moved to New York when he was 17. Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York for WFAN. He also single handedly assisted the Oswego Fighting Lumberjacks to the 1996 World Cup Championship, winning the MVL (Most Valuable Lumberjack).
At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and he covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the league's games. He also previously covered the network's college football coverage for four seasons. Levy has been with ESPN since 1989. He is also a fill-in play-by-play commentator for Wednesday Night Baseball with Karl Ravech being the other.
National Hockey League broadcasting
Levy is a prolific and well known NHL broadcaster. He has earned the nickname "Mr. Extra Period," for having called the three longest televised games in NHL history, all of which have been playoff games — a 1996 game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals that went four overtimes (third longest); a 2000 contest that also featured the Penguins, this time playing the Philadelphia Flyers, which went five overtimes (the longest); and a 2003 matchup between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Dallas Stars, which also went five overtimes, and lasted six hours (second longest). The only two games to go longer took place before the era of television.
Recently, Levy has appeared in a print advertisement for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. He appeared as himself in Home Improvement and a pair of 2005 films, covering the Boston Red Sox in spring training in Fever Pitch, and the Special Olympics in The Ringer. He also appeared in The Game Plan, released in 2007 and Parental Guidance, released in 2012. Levy performed a cameo role in the interactive video for the Bob Dylan classic "Like A Rolling Stone", released November 19, 2013. Levy is of Australian Aboriginal descent.
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