18 February 1967 (age 51)|
TV & Radio Presenter/personality
Andrew Dugald Daddo (born 18 February 1967) is an Australian actor, voice artist, author and television and radio personality and presenter.
Daddo was born at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia on 18 February 1967 to Peter and Brownen Daddo. He began his education at Mt Eliza Primary School and in year seven moved to Peninsula Grammar. After a short stint at the grammar school, the Daddo family moved away from Mt Eliza and continued his education at Millburn Junior High in New Jersey, USA. Returning to Australia, Daddo spent the last two and a half years of his schooling at Melbourne Grammar School. After finishing high school, Daddo began an Arts degree at Monash University in Clayton finishing with majors in politics and history and a minor in sociology.
Andrew Daddo was a co-host of The Factory with Alex Papps, broadcast on ABC TV on Saturday mornings, from 1987 to 1989. He also hosted Countdown Revolution in 1989. He then had a stint in America as an MTV VJ in the early 1990s.
Daddo has been a longtime presenter on the Seven Network in Australia and has been involved in hosting many Seven specials. He hosted World's Greatest Commercials, which ran from 1995 to 1996 (and also had occasional Cannes Film Festival specials until the late 1990s) as well as the Australian adaptation of Kids Say the Darndest Things.
During the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Daddo and co-presenter Johanna Griggs presented Olympic Sunrise from a leased apartment near Lavender Bay in Sydney which provided the Harbour Bridge and Opera House as waterside backdrops. According to Adam Boland's book Brekky Central, in late 2001 producers had created a plan to take on Today on Channel Nine, the leader at breakfast, taking inspiration from Fox America's Fox and Friends. Set to debut in March 2002, the multimillion-dollar production would have its own dedicated studio and fronted by Australian Radio personality Andrew Daddo and Lisa Forrest. However a month before its launch, the network's board axed the idea and believed money could be better spent.
Daddo was the host of the television series The One which premiered on the Seven Network in July, 2008. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Daddo hosted an Olympics-oriented morning talk show, Yum Cha. He was also a co-host of the short-lived This Afternoon in 2009.
In 2015, Daddo was a contestant on the TV show: I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (Australian TV series). Since then Daddo has made commercials for Mitre 10.
He is also a well-known author, having written many books, including Flushed, Good Night Me, Youse Two, It's All Good, Muffin Top, Sprung Again, You're Dropped, Dacked and a few other novels.
Andrew was appointed as presenter of ABC Radio Sydney's evening program, he commenced this position in February 2008.
In May 2009, Daddo resigned from the ABC to host This Afternoon on the Nine Network. After just two and a half weeks on air, however, This Afternoon was axed by Nine. He then worked as the voice-over narrator for Nine's The Apprentice Australia.
Daddo currently resides in the Northern Beaches of Sydney where he is married to Jacqui and has three children, Felix (b.1999), Anouk Bibi (b.2001), and Jasper (b.2004). He is part of a prominent acting family, including brothers Lochie and Cameron. He has an identical twin brother, artist Jamie Daddo, and an older sister, Belinda.
Daddo enjoys the company of animals, keeping a dog named Spud, a Burmese cat, and a chicken named Spite. He has previously owned a dog named Skozza and another, a staffy named Flog. Daddo is an Australian master of the highly strategic Roman board game Nine Men's Morris and easily defeated celebrity chef Julie Goodwin in a series of matches streamed live throughout Australia on the Channel 10 website. Daddo also taught fellow jungle mate, Freddie Flintoff how to knit. Daddo is a supporter of the Melbourne Football Club.
- Daddo, Andrew (2007). "Contributor". Laugh Even Louder!. By Camp Quality. Gosford, New South Wales: Scholastic Australia Pty Limited. ISBN 978-1-74169-022-4.