Darrell Eastlake (born 11 July 1942) is a former Australian television presenter. He started his career as a Qantas baggage handler. Later, he began making surfboards and ran a surf shop. His career in media began in the 1960s when he gave surf reports on Sydney radio station 2UW.
Eastlake had been calling rugby league for NBN-3 in Newcastle before he began working for the Nine Network in 1982, commentating on the weightlifting at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Eastlake also provided colour commentary for Ch.9's State of Origin telecasts for a decade from the mid-1980s working with others such as Mike Gibson, Ian Maurice, 'Supercoach' Jack Gibson, Ray "Rabbits" Warren and former players Mick Cronin, Peter Sterling and Paul Vautin.
During his media career, Eastlake was noted for his over-the-top voice and loud antics aimed at raising the excitement of listeners or viewers, providing commentary for weightlifting and motorsport where he is mostly remembered for joining forces with former Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champion Barry Sheene for Ch.9's broadcasts of the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship races. This trait was parodied by Billy Birmingham in his The Twelfth Man sporting commentary impersonations, including his Eastlake signature of (with a rising voice) "taking the voice back up to the threshold of pain".
- Darrell Eastlake on IMDb
- Darrell Eastlake interview of A Current Affair
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