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Phil Keoghan Biography

Birth Name:
Philip John Keoghan
Birth Place:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Profession
TV host, producer

Fast Facts

  • Renewed his wedding vows underwater with a scuba-diving priest and a dolphin in attendance
  • Once changed a light bulb on top of New York's 700-ft
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
  • Set a world record for group bungee jumping
  • Ate dinner on the edge of an active volcano
  • Was up for the hosting job for Survivor, but lost the position to Jeff Probst
  • Wrote the book No Opportunity Wasted in 2004 which aims to help people face their fears and realize their dreams
  • The idea for the book came out of his near-death experience at age 19 in a scuba-diving accident
  • Rode over 3500 miles across the United States via bicycle in 2009 to raise awareness for MS
  • A documentary following this trek was released in 2011 titled The Ride

Awards

  • 2021Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner

Relationships

  • Andrew Keoghan -- Brother
  • Elle Keoghan -- Daughter
  • John Keoghan -- Father
  • Elizabeth Keoghan -- Mother
  • Ruth Keoghan -- Sister
  • Louise Keoghan -- Wife