Travels from: Victoria
Categories: Celebrities, MCs & Hosts, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Sam Newman is one of Australia’s most popular and controversial stars.
Sam Newman was also a star AFL footballer who was recruited from Geelong Grammar School by the Geelong Cats in 1964, he played 303 games, kicking 110 goals until his retirement in 1980. in 2002 he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
Sam remains the only original cast member of The Footy Show which premiered on March 24th, 1994 including Street Talk and Sam’s Mailbag segments.
Sam Newman’s most memorable moments on The Footy Show include having his head shaved on air, being tarred and feathered in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall, having botox treatment, pushing a cream pie in the face of panellist David Schwarz, being ‘dacked’ by Shane Crawford, and going the full monty in the 2002 Grand Final Footy Show.
In 2008 Sam underwent a procedure at Epworth Hospital to have a cancerous prostate removed. Newman asked that television cameras from Channel Nine's 60 Minutes have full access, as he believed it could help raise awareness of the issue amongst the greater public.
Sam is experience and professional master of ceremonies and public speaker and available for, events, private functions and corporate performances.