Jim McKay

Sports anchor, Sportscaster
Born: 09/23/1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (79)

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2002 Olympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Nicklaus: A Final March Through the Majors 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of the British Open 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 125th Preakness Stakes 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 126th Kentucky Derby 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 125th Kentucky Derby 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 131st Belmont Stakes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 122nd Preakness Stakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 123rd Kentucky Derby 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Derby 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Nadia Comaneci: Return to Romania 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Play by Play: A History of Sports Television 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

102nd Tournament of Roses Parade (ABC/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Arnold Palmer: The Man and the Legend 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Athletes and Addiction: It's Not a Game 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

New York City Marathon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. Open Golf Championship 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

101st Tournament of Roses Parade (ABC/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

New York City Marathon 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. Open Golf Championship 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

100th Tournament of Roses Parade (ABC/89) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Belmont Stakes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Preakness Stakes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. Open Golf Championship 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 Winter Olympic Games 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Calgary '88: The Olympic Adventure Begins 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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New York City Marathon 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Open 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Calgary Olympic Holiday Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Preakness Stakes 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. Open Golf Championship 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kentucky Derby 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Preakness Stakes 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 70th Indianapolis 500 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Belmont Stakes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The British Open 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Kentucky Derby 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The PGA Championship 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Preakness Stakes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. Open Golf Championship 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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U.S. Amateur Golf Championship 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dorothy Hamill Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Derby (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Kentucky Derby (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Golf (TV Show)

Narrator

Relationships

Margaret KcManus

Wife
Wrote for the Baltimore Sun and also a syndicated column

Sean McManus

Son
President of CBS Sports married Tracy Torre on May 23, 1998

EDUCATION

Loyola Blakefield High School

Towson , Maryland

Loyola College

Baltimore , Maryland 1943

Milestones

2003

Subject of an HBO documentary, "Jim McKay: My World In My Words"

2002

Served as a special correspondent for NBC during the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City

1994

Was the studio host for the FIFA World Cup coverage

1972

Covered the Munich massacre at the Summer Olympics for ABC

1961

Hosted ABC's influential "Wide World of Sports"

1955

Hosted the NBC game show "Make the Connection"

1950

Hosted a variety show for CBS in New york

1947

Joined the TV station WMAR-TV in Baltimore

Reporter for the Baltimore Sun newspaper

Bonus Trivia

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In 1988, McKay was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

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McKay was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame during its 11th induction.

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McKay was selected as the inaugural Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism recipient in 2002.

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McKay provided the famous voice-over that accompanied the opening in which viewers were reminded of the show's mission ("spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports") and what lay ahead ("the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat").

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McKay was the sole announcer of the outcome of the terrorist-held stand-off of the 1972 Munich Olympics. He was the anchor when events turned grim with the news that Palestinian terrorists kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes. It was left to McKay to tell Americans when a commando raid to rescue the athletes ended in tragedy.

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