Phil Keoghan (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Philip John Keoghan () (born May 31, 1967) is an Emmy Award-winning New Zealand-born television personality, best known for hosting the US version of The Amazing Race on CBS, since its 2001 debut . He is also the creator and host of No Opportunity Wasted, which has been produced in the United States, his native New Zealand, and - later in 2007 - in Canada for the CBC.
Born in Lincoln, New Zealand, he has worked in over 70 countries as a television host, producer, writer, and cameraman. He currently lives with his wife, Louise, and daughter, Elle, in Los Angeles. They also have a home in Matarangi, on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.
While completing a tv cameraman apprenticeship, he successfully auditioned for New Zealand children's show Spot On at age 19. After a series of further presenter work on television in New Zealand television, he set off to further his career abroad. In a 2002 interview, he admitted that his pay for a single episode of The Amazing Race is more than an entire year on Spot On.
According to his recently published book, No Opportunity Wasted, Keoghan set out to live his life to the fullest by accomplishing exotic goals and taking risks after a near-death experience at the age of 19. Since then, he's broken a world bungee jumping record, gone diving in the world's longest underwater caves, eaten a meal on top of an erupting volcano, and renewed his vows underwater. He was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he shared with Oprah his list of things he wants to do before he dies. The focus of many of his shows is helping others live their lives to the fullest.
Some of the shows Phil Keoghan has been involved with include: