Damien Fahey
Born
Damien Richard Fahey

(1980-06-01) June 1, 1980 (age 42)[1]
OccupationCo-Executive Producer (Family Guy), MTV VJ (TRL) TV host[1]
Spouse(s)
Grasie Mercedes
(m. 2013⁠–⁠2022)
Websitewww.damienfahey.com

Damien Richard Fahey (/ˈfæhi/; born June 1, 1980)[1] is an American writer and voice actor for Family Guy, radio DJ, television host, former MTV VJ,[3] comedian, and drummer.[4]

Early life

Fahey was interested in radio from a young age, buying radio equipment and setting up a mock radio station in his teenage bedroom.[1][5] At 15, Fahey got an internship and on-air DJ position at 94.7 WMAS in Springfield, Massachusetts.[1][4][5]

In 1999, Fahey enrolled in Northeastern University, and majored in communications.[5] He left Northeastern in 2002 after being hired by MTV.[5]

Career

Radio

Fahey worked for several years at 94.7 WMAS, before becoming a DJ at Kiss 108 in Boston. Fahey worked there until he began working for MTV in 2002.[1]

Fahey now regularly hosts as a radio DJ on 104.3 MYfm in Los Angeles, California, which he started in 2012.[6][7][8]

Television

In 2002, Fahey replaced Carson Daly as the host of MTV's Total Request Live after Daly left the network to host his own late-night show on NBC.[1][4] Fahey continued hosting with Total Request Live until the show ended in 2008.[6][7]

Fahey was a guest host for CBS's The Late, Late Show in 2004 when Craig Kilborn abruptly exited and was believed to be one of the four finalists for the permanent role.[9][10]

Fahey was the host for the single season of NBC's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2009, and later hosted Hulu's The Morning After from 2012 to 2014.[6][7]

In 2007, Fahey began voice acting on occasion for Family Guy.[11] As part of that team, he began writing for Family Guy in 2015.[6] Fahey then received his first full writing credit for "Run Chris Run" in 2016.[6] He began producing episodes of Family Guy in 2017, moving from co-producer up to supervising producer.[11]

Personal life

Fahey met his now ex-wife, Gracie Mercedes, when they both worked at MTV in 2003, although they didn't start dating until some years later.[7][12] The pair was married on June 28, 2013, in Camarillo, California.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "TRL › Meet The Cast > Damien". MTV. Archived from the original on 2 Apr 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  2. ^ Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey. ClassPassing. SIU Press. p. 85. ISBN 9780809388349. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Damien Fahey". Modern Drummer Magazine. 2005-07-19. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  4. ^ a b c d Jicha, Megan (2006-04-05). "Former student returns on 'Request' to Blackman". The Huntington News. Northeastern University. Archived from the original on 2021-11-20. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  5. ^ a b c d e Stanton, Barry W. (2018-01-24). "What Happened to Damien Fahey? - 2018 Update". Gazette Review. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  6. ^ a b c d e Galla, Brittany (2013-06-30). "Damien Fahey, Former MTV VJ, Gets Married!". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  7. ^ Vanderberg, Marcus (4 January 2012). "Former MTV VJ Damien Fahey Joins KBIG-FM". Adweek. Archived from the original on 2021-11-20. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  8. ^ "Peter Lassally on hiring Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show - TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews". YouTube. 13 November 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-10-24. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  9. ^ "'Late Late Show' short list". UPI. 3 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  10. ^ a b "Damien Fahey". MN2S. Archived from the original on 2021-05-09. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  11. ^ Coughlan, Maggie (30 June 2013). "Former MTV Veejay Damien Fahey Marries Grasie Mercedes". People. Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2021-11-20.