Ed Sanders' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles
A native Londoner, Ed Sanders is an accomplished actor and host of numerous British shows, most notably "Fear Factor U.K." In the Spring of 2004, Sanders moved from England to California to try his luck at the American entertainment industry, and he soon landed his first job in U.S. television on ABC's reality TV phenomenon, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." He joined the design team and is quickly making his mark here in the States.
Sanders discovered his passion for entertaining at the early age of eleven when he appeared as a drummer in a rock video. He went on to land various acting and hosting jobs in local theaters, cable networks and commercial spots. From the raw and chaotic travel game show, "Flying Start," to a spot on the ever-popular entertainment news show, "The Buzz," Sanders was busy building an impressive resume.
He hosted his very own pop-culture TV show, "Toasted," where he interviewed some of the biggest names in music, film and television. After shooting 26 episodes, Ed turned his attentions back to acting. He soon won a lead role on the award-winning television series, "Dream Team," playing the role of 'Eddie Moliano' in this drama about a premier soccer team. While working for two seasons on the show, Sanders was also simultaneously hosting a popular dating show, "Dial-A-Date," which kept him busy seven days a week. Sanders was exhausted by the work load and loving every minute of it.
Once he landed the job as host for "Fear Factor U.K." in 2002, his popularity skyrocketed, and he became a household name all over the United Kingdom. Traveling the globe to exotic locations such as South Africa and Argentina only added to the excitement of this opportunity for him. Shortly after wrapping his third season with "Fear Factor U.K.," he filmed three independent films with some of England's hottest up-and-coming directors.
In 2003, Sanders co-hosted "Demolition Day" for England's Channel 4. This was an exciting action-packed game show that involved two teams who built and then eventually tried to destroy each other's structure with demo equipment; the team with the longest-standing structure wins. This fast-paced, adrenaline charged show was a big hit with its largely male-dominated audience.
In 2004, Sanders moved with his wife Gioia and young son Max to Los Angeles and was soon offered a position with the design team of ABC's hit reality series, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The show is a very special and unique opportunity that combines Sander's carefully crafted carpentry skills that he had acquired in technical college and his love of entertaining.
Sanders and his family continue to reside in Southern California and plan to break ground this fall on a Tuscan-style villa nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. He loves to make furniture and looks forward to building tables for the kitchen and dining room of their new home.
In his spare time, the family-oriented Sanders enjoys biking with his wife and son, cooking English Sunday dinners such as Bangers and Mash (sausage and mash potato), boogie boarding, playing video games and keeping in shape with weights.
Sanders loves animals and has a Persian cat named Gypsy (brought over from England) and a Himalayan cat named Bella (from his wife's hometown of Chicago). He also has an affinity for children and lends his support to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
While filming "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Sanders stays in touch with family and friends through Apple isight, which allows him to read bedtime stories to his son from the road. He loves all kinds of music and plays harmonica and guitar. After a long day of working on a house, he enjoys jamming with other designers from his show, as well as with local bands.
From his early roots in London theater to his current role on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Ed Sanders continues to showcase his charismatic and engaging qualities...and the best has yet to come for this young, energetic and talented star.
- He & his wife Gioia welcomed triplet daughters on May 5, 2007. Scarlette and Azure both weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz., while Lucia weighed 4 lbs., 2 oz. The girls were born about 6 weeks early.
- He has a 4 year old son with his wife Gioia. .
- His wife Gioia give birth on Saturday, May 5th 2007, to triplets Scarlette, Azure, and Lucia made their arrivals. Scarlette was 3 lbs, 15 oz, Azure was also 3 lbs, 15 oz, and Lucia was 4 lbs, 2 oz. The girls were born about 6 weeks early.
- Son, Max.