|Born||John McManus II|
January 21, 1974
Perth, W.A., Australia
|Height||173cm (5. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. 68 ft)|
|Spouse||Belinda Emmett (Deceased)|
John "Rove" McManus (born January 21, 1974) is a multi Gold Logie Award winning Australian variety show host, and owner of the production company Roving Enterprises. Belinda 'Belle' Jane Emmett ( April 12, 1974 – November 11, 2006) was an Australian Actress and Singer. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The Gold Logie Award has been awarded annually to the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the TV Week Logie Awards since 1960 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Roving Enterprises is an Australian television production company run by comedian Rove McManus.
Born John McManus II in Perth, Western Australia to John and Coralie McManus, McManus grew up in the suburb of Riverton and attended Orana Catholic Primary School and Corpus Christi College, Bateman. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. Riverton is a suburb of Perth in Western Australia. Location Riverton is situated about 14km or 15 minutes from Perth Corpus Christi College is a private, Co-educational, Catholic, Secondary College, located in Bateman, a southern Suburb He moved to Melbourne to pursue a career as a stand up comedian in the early 1990's. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " In July 2004 he announced his engagement to his girlfriend of five years, Australian actress Belinda Emmett. Belinda 'Belle' Jane Emmett ( April 12, 1974 – November 11, 2006) was an Australian Actress and Singer. They married on 29 January 2005 at the Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley, a suburb in the east of Sydney. Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI is a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church founded on January 25, 1816 by Saint Waverley is an eastern Suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Emmett died of cancer on 11 November 2006 at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Hospital St Vincent's Hospital (Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama St Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 
As of October 2007, McManus is dating former Blue Heelers actress Tasma Walton. October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Blue Heelers was a long-running Australian police drama series which depicted the lives of the police officers stationed at the fictional Mt Tasma Walton (born 1974 in Geraldton, Western Australia) is an Australian Actress. 
McManus worked as a scanner/digital painter on the animated television series Lil' Elvis and the Truckstoppers (1996). Lil' Elvis and the Truckstoppers was an Australian children's television cartoon series produced by the ABC.  He hosted The Loft Live on community television station Channel 31 and subsequently landed ten late night episodes of his own tonight show, Rove, on GTV9 in 1999. The Loft Live is a television show that began in 1997 and ran until 1999 Channel 31 refers to several television stations Channel 31 (Australia GTV (General Television Corporation is a Television station in Melbourne, Australia owned by the Nine Network. Channel Nine cancelled the series at the end of its run. The Ten Network offered McManus another ten episodes of his show in late 2000. Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australia 's three major commercial television networks. The resulting Rove Live became a weekly talk show on Network Ten, and is broadcast on TV3 in New Zealand. Rove (formerly Rove Live) is a Logie Award winning Australian weekly Television Talk show hosted by and named Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australia 's three major commercial television networks. TV3 is a commercial Television station in New Zealand. It began broadcasting on November 26 1989 as the first privately owned television network in the New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The show involves celebrity guests, comedy acts, variety segments, local and international comedians and live bands. A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music.
McManus started his own production company, Roving Enterprises in 2000 and has co-produced Rove Live since its inception. Roving Enterprises is an Australian television production company run by comedian Rove McManus. The company has produced a number of other programs including the sketch comedy program Skithouse, comedy show Real Stories and AFL football program, Before The Game. skitHOUSE was an Australian Sketch comedy Television series produced by Roving Enterprises for Network Ten & FOXTEL Real Stories was an Australian comedy television series which screened on Network Ten in the latter half of 2006 The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest Before The Game is an Australian rules football / Comedy Television show in Australia on Network Ten. Roving Enterprises has also produced the ARIA Music Awards since 2002, hosted by McManus until 2004. The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual awards night celebrating the Australian McManus undertook a live solo stand-up comedy show in 2005, touring Australian capital cities as well as Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Wellington (ˈwælɪŋtən is the Capital of New Zealand, the country's second largest urban area, the The Auckland metropolitan area or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country During the tour, he was still returning to Melbourne each Tuesday to film Rove Live. In 2004, he had a fatwa placed on him by John Safran in an episode of John Safran vs God, for dropping Safran's scheduled appearance on Rove Live. A fatwā (فتوى plural fatāwā فتاوى in the Islamic faith is a religious opinion on Islamic law issued by an John Safran (born 13 August 1972) is an Australian documentarian and media personality well known for Pranks and indelicate handling John Safran vs God is an 8 part Television documentary series by John Safran which was broadcast on SBS TV of Australia It was later removed. He also unsuccessfully campaigned to have Australian Prime Minister John Howard appear on his program during the 2004 and 2007 federal elections, but he did get the opposition leaders Mark Latham (2004) and Kevin Rudd (2007) to appear. The Prime Minister of Australia is the Head of government of the Commonwealth of Australia, holding office on commission from the Governor-General. See also Howard Government John Winston Howard AC (born 26 July 1939 was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March Federal elections were held in Australia on 9 October, 2004. All 150 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 seats in the 76-member Federal elections for the Parliament of Australia were held on Saturday 24 November 2007 after a 6-week campaign in which 13 Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961) a former Australian politician was leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957 is the 26th and current Prime Minister of Australia and federal leader of the Centre-left Australian Labor
On the 25 October 2005 episode, Rove Live had a segment that Rove himself deemed "controversial" when it aired a live TV vasectomy. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vasa deferentia of a man are cut for the purpose of sterilization. For the season finale, he offered six cars as prizes on his show. After falling viewing figures, the show was revamped for 2006, with the first episode of the new show airing on 14 February. Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German In 2005, his long time supporting presenter, Corinne Grant, left the show. Corinne Grant (born June 12, 1973 in Corryong, Victoria) is an Australian Comedian and Television presenter. In her place, comedian Meshel Laurie joined the key presenters team. Meshel Laurie is an Australian comedian and radio-television personality
In November 2006 Rove's career was put on hold indefinitely. His weekly show Rove Live did not screen its last two planned episodes of the year, due to the death of his wife Belinda Emmett. Belinda 'Belle' Jane Emmett ( April 12, 1974 – November 11, 2006) was an Australian Actress and Singer. At the time there were rumours circulating in the media and industry that he might quit TV for good. After 173 episodes the show appeared to be over. However, it was announced in the media on 8 March 2007 that Rove would return with a new show on the Ten Network. Events 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australia 's three major commercial television networks. The host returned to television in the competitive 8. 30pm Sunday timeslot, which commenced 1 April 2007 with a major format overhaul on the old Rove Live, including renaming the show to simply Rove. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Rove returned to TV on 1 April 2007 prominently, as he scored his highest ever audience of 1. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 69 million viewers.  In September 2007, McManus made his début as a game show host in the Australian version of the US game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Events in September It is the start of the academic year in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. For information related to a version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? airing in a specific country see International versions below Format In each game the contestant is asked a series of eleven questions taken from textbooks from first through fifth grade curricula 
In 1999 he was a regular host on Triple J radio. Triple J is a nationally-networked government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) mainly aimed He had a segment on the breakfast show (starring Wil Anderson and Adam Spencer) on Friday mornings, Know Your Millennium, a quiz show that looked into the past. William James (Wil Anderson (born 31 January, 1974) is an Australian Comedian, performing stand-up as well as on Television Adam Barrington Spencer (born in 1970 in Gladesville New South Wales) is an Australian radio DJ and media personality In 2002 the Austereo radio network commissioned Roving Enterprises to create a weekly radio program. The Austereo Radio Network is a national commercial radio network in Australia. Starring McManus alongside regular TV colleagues Peter Helliar and Corinne Grant, the show was originally called Saturday Morning Rove. Peter Jason Matthew Helliar (born June 16, 1975 in Melbourne) is an Australian Comedian, actor radio presenter writer and Broadcast from Fox FM every Saturday from 10AM to Midday, it was actually pre-recorded the day before to allow the performers to have a full weekend of media commitments. In 2004 the program moved to Friday mornings allowing live phone callers, and was re-titled Rove Live Radio and had a style similar to Rove Live. Rove Live Radio was a radio programme starring Rove McManus, Corinne Grant, and Peter Helliar. It was discontinued at the end of 2004. In 2006, Rove and Pete filled in for Merrick and Rosso while they were holidays, in the first week of their three week stint Meshel Laurie of Nova 106.9 co-hosted the show as well. Merrick and Rosso are an Australian comedy duo Merrick Watts and Tim Ross Meshel Laurie is an Australian comedian and radio-television personality Nova 1069 (call sign 4BNE) is a commercial radio station operating in Brisbane, Australia, owned by the DMG Radio Network.
In 2002, he was nominated for the Gold Logie Award and Rove Live won the Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program. The TV Week Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards which have been presented annually since 1959 In 2003, McManus won three Logies: Most Popular TV Presenter, Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program and the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. The Gold Logie Award has been awarded annually to the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the TV Week Logie Awards since 1960 In 2004 and 2005 he repeated his 2003 award haul, and in 2006 he won Most Popular TV Presenter. In 2007 McManus won Most Popular TV Presenter and Most Popular Light Entertainment Program for Rove Live.