Fergie Olver – The Unknown Facts About His Life

by Alexander Griffin
Fergie Olver Bio

Fergie Olver is a former game show host and sportscaster who is best remembered for anchoring the “Just Like Mom” kids’ game program. He was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada in the mid-1940s.

Fergie grew up in Moose Jaw, where he was raised by his parents. At the age of five, he began watching television, particularly game shows, with his mother, who had an ambition of appearing on one. He graduated from Moose Jaw High School, where he also played tennis, but he did not continue his education after that.

Professional life as a TV show host

Fergie began his baseball career in 1960, playing in the minor leagues before moving up to the semi-pro Western Baseball League with Saskatoon and then Medicine Hat. He subsequently transferred to Major League Baseball, where he played in the Western Major Baseball League before resigning in the late 1960s to pursue a career in television.

Fergie had his first job on television in 1969, when he joined the Montreal-based CFCF-TV network, before moving to Toronto’s CFTO-TV. Not willing to give up baseball totally, he became a commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1981 and stayed with them for the next 15 years. Fergie’s broadcasts were shown on numerous networks, including BBS and CTV, and he was nominated for a Ford C. Frick Award in 2004, given to a broadcaster who has contributed the most to baseball.

In 1981, he and his wife Catherine Swing, the show’s originator, began hosting the “Just Like Mom” kids’ game show during its second season; the show ended in 1985, and Fergie’s behavior was questioned by both the public and some critics, who viewed his behavior toward the show’s contestants as inappropriate. Fergie had a brief part in the 1971 film “Face-Off,” in which he played a journalist covering a hockey game.

Personal life and marriage

Fergie met Catherine Swing in the early 1960s, and the two married in 1970. In 1980, they co-hosted the game program “Just Like Mom,” which starred their two kids Carrie and Emily. The couple married until 1985 when they separated because of what appears to be Fergie’s adultery.

Catherine Swing is a Canadian television personality, actress, and producer who was also Miss Canada in 1978. She is known for her roles in films such as “Katts and Dog” in 1989, “Forever Knight” in 1992, and “The Outer Limits” from 1996 to 1998.

Fergie and Catherine’s daughter, Carrie Olver, works as a TV reporter for The Weather Network and occasionally appears on shopping networks. Fergie has been married to Susan Wheeler since 1986, and the couple has a daughter named Allison.

Hobbies and Interests

Fergie’s favorite sport is baseball, which he played during his four years of high school. He also played football and soccer during that time. He is a film buff, with Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie among his favorite actors and actresses. His favorite films include “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

He enjoys watching horse races with his wife and has engaged in gambling, mostly on horses, through the years. He is a family man who values spending time with his loved ones. Fergie’s previous profession as a sportscaster for the Toronto Blue Jays carried him all around Canada, the United States, and even several European countries, which sparked his passion for travel.


Fergie had a habit of kissing young girls who participated in the “Just Like Mom” kids’ game show, and if they wouldn’t give him kisses, he would kiss them anyhow – this was not illegal in Canada, and no charges were filed against Fergie, though many critics and audience members claimed he was a borderline pedophile, meaning he fantasizes about girls and/or boys who are under the age of 18.

Net worth

Fergie is in his late seventies. He is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, weighs roughly 172lbs (78kgs), and has grey hair and brown eyes. His net worth is reported to be above $1.4 million.

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