Eddie McGee
Houseguest Profile
Born February 24, 1979 (1979-02-24) (age 39)
Hometown Commack, New York
Occupation Student
Season History
Big Brother 1 (US)
Status Winner
Place 1st
Votes To Win 59% of America
Times Nominated 5 (Weeks 8, 10, 11, 12 & Day 88)
Nominations Received 17
Days 88
Social Media
Twitter TheEddieMcGee
Facebook eddie.mcgee.58
Youtube Don'tTurnAround

Eddie McGee was the winner of Big Brother 1 (US) as well as the first winner in Big Brother History. He received 59% of America's Vote after lasting 88 days inside the Big Brother House and won the $500,000 grand prize.

Eddie was known in the game for being blunt and outspoken and being one of the only houseguests who would openly talk about his desire to win the money. He is also remembered for being the only amputee to ever play the game.


Eddie McGee Biography

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Born in Manhasset, New York on February 24, 1979, Eddie is, at age 21, the youngest of the Big Brother House Guests. A student at the University of Texas, Eddie is on a wheelchair basketball scholarship and once coached a kid's basketball team. A cancer survivor, Eddie's proudest accomplishment is teaching children that being disabled doesn't mean that you can't live a rewarding life.

Eddie is a good guy to have around the house. His favorite pursuits include landscaping and home-improvement projects. He's also an avid basketball fan, (so maybe he'll find time for a little one-on-one with housemates William and Josh).

Maybe there's a hint of the romantic in Eddie, since he counts the Candelight Diner in Commack, New York among his favorite restaurants. Still, he's equally happy with burgers and fries from the local White Castle, and is always up for a Big Sloppy from Commack's Miami Subs.

As for books and movies, Eddie's tastes can best be described as eclectic. The best films hes ever seen range from the SCTV-inspired silliness of "Strange Brew", to the dramatic magnetism of "The Shawshank Redemption" (also a favorite of housemate Josh's), to the dark intensity of "American History X".

Similarly, Eddie's interest in such literary classics as Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island", and William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", is offset by his appreciation for a well-told horror story like Stephen King's "It".

When it comes to vacations, Eddie likes to keep it simple and close to his home on Long Island. His idea of the perfect getaway is a camping trip with friends and family at Smith Point County Park in Shirley, New York.

Player History - Big Brother 1 (US)

Task History

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win
Week 3 Weekly Task Win
Week 4 Weekly Task Win
Week 5 Weekly Task Loss
Week 6 Weekly Task Loss
Week 7 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Win
Week 8 Weekly Task Win
Week 9 Weekly Task Loss
Week 10 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Loss
Week 11 Weekly Task Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 12 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Loss

Nomination History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Jean Jordan
William Collins
Cassandra Waldon
Jean Jordan
William Collins
4 Curtis Kin
Jean Jordan
Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
Jean Jordan
6 Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
Curtis Kin
8 Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
10 Cassandra Waldon
Curtis Kin
Cassandra Waldon
Jamie Marie Kern
11 George Allen Boswell
Jamie Marie Kern
Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
12 Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
Curtis Kin
Jamie Marie Kern
No Nominations Winner


  • Eddie was the first winner in the American version of Big Brother.
  • Eddie was the youngest winner in Big Brother history until Ian Terry broke Eddie's record when he won Big Brother 14 in 2012.
  • Eddie is the first (and, thus far, only) amputee to compete in Big Brother.
  • Eddie is the only player ever to be nominated more than 3 times in a row and still win the game. 
  • Eddie is one of the first houseguests from New York, along with Curtis Kin


Preceded by
Title Established
Season 1
BB1 Eddie Small
Eddie McGee
Succeeded by
Season 2
BB2 Will Small
Will Kirby
Big Brother 1 House Guests
3rd Place