Great Game show hosts

by wwetyler13 | created - 16 Jun 2011 | updated - 16 Jun 2011 | Public

1. Pat Sajak

Self | Wheel of Fortune

Pat Sajak was born on October 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Patrick Leonard Sajdak. He is an actor and producer, known for Wheel of Fortune (1983), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) and The A-Team (1983). He has been married to Lesly Brown since December 31, 1989. They have two children. He ...

2. Alex Trebek

Producer | Jeopardy!

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada's premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news ...

3. Regis Philbin

Actor | Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada, especially. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. ...

4. Richard Karn

Actor | Home Improvement

Richard Karn was born on February 17, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, the son of Gene and Louise Wilson. He has a sister named Sue. His birth name was Richard Karn Wilson, but he shortened it to Richard Karn because there was already a Richard Wilson registered with the Screen Actors Guild.

He did his...

5. Chuck Woolery

Actor | Six Pack

Chuck Woolery originally set his sights on a career in the music industry but had a change of heart when he joined the U.S. Navy instead. After two years military service, he attended college in his home state of Kentucky and afterward held various jobs including a stint as a sales rep at Pillsbury...

6. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He was previously married to Sherri Kramer Saget.

7. Jerry Springer

Actor | Domino

Jerry Springer was born on February 13, 1944 in London, England as Gerald Norman Springer. He is an actor and producer, known for Domino (2005), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Ringmaster (1998). He has been married to Micki Velton since June 16, 1973. They have one child.

8. Jeff Foxworthy

Actor | Racing Stripes

Foxworthy was born Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy in Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1958.

He followed in his father's footsteps working for IBM in Georgia, but on a dare from friends, he did a few minutes of comedy at an Atlanta comedy club. A few months later, Foxworthy quit his job and started on ...

9. Bob Barker

Producer | The New Price Is Right

For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right (1972) game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line? (1950), which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's ...

10. Drew Carey

Actor | The Drew Carey Show

Drew Carey was born on May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Drew Allison Carey. He is an actor and writer, known for The Drew Carey Show (1995), Robots (2005) and Jack and Jill (2011).

11. Dick Clark

Self | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which ...

12. Gene Rayburn

Self | Match Game 73

Gene Rayburn was born on December 22, 1917, in Christopher, Illinois. After his father died at a very young age, his mother moved to Chicago and married Milan Rubessa, and Gene adopted his stepfather's name. As Gene Rubessa, he acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acting career. He ...

13. Anne Robinson

Self | The Weakest Link

Born Anne Josephine Robinson on September 26, 1944 in Crosby, Liverpool, England, this famous host of the BBC and NBC quiz show The Weakest Link (2001) started her career as a journalist for Rediffusion. She made her way up by working on the Daily Mail, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror. It was at the ...

14. Richard Dawson

Actor | The Running Man

Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In ...