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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 November 1951Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Birth NameMarc Berkowitz
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Indianapolis, he paid his dues as a magician, disc jockey, comedian and studio page in Los Angeles during the 1970s. When Jack Barry's announcer fell sick on The Joker's Wild (1972), 1973, Marc (then a 22-year-old page) filled in. That was his break. He began warming up audiences for network programs like Soap (1977), Star Search (1983) and Alice (1976), gaining exposure that finally led to his "organic" misadventures on Nickelodeon's Double Dare (1986) (which he hosted from 1986 to 1994) and What Would You Do? (1991).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Alice Filous (16 June 1974 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

Has obsessive-compulsive disorder, which was made public on television in 1996.
Adopted stage name "Summers" because of media attention surrounding "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz.
Attended North Central High School in Indianapolis.
Guest-hosted one week on Scrabble (1984) in 1987 while host Chuck Woolery played against other game show hosts.
His daughter, Meredith Berkowitz, was an assistant on Pick Your Brain (1993).
His favorite obstacle from the Double Dare (1986) obstacle course was the Gum Drop.
Suffered multiple broken bones in his face, from an accident involving a taxi, in which he was a passenger, in Philadelphia [August 16, 2012].
Living in Philadelphia, since 2004. [2010]
Like Kirk Fogg, Marc never was a panelist on Nickelodeon's "Figure It Out" in the late 1990s.
His mentors were: Wink Martindale and Bob Barker.
Best known by the public as host of Double Dare (1986) and Unwrapped (2001).
He didn't host a game show until he was 34. When Summers moved to Los Angeles, at the time, the network wasn't ready for this young, unfamiliar comedian to host a game show, allowing much matured, experienced game show emcees, who hosted their own game shows.

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