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Overview (1)

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Finn continues to become the most popular on-camera TV host who was willing enough to find a job that pays him to have fun. He also dreamed of becoming a game show host, that would last a long time, and more than likely to have a lot than a little bit of "abracadabra" within his measure. Finn's first game show was, The Joker's Wild (1972), which first aired in syndication in 1990, and on the USA network, in reruns. When the show was cancelled around the same time, he began hosting Shop 'Til You Drop (1991). He has been hosting the game show since its July 1991 debut on Lifetime Television, where it became an immediate hit, after the immensely popular, "Supermarket Sweep", which aired the night before. Pat also hosted the California Lottery, "Big Spin 2000", game show, which airs throughout the state every Saturday night. He began his career in broadcasting at various radio stations as the voice of the station, writer and director rolled into one. He was also a talk-show host in Phoenix, before he decided to pay attention to more of his on-camera role. Also in Phoenix at NBC's KPNX-TV, he served as host and the executive producer of "Finn & Friends," which became the highly-rated daily talk show. In San Francisco, at NBC's KRON-TV, he was working as a weatherman, news anchor, correspondent, among many others. He also owns In-Finn-ity Productions, Inc., a television company specializing in reality-based television development and production and is now working on a game show for the Game Show Network, called, National Lampoon's Funny Money (2003). When not hosting, he spends most of his time producing and giving money to other charities.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Richard Collins II <hugsarealwaysinorder@yahoo.com>

Spouse (2)

Stephanie Raye (25 November 2006 - present)
Cathy (1988 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Works for In-Finn-Ity Direct products to where he produces shows
Has hosted over 700 shows on Shop 'Til You Drop on 3 different networks
Graduated from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA, in 1974
Was a weatherman and a newscaster in San Francisco
Is very good friends with Bob Eubanks, Bob Goen, Rich Fields, and Wink Martindale. Was also friends with Geoff Edwards.

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