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Overview (2)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameChristopher Bryan Harrison

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Harrison was born on July 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Christopher Bryan Harrison. He is an actor and producer, known for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002), The Bachelor (2002) and The Bachelorette (2003). He was previously married to Gwendolyn Jones.

Spouse (1)

Gwendolyn Jones (20 November 1993 - 2012) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

He attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship and then made the natural transition to sportscasting with a local station. He began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A visit to L.A. for an audition for a horseracing network led to a permanent move. Married to his college sweetheart Gwen and they have one son, Joshua
Worked at KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City
One of a handful of celebrities passing through Los Angeles International Airport (1 November 2013) when a gunman opened fire killing a TSA official. Harrison was in Terminal 4 when the shooting started.

Personal Quotes (6)

[on his early career]: What most people don't know is that this goes back to my true passion - live TV, I started there as a local sportscaster in Oklahoma City and that will always be my love. It's kind of what I live for.
[About The Bachelor (2002)'s comparison to other long-running reality shows]: It's Survivor (2000) meets Big Brother (2000). It's an homage to our fans.
Strangers come up to me in bars and tell me about their sex lives. I'm thinking, 'You think I can make it better somehow?'"
[Of Brad Womack]: There's a large group out there that's like, "Screw this guy. I hope he falls on his face and gets what's coming to him", and he does.
[About the drama of the traditional The Bachelor (2002) format]: The funny thing is there's a lot of drama and my guess is Brad doesn't know or hasn't seen about 95 percent of it. It's definitely one of those seasons where he's not privy to a lot of it and I think he's going to be shocked by what's going on behind the scenes or over at the girls' house.
[Of Season 15's The Bachelor (2002)]: What we have this year instead of scandals are unbelievably compelling, tragic stories that you will absolutely be captivated by. It's a different group than we're used to, a little more mature in their life experiences.

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