Favorite Game Show, Talk Show, Variety Show or Reality Show Hosts or Personalities

by rleegray-569-58158 | created - 13 Nov 2017 | updated - 28 Nov 2017 | Public

My favorite game show, talk show, or reality show hosts, personalities or contestants. List will be updated often. They are listed in no particular order.

1. Tom Bergeron

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Tom Bergeron was born on May 6, 1955 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA as Thomas Raymond Bergeron. He is a producer and actor, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), Hollywood Squares (1998) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). He has been married to Lois Harmon since May 22, 1982. They have two ...

2. Jeff Probst

Director | Finder's Fee

Jeff Probst is the Emmy Award-winning host of Survivor (2000). He won the inaugural Emmy for Best Reality Show Host in 2008 and again in 2009. Probst also received an Emmy as Host/Producer of Survivor (2000) back in 2001.

He was also voted one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People.

As a ...

3. Colby Donaldson

Actor | Red Eye

Colby Donaldson was born on April 1, 1974 in Christoval, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Red Eye (2005), Good Girls Don't... (2004) and Joey (2004). He has been married to Britt Bailey since September 24, 2016.

4. Heidi Klum

Producer | Project Runway

Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young woman's magazine. Klum won the competition, and ...

5. Adam Levine

Soundtrack | Begin Again

Grammy-winning band Maroon 5's frontman Adam Noah Levine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam's father's family is Jewish, while Adam's mother is of half Jewish (her ...

6. Blake Shelton

Actor | The Ridiculous 6

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as Blake Tollison Shelton. He was previously married to Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Gern.

7. Carson Daly

Music_department | Session 9

Carson Daly was born on June 22, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Carson Jones Daly. He is a producer and actor, known for Session 9 (2001), Josie and the Pussycats (2001) and The Voice (2011). He has been married to Siri Pinter since December 23, 2015. They have three children.

8. Drew Carey

Producer | The Drew Carey Show

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

9. T.J. Lavin

Actor | A Monster Among Men

T.J. Lavin was born on December 7, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Thomas Joseph Lavin. He is an actor and composer, known for Beast: A Monster Among Men (2013), Freak Accident (2007) and Nitro Circus (2009). He has been married to Roxanne Siordia since November 2, 2012.

10. Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin

Actor | The Campaign

Michael "The Miz" Mizanin was born in Cleveland, OH on October 8th, 1980 to Barbara and George Mizanin. He graduated with honors from Normandy High School before attending Miami University of Ohio (where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity).

While in college, he auditioned for The Real World...

11. Gordon Ramsay

Producer | Hell's Kitchen

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...

12. Justin Willman

Self | Magic for Humans

Justin Willman is a magician & comedian known for his multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Conan, and @Midnight. He's performed live at the White House for the first family, his online videos have racked up over 50 million views, and his debut comedy/magic special Sleight of Mouth just ...

13. Jonathan Bennett

Self | Cake Wars

Jonathan David Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to RuthAnne (Mason) and Dr. David Paul Bennett. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on ...

14. Tyra Banks

Actress | Coyote Ugly

Tyra Banks was born on December 4, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tyra Lynne Banks. She is a producer and writer, known for Coyote Ugly (2000), America's Next Top Model (2003) and Tropic Thunder (2008).

15. Nick Cannon

Actor | Drumline

Nick Cannon was born on October 8, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA as Nicholas Scott Cannon. He is a producer and writer, known for Drumline (2002), Bobby (2006) and Men in Black II (2002). He was previously married to Mariah Carey.

16. Simon Cowell

Self | Scary Movie 3

Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music ...

17. Howie Mandel

Producer | Bobby's World

The story goes that huggable stand-up comedian Howie Mandel, who ran a carpet business once upon a time, began his show biz career by chance while catching amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation. Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired ...

18. Sharon Osbourne

Actress | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Sharon Osbourne was born on October 9, 1952 in Brixton, London, England as Sharon Rachel Arden. She is a producer and actress, known for Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Garfield 2 (2006) and It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006). She has been married to Ozzy Osbourne since July 4, 1982. They have three ...

19. 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 ...

20. Johnny Olson

Actor | Doorway to Fame

Johnny Olson was born on May 22, 1910 in Windom, Minnesota, USA as John Leonard Olson. He was an actor, known for Doorway to Fame (1947), Match Game (1973) and The Steve Lawrence Show (1965). He was married to Penelope Katheen Powers. He died on October 12, 1985 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

21. Brett Somers

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Brett Somers was born on July 11, 1924 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada as Audrey Dawn Johnston. She was an actress, known for Battlestar Galactica (1978), The Odd Couple (1970) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970). She was married to Jack Klugman and Robert Klein. She died on September 15, 2007 ...

22. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Ray

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

23. October Gonzalez

Actress | Modern Family

October Gonzalez was born as October Calinda Vegas-Russell. She is an actress, known for Modern Family (2009), Play It Forward (2015) and Beat Shazam (2017). She has been married to Tony Gonzalez since July 2007. They have two children.

24. Phil Keoghan

Producer | The Amazing Race

Phil has also written a book called 'No Opportunity Wasted' and produced a TV show with the same title.

The NOW philosophy is about making the most out of each moment and living each days as if it were your last.

Phil has also launched his own energy bar called NOW Energy Bar. It comes in three ...

25. Monty Hall

Producer | Let's Make a Deal

Monty Hall was born Maurice Halperin on August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1945. He's the father of Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, television writer/director Sharon Hall, and Emmy Award winner ...

26. Ryan Seacrest

Self | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Born and raised in Atlanta, Seacrest has been the heart and soul of television and in radio for many years, beginning as the host of such kids shows as, Gladiators 2000 (1994), Fox Family Channel's Wild Animal Games (1995), and Click (1997), which ultimately led him to his afternoon gig at Los ...

27. Randy Jackson

Self | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Randy Jackson was born on June 23, 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as Randall Darius Jackson. He is a producer and actor, known for American Idol (2002), Cool Runnings (1993) and The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996). He was previously married to Erika Jackson and Elizabeth.

28. Bill Cullen

Self | Three on a Match

Bill Cullen was born on February 18, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William Lawrence Cullen. He was an actor, known for Three on a Match (1971), Blockbusters (1980) and It Happened to Jane (1959). He was married to Ann Cullen, Carol Ames and Ruth Elizabeth Harrington. He died on July 7, ...

29. Bob Hilton

Self | Blockbusters

Bob Hilton was born on July 23, 1943 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. He is married to Joni Hilton. He was previously married to Kitty Hilton.

30. Rachael Ray

Actress | The Emoji Movie

Lives in the Adirondacks with her husband John M. Cusimano, mother Elsa Scuderi, a cat and two fishes. Has a younger brother named Emmanuel (Manny) and an older sister named Maria Betar. Moved to upstate New York when she was in the first grade. At one time, her family owned several restaurants, ...

31. Bobby Flay

Producer | Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

Bobby Flay was born on December 10, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert William Flay. He is a producer and actor, known for Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction (2011), Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay (2002) and Entourage (2004).

32. Vicki Lawrence

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

Famed actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Vicki Lawrence has appeared in television shows, and in nightclubs. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway.

Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrad in Inglewood, California, to Ann Alene (Loyd) and ...

33. Chris Harrison

Actor | Date Movie

Chris Harrison was born on July 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Christopher Bryan Harrison. He is an actor and producer, known for Date Movie (2006), The Short Cut (2011) and Hot in Cleveland (2010). He was previously married to Gwendolyn Jones.

34. Jim Perry

Self | Card Sharks

Jim Perry is a former television game show host, singer and performer in the 1970s and 1980s. He has had success on both Canadian and American television.

He started out as a singer in special services, working on Armed Forces Radio during the Korean war, and then replaced Eddie Fisher as the staff ...

35. Gene Wood

Writer | When Things Were Rotten

Gene Wood was a prolific game show announcer during the 1970s and 1980s. Most often heard over Goodson-Todman (later Mark Goodson Productions) game shows, he was the voice that introduced game shows including "Card Sharks", "Tattletales," "Classic Concentration," "Password Plus"/"Super Password" ...

36. Wink Martindale

Producer | Second Honeymoon

Wink Martindale was born on December 4, 1933 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA as Winston Conrad Martindale. He is an actor and producer, known for Second Honeymoon (1987), Bumper Stumpers (1987) and The Lively Set (1964). He has been married to Sandy Ferra since August 2, 1975. They have four children. ...

37. 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 ...

38. Janice Pennington

Actress | I Love My Wife

Janice Pennington was born on July 8, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Janice Marie Pennington. She is an actress, known for I Love My Wife (1970), Martial Law (1998) and Lucas Tanner (1974). She has been married to Carlos de Abreu since April 20, 1984. She was previously married to Fritz ...

39. Jed Allan

Actor | General Hospital

Jed Allan was born on March 1, 1935 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Jed Allan Brown. He was an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Port Charles (1997). He was married to Janice Toby Druger. He died on March 9, 2019 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

40. Brooke Burns

Actress | Shallow Hal

Brooke Burns was born on March 16, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Brooke Elizabeth Burns. She is an actress, known for Shallow Hal (2001), Baywatch (1989) and Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2016). She has been married to Gavin O'Connor since June 22, 2013. They have one child. She was ...

41. Mark Labbett

Producer | NGW British Wrestling Weekly

Mark Labbett was born on August 15, 1965 in Tiverton, Devon, England as Mark Andrew Labbett. He is a producer, known for NGW British Wrestling Weekly (2014), The Chase (2013) and The Chase (2009). He has been married to Katie since October 11, 2014.

42. Steve Harvey

Producer | The Steve Harvey Show

Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, USA as Broderick Stephen Harvey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Family Feud (1999) and You Got Served (2004). He has been married to Marjorie Harvey since June 25, 2007. They have one child. He ...

43. Mark L. Walberg

Producer | Buried History with Mark Walberg

Mark L. Walberg was born on August 31, 1962 in Florence, South Carolina, USA as Mark Lewis Walberg. He is an actor and producer, known for Buried History with Mark Walberg (2015), Son of the Beach (2000) and Antiques Roadshow (1997). He has been married to Robbi Morgan since 1987. They have two ...

44. Julie Chen

Actress | Supergirl

Chen began filling in as news anchor for The CBS Morning News (1987) and This Morning (1988) in June 1999. Before that, she was a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS station in New York (1997-99). She also was a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton (1995-97). Chen was a producer for ABC NewsOne, that ...

45. Ted Allen

Self | Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime-time competition series Chopped (2007) on the Food Network, and a frequent contributor to Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate (2009). He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo's Top Chef (2006) and Food Network's Iron Chef America: ...

46. Alex Guarnaschelli

Actress | Ideal Home

Alex Guarnaschelli was born as Alexandra Guarnaschelli. She is an actress, known for Ideal Home (2018), Young & Hungry (2014) and The Real O'Neals (2016). She has been married to Brandon Clark since April 29, 2007. They have one child.

47. Marc Murphy

Actor | Toy Soldier

Marc Murphy is an actor, known for Toy Soldier (2015), Best.Ever. (2015) and Chopped (2007).

48. Amanda Freitag

Self | American Diner Revival

Amanda Freitag is an actress, known for American Diner Revival (2015), Unique Eats (2010) and Chopped After Hours (2014).

49. 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 ...

50. Vanna White

Actress | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Vanna White was born Vanna Marie Angel in Conway, South Carolina, to Miguel Angel and Joan Marie Rosich. Her maternal father disappeared from her life shortly after her birth, and Vanna used her mother's maiden name as her own for a short time, until her mother married Herbert White, who raised her...

51. 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...

52. Alton Brown

Writer | Good Eats

Alton Brown was born on July 30, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Eats (1999), Cooking Thin (2001) and School Daze (1988). He has been married to Elizabeth Ingram since September 29, 2018. He was previously married to Deanna Brown and Unknown.

53. Jet Tila

Actor | Kitchen Lab

Jet Tila is an actor and producer, known for Kitchen Lab (2015), Chasing the Yum (2008) and Family Food Showdown (2019). He is married to Allison Tila. They have two children.

54. Simon Majumdar

Self | Extreme Chef

Food writer.

55. Antonia Lofaso

Actress | The Real O'Neals

Antonia Lofaso was born as Antonia Marie Lofaso. She is an actress, known for The Real O'Neals (2016), Grade A Kitchen (2018) and Best.Ever. (2015).

56. Alison Sweeney

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Alison Sweeney was born on September 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alison Jane Sweeney. She is an actress and producer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015) and Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe (2016). She has been married to ...

57. Jillian Michaels

Actress | Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones

Jillian Michaels was born on February 18, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jillian Leigh McKarus. She is an actress and producer, known for Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones (2010), Wake Up Call (2014) and Graves (2016).

58. 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 ...

59. Billy Eichner

Actor | The Lion King

Billy Eichner was born on September 18, 1978 and raised in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School (NY) in 1996. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Theater.

He is the star, executive producer and creator of Billy on the Street (2011), a comedy game show ...

60. Ray Combs

Actor | Overboard

Ray Combs was born on April 3, 1956 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA as Raymond Neil Combs Jr. He is known for his work on Overboard (1987), Family Feud (1988) and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). He was married to Debra Jo Loomis. He died on June 2, 1996 in Glendale, California, USA.

61. Peter Marshall

Self | The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)

Peter Marshall was born on March 30, 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA as Ralph Pierre LaCock. He is an actor and writer, known for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965), Annie (1982) and Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (1977). He has been married to Laurie Marshall since August 19, 1989. He ...

62. Paul Lynde

Actor | Bye Bye Birdie

Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...

63. 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 ...

64. Johnny Gilbert

Actor | White Men Can't Jump

One of television's legendary and beloved game show announcers, Johnny Gilbert got his start in show business in high school as a singer, comedian and master of ceremonies. He soon toured the nightclub circuit as a featured attraction; he even parlayed his success into an recorded an album of pop ...

65. Rod Roddy

Actor | Soap

Rod Roddy was born on September 28, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Robert Ray Roddy. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), House of Mouse (2001) and Martial Law (1998). He died on October 27, 2003 in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

66. Ryan Stiles

Actor | Hot Shots! Part Deux

It's not surprising that Ryan Stiles would feel comfortable doing a comedic turn in the role of Lewis, one of Drew Carey's ever-present friends in the new comedy The Drew Carey Show (1995). After all, the first job Stiles ever had was that of a stand-up comedian. Although he was a good student, ...

67. Colin Mochrie

Actor | Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin Andrew Mochrie was on born November 30, 1957, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. His father, an airline maintenance executive, moved the family to Montreal, Canada, in 1964, and finally to Vancouver in 1969. When asked about his childhood, Mochrie said he tended to be a bit of a loner because of moving...

68. John O'Hurley

Actor | Seinfeld

John O'Hurley was born on October 9, 1954 in Kittery, Maine, USA as John Gerald O'Hurley. He is an actor, known for Seinfeld (1989), The X-Files (1993) and A Whole New Ballgame (1995). He has been married to Lisa Mesloh since August 14, 2004. They have one child. He was previously married to Eva ...

69. John Daly

Actor | The Front Page

John Daly was born on February 20, 1914 in Johannesburg, South Africa as John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly. He was an actor, known for The Front Page (1949), The Christophers (1952) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Virginia Warren and Margaret Criswell Neal. He died on February 24, ...

70. Arlene Francis

Actress | The Thrill of It All

Arlene Francis, the witty actress and popular television personality, was born Arlene Francis Kazanjian on Oct. 20, 1907, in Boston. Her father was an Armenian immigrant, later painter and portrait photographer; her mother was the daughter of actor Alfred Davis. Even at an early age, Arlene said, "...

71. Bennett Cerf

Writer | The Twilight Zone

Best known as publisher and founder of Random House. Published many giants of 20th century American literature, including William Faulkner, James Michener, and Ayn Rand. Published James Joyce's Ulysses in the US after winning landmark Supreme Court obscenity case. Edited compilations of humor and ...

72. Dorothy Kilgallen

Writer | Fly Away Baby

Dorothy Kilgallen was the daughter of James Kilgallen, a colorful and popular newspaperman with the Hearst Corporation. She followed her father into the newspaper business and made her early reputation as a crime reporter (a novelty for women in those days) and for her participation in an ...

73. Joe Rogan

Actor | NewsRadio

Joe Rogan was born on August 11, 1967 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Joseph J. Rogan. He is a writer and actor, known for NewsRadio (1995), Zookeeper (2011) and Here Comes the Boom (2012). He has been married to Jessica Rogan since 2009. They have two children.

74. Chris Hardwick

Producer | Talking Dead

Chris Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Christopher Ryan Hardwick. He is a producer and actor, known for Talking Dead (2011), @midnight (2013) and The Wall (2016). He has been married to Lydia Hearst since August 20, 2016.

75. Henry Louis Gates

12 Years a Slave

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has ...

76. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The 33 (2015).

77. Mark Dacascos

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Mark Dacascos is an actor, director, martial artist, and television personality. Whether seen on the big screen or small, playing the good guy or the bad, Mark has been making audience stand up and take notice for many years.

This May, Mark will be seen in highly anticipated film John Wick: Chapter ...

78. Kevin Brauch

Self | The Thirsty Traveler

Kevin Brauch was born on July 18, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for The Thirsty Traveler (2002), Stuff (1997) and TVO Kids: The Space (1994).

79. Lynne Thigpen

Actress | The Warriors

Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a...

80. Guy Fieri

Self | Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Guy Ramsay Ferry. He is a producer and actor, known for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (2006), Southern and Hungry (2017) and Guy's Big Bite (2006). He has been married to Lori Fieri since 1995. They have three children.

81. Garry Moore

Actor | It Happened to Jane

Garry Moore was born on January 31, 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thomas Garrison Morfit. He was an actor, known for It Happened to Jane (1959), Fireside Theatre (1949) and I've Got a Secret (1952). He was married to Mary Elizabeth Knoernschild deChant and Eleanor Borum Little. He died on ...

82. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

83. Wayne Brady

Actor | Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia and lived in Orlando, Florida. At 16, Brady had already decided on a career in the military. Little did he know that a chance performance in a high school play would garner him not only rave reviews but also permanently alter his long-range plans. Soon, he ...

84. Suzanne Whang

Actress | House Hunters

Suzanne Whang is a versatile actor, national television host, award-winning stand-up comedian, published author, professional keynote speaker, radio host, spoken word artist, teacher, creativity coach, metaphysical minister, and political activist.

As an actor, Suzanne has appeared in numerous ...

85. Tyler Florence

Director | Uncrushable

Tyler Florence was born on March 3, 1971 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA as Kevin Tyler Florence. He is a director, known for Uncrushable (2018), Food Court Wars (2012) and Tyler's Ultimate (2003). He has been married to Tolan Clark since December 2, 2006. They have two children. He was ...

86. Andy Cohen

Producer | Project Runway

Andy Cohen was born as Andrew Cohen. He is a producer and actor, known for Project Runway (2004), Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005) and Queer Eye (2003).

87. Wil Wheaton

Actor | Stand by Me

Wil Wheaton was born Richard William Wheaton III on July 29, 1972 in Burbank, California. He first gained international attention by starring in the Rob Reiner comedy-drama film Stand by Me (1986). He then played Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) for ...

88. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin).

Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is ...

89. John Henson

Writer | Talk Soup

John Henson started acting when he was eight years old and tried everything he could--even singing and dancing. It was at Boston University that he began performing improvisational comedy. He loved the adrenaline rush it gave him so he quit school at the age of 20 to do stand-up full time.

90. Allen Ludden

Self | Password

Allen Ludden was born on October 5, 1917 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA as Allen Packard Ellsworth. He was an actor, known for Password (1961), It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) and Futureworld (1976). He was married to Betty White and Margaret Frances McGloin. He died on June ...

91. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...

92. Meredith Vieira

Actress | Get Him to the Greek

Meredith Vieira was born on December 30, 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Meredith Louise Vieira. She is a producer and actress, known for Get Him to the Greek (2010), The Stepford Wives (2004) and Shrek Forever After (2010). She has been married to Richard M. Cohen since June 14, 1986. ...

93. Rick Harrison

Producer | Pawn Stars

Rick Harrison was born on March 22, 1965 in Lexington, North Carolina, USA as Richard Kevin Harrison. He is a producer and actor, known for Pawn Stars (2009), Blood Sweat and Heels (2014) and Resurrection. He has been married to Deanna Burditt since July 21, 2013. He was previously married to Tracy...

94. Bud Collyer

Actor | The New Adventures of Superman

Most of Clayton's family was in show biz, but he initially decided to go into his father's field, law. He worked his way through Fordham University as a radio actor and singer, then took a job as a law clerk. Two years later, realizing that radio was very much more lucrative a career, he changed ...

95. Groucho Marx

Actor | A Night at the Opera

The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love...

96. Kitty Carlisle

Actress | A Night at the Opera

Kitty Carlisle Hart wore a cloak of many professional and elegant colors. Actress, opera singer, Broadway performer, TV celebrity, game show panelist, patron of the arts, and, at age 95, this vital woman continued her six-decade musical odyssey with songs and reminisces in her one-woman show: "...

97. Tom Poston

Actor | Christmas with the Kranks

Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston, he with the bugged-out eyes that commonly accentuated a vague look of bewilderment, was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1921 and, by age nine, was appearing with an acrobatic troupe. He was attending Bethany College in West Virginia when World War II broke out and he ...

98. Peggy Cass

Actress | Auntie Mame

Mary Margaret Cass was born May 21, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts. After three years in the Cambridge Latin School drama club without one speaking part, she moved to New York, where she worked as a secretary, telephone operator, advertising solicitor and model. She joined a USO troupe that took ...

99. Peter Tomarken

Actor | Heaven Can Wait

Peter Tomarken was born on December 7, 1942 in Olean, New York, USA as Peter David Tomarken. He was an actor and writer, known for Heaven Can Wait (1978), Haunted (1998) and Press Your Luck (1983). He was married to Kathleen Abigail Eastman and Dana Jones. He died on March 13, 2006 in Santa Monica,...

100. Johnny Carson

Soundtrack | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in ...



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