Adam Richman (actor)

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Adam Richman
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Born (1974-05-16) May 16, 1974 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Actor, television personality
Years active 1995–present

Adam Richman (born May 16, 1974) is an American actor and television personality. He was the host of the Travel Channel's eating challenge program Man v. Food and its sequel Man v. Food Nation, as well as Amazing Eats and Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America.

Early life and education[edit]

Richman was born into a Jewish family and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Midwood High School. He completed his undergraduate degree in International Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama.[1][2] While attending Emory University, Richman was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.[3] Richman, an only child, still resides in his hometown of Brooklyn.

Richman is a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees and the Miami Dolphins (especially their Hall of Fame quarterback, Dan Marino).[4] He also supports English soccer clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Grimsby Town.[5][6]

Career[edit]

His acting career has included guest roles on Guiding Light, All My Children, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, and in 2004 he portrayed God as a butcher on Joan of Arcadia. In addition to appearing in regional theater productions throughout the United States, Richman has also been seen in several national television commercials.

As a self-educated food expert and trained sushi chef,[7] Richman has kept a travel journal that includes every restaurant he has visited since 1995. To maintain his health while indulging for his show on Travel Channel's Man v. Food (which aired from 2008 to 2011), Richman would exercise twice a day while on the road.[1][8] When the schedule permitted, he would not eat the day before a challenge. He also tried to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water or club soda and forgoing coffee and soft drinks.[9] Richman retired from competitive eating in January 2012; thus, Man v. Food Nation was the final season of Man v. Food. During his time as a competitive eater, Richman gained a considerable amount of weight and became depressed. After retiring from competitive eating he lost 60 lbs in weight.[10]

Richman was a paid spokesman for Zantac during Season 3 of Man v. Food.[11]

He is also the author of America the Edible: A Hungry History from Sea to Dining Sea, which was released on November 9, 2010 by Rodale Publishing.[12]

On January 23, 2011, Richman appeared on Food Network's Iron Chef America as a judge for a battle with Gruyère cheese as the theme ingredient.

Richman is also host of Travel Channel's The Traveler's Guide to Life, which debuted on January 26, 2011, and Amazing Eats, a spin-off of his popular series Man v. Food and Man v. Food Nation, which premiered on January 11, 2012.

Richman also hosted the TV series Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America which premiered Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9 p.m. EST. This 11-episode weekly series documented Richman's "nationwide quest to find the best thing since sliced bread 'on' sliced bread."[13] He ultimately declared the roast-pork sandwich from Tommy DiNic's in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market his "Best Sandwich in America."

He currently hosts the NBC game show "Food Fighters" [14] and the Travel Channel's "Adam Richman's Fandemonium". [15]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Butcher God 1 episode
All My Children Andy 1 episode
2006 My Ex Life Cafe Patron uncredited
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Officer Marty Cataldo 1 episode
Guiding Light Lurker 1 episode
2008–2010 Man v. Food Himself/Host
2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Himself 1 episode
2011 Iron Chef America Himself/ICA Judge unknown episodes
2011 The Traveler's Guide to Life Himself/Host
2011 Man v. Food Nation Himself/Host
2012 Amazing Eats Himself/Host
2012 Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America Himself/Host
2012–present Best Thing I Ever Ate Himself/Host
2013 Epic Meal Time Himself/Guest Eater March 19, 2013[16]
2013 Last Call with Carson Daly Himself November 18, 2013
2014 Sunday Brunch Himself/Guest March 2, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Friedlander, Whitney (January 27, 2009). "Travel Channel’s Adam Richman digs into ‘Man v. Food’". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Moses, Jeremy (2009-08-28). "Interview: Man v. Food v. Jeremy » Mixed Multitudes – My Jewish Learning: Exploring Judaism & Jewish Life". Myjewishlearning.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Adam Richman of Man v. Food Chats with Heeb". Heebmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Famous Fin Fan: Adam Richman". miamidolphins.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Man vs Food star & Tottenham Hotspur fan Adam Richman visits the Lane!". tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  6. ^ "Mariner vs. Food". The Fishy. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  7. ^ Keller, Joel (June 23, 2009). "Adam Richman Hunkers Down to a Third Season of 'Man v. Food'". tvsquad. 
  8. ^ Aromin, Joshua (February 5, 2009). "Travel Channel's 'Man vs. Food' a worthy contender". The Good 5-cent Cigar (The University of Rhode Island). [dead link]
  9. ^ Norton, Al (February 11, 2009). "411mania Interviews Man v. Food's Adam Richman". 411mania. 
  10. ^ Arnold, Ben. "Man Vs Food star loses four stone after quitting show". yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  11. ^ "'Zantac Teams with Travel Channel for "Beat the Heat" Tour'". Taste Of Buffalo. May 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ Stern, Jane. "Entry for "America the Edible: A Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea"". amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-03-12). "NBC Picks Up Culinary Game Show Hosted By Adam Richman & Produced By Electus". Deadline. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  15. ^ "About The Show". travelchannel.com. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  16. ^ "Chocolate Breakfast - Epic Meal Time". YouTube. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 

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