Chris Jacobs (actor)
Christopher "Chris" Jacobs (born January 30, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is an actor and television personality. He is the host of TLC's Overhaulin' and formerly hosted The Insider, he also worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He now also works for NFL Network, and recently hosted the interactive portion of Chopper Live and Gold Rush Live both on Discovery Channel.
He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois and then Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan before moving to California in 1988 where he attended Whittier College, earning a bachelor's degree in English. He also attended and graduated from Western State University College of Law and was later admitted to the state bar of California in 1995.
On July, 2009, he hosted a TV infomercial for CarMD vehicle diagnostic tool with Keri Hatfield, the winner of Miss Utah USA 2000. In 2011, the infomercial "Save with CarMD" also won the Moxie Awards for Best Long Form of the Year – Under 250k.
On March 5, 2011, it was announced that he had been named a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Said executive producer Linda Bell Blue, "In just a short time, Chris has built a strong connection with the Hollywood community. His interview skills and inquisitive nature make him the perfect person to send out in the field to cover events and exclusive interviews for ET. We're excited he's joining ET as a correspondent." Jacobs left ET in early 2013.
Hosted "Skywire Live" on Discovery.com for the Discovery Channel, June 23rd, 2013.
- IMDb profile
- Overhaulin' forums
- "Chris Jacobs Garage" website
- "The Futon Critic" website
- 2011 ERA Moxie Awards Gala
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