Chris Jacobs (actor)

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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.[citation needed]

He has had small television roles in The X-Files, CSI, Touched by an Angel and Two and a Half Men.

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 November 22, 2009, he was the presenter for the live telecast of the Miss California USA pageant. From 2009 to 2011, he co-presented The Insider with Lara Spencer.

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.

Jacobs' TV series Overhaulin' returned for a sixth season on Velocity in the fall of 2012.

From 2013, when Jacobs left Entertainment Tonight, he became a weekend presenter for the NFL Network. He hosted Skywire Live on Discovery.com for the Discovery Channel in June 2013.

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