JD Roberto

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JD Roberto
Born John David Roberto
(1969-10-23) October 23, 1969 (age 44)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Occupation Game show host, announcer, actor, writer
Years active 1995–present
Website
http://www.jdroberto.com

John David "JD" Roberto (born October 23, 1969) is an American television personality, game show host and writer.

Biography[edit]

Born in White Plains, New York, Roberto went to the NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. He also attended the University of British Columbia, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Stage and Screen.[1]

Television show host positions[edit]

Roberto is currently co-host of Better, a syndicated morning talk show that appears in 150 markets across the US. He has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as host of the show.

Roberto hosted the prime time reality TV shows How To Get The Guy[2] and Are You Hot?[3] (ABC), the relationship show Outback Jack[4] (TBS), The Alaskan Adventure Challenge[5] (Discovery Channel), the adventure travel show Shark Chasers[6] (Travel Channel) American Idol Extra,[7] the finale of The Search for the Next Elvira[8] and Reality Remix[9] (Fox Reality Channel). He has also been a recurring guest host of E! News Live.

His game show hosting credits include two seasons of the long-running Shop 'til You Drop from 2003 to 2005,[10] You Lie Like a Dog,[11] (Animal Planet), Food Fight[12] (Food Network), Cut To The Chase (TBS) and the Florida State Lottery game show, Flamingo Fortune.[13]

He is one of the hosts of The Price Is Right Live!,[14] a live version of the long-running TV game show presented at the Bally's Casino in Las Vegas. He was a guest announcer on the actual show itself for its 39th season, which premiered September 20, 2010. Roberto is also the announcer of Game Show Network's The Pyramid.[15]

Acting[edit]

As an actor, Roberto has appeared on All My Children (ABC), Passions (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), The New Adventures of Robin Hood (NBC) and the sitcoms Frasier[16](NBC), Family Matters (ABC) and Step by Step,[16] (ABC). Film appearances include 'Til Night, Strippers,[17] the award winning short film Moment of Silence[18] and Nautilus[19] with Richard Norton

Stage credits in New York and Los Angeles include performances at Theatre for the New City, Soho Rep, PS 122 and the title role in of Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Laguna Playhouse.[20]

Stunt performances[edit]

He was a stunt performer in such feature films as Flicka,[21] Charlie's Angels,[22] The Green Hornet, Galaxy Quest,[23] The Mask of Zorro[24] The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and in the web series The Bannen Way.

Roberto received a SAG Award nomination for Best Stunt Ensemble as part of the stunt team on The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film).

Writer[edit]

Roberto is the author of the The Hands On Dad blog and has written for The Huffington Post, The Bump, Parents Magazine, and LA Parent Magazine. Roberto's travel writing has been featured on the World Hum.[25] He has been a contributing writer to the Los Angeles Times in the field of love and relationships. His writing has also appeared on the Imperfect Parent web site.[26] In 2011, Roberto's screenplay Heavy Water was named a Top 10 Finalist in the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberto, John David (2010). "Biography". jdroberto.com. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "How to Get the Guy Pictures, JD Roberto Photos - Photo Gallery: How to Get the Guy". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People Episodes". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Outback Jack - JD Roberto's Outback Diary - Episode Eight". Tbs.com. 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  5. ^ "Trail Mix Crunch Alaskan Adventure Challenge Minisodes". Dsc.discovery.com. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Pete (2002-01-18). "Cutting to the Chase in Sharks' Lair". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Select a Channel". Fox Flash. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  8. ^ "The Search for the Next Elvira : Hulu on TWoP - Video, TV Shows, Full Episodes, Movies, Video Clips | TWoP". Televisionwithoutpity.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  9. ^ "Fox Reality – News". Foxreality.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Shop 'til You Drop on Lifetime - Watch Full Shop 'til You Drop Episodes, Read Episode Guides and More". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  11. ^ "Original Comedy Game Show Set to Premiere on Monday, January 31 On Animal Planet. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  12. ^ "Food Fight on Food Network - Watch Full Food Fight Episodes, Read Episode Guides and More". Tvguide.com. 2003-05-17. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  13. ^ "Orlandoans Set To Host Lottery Show". Orlando Sentinel. 1995-10-07. 
  14. ^ Arseniuk, Melissa (November 13, 2008). "C'mon down: Vegas 'Price is Right' resembles television namesake". http://www.lasvegassun.com. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  15. ^ http://www.jdroberto.com/news.html
  16. ^ a b "J.D. Roberto - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  17. ^ "Strippers (2000)". Ca.movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  18. ^ "Moment of Silence". SPIKE. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  19. ^ Nautilus, MTI Home Video, DVD Release January 18, 2000
  20. ^ "Playbill Online". 
  21. ^ Flicka, 20th century Fox, DVD Release February 6, 2007
  22. ^ Charlie's Angels, Sony Pictures, DVD release March 27, 2001
  23. ^ Galaxy Quest, Dreamworks Video, DVD Release May 2, 2000
  24. ^ The Mask of Zorro, Sony Pictures, DVD December 1, 1998
  25. ^ "Street Kids in Enzo's World". World Hum. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  26. ^ Strasser, Teresa; Roberto, JD (2006-04-06). "Dr. Phil, you set us up. Obviously". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Acting announcer of The Price is Right
2010-2011
Served alongside: Brad Sherwood, Jeff Davis and others
Succeeded by
George Gray
Preceded by
John Cramer
Announcer of Pyramid
2012
Succeeded by
incumbent