Mark DeCarlo

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Mark DeCarlo
Born Chicago, Illinois,
United States
Alma mater University of California
Occupation Actor, Host
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Yeni Alvarez
Website
markdecarlo.com

Mark DeCarlo (born June 23, 1962) is an American actor, television host, comedian, and travel & foodie expert. He is currently known for being a contributor to WLS-TV morning show Windy City Live,[1] a locally produced Chicago program that replaced The Oprah Winfrey Show following its 2011 ending. DeCarlo has been awarded three local Emmy Awards for his work on Windy City Live.

DeCarlo's first major exposure came in 1991 when he became host of the dating game show Studs. He is also known for providing the voice of Hugh Neutron, the title character's father, in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

Mark authored “A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities, 1 Stomach” which is a comedic travelogue & cook book published by Lyons Press.[2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Prior to Studs, DeCarlo was a host on the cable network MovieTime, before it became E! Entertainment Television. Early in his career, DeCarlo was a contestant on Sale of the Century, winning $115,257 in cash and prizes, in 1985 and Tic Tac Dough in 1990. He also guest-starred as himself in an episode of JONAS and is now a regular on Windy City Live, a local morning show in the Chicago market.[3]

Mark hosted 2 more TV shows, Fox’s extreme game show Big Deal, and FX’s late night talk show The X Show.

DeCarlo appeared on the game show Street Smarts in 2002 playing against Mark L. Walberg as part of a "Game Show Showdown", and lost the game with $1 to Walberg's $2. But because it was a charity episode, he still earned $500 for the M.S. Society of America.

DeCarlo appeared on an episode of the show Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis on Bravo, that aired May 16, 2012. He co-hosted the TV series THIS vs THAT that premiered Internationally in November of 2012.He also had a small role, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2013 he hosted EconomicalECO, a How-To series that popularizes ways to radically reduce cost of living by choosing economical American products & services.

Voice over acting[edit]

DeCarlo is the voice of Hugh Neutron on the television show Jimmy Neutron.[4] His voice over career includes animated stints on Back at the Barnyard, Planet Sheen, Johnny Bravo, Handy Manny and the Thumb series of comedies: Thumb Wars, BaTThumb and Thumbtanic.[5]

As travel & foodie expert[edit]

He hosted the Travel Channel's Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo for 2 seasons in 2004 and 2005, and is also known as the host of the early 1990s dating game show Studs[6] and the short-lived 1996 game show Big Deal.

Personal life[edit]

Mark DeCarlo graduated from Benet Academy in 1980. DeCarlo graduated from University of California, Los Angeles.[1] He married voice actress Yeni Álvarez on November 24th, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Contributor Mark DeCarlo". windycitylive.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mark DeCarlo". Amazon Books. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mark DeCarlo". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Mark DeCarlo at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "MARK DECARLO". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Studs". IMDb. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

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