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June 10, 1957 |
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, game show host, talk show host|
|Years active||1980; 1988–present|
Michael Burger (born June 10, 1957) is an American actor and comedian, but is better known for hosting game shows.
Burger's first national hosting job began in March 1989 when he was picked to host Straight to the Heart, an adult-themed dating game show that ran in syndication with co-host (and soap opera actress) Barbara Lee Alexander (now Barbara Niven) until September 1989. Then in September 1991, he was picked to host Personals, another adult-themed dating game show that ran on CBS' late night schedule until December 1992. Burger also hosted Man O' Man based on a German game show format of the same name as a one-hour special for UPN in 1995. He later hosted the second season of Family Channel's Family Challenge in 1996 until 1997, replacing first-season host Ray Combs who had committed suicide that year. He later hosted the syndicated late-90s version of Match Game, which ran for one season. He also had a stint hosting the live stage show The Price Is Right Live!.
In 2001 Burger also served as the play-by-play commentator on the short-lived series Iron Chef USA.
From 1994 to 1996, Burger co-hosted Mike and Maty, a daytime talk show on ABC. He then co-hosted The Home and Family Show with Cristina Ferrare, a two-hour show that was broadcast on the Family Channel from June 3, 1996, to August 14, 1998.
- "AND THE SURVEY SAYS... ...The Showboat's 'Family Feud Live' is a hit!". New York Daily News. April 30, 2006.
|Host of Match Game
2004 pilot only