Rossi Morreale

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Rossi Morreale
Born (1977-04-27) April 27, 1977 (age 37)
Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Residence Los Angeles, California USA
Nationality USA
Alma mater Arkansas
Known for Television Personality, Game show host
Home town Fort Smith, Arkansas
Spouse(s) Kacey Coppola
Website
Official site

Rossi Morreale (born April 27, 1977 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is a television personality and former college football player.

Morreale was a wide receiver & punt returner for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team, lettering from 1997–1999.[1] After graduation he went out to Hermosa Beach, CA on Vacation for the summer. After becoming a "Manny" for 3 little girls, he was offered a job selling Commercial printing for Applied Graphics Technologies and decided to stay in California.

In 2001, after stumbling into CMEG the casting/management office of Marki Costello, his charm and wit were quickly realized and he was immediately cast in a reality show by Marki. He appeared on the second season of Temptation Island as one of the "singles" meant to tempt committed female contestants. Following that, he was offered a job in Marki's casting office, searching for singles to be contestants on Reality shows. After multiple Reality shows, he became the casting assistant to find the next host of Junkyard Wars on TLC. After watching people audition for 2 days...He KNEW he was born for this. He auditioned for the show after the Casting Director left the room and without her knowledge...and so his Hosting career was born.

Between 2002 and 2005 he began presenting on the U.S. version of Junkyard Wars. In 2003, he was listed in People's (Magazine) Sexiest Man Alive issue. He then went on and hosted G4's series Sweat, G4 Sports and Formula Drift. After that, he went on to host TBS' Big Playstation Saturday and TBS Weekend Extra. He then became a correspondent on entertainment programs such as Extra and On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

In 2006, he starred in the music video "Somebody Like You" by the band Pop Evil. Morreale was the host of the 2007 game show Temptation, an adaptation of the Australian remake of Sale of the Century. In 2008, Morreale hosted season one of the Country Music Television reality TV series Can You Duet, a talent search for undiscovered country music duets. In 2009 and 2010 Morreale went on to Host Season 1 & 2 of Dating in the Dark, a reality dating show on ABC.

In 2010 he married Kacey Coppola, one half of country duo Kate & Kacey. They were married in Antigua on August 7.

In 2012 he began hosting NBC's new interactive game-reality show, "Escape Routes".

Since 2009 he has hosted "AT&T U-verse Sports" and "Buzz" for AT&T U-verse TV customers.

In 2013 he began hosting "American Airgunner"," the first and only U.S. televised show to feature airgun shooting sports on the Pursuit Channel.

In 2014 his first feature film, "Life's An Itch", was released. He starred in and produced the film.

In 2014 he is co-hosting The Big Tip with Rachel Ray on Foodnetwork.

On May 7, 2014 Morreale became part of an elite club when he caught a foul ball during the Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins game. The ball, according to Rossi, bounced off signage from the upper deck, rolled off the tip of his middle finger, ricocheted off the stairs and back into his hands...like a gift from heaven.

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Preceded by
Jim Perry
Sale of the Century, 1983–1989
Host of Temptation
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Defunct