T. J. Allard
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|Born||Thomas Joseph Allard
January 23, 1979
Utica, New York, U.S.
|Years active||2001 – present|
Thomas Joseph "T.J." Allard (born January 23, 1979) is an American radio personality, television host, producer and voice actor. Allard started his career as a radio DJ in upstate NY and is best known for winning Fox's Good Day Live New York City talent search. As a result of the contest, he received a job on the air for the nationally syndicated show as the New York correspondent. Since then Allard has hosted a number of national television shows including: 3 Men & A Chick Flick, Best Game Ever, Play Value, et al. As of 2011 Allard can be seen weekly on the show Innovators which airs on Bloomberg TV.
Allard moved from his hometown of Utica, New York to New York City to work for McKinsey & Company, but left to become a video game designer at Ubisoft Entertainment, where he worked on Batman Vengeance, Tarzan and a number of other titles. In 2000 while working for the French video game publisher Gameloft, Allard created the first online video game broadcasting network called GBTV. Merging the style of ESPN's Sportscenter with online games, GBTV's format is now widely used by professional video game broadcasters.
As an actor Allard starred in the made for TV movie Combat Jump, had a recurring role on All My Children and has also appeared in and done voice over for a number of national commercials. Voice over credits also include a series of commercials in the game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Allard holds NCAA Division III football records from his years at Hartwick College, and was inducted into "The Mohawk Valley Hall of Fame"  in 2004. Also while at Hartwick College he became a brother of the Gamma Zeta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.