October 14, 1948 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Spouse(s)||Patti Colombo (1990–present)|
David Martin Ruprecht (born October 14, 1948) is an American actor/writer primarily known for his work as host of the Lifetime/PAX game show, Supermarket Sweep. He has hosted the live stage show version of The Price Is Right at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Mississippi and Connecticut. He has also hosted Family Feud Live. He currently is one of the hosts of The Price Is Right Live Stage Show at Bally's Las Vegas. He works alongside Todd Newton and they have both worked alongside announcer Randy West.
Ruprecht has guest-starred on over 50 television shows from Three's Company, on which his character married Joyce DeWitt in the series finale, to HBO's True Blood. He also played the role of Thurston Howell IV, the son of Thurston Howell III, in the 1981 TV-movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, essentially to replace Jim Backus, who at the time, was too ill to reprise his role, except for a brief cameo. From 1990 to 1992, he played Dan Ryan on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. He co-starred in the Broadway and Showtime productions of Perfectly Frank and did voice-over work for the 1985 animated series Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
Ruprecht was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a Lutheran minister. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Downsize DC Foundation and is a member of the Libertarian Party. Ruprecht is a former Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of California.
He is a long-time member of Rotary International. He is married to choreographer Patti Colombo
- David Ruprecht at the Internet Movie Database
- David Ruprecht's Official Website
- Libertarian Party of California
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