George Gray (television personality)

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George Gray
Born
George Edward Gray

(1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 51)
OccupationGame show host, comedian, announcer
Years active1987–present
Websitewww.georgegray.com

George Edward Gray (born March 11, 1967) is an American game show host, announcer, and comedian.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Ballwin, Missouri, Gray attended high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona[2], during which time he played drums with local band The Reason Why with his two English buddies Tony Randall and Shane Lamont. After working as a sketch and stand-up comedian, Gray's first television hosting gig was for the Fox Movie Channel doing a show called FXM Friday Nights. He then appeared as co-host of the long-running series Movies For Guys Who Like Movies on TBS.[3]

Hosting career[edit]

Gray's first in-studio show was Extreme Gong, an updated version of The Gong Show, on GSN[3] in the late 1990s. He also hosted the first season of the American version of Junkyard Wars, which was nominated for a prime-time Emmy.[3]

Gray was chosen in 2001 by NBC Enterprises to host the daily syndicated American version of the game show The Weakest Link, which aired from 2002-03. TV critic Steve Rogers likened Gray's hosting style to the demeanor of a "class clown", in contrast to the "severe schoolmarm" attitude of original The Weakest Link host Anne Robinson.[4]

After hosting the reality series Todd TV on FX and the GSN special National Lampoon's Greek Games, in late 2004, Gray went on to become the co-host of NBC's $25 Million Dollar Hoax.[3] He hosted ESPN's reality sports competition I'd Do Anything.[5] Beginning in 2006, he hosted the HGTV show What's With That House? (a.k.a. That House)[6], as well as HGTV's Manland and the building competition Summer Showdown.[7]

The Price Is Right[edit]

After previously appearing with a group of rotating auditioning announcers, Gray officially became the fourth regular announcer on The Price Is Right on April 18, 2011, succeeding Rich Fields.[8]

On January 15, 2015 Gray fell off of a treadmill he was describing during the show. The video quickly went viral.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paternie, Patrick C. "George Gray". The Mercury News. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "George Gray-CBS Press Express". CBS Press Express. CBS Entertainment. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "George Gray - The Price is Right". PriceisRight.com. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Syndicated version of 'The Weakest Link' tweaks its format". Reality TV World. 2002-09-07. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
  5. ^ "ESPN TO DEBUT I'D DO ANYTHING CHANCE TO WIN A SPORTS FANTASY TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 28". ESPN.com. ESPN original Entertainment. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Higgins, Polly. "Television: Stray cat ex-Tucsonan finds home on HGTV". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Huff, Richard. "'Summer Showdown' has Structrual Flaws". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Grosvenor, Carrie. "Carrie Grosvenor The Price is Right Has a New Announcer". About.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Harding, David. "SEE IT: Announcer for The Price Is Right falls while walking backwards on treadmill during show". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved July 24, 2018.

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Media offices
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Announcer of
The Price Is Right

2011–present
Succeeded by
incumbent