George Gray (television personality)
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|Born||George Edward Gray
March 11, 1967
Ballwin, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Game show host, comedian, announcer|
Early life and career
Born in Ballwin, Missouri, Gray attended high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona, 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.
Gray's first in-studio show was Extreme Gong, an updated version of The Gong Show, on GSN 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.
Gray was chosen in 2001 by NBC Enterprises to host the daily syndicated American version of the game show 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 Weakest Link host Anne Robinson.
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. He hosted ESPN's reality sports competition I'd Do Anything. Beginning in 2006, he hosted the HGTV show What's With That House? (a.k.a. That House), as well as HGTV's Manland and the building competition Summer Showdown.
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- "Syndicated version of 'The Weakest Link' tweaks its format". Reality TV World. 2002-09-07. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- Grosvenor, Carrie. "Carrie Grosvenor The Price is Right Has a New Announcer". About.com. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
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