Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
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Tsoukalos at AlienCon,
30 October 2016
Born (1978-03-14) 14 March 1978 (age 43)
EducationIthaca College
OccupationPublisher, television personality
Tsoukalos at New Orleans Comic Con, 1 December 2012

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (/ˈskələs/; Greek: Γεώργιος Τσούκαλος; born 14 March 1978) is a Swiss-born writer, ufologist, television presenter and producer. He is a proponent of the theory that ancient alien astronauts interacted with ancient humans.[2] He is known for his appearances on the television series Ancient Aliens.[3][4]


Tsoukalos is of Greek-Austrian heritage.[5] He is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor's degree in Communications.[6] For several years he worked as a bodybuilding promoter and a volunteer in IFBB sanctioned bodybuilding contests, including Mr. Olympia.[7] He produced and directed the annual IFBB San Francisco Pro Grand Prix from 2001 until 2005.[8][6]

Tsoukalos appeared on The Travel Channel, The History Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, the National Geographic Channel, as well as Coast to Coast AM, and was a consulting producer on 23 episodes of Ancient Aliens.[9] He is the co-founder of the former Legendary Times magazine,[10] which was last published in 2008.[11] The magazine featured articles from Erich von Däniken, David Hatcher Childress, Peter Fiebag, Robert Bauval, and Luc Bürgin on the topic of ancient astronauts and related subject matter.[12]

Tsoukalos also hosted the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which ran for one season in 2014.[13]

In 2021 he appeared as himself on the television series Resident Alien.[14]


  1. ^ Childress, David Hatcher (2009). Lost cities & ancient mysteries of the Southwest. Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-1935487555. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ Wood, Jennifer M. (18 April 2015). "10 Giorgio Tsoukalos' AMA". MentalFloss. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ Holly, Donald H., Jr. (1 July 2015). "Reviews: Talking to the guy on the airplane" (PDF). American Antiquity. 80 (3): 615–629. doi:10.7183/0002-7316.80.3.615. S2CID 164241758. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ Birnes, William J. (2016). UFO Hunters Book Two. Macmillan. p. 112. ISBN 978-1429953962. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ "10 Facts About the Ancient Aliens Guy". History. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Giorgio A. Tsoukalos". Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  7. ^ Colavito, Jason (2005). The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. ISBN 978-1591023524.
  8. ^ Teper, Lonnie (3 March 2003). "Cutler Repeats as Schwarzenegger Classic Champion". Iron Man Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Giorgio Tsoukalos".
  10. ^ "Uspto Issues Trademark: Legendary Times". US Fed News Service. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Legendary Times - Come Search with Us".
  12. ^ "Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Short Biographical Sketch". Legendary Times. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  13. ^ Card, Jeb J.; Anderson, David S. (2016). Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practices. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 978-0817319113.
  14. ^ Bennett, Tara (24 March 2021). "'Huge sci-fi nerd' Giorgio A. Tsoukalos reveals how he crossed over from Ancient Aliens to Resident Alien". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

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