Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

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Giorgio Alex Tsoukalos
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Tsoukalos at New Orleans Comic Con,
December 1, 2012
Born (1978-03-14) March 14, 1978 (age 40)
EducationIthaca College
OccupationPublisher, television personality

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (/ˈskələs/; Greek: Γεώργιος Τσούκαλος; born March 14, 1978) is a Swiss television personality and producer. He is a proponent of the idea that ancient alien astronauts interacted with ancient humans.[3][4] He is most famous for his appearances on the television series Ancient Aliens.[3][5][6][7][8]

Tsoukalos has 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 Legendary Times magazine,[1][10] which 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.[3]


Tsoukalos is of Greek-Austrian heritage.[12] He is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor's degree in sports information and communication.[2] For several years he worked as a bodybuilding promoter and a volunteer in IFBB sanctioned bodybuilding contests, including Mr. Olympia.[2][13] He produced and directed the annual San Francisco Pro Grand Prix from 2001 until 2005.[2][14][15][16][17][18]

Tsoukalos was also the host of the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which ran for one season in 2014.[5][19] He was featured in the History Con Events at the World Trade Center Manila in August 2016.[20]


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c d Brian Owens (2004). "Giorgio Tsoukalos '98 muscles in on the world of professional bodybuilding". Ithaca College Quarterly (2). Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Short Biographical Sketch". Legendary Times. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  4. ^ Wood, Jennifer M. (April 18, 2015). "10 Things We Learned About Aliens (and Hairspray) from Giorgio Tsoukalos' AMA". MentalFloss. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Card, Jeb J.; Anderson, David S. (2016). Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practices. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 978-0817319113.
  6. ^ Holly Jr., Donald H. (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. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ Birnes, William J. (2016). UFO Hunters Book Two. Macmillan. p. 112. ISBN 978-1429953962. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  8. ^ White, Chris. "Ancient alien evidence examined." Skeptic [Altadena, CA] 18.4 (2013): 16+. Academic OneFile. Web. 20 Aug. 2016.
  9. ^ "Giorgio Tsoukalos".
  10. ^ "Uspto Issues Trademark: Legendary Times". US Fed News Service. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Legendary Times - Come Search with Us".
  12. ^ "10 Facts About the Ancient Aliens Guy". History. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  13. ^ Colavito, Jason (2005). The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. ISBN 978-1591023524.
  14. ^ "Ironman, Arnold, San Francisco shows kick off the season!". Flex. March 1, 2002. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  15. ^ Teper, Lonnie (March 3, 2003). "Cutler Repeats as Schwarzenegger Classic Champion". Iron Man Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Back to the bay". Flex. January 1, 2003. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  17. ^ McDonough, Susan (March 15, 2004). "Pro bodybuilders pump up crowds Competition draws participants from around the globe". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  18. ^ Giorgio A. Tsoukalos [@Tsoukalos] (March 24, 2012). "Not quite. I used to produce and direct IFBB pro bodybuilding shows (San Francisco Pro Grand Prix, 2000-2005)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "In Search of Aliens". 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  20. ^ Celebrities at the History Con

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