Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
Tsoukalos NOLA Comic Con 2012 A.JPG
Tsoukalos at New Orleans Comic Con,
December 1, 2012
Born (1978-03-14) March 14, 1978 (age 38)
Lucerne, Switzerland[1][2]
Education Ithaca College
Occupation Publisher, television personality
Website www.legendarytimes.com

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (Greek: Γεώργιος Α. Τσούκαλος; born March 14, 1978) is a Swiss-born Greek-American television personality. He is a proponent of the idea that ancient alien astronauts interacted with ancient humans.[3][4] He is most famous for appearing as a host of 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 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][12] He produced and directed the annual San Francisco Pro Grand Prix in years 2001-2005.[2][13][14][15][16][17]

Tsoukalos was also the host of the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which ran for one season in 2014.[5][18] He is also featured in the 2016 History Con Events at the World Trade Center Manila, August 2016.[19]

Because of his fame on History Channel's Ancient Aliens, he became a popular internet meme, with his hands out in front of him and squinting, usually containing the caption underneath 'Aliens'.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Childress, David Hatcher (2009). Lost cities & ancient mysteries of the Southwest. Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press. p. 400. ISBN 1935487558. 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.com. 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 0817319115. 
  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 1429953969. 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. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2435429/
  10. ^ "Uspto Issues Trademark: Legendary Times". US Fed News Service. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  11. ^ http://www.legendarytimes.com/index.php?menu=journal&op=journal&func=jahrgang&id=2008
  12. ^ Colavito, Jason (2005). The cult of alien gods : H.P. Lovecraft and extraterrestrial pop culture. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. ISBN 1591023521. 
  13. ^ "Ironman, Arnold, San Francisco shows kick off the season!". Flex. March 1, 2002. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Teper, Lonnie (March 3, 2003). "Cutler Repeats as Schwarzenegger Classic Champion". Iron Man Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Back to the bay". Flex. January 1, 2003. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  16. ^ McDonough, Susan (March 15, 2004). "Pro bodybuilders pump up crowds Competition draws participants from around the globe". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "In Search of Aliens". History.com. 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Celebrities at the History Con
  20. ^ "Ancient Aliens". knowyourmeme.com. 2011–2015. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

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