Marco Antonio Regil
|Marco Antonio Regil|
December 27, 1969 |
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
|Occupation||game show host, actor|
Marco Antonio Regil (born December 27, 1969) is a Mexican actor, television personality and game show host, born in Tijuana, Mexico. He began his career as a Radio D.J. when he was 15 years old. He has hosted the Mexican (Spanish) and US live casino show version (English) of The Price Is Right, the Mexican version of which is called Atinale Al Precio, and both the U.S. Spanish and Mexican versions of Family Feud, as well as the Miss Mexico pageant, Dancing with the Stars, Hazme Reir-Make Me Laugh, Teleton and Premio Lo Nuestro.
He is one of the few international quiz show hosts to appear on a US game show. He appeared on The Price Is Right in 1997 and 1998 at the VIP section, where he was introduced by Bob Barker, and appeared on Family Feud in 2002. In 2008, he hosted the live Las Vegas casino show in English. He has also worked on both the 1972 Showcase and the British Showcase formats (as the Mexican version of Price in 2010 has adopted the Forsyth version). He is a vegan.
He currently hosts the Mexican versions of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, The Price Is Right, and Zodiac's Beyond Boundaries, as well as the Teletón (Mexican National Telethon) for which he has raised over half a billion dollars. He is also the voice of Brad Pitt in the Mexican release of Megamind. Regil lives in Los Angeles, California, where he teaches yoga while working on his crossover to U.S. English T.V. Regil opened the new Spanish-language United States channel MundoFOX with its debut program on August 13, 2012, Minuto Para Ganar, the U.S. Spanish version of Shine Limited's Minute to Win It franchise.
In a national poll conducted by Readers Digest in 2011, Marco was named "Mexico's Most Trusted TV Personality". Regil is considered by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to be one of their most beloved stars. Although he has received severe criticism for his participation in Pymes program where he presented a degrading vision of "poor people's thought".
- Official site
- "Entrevista con Marco Regil, un líder vegano" (in Spanish). Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. February 5, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Mexican TV Star Marco Regil Launches Paul McCartney's Video 'Glass Walls' in Spanish," peta.org, accessed 7 November 2012.