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Todd Newton hosting the Live version of The Price is Right in January 2010.
|Born||James Todd Newton
May 5, 1970
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Game show host
While visiting Los Angeles in the early 90's to host a movie junket for a St. Louis television station, Todd Newton—then a local disc jockey known as Rikk Idol—used the last of his travel money to hire a taxi to take him to the offices of various agents around Hollywood. One agent in particular recognized Newton's talent as well as his passion and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, Todd Newton serves as the Daytime Emmy winning host of Hasbro Studios' popular Family Game Night (TV series) and the syndicated Monopoly Milionaires' Club
Since entering the world of game shows he has become one of the most respected hosts on television and been at the helm of numerous productions including GSN's Hollywood Showdown, Made in the USA, World's Wildest Game Shows and Whammy!: The All New Press Your Luck.
Prior to awarding contestants cash and prizes, Todd Newton was a regular host on E! Entertainment Television where, for more than a decade, he brought viewers face to face with Hollywood's biggest stars on the red carpet of major award shows and was given the moniker "The Host with the Most." Newton also tours North America as host of The Price Is Right Live!, an interactive theatrical production of the iconic television show. The father of two children is the author of multiple books and the founder of The Newton Fund 4 Kids, providing access to state-of-the-art healthcare to children in need.
- Gameshow Marathon (2006, road reporter and prize presenter)
- Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck (2002-2003)
- Hollywood Showdown (2000-2001)
- Hot Ticket (2003)
- Family Game Night (2010–2014)
- GSN Live (2009)
- Made in the USA (2005)
- Performing As... (2003)
- Reality Remix (2003-2005)
- E! Entertainment Television (1995-2007)
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Newton has been behind the microphone of various American radio stations including WKBQ in his hometown of St. Louis, KIIS and KBIG in Los Angeles, WNEW in New York, and the syndicated All Nite Cafe. Newton is currently the host of The Todd Newton Show, a weekly podcast featuring interviews with people from all over the world. In January of 2015, Todd Newton helped launch a new radio station in St. Louis called NOW 96.3 and can currently be heard each weekday from 10am-2pm.
In 2012 Todd Newton authored his first book, Life in the Bonus Round: A Game Show Host's Road to Success and Fulfillment, which was named Best Autobiography at the Beverly Hills Book Awards. The following year he penned The Choice Is Yours: Six Keys for Putting Your Best into Action and Create A Superstar Demo Reel. In early 2014 Newton released the nine act play First and Last Month which is set to begin performances in late 2015.
- Todd Newton at the Internet Movie Database
- Todd Newton Online (official site)
- Facebook Fan Page
- Newton Fund 4 Kids