Will Kirby

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Will Kirby
Dr. Will Kirby.jpg
Born (1973-01-02) 2 January 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationDermatologist, osteopathic physician, spokesman, television personality
TelevisionBig Brother 2 (winner)
Dr. 90210
Big Brother: All Stars
The Doctors
The Price is Right (winner)
Erin Brodie (m. 2017)

William Kirby is an aesthetic dermatologist, an associate clinical professor of dermatology, and a reality television personality. He is known for winning the CBS reality show Big Brother 2 as well as winning The Price is Right and appearing on multiple medical television programs as an aesthetic dermatology expert.

Early life[edit]

Kirby was born on January 2, 1973 in Florence, Italy. He attended kindergarten in Paris, France and spent time in his youth in Tallahassee, Florida, where he graduated from Florida State University School.[1]

Medical credentials[edit]

In 1995, Kirby received his degree in Biology from Emory University and he received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine[2] and completed his first year of postgraduate training/internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. His three-year dermatology residency training took place in association with Western University/Pacific Hospital where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology.[citation needed] A licensed physician in California since 2002, and a board-certified dermatologist[3][4] since 2007, Kirby is a Fellow by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.[5] Dr. Kirby is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Western University of Health Sciences and the cosmetic director for dermatology residents at Western University of Health Sciences (Western Derm),[6] a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, for Nova Southeastern University.

Medical career[edit]

Kirby is Chief Medical Officer at LaserAway,[7][8][9][10][11] a leading aesthetic dermatology group[12]. Kirby is on the editorial advisory board of The Dermatologist[13] and The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.[14] Kirby lectures at national medical conventions[15][16] and has published dermatology articles in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology[17], is an expert in the field of laser tattoo removal[18], and authored the first predictive scale to assess the number of laser treatments to remove a tattoo (Kirby-Desai Scale).[19] He has also authored and co-authored medical textbook chapters regarding lasers and their implications[20] as well as medicolegal considerations and medical ethics.[21] Kirby served as the national spokesman for Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena Dermatologics where he appeared on live on QVC.[22]

Television career[edit]

After winning CBS's Big Brother in 2001,[23][24] Kirby briefly served as a medical correspondent for Extra!. In 2002 he hosted a dating show for NBC called "Love Shack"[25][26] and in 2005 he appeared on six episodes of Bravo's Battle of The Network Reality Stars.[27] He appeared in an episode of The Young and the Restless[28] in 2006. He was also featured on two seasons (in 2008 and 2009) of the E! Channel television series Dr. 90210[29][30] and made appearances on episodes of Regis & Kelly, The Talk, LA Ink, Chelsea Lately,[31] and Reality Bites Back (starring Amy Schumer, Tiffany Haddish, and Theo Von), and on Fox News. Kirby has made several appearances on The Doctors as himself, in 2008, 2009, and 2012. In 2008, he appeared on multiple episodes of E! News. In 2011 he appeared in the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Kirby has recorded voices for a season eight episode of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken where he played an animated physician and he appeared in two season's of Then and Now on Bravo. He has been featured Hallmark's Home and Family daytime talk show a number of times.[32] In 2016 Kirby won a special, primetime edition of the CBS show The Price is Right[33][34] and donated his winnings ($51,030) to charity. In 2018 Kirby appeared on an episode of Shahs of Sunset where he implemented a laser tattoo removal treatment. He has been called the best Big Brother winner[35][36] and the greatest Big Brother player.[37][38] Kirby has hosted the jury roundtable segment and appeared live in the CBS Big Brother season finales in 2013 (season 15),[39] 2014 (season 16),[40] 2015 (season 17),[41][42][43] 2016 (season 18),[44] 2017 (season 19),[45][46] and 2018 (season 20).[47][48][49][50]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Kirby became engaged to Erin Brodie,[51] who was a two-time winner of the reality series For Love or Money.[52] They were married in 2017.[53][54] Kirby and Brodie have two children:[55] Their son was born in 2010[56] and in 2012 Erin gave birth to the couple's daughter.[57]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Folsom, John (19 October 2017). "Paging Dr. Will Kirby". Tomahawk Talk. 81 (1): 8–9. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ Rine, Shawn. "Nova Southeastern Is A Sleeping Giant". The Intelligencer. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ Copelton, Melissa. "Get Your Skin Summertime Ready With This Face Treatment Celebrities Love". Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  4. ^ Byrne, Alla (2009-04-22). "Celebrity Dermatologist Q&A with Dr. Will Kirby". Shape. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Will Kirby D.O. FAOCD". AOCD. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  6. ^ Nami, Navid. "Faculty". Western Derm. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ Warner, Christina. "The Future of Healthcare: "Paper is fallible, do you still use a phonebook? Of course not. But your doctor might still use a pen and paper." with Dr. Will Kirby, CMO of LaserAway". Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  8. ^ Lester, Shallop. "Your Complete Guide To Removing A Tattoo". Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Dr. Will Kirby, D.o., Faocd". 2016-07-29.
  10. ^ Weiner, Yitzi. "Rising Star Dr. Will Kirby: Nothing is sexier than intelligence. Nothing". Thrive Global. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  11. ^ -Fotopoulos, Eileen. "Dermatologists Weigh-In on the Trends in Skin Aging". The Dermatologist. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  12. ^ Claredon, Dan. "5 Tips for Glowing, Healthy Summer Skin from a Board Certified Dermatologist". Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  13. ^ "The Dermatologist". Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  14. ^ "United States Editorial Advisory Board". JAOCD on Line. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  15. ^ Wise, Martha (15 October 2015). "2015 AOCD FALL MEETING". AOCD. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  16. ^ Wise, Marsha. "2019 AOCD FALL CURRENT CONCEPTS IN DERMATOLOGY". AOCD. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  17. ^ Ravneet Ruby Kaur; William Kirby; Howard Maibach (2009). "Cutaneous allergic reactions to tattoo ink" (PDF). Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 8 (4): 295–300. doi:10.1111/j.1473-2165.2009.00469.x. PMID 19958434.
  18. ^ Mack, Lindsay. Insider https://www.insider.com/what-to-do-if-you-dont-like-your-tattoo-2019-6. Retrieved 20 June 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ Kirby, William (2 March 2009). "The Kirby-Desai Scale A Proposed Scale to Assess Tattoo-removal Treatments". The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2 (3): 32–37. PMC 2923953. PMID 20729941.
  20. ^ Kirby W, Kartono F, Small R. (September 2011). "Chapter 30: Tattoo Removal with Lasers. Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice" ISBN 978-1-4377-0580-5
  21. ^ Nouri K, Kirby W.(September 2011)."Chapter 30: Ethical Issues, Chapter 31: Medicolegal Issues (Documentation/Informed Consent)". ISBN 978-0-85729-280-3
  22. ^ "Q&A with Dr. Will Kirby of Neutrogena Dermatologics". QVC. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2019. |first1= missing |last1= (help)
  23. ^ Wolk, Josh (26 September 2001). "EW.com meets the winner of Big Brother 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  24. ^ Kim, Peter. "How I Made Half a Million Dollars During Residency and Almost Killed My Career". Passive income MD. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  25. ^ "BB2 winner 'Evil Will' to host NBC's 'Love Shack' reality show Read more at https://www.realitytvworld.com/news/bb2-winner-evil-will-host-nbc-love-shack-reality-show-481.php#Q37rPt8PPoVmySt0.99". Reality TV. Retrieved 24 February 2019. External link in |title= (help)
  26. ^ Fraser, Fiona. "Big Brother winner to host NBC's Love Shack". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Battle of the Network Reality Stars". TV Guide. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  28. ^ "Big Brother's Will Kirby makes Young and the Restless appearance!". Soaps. 23 October 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  29. ^ Rice, Lynette (6 August 2007). "Dr. Will: I'm the P.T. Barnum of reality TV". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  30. ^ Klein, Marissa (27 August 2007). "Big Brother's Will Kirby Touts Best Dr. 90210 Ever". TV Guide. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  31. ^ "Chelsea Lately Episode Guide". TV Guide. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  32. ^ "Home & Family". Hallmark Channel. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  33. ^ "Big Brother, The Amazing Race, And Survivor Stars To Play The Price Is Right". CBS. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  34. ^ "The Best Moments From The Price Is Right Primetime Special". CBS. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  35. ^ Richard, Ianic Roy (24 July 2007). "The Doctor". Medium. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  36. ^ Ross, Dalton (22 August 2017). "Ranking Every Big Brother Winner (From First to Worst)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  37. ^ Miller, Gregory E. (23 September 2015). "Big Brother Finale: Will Kirby Reveals a Very Angry Jury". TV Insider. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  38. ^ Bastidas, Jose (18 July 2018). "10 Greatest 'Big Brother' Players Ever". https://popculture.com/reality-tv/2018/07/18/greatest-big-brother-players-ever/. Retrieved 17 February 2019. External link in |website= (help)
  39. ^ Ng, Philiana (12 September 2013). "'Big Brother 15': Final Three Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  40. ^ Jacobsen, Kevin (23 September 2014). "'Big Brother 16' News: Season 2 Winner Dr. Will Kirby Returns To 'Grill' Jury Members In Roundtable For Finale". Enstars. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  41. ^ "Big Brother 17 Spoilers: Dr. Will Kirby Predicts Steve Will Win BB17 – Says Jury Hates Vanessa, Especially Austin". Celeb Dirty Laundry. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  42. ^ Miller, Gregory (23 September 2015). "Big Brother Finale: Will Kirby Reveals a Very Angry Jury". TV Insider. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  43. ^ Webber, Stephanie (23 September 2015). "Big Brother Favorite Dr. Will Kirby Says He'd "Definitely Lose" If He Returned: "You're Paranoid" and Anxious and Depressed". Us Magazine. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  44. ^ Reiher, Andrea. "Will Kirby: 'BB 18' is the 'most entertaining jury' he's ever seen". Screener TV. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  45. ^ Marie, Olivia. "Big Brother 19 Spoilers: Dr. Will Kirby Sits With Jury In Round Table Debate, Paul Abrahamian Only Has Two Votes?". SoapOpera Spy. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  46. ^ Powell, John (11 September 2017). "Big Brother Alum Dr. Will Kirby Talks Season 19, Chairing Jury Debate". Global TV. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  47. ^ Powell, John (23 September 2018). "Dr. Will on this year's jury, bitter jurors and bitter fans". Global TV. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  48. ^ Tharp, Sharon (26 September 2018). "'Big Brother' Legend Dr. Will Kirby Previews Jury Roundtable, Calls Season 20 the Best in 'At Least a Decade'". Us Magazine. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  49. ^ Miller, Victoria (25 September 2008). "'Big Brother' Legend Will Kirby Teases 'Explosive' Jury Roundtable Ahead Of Season 20 Finale". Inquisitir. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  50. ^ "'Big Brother' Finale Blowout: Who Won the $500,000 Prize and Who Got Engaged?". Too Fab. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  51. ^ Lesley, Messer (23 August 2011). "Will Kirby Is Engaged to Erin Brodie". People. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  52. ^ Messer, Lesley (2011-08-23). "Big Brother's Will Kirby Engaged". People.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  53. ^ "'BIG BROTHER 2' WINNER Reality Check ... LOVE WINS!!!" (29 October 2017). TMZ. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  54. ^ Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth (2017-10-30). "Will Kirby from 'Big Brother' marries 'For Love or Money' fiancee Erin Brodie after six-year engagement". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  55. ^ Marks, Brian. "From 'Big Brother' into the Real World". Playa Vista Direct. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  56. ^ "'Big Brother' Star Delivers Own Baby, Gets Cash". TMZ.com. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  57. ^ Mirtich, Kirsin (27 September 2012). "Will Kirby & Erin Brodie Welcome Baby No. 2: Scarlett Brodie". Celebrity Baby Scoop. Retrieved 17 February 2019.