George Gray (television personality)

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George Gray
Born George Edward Gray
(1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 51)
Ballwin, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Game show host, comedian, announcer
Years active 1987–present
Website www.georgegray.com

George Edward Gray (born March 11, 1967) is an American game show host, announcer, and comedian.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Ballwin, Missouri, Gray attended high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona[2], during which time he played drums with local band The Reason Why with his two English buddies Tony Randall and Shane Lamont. After working as a sketch and stand-up comedian, Gray's first television hosting gig was for the Fox Movie Channel doing a show called FXM Friday Nights. He then appeared as co-host of the long-running series Movies For Guys Who Like Movies on TBS.[3]

Hosting career[edit]

Gray's first in-studio show was Extreme Gong, an updated version of The Gong Show, on GSN[3] in the late 1990s. He also hosted the first season of the American version of Junkyard Wars, which was nominated for a prime-time Emmy.[3]

Gray was chosen in 2001 by NBC Enterprises to host the daily syndicated American version of the game show The Weakest Link, which aired from 2002-03. TV critic Steve Rogers likened Gray's hosting style to the demeanor of a "class clown", in contrast to the "severe schoolmarm" attitude of original The Weakest Link host Anne Robinson.[4]

After hosting the reality series Todd TV on FX and the GSN special National Lampoon's Greek Games, in late 2004, Gray went on to become the co-host of NBC's $25 Million Dollar Hoax.[3] He hosted ESPN's reality sports competition I'd Do Anything.[5] Beginning in 2006, he hosted the HGTV show What's With That House? (a.k.a. That House)[6], as well as HGTV's Manland and the building competition Summer Showdown.[7]

The Price Is Right[edit]

After previously appearing with a group of rotating auditioning announcers, Gray officially became the fourth regular announcer on The Price Is Right on April 18, 2011, succeeding Rich Fields.[8]

On January 15, 2015 Gray fell off of a treadmill during the show. The video quickly went viral.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paternie, Patrick C. "George Gray". The Mercury News. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  2. ^ "George Gray-CBS Press Express". CBS Press Express. CBS Entertainment. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d "George Gray - The Price is Right". PriceisRight.com. Retrieved July 23, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Syndicated version of 'The Weakest Link' tweaks its format". Reality TV World. 2002-09-07. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  5. ^ "ESPN TO DEBUT I'D DO ANYTHING CHANCE TO WIN A SPORTS FANTASY TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 28". ESPN.com. ESPN original Entertainment. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  6. ^ Higgins, Polly. "Television: Stray cat ex-Tucsonan finds home on HGTV". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  7. ^ Huff, Richard. "'Summer Showdown' has Structrual Flaws". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  8. ^ Grosvenor, Carrie. "Carrie Grosvenor The Price is Right Has a New Announcer". About.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ Harding, David. "SEE IT: Announcer for The Price Is Right falls while walking backwards on treadmill during show". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 

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Media offices
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Announcer of
The Price Is Right

2011–present
Succeeded by
incumbent