Fast Facts

  • Lettered in golf in high school.
  • Ordained as a minister in 1999 by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, CA.
  • Hosted the VH1 game show Rock & Roll Jeopardy.
  • First heard about the CBS reality competition Survivor while driving around Los Angeles listening to a radio interview with producer Mark Burnett.
  • Collected numerous awards for his 2001 film, Finder's Fee, including Best Director and Best Picture at the Seattle International Film Festival.
  • Founded the Serpentine Project, which is devoted to helping young adults in foster care, in 2007.
  • Won the inaugural Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in 2008 for Survivor, and took the prize again in 2009 and 2010.
  • Officiated the July 3, 2010, wedding of good friends Jenna Fischer and Lee Kirk.
  • Is a spokesperson for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Program: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class): Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner

Relationships

  • Lisa Ann Russell — Wife
  • Michael Charles Gosselaar — Stepson
  • Ava Lorenn Gosselaar — Stepdaughter
  • Jerry Probst — Father
  • Barbara Probst — Mother
  • Shelley Wright — Ex-wife
  • Julie Berry — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Details

  • Birth Place: Wichita, KS
  • Birthday: November 4, 1962, Scorpio
  • Profession: TV host, Director, Writer
  • User Rating:4.71 out of 5 (575 ratings)
  • Your Rating:

Trending TonightSee all »