Jeff Probst

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Wichita, KS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/04/1962, Scorpio
  • Profession: TV host; director; writer
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Jeff Probst 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.
  • Jeff Probst Relationships:
  • Ava Lorenn Gosselaar - Stepdaughter
  • Jerry Probst - Father
  • Barbara Probst - Mother
  • Shelley Wright - Ex-wife
  • Michael Charles Gosselaar - Stepson
  • Lisa Ann Russell - Wife
  • Julie Berry - Ex-significant Other
  • Jeff Probst Awards:
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Winner
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class) - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

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"I'd be a pothead if Mary Louise Parker lived in my neighborhood. She's sexy, unpredictable and careless. Great combo."

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