The son of a former nun and an ex-Franciscan monk, Fugelsang made his name on the New York stand-up scene with a one-man show called Junk Male and was immediately snatched up by VH1 — an ironic twist of fate considering he trashed the music channel in his piece. From 1997-2000, he appeared opposite Daisy Fuentes as cohost of America's Funniest Home Videos. A handful of TV guest spots and talking-head gigs followed, and in 2006 he teamed up with Debra Wilson as the cohost of TV Guide Channel's no-holds-barred entertainment series TV Watercooler.

Fast Facts

  • Parents are a former nun and a former Franciscan monk.
  • First role was the Scarecrow in his elementary school's production of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Made professional acting debut at 12 as the Second Player in a regional theater production of Hamlet.
  • The acclaimed one-man show Junk Male won him a 1997 Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs award and landed him a job with VH1.
  • Engaged in heated debate with former KKK leader David Duke on a 2000 episode of Politically Incorrect.


  • Charmien LaFramenta — Wife


  • New York University, New York, NY

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  • Birth Name: John Joseph Fugelsang
  • Birth Place: Long Island, NY
  • Profession: TV host, Actor, Comedian

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