- Ran away from his childhood home and served in the Merchant Marines for three years as a teenager, earning money as an amateur boxer while enlisted.
- Rose to prominence in the United States playing the role of British Corporal Peter Newkirk on the hit TV series Hogan's Heroes (from 1965 to '71).
- As the host of the first incarnation of the popular game show Family Feud (1976-85), his penchant for kissing all the female contestants earned him the nickname "The Kissing Bandit."
- Met his second wife, Gretchen, when her family appeared on Family Feud in 1981.
- Won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the 1987 sci-fi film The Running Man, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Josephine Emm — Mother
- John Emm — Brother
- Shannon — Daughter
- Gary Dawson — Son
- Mark Dawson — Son
- Arthur Emm — Father
- Gretchen Johnson — Wife
- Diana Dors — Ex-wife
- Birth Name: Colin Lionel Emm
- Birth Place: Gosport, Hampshire, England
- Died: June 2, 2012
- Profession: Actor, Comedian, Game-show host
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