Rod Blagojevich

Celebrity

Biography

Rod Blagojevich
  • Birth Name: Milorad Blagojevic
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/10/1956, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Former Illinois governor
User Rating: (17 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Rod Blagojevich Fast Facts:
  • Delivered pizzas and worked as a dishwasher on the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System long before entering politics.
  • Served in the Illinois House of Representatives before representing the state's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • As a congressman (who was also fluent in Serbo-Croatian), he accompanied Rev. Jesse Jackson on a 1999 trip to Kosovo to broker the release of three American POWs.
  • Citing abuses of power, the Illinois Senate voted unanimously to impeach the twice-elected governor and bar him from ever holding a public office in the state on January 29, 2009.
  • Following his ouster as Illinois governor, he became a radio talk-show host for Chicago's WLS and released an autobiography.
  • Is an ardent fan of Elvis Presley and has impersonated the King at a Chicago block party in the summer of 2009.
  • On Celebrity Apprentice, he played for Tampa's Children's Cancer Center, the same charity that benefited from his wife Patti's stint on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
  • Rod Blagojevich Relationships:
  • Radisa Blagojevich - Father
  • Patti Blagojevich - Wife
  • Amy Blagojevich - Daughter
  • Annie Blagojevich - Daughter
  • Robert Blagojevich - Brother
  • Mila Blagojevich - Mother
  • College:
  • Attended University of Tampa, FL; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (BA in History, 1979); Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA (Juris Doctor, 1983)

Shop

ABC News Nightline Home Economics 101/Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Buy ABC News Nightline Home Economics 101/Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich from Amazon.com
From ABC News (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $14.95 (as of 10/24/14 7:08 PM EST - more info)
Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow
Buy Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow from Amazon.com
From Ivan R. Dee (Hardcover)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $22.46 (as of 10/24/14 7:08 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular