Ryan Seacrest

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/24/1974, Capricorn
  • Profession: TV host; radio personality; producer; actor
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Although comparing Ryan Seacrest to the iconic Dick Clark might be dubbed blasphemous in some circles, for those who came of age watching American Idol, Seacrest holds a similar pop-culture position as the longtime American Bandstand host. Now considered one of the hardest-working men in show business, the Georgia native began his career at age 16 as an intern at WSTR/Star 94 in Atlanta. A natural on the air, he was soon hosting the nighttime slot. He continued his radio career in Los Angeles and began adding on-camera gigs to his résumé, hosting low-profile shows like Gladiators 2000 and Click before American Idol elevated him from the ranks of unknown peppy personalities. He initially appeared opposite Brian Dunkleman on the wildly popular Fox reality competition, but by Season 2 he was the sole host, bantering back and forth with judge Simon Cowell, offering contestants a friendly shoulder to cry on, and charming viewers with his impossibly white smile and affable attitude. In 2005, Seacrest fulfilled a lifelong dream when he hosted Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve alongside the ailing legend. He also became a producer of the show and was named as Clark's eventual successor. In 2006, the multitasking media man signed on to E! Entertainment Television as an anchor, delivering news and interviewing stars on the red carpet. And before long Seacrest became a celebrity in his own right, landing more and more high-profile hosting gigs, including the 59th and 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, and lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Proctor & Gamble and Coca-Cola.Ryan Seacrest Fast Facts:
  • Began his radio career at age 16 as an intern at WSTR/Star 94 in Atlanta.
  • First TV hosting gig was in 1995 on the ESPN game show Radical Outdoor Challenge.
  • Has made guest appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place.
  • Credits Dick Clark as his inspiration.
  • He launched The R Line in 2005, a clothing line for men and women specializing in his signature T-shirts.
  • Won a Daytime Emmy in 2006 for hosting the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa.
  • Co-owns a sushi restaurant in West Hollywood.
  • Heads Ryan Seacrest Productions, a multi-million dollar production company, which churns such popular reality fare as Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
  • Ryan Seacrest Relationships:
  • Gary Seacrest - Father
  • Connie Seacrest - Mother
  • Julianne Hough - Ex-significant Other
  • Meredith Seacrest - Sister
  • Ryan Seacrest Awards:
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Reality Program - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Reality Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Georgia, Athens, GA; attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

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