Bob Barker

  • Birth Name: Robert William Barker
  • Birth Place: Darrington, Washington, United States
  • Profession: TV host, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Raised in South Dakota near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where his mother taught.
  • Has hosted The Price Is Right---the longest-running game show ever---since 1972; hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to '75.
  • Has received 14 Daytime Emmys for The Price Is Right, 12 as Outstanding Game Show Host and two as executive producer; and was honored with a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
  • Is famously an animal-rights activist, and once refused to host the Miss USA Pageant when he learned that fur coats were part of the prize package.
  • Was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Donated $2.5 million to animal-rights activist group PETA in 2010.


  • Nancy Burnet — Significant Other
  • Byron John Barker — Father
  • Louis Valandra — Stepfather
  • Kent Valandra — Half Brother
  • Dian Parkinson — Ex-significant Other
  • Dorothy Joe Gideon — Wife (deceased)
  • Matilda Kent Barker Valandra — Mother


  • Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, United States (1947)

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