- 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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