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Chris Harrison Biography

Birth Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States
TV host, actor

Fast Facts

  • Attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship
  • Was drafted into broadcasting by the university's associate athletic director, who set Harrison up doing play-by-play of college basketball games for a local cable network
  • TV career took off in 1999, when he became lead anchor for Los Angeles-based horse-racing network TVG, then host of HGTV's Designers' Challenge, Moved into the national spotlight in 2002, when he was named host of ABC's then-new reality show, The Bachelor
  • Became the host of TV Guide Network's entertainment news series Hollywood 411 in 2008


  • Taylor -- Daughter
  • Joshua -- Son
  • Gwen -- Wife (separated)