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Guy Fieri Biography

Birth Name:
Guy Ramsey Ferry
Birth Place:
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Chef, TV-series host

Fast Facts

  • Though he considers himself a "California kid," was actually born in Ohio, moving with his family to Whittier, Cal
  • at six months of age
  • First "taste" of the food business was as a 10-year-old, when he began selling pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart called "The Awesome Pretzel," which he built with his father
  • Known for his vibrant and spicy dishes
  • Surprisingly, his parents raised him on a relatively bland macrobiotic diet, frequently featuring bulgur and steamed fish
  • Opened his first restaurant, Johnny Garlic's, in 1996 with his partner, Steve Gruber
  • Won Food Network's second season of Next Food Network Star in 2006
  • Traveled to the Persian Gulf in 2007 as a guest of the U
  • S
  • Navy to entertain and cook for the troops


  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Structured Reality Program: nominated


  • James Ferry--Father
  • Penelope Ferry--Mother
  • Ryder Fieri--Son
  • Lori Fieri--Wife