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Ian Ziering Biography

Birth Name:
Ian Andrew Ziering
Birth Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in his first national commercial at age 12
  • Made his Broadway debut in the 1981 musical I Remember Mama
  • Cowrote the story for the 1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "Sentenced to Life," which included an Emmy-nominated guest appearance by Milton Berle (the only Emmy nod the show received in its 10 seasons)
  • Met former wife and 1997 Playboy Playmate Nikki Schieler when she appeared as an extra on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1995
  • In 2004, began part-time employment as a control specialist in California's judicial system
  • Played himself in the 2005 action movie Domino
  • Competed in Season 4 of Dancing With the Stars, making it to the semifinals with partner Cheryl Burke
  • Auditioned in 2007 to succeed Bob Barker as the host of The Price Is Right, but the job ultimately went to Drew Carey
  • Has lent his voice to animated series such as Biker Mice From Mars, The Mighty Ducks and Godzilla