George Edward Gray
March 11, 1967
Ballwin, Missouri, U.S.
Born in Ballwin, Missouri, George attended high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona, during which time he played drums with local band The Reason Why with his two English buddies Tony Randall and Shane Lamont. After working as a sketch and stand-up comedian, George's first television hosting gig was for the Fox Movie Channel doing a show called FXM Friday Nights. He then appeared as co-host of the long-running series Movies For Guys Who Like Movies on TBS.
George's first in-studio show was Extreme Gong, an updated version of The Gong Show, on GSN in the late 1990s. He also hosted the first season of the American version of Junkyard Wars, which was nominated for a prime-time Emmy.
George was chosen in 2001 by NBC Enterprises to host the daily syndicated American version of the game show The Weakest Link, which aired from 2002-03. TV critic Steve Rogers likened George's hosting style to the demeanor of a "class clown", in contrast to the "severe schoolmarm" attitude of original The Weakest Link host Anne Robinson.
After hosting the reality series Todd TV on FX and the GSN special National Lampoon's Greek Games, in late 2004, George went on to become the co-host of NBC's $25 Million Dollar Hoax. He hosted ESPN's reality sports competition I'd Do Anything. Beginning in 2006, he hosted the HGTV show What's With That House? (a.k.a. That House), as well as HGTV's Manland and the building competition Summer Showdown.
On January 15, 2015, George fell off of a treadmill he was describing during the show. The video quickly went viral.
He married his fiancée, Brittney Green, on April 13, 2019.
On the morning of April 20, 2020, Gray was hospitalized after suffering from three major heart attacks. He woke up with chest pains and thought it was indigestion but his condition deteriorated. He suffered his first heart attack on the way to the hospital, his second after failed surgeries as he was walking around in the hospital, and his third as doctors were going to place a third stent in his heart. The surgeons then performed a quadruple bypass.