George Gray (television Personality)
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George Gray Television Personality
George Gray
Born
George Edward Gray

(1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 53)
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • game show host
  • comedian
  • announcer
  • actor
  • musician
Years active1987-present
Brittney Green
(m. 2019)
Websitewww.georgegray.com

George Edward Gray (born March 11, 1967) is an American television personality, game show host, comedian, and announcer.[1]

Early life and career

Born in Ballwin, Missouri, George attended high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona,[2] 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.[3]

Hosting career

George's first in-studio show was Extreme Gong, an updated version of The Gong Show, on GSN[3] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[3] He hosted ESPN's reality sports competition I'd Do Anything.[5] Beginning in 2006, he hosted the HGTV show What's With That House? (a.k.a. That House),[6] as well as HGTV's Manland and the building competition Summer Showdown.[7]

The Price Is Right

After previously appearing with a group of rotating auditioning announcers, George officially became the fourth regular announcer on The Price Is Right on April 18, 2011, succeeding Rich Fields.[8]

On January 15, 2015, George fell off of a treadmill he was describing during the show. The video quickly went viral.[9]

Personal life

He married his fiancée, Brittney Green, on April 13, 2019.[10]

Health

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.[11][12]

References

  1. ^ Paternie, Patrick C. "George Gray". The Mercury News. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "George Gray-CBS Press Express". CBS Press Express. CBS Entertainment. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "George Gray - The Price is Right". PriceisRight.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Syndicated version of 'The Weakest Link' tweaks its format". Reality TV World. 2002-09-07. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "ESPN TO DEBUT I'D DO ANYTHING CHANCE TO WIN A SPORTS FANTASY TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 28". ESPN.com. ESPN original Entertainment. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Higgins, Polly. "Television: Stray cat ex-Tucsonan finds home on HGTV". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Huff, Richard. "'Summer Showdown' has Structrual Flaws". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Grosvenor, Carrie. "Carrie Grosvenor The Price is Right Has a New Announcer". About.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ Harding, David. "SEE IT: Announcer for The Price Is Right falls while walking backwards on treadmill during show". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ D'Aluisio, Alexandra. "'The Price Is Right' Announcer George Gray Marries Fiancee Brittney Green in Arizona: Photo". US Weekly. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ Heching, Dan. "Price Is Right announcer George Gray, 53, is in stable condition after having three major heart attacks and receiving quadruple bypass surgery". msn.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ Pasquini, Maria. "Price Is Right Announcer George Gray Hospitalized After Suffering Multiple Heart Attacks". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2020.

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Media offices
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Announcer of
The Price Is Right

2011-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Anne Robinson
Host of
Weakest Link (American game show)

2002-03
Succeeded by
Jane Lynch

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