What was your favorite game show to watch growing up? Was it Jeopardy!? Maybe Family Double Dare or The Newlywed Game? Whichever show it was, you were left with a very distinct impression of who the host was and what they looked like. As you grew up so did they. Their hair turned grey, and many retired. Some took on exciting new hosting gigs, ready to leave an impression on the next generation. If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite TV hosts look like now, you’re in luck! You’ll never guess who looks like they haven’t aged at all!
Marc Summers Still Has That Goofy Smile
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If you were a child in the ’90s, you probably watched one of the game shows that Marc Summers hosted. He pulled double duty as the host of Double Dare and What Would You Do? while also producing several other shows. At the turn of the century, he left game shows behind for Unwrapped on the Food Network.
These days, Summers still pops up on TV occasionally and has played himself in The Cleveland Show and Workaholics. Try as he might, Summers hasn’t been able to escape his ’90s greatness. In 2016, he hosted a 30th-anniversary edition of Double Dare at Comic-Con.
Bob Eubanks Went From The Newlywed Game To The Rose Parade
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Bob Eubanks earned his big break when Chuck Barris called him about hosting a new kind of game show. The Newlywed Game was an instant hit and turned Eubanks into a superstar. For the next 22 years, he hosted the show that asked newlyweds how well they really knew each other.
Since leaving the show, Eubanks has made guest appearances in several shows, most notably The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1992. From 1976 until 2016 he also hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade for KTLA in Los Angeles. Next, will Pat Sajak ever retire?
Pat Sajak Will Never Stop Hosting Wheel Of Fortune
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Since 1981, Pat Sajak has hosted Wheel of Fortune. Before Merv Griffin called him to replace Chick Woolery on the popular show, Sajak was a local news weatherman. For seven years in the ’80s, Sajak hosted the daytime and nighttime version of the show, the latter of which was canceled in 1989.
Along with his hosting duties, Pat Sajak runs two Maryland based AM radio stations and donates to conservative political causes. As you can see from above, Sajak has aged very gracefully and doesn’t look close to his listed age of 71.
Alex Trebek Is A Little Greyer And A Little Wiser
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Like Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek has been a staple on television since the ’80s as the host of Jeopardy! Over the course of his thirty-year career, Trebek has suffered two heart attacks and a brain clot, but has not missed a day of work. Before Jeopardy! Trebek worked as a host of several Canadian game shows.
The last few years have seen rumors begin that Trebek is getting ready to retire, despite his own statements to the contrary. He says he will keep hosting until he no longer enjoys his job. Will that happen in 2020 when his current contract ends? Still ahead, Chuck Woolery joins the podcast age.
Chuck Woolery Went From Love Connection To Podcast Host
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Chuck Woolery was one of the most famous TV hosts in the ’80s and ’90s. After leaving Wheel of Fortune in 1981 over a salary dispute, he went on to host Love Connection, The Dating Game, and Greed. His last game show gig ended in 2007 when Lingo was canceled.
These days Woolery keeps himself busy taking advantage of modern trends, Since 2014 he has hosted Blunt Force Truth, a Podcast discussing our current political climate. Mark Young co-hosts the show with the television icon.
Kirk Fogg Prefers Working Behind The Scenes These Days
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Dipping back into the Nickelodeon well, let’s catch up with Legends of the Hidden Temple host Kirk Fogg. As a child in the ’90s, he was just as unavoidable as Marc Summers. Legends of the Hidden Temple was so popular it even spawned a board game in 2017!
After his days as a TV host ended, Fogg his himself away behind the camera. He has written, directed, and produced two films: Distortion and Yeah Vous. He also appeared in commercials and made a guest appearance in cult classic show Veronica Mars. Up next, Chris Hardwick hasn’t aged a day sinceSingled Out.
Chris Hardwick Still Looks Exactly The Same
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The only thing that’s changed about Chris Hardwick since his days hosting Singled Out is his hair and wardrobe. Wearing suits instead of island shirts, Hardwick currently hosts The Talking Dead on AMC and The Wall on NBC.
Not everything has gone according to plan for Hardwick, though. He was briefly suspended by AMC after Chloe Dykstra claimed he was abusive to her during their three-year relationship. In July 2018, the network ended its investigation, siding with and reinstating Hardwick.
Anne Robinson Never Planned To Be The Weakest Link
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Anne Robinson is best known by American audiences as the cruel host of The Weakest Link. Her no-nonsense attitude made the show a smash hit when it debuted on NBC, and she earned instant celebrity status. As a journalism major, becoming a TV host was never Robinson’s plan.
Since the American version of The Weakest Link ended, Robinson has slipped back into the life of a serious journalist in the UK. She debuted Anne Robinson’s Britain on BBC in 2016, with each episode focusing on different aspects of British life. The series lasted three episodes. Coming up, what has Bob Barker been up to since leaving the industry behind?
Wink Martindale Is Working Through His 80s
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Wink Martindale was born in 1933 and began hosting What’s This Song? on NBC in 1964. One gig led to another, and by the early ’90s, he was hosting a televised version of Trivial Pursuit. In 2006, Martindale received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Now in his 80s, Martindale isn’t working as frequently, but he hasn’t settled into retirement either. KFC hired him to star in a commercial for their restaurant with Rob Lowe in 2017. The next year he began appearing on Sirius Radio as a surprise co-host on Three Questions.
Bob Barker Put Down The Microphone In 2009
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Bob Barker never officially retired from show business, but the last time he was active was 2009 as a special guest host on WWE Raw. Since then he has given his time and money to animal rights organizations, including donating $2.5 million to PETA in 2010.
During his career as a TV Host, Barker was most well known as the face of The Price Is Right. He ran the show from 1972 until 2007 when he handed over the reins to Drew Carey. Over the course of his illustrious career, Barker won 19 Emmy Awards. Around the bend, we talk about the chemistry between Vanna White and Pat Sajak.
Vanna White Is Pat Sajak’s BFF
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Without Vanna White, it’s hard to believe Wheel of Fortune would still be on the air. Did you know her technical title on the show is “Hostess?” She took over the job after Susan Stafford left in 1982. Her current contract with the producers runs through 2020.
During her time on television, White has done much more than just play second fiddle to Pat Sajak. She starred in the made for TV movie Goddess of Love and has provided her voice to various animated programs, the most memorable being Captain Planet.
Mike O’Malley Successfully Transitioned To Acting
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Most ’90s kids remember Mike O’Malley as the face of Guts and Global Guts. Both shows were staples of Nickelodeons block of game show programming. As we all grew up, so did O’Malley. He left the shows to pursue acting, ending up one Yes, Dear, on CBS.
He followed that up with appearances on Glee and Parenthood. Most recently he created the show Survivor’s Remorse on STARZ. The show is executive produced by LeBron James and was met with critical acclaim when it premiered in 2014.
Tom Bergeron Has Kept Dancing Since 2004
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In the 2000s, Tom Bergeron became the face of television hosting. He began hosting Hollywood Squares in 1998 and won his first of five Emmys for hosting in 2000. In 2001 he was named the new host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Once Hollywood Squares ended in 2004, Bergeron became the host of Dancing With The Stars on ABC. He still hosts the show today alongside Erin Andrews. His run on America’s Funniest Home Videos ended in 2015, with Bergeron handing the keys over to Alfonso Ribiero.
Richard Karn Went Back To Acting
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From 2002 until 2006, Richard Karn was the host of Family Feud, one of the most popular game shows in the United States. Two years later he hosted Bingo America, a short-lived show Game Show Network. But before he was game show host, he was best known as Al Borland on Home Improvement.
After his brief game show career ended, Karn dove back into acting. One of his first new gigs was on Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen. Most recently he acted in the films Horse Dancer and F the Prom. Next, we reveal the reason Jenny McCarthy is no longer hosting shows.
Jenny McCarthy Moved Into Public Health
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Jenny McCarthy was everywhere in the ’90s. An early appearance in Playboy led to her becoming Chris Hardwick’s co-host on Singled Out. The show made her a household name, and she took her fame and ran with it, starring in the comedy BASEketball.
She continued to work for the next 20 years while slowly getting more involved in children’s healthcare. When she was announced as a new host on The View in 2013, fans petitioned to have her removed after she blamed vaccines for causing autism. In 2014 her contract was not renewed by ABC. She has continued to speak out against vaccines since.
Ben Stein Became A Politician
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Ben Stein hosted Win Ben Stein’s Money from 1997 until 2003, bring a new kind of humor to game shows. Before that, he was known for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, thanks to his deadpan delivery of the title’s character’s name during roll call. In more recent years Stein has left Hollywood behind for politics.
He hasn’t technically become a politician, but he has become a very public conservative supporter. In 2008, he produced and starred in the anti-Darwin documentary No Intelligence Allowed. Since 2012 he has served as a panelist on Cavuto on Business on FOX News. Still ahead, we want to be millionaires thanks to Regis Philbin!
Regis Philbin Has Done Everything
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Long before he was the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and America’s Got Talent, Regis Philbin was one of the most popular talk show hosts in the world. He hosted Live With Regis and Kathie Lee from 1988 to 2000 when Lee was replaced with Kelly Ripa.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire premiered during primetime on ABC in 1999. The shows averaged 30 million viewers per episode; unheard of numbers for a game show. Today he works more sparingly, making occasional appearances on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda as well as other programs.
Howie Mandel Can’t Get Rid Of The Hosting Bug
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Howie Mandel became famous as an actor and comedian. He voiced Gizmo in Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. His show Bobby’s World ran for eight seasons on FOX. In 2003, his career path changed when he became the host of Deal or No Deal in primetime on NBC.
His newfound success led to a judging gig on America’s Got Talent. Recently it was announced the CNBC would be reviving Deal or No Deal and Mandel would return to his hosting duties. He just can’t get the hosting bug out of his system!
Jeff Foxworthy Got Into Equipment Sales
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Like Howie Mandel before him, Jeff Foxworthy didn’t get his start in game shows. He became popular in the ’90s using redneck humor and creating the catchphrase, “you might be a redneck if…”
Looking for a career resurgence in 2007, Foxworthy took the hosting job for Are You Smarter Than A 5TH Grader? The show ran for five years, moving from primetime to syndication for the final two. After the show ended, he launched Foxworthy Outdoors to sell officially branded hunting merchandise.
Drew Carey Is The New Bob Barker
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You already know that Drew Carey took over The Price is Right after Bob Barker left, but do you remember his other game show? Near the end of The Drew Carey Show, Carey pitched Whose Line Is It Anyway? to ABC. A British version was already popular overseas.
For six seasons Carey hosted the show where “everything’s made up, and the points don’t matter.” The show ended in 2003 and was brought back by the CW in 2013 with new host Aisha Tyler. Carey might have returned to host if he wasn’t busy as the host of America’s most famous game show.