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Jeff Probst

Date of birth : 1962-11-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wichita, Kansas, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-01

Jeff Probst is an American game show host, executive producer and a reporter. He is best known as the host of the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor.

Probst was born in Wichita, Kansas, but grew up primarily in Bellevue, Washington. After graduating from Newport High School in 1979, he attended Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a producer and narrator of marketing videos.

eff Probst is the Emmy Award-winning host of "Survivor" (2000). He won the inaugural Emmy for Best Reality Show Host in 2008 and again in 2009. Probst also received an Emmy as Host/Producer of "Survivor" (2000) back in 2001.

He was also voted one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People.

As a filmmaker, Probst wrote and directed the LionsGate released indie film, Finder's Fee (2001), starring Ryan Reynolds and Academy Award nominees James Earl Jones and Robert Forster.

Finder's Fee (2001) premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival where it won "Best Picture" and a "Best Director" award for Probst. Other awards: "Best Screenplay" at Method Fest, "Breakout Director" at Sonoma Film Fest. Probst was also selected as one of the "Ten Directors in the World to Watch" in a series presented by the American Cinematheque showcasing innovative and exciting new directors from around the world.

Probst previously served as host of VH1's "Rock & Roll Jeopardy!" (1998), hosted several programs for FX and traveled over 300,000 miles around the world as a correspondent for "Access Hollywood" (1996).

Prior to that, he hosted a variety of shows for KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Seattle.

Probst hosts the "Howard Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtable" for Howard Stern on Sirius/XM radio.

Probst is a regular fill-in for Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly" (1988) (aka "Live with Regis and Kelly").

In 2007, Probst founded The Serpentine Project a non-profit that empowers youth transitioning out of foster care to reach for their dreams by opening the door to possibilities.

Awards/Nominations:
On September 21, 2008 Probst won the first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. He also won the same award in 2009 and 2010.


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