Bio – Bob Barker

Bob Barker’s Biography… Not too detailed, so if you have anything to add; pics, info, even rewrite it!  If you want to update it, please e-mail us attpirblog@balloflightning.com!

Robert “Bob” Barker was born in Darrington, Washington, and raised on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where his widowed mother taught school. After serving as a Navy pilot during World War II, he was graduated from Drury College in Springfield, Mo., and worked in radio there and in Florida before moving to Los Angeles, where Ralph Edwards hired him for “Truth or Consequences” in 1956.

He served as master of ceremonies for the “Miss Universe Pageant” and “Miss USA Pageant” for 20 years and has hosted the “Tournament of Roses Parade.”

In addition to receiving a Daytime Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Bob Barker has won a record-breaking eleven Daytime Emmys as Outstanding Game Show Host for The Price is Right, including one in 2000. As the show’s executive producer, he has received two additional Emmys for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show.

Barker hosted The Price is Right since its premiere on the CBS Television Network in 1972. During his first three years on the show, he was also hosting his 16th through 18th seasons of “Truth or Consequences.” On October 31, 2006, after 35 years as M.C. of U.S. television’s longest-running game show, Bob made his announcement that he would retire from The Price Is Right in June 2007

In March 1998, historic Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, from which many legendary television shows were broadcast and where The Price is Right is taped, was renamed the Bob Barker Studio.

Barker has won 17 Emmy Awards in total. Twelve were for Outstanding Game Show Host, more than any other performer. He has also won twice for Executive Producer of The Price Is Right and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999.

In 2004, Barker was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

He made his theatrical motion picture debut in the comedy “Happy Gilmore.”

Barker lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is December 12th.

Partial List of Television Credits:

The Price Is Right as Host (1972 to 2007)
Family Guy as Himself” (voice) in episode: “Screwed the Pooch” (original airdate: 11/29/2001)
Yes, Dear as Himself in episode: “The Ticket” (original airdate: 10/22/2001)
Futurama as Himself (voice) in episode: “Lesser of Two Evils” (original airdate: 02/20/2000)
Martial Law as Himself in episode: “Shanghai Express” (original airdate: 09/26/1998)
Something So Right as Ben in episode: “Something About a Silver Anniversary” (original airdate: 02/18/1997)
Something So Right as Ben in episode: “Something About Thanksgiving” (original airdate: 11/26/1996)
The Nanny as Himself in episode: “When You Pish Upon a Star” (original airdate: 11/21/1994)
The Family Game as Host (1967)
Dream Girl Of 1967 as Substitute Host (June 12th-16th, 1967)
Truth Or Consequences as Host (Syndicated version: 1966-1974)
Bonanza in episode: “Denver McKee” (original airdate: 10/15/1960)

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