Chris Harrison Biography
Chris Harrison is a renowned American television and game show host. He is best known as the host of the ABC reality television dating show ‘The Bachelor’ since 2002. He has also hosted ‘The Bachelorette‘ since 2003. Christ is also a producer and an actor.
Christopher Bryan Harrison started working on TV while he was still in school in Oklahoma. His profession truly took off in 2002 when he was named as the host of ABC’s then-new reality TV show, “The Bachelor.” The show later turned into a juggernaut and propelled a few spin-off shows.
He additionally hosted Bachelor in Paradise in 2014, Bachelor Pad from 2010 to 2012, and the premiere season of Bachelor in Paradise, After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Live in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018.
Harrison has additionally facilitated the Miss America event multiple times and took over hosting for the syndicated version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2015.
Chris began his television career by working as a sports broadcaster at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City from 1993 to 1999. He also worked briefly for TVG Network, a horse racing channel, and was the presenter of Designers’ Challenge on HGTV.
In 2001, Chris hosted the short-lived game show, Mall Masters for GSN.
In 2002, he guests featured in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as a music show host, of the episode, “Ping, Ping a Song”.
On November 23, 2008, Chris hosted the American Music Awards pre-show live on ABC alongside co-hosts; Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.
The TV Guide Network, now known as “Pop,” announced that Chris was signed to air its live red carpet awards coverage, beginning with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards in September. In 2011, Chris and Brooke Burns co-hosted the game show You Deserve It.
Harrison has also co-hosted Hollywood 411 on the former TV Guide Network and has presented Designers’ Challenge on HGTV and Mall Masters on the Game Show Network. In April 2015, Disney-ABC announced that Chris Harrison would fill in for Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015–16 season.
Game Show Network (GSN) began hosting reruns of this show on December 18, 2017, marking a return to the network for him since the cancellation of Mall Masters. Harrison currently airs ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette”.
As an actor, he has had a few acting roles on various shows including Trophy Wife, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Hot in Cleveland. In 2006, he featured himself in the comedy Date Movie.
Chris Harrison Age
How old is Chris Harrison? Chris is 51 years old as of July 2022. He was born on July 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on July 26th every year.
Chris Harrison Education
Chris attended Lake Highlands High School, where he graduated in 1989. He then joined Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Chris Harrison Wife | Married
Harrison married her wife Gwen Jones, whom he met in college, in 1993. They divorced in 2012 but yet have remained friends and offered to care for their youngsters; Joshua Harrison and girl Taylor.
Chris Harrison Son
Harrison has a son named Joshua Harrison. Her mother is Gwen Jones.
Chris Harrison Salary
In 2011, Harrison was making $60,000 per episode of The Bachelor. As indicated by Celebrity Net Worth, today he gets a pay of $8 million. However, it’s indistinct whether that is per period of one show, or every year for each of the three Bachelor Franchise shows.
Chris Harrison Networth
Chris has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars. This is attributed to his career as a television and game show host.
‘The Bachelor’ and Its Spinoffs
In 2002 Harrison became the host of ABC’s hit romance reality series ‘The Bachelor’ and later ‘The Bachelorette’ in 2003. The franchise is still growing strong to date taking over television ratings and trending on social media after each broadcast.
The hit series majors on a bachelor/bachelorette who has a pool of around 25 contestants to develop feelings for, solely choosing one to propose to by the end of the season. During the show, the bachelor/bachelorette and the contestants get destined to sentimental areas where they go on individual and group dates.
The show’s popularity has made way for several spinoffs that Chris has also hosted. These include Bachelor Pad, The Bachelor Winter Games, and Bachelor in Paradise. For the last, Harrison hosted the live after-show ‘After Paradise’ with the author and Bachelor enthusiast, Jenny Mollen, in 2015.