Jeff Probst Biography
Jeff Probst was born Jeffrey Lee Probst on November 4, 1962. He is a game show host and also an Executive producer working with Mark Burnett, the Survivor Show’s creator. He is best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of the adventure reality television show ‘Survivor’. However, he also used to host his own show, The Jeff Probst Show.
Though he was born in Wichita, Kansas, United States, he grew up in Bellevue, Washington. After his graduation at Newport High School in 1979, he joined Seattle Pacific University. He also worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a producer and narrator of marketing videos.
He thereafter shifted to KIRO TV where he hosted a variety of shows. In 1994, he joined FX where he hosted both Backchat and Sound FX. This temporal show lasted for 4 years and by 1998 he was hosting Rock n Roll Jeopardy on VH1.
He set in for survivor in 2000 where he learnt about it from a radio program where Mark Burnett was promoting it. Lucky enough, it was his golden chance. When they connected, it was a super match. The show first staged in Borneo in 2000 where it had more than 30 million viewers.
The show has been hosting from different location since its first flourishing show. These locations include Thailand, Australia, Vanuatu, Guatemala, Gabon, Samoa. This series has since been growing with many viewers.
Jeff Probst Age
Jeff was born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. He is 57 years as of November 2018.
Jeff Probst wife |Family
Jeff married his first wife Shelley Wright, a psychotherapist from 1996-2001. They then broke up. On 2004 after featuring in Survivor, he started dating Julie Berry, one of the contestants whom they broke up in 2008.
Probst then married his second wife, a model and actress, Lisa Ann Russell on December 5, 2011. She is said to have worked as a talent coordinator and game show host for her husband’s show The Jeff Probst Show from 2012-2013. Through Lisa, Jeff is a step-dad to Micahel Charles and Ava Lorenn.
His parents are Jerry and Barbara Probst.
Jeff Probst Height
Probst stands at 1.78 metres and weighs 77 kgs. His eye colour is dark blue while his hair is brown.
Jeff Probst Networth
Probst has an estimated net worth of $ 40 million.
Jeff Probst Books
- 1996: High Uintas Backcountry
- 2000: High Uintas Fishing
- 2006: Hiking Utah’s High Uintas: 99 Day and Overnight Hikes
- 2013: Stranded
- 2013: Trial by Fire
- 2013: Survivors
- 2014: Forbidden Passage
- 2016: Desperate Measures
- 2015: The Sabotage
- 2015: Outrageous Animals: Weird trivia and unbelievable facts to test your knowledge about mammals, fish, insects and more!
- 2015: Amazing Places: Weird Trivia and Unbelievable Facts to Test Your Knowledge about the Most Extreme Places on Earth!
- 2016: Remarkable Plants
- 2017: Extreme Weather
- 2017: Who’s Managing Your Money