Bob Costas

Bob Costas

Mar. 22nd, 1952
Born in
Queens, New York, USA
5' 7"

Bob Costas' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Sunday Night Football TV Show
Sunday Night Football
Inside the NFL TV Show
Inside the NFL
Later with Bob Costas TV Show
Later with Bob Costas
Beyond the Glory TV Show
Beyond the Glory
Costas Now TV Show
Costas Now
On the Record with Bob Costas TV Show
On the Record with Bob Costas

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Head Games
2011 - Moneyball
2006 - Cars
2005 - Coach Carter
2001 - Pootie Tang
2000 - Michael Jordan to the Max
1998 - BASEketball
1994 - The Scout
1994 - The Paper
1992 - Mr. Baseball

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Bob Costas
Himself - Guest
Bob Costas (Voiced)
Himself - NBC Commentator (segment "Stat Man")
Himself - Guest
[Complete List]


TV sportscaster known as a smart interviewer with encyclopedic knowledge and a devilish sense of humor.

  • Had made it known that he despises the often-used phrase that a player or team can "control their own destiny." He claims that if it truly is 'destiny,' there is nothing any team or player can do to change it.
  • In 2000, published his first book, 'Fair Ball: A Fan's Case For Baseball.'
  • For his fortieth birthday, Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa allowed him to manage the club during a spring training game.
  • The first time he visited baseball legend Stan Musial's St. Louis eatery, left a $3.31 tip in homage to the Cardinal great's lifetime batting average (.331).
  • First full-time sportscasting job came at age 22 with the American Basketball Association's Spirits of St. Louis, calling games on radio station KMOX.
  • Recipient of the 'Curt Gowdy' (qv) Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1999.
  • Ranked #6 by the American Sportscasters Association in its list of the Top 50 Sportscasters of All-Time (January 2009).
  • Is of Greek and Irish heritage.

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