Nov. 4th, 1962
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Jeff Probst's Main TV Roles
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Jeff Probst is the host of "Survivor", for which he won an Emmy in 2001. He was also voted one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful that year. He was nominated at Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Reality Host. Wrote and Directed the LionsGate released indie film, "Finder's Fee" starring Academy Award nominess James Earl Jones and Robert Forster, along with Matthew Lillard, Ryan Reynolds, Erik Palladino, Dash Mihoc and Carly Pope.
Finder's Fee premiered at 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 2001's "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 and Roll Jeopardy," and was also the voice of "Raycliff" in the animated television show "Filmore." He also hosted several programs for FX and traveled over 300,000 miles around the world as a correspondent for "Access Hollywood." Prior to that, he hosted a variety of shows for KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. He is the Collegiate Spokesperson for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
- Used to work at Boeing, where he produced and narrated sales and marketing videos.
- Has taken the torch snuffer from every season of Survivor as a personal souvenir.
- On the Survivor: All Stars Reunion show, he offered to marry both Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich, claiming he was an ordained minister. Probst got himself ordained in 1999 so that he could preside at his parents 40th anniversary remarriage. He was ordained by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California. He paid $25.00 for his ordination papers.
- (2001) Named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
- Grew up mostly in Seattle, and attended Seattle Pacific University.