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Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

Dec. 19th, 1969
Born in
Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK
5' 7

Richard Hammond's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Top Gear (UK) TV Show
Top Gear (UK)
Brainiac: Science Abuse (UK) TV Show
Brainiac: Science Abuse (UK)
Total Wipeout (UK) TV Show
Total Wipeout (UK)
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (UK) TV Show
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (UK)
Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections (UK) TV Show
Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections (UK)
Richard Hammond's Crash Course TV Show
Richard Hammond's Crash Course
Science of Stupid (UK) TV Show
Science of Stupid (UK)
Helicopter Heroes (UK) TV Show
Helicopter Heroes (UK)
School's Out (UK) TV Show
School's Out (UK)
Petrolheads (UK) TV Show
Petrolheads (UK)
Richard Hammond's Journey To The Centre Of The Planet (UK) TV Show
Richard Hammond's Journey To The Centre Of The Planet (UK)
Wild Weather with Richard Hammond (UK) TV Show
Wild Weather with Richard Hammond (UK)
Richard Hammond's Five O'clock show (UK) TV Show
Richard Hammond's Five O'clock show (UK)
Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel (UK) TV Show
Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel (UK)
RI:SE (UK) TV Show
Sport Relief 2004 TV Show
Sport Relief 2004
Sport Relief 2008 TV Show
Sport Relief 2008
Sport Relief 2010 TV Show
Sport Relief 2010

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Richard Mark Hammond also nicknamed Hamster, (born 19 December 1969, Solihull, England) is a British TV presenter, most noted for co-hosting car programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May, as well as presenting Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1, Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections on BBC Two, Should I Worry About...? on BBC One and Total Wipeout, also on BBC One and Richard Hammond's Blast Lab on CBBC. He has also presented several one-off specials such as ITV's The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend and the annual Crufts awards.

  • Motoring enthusiast and TV presenter.
  • He eventually landed his dream job as a TV presenter on a motoring show but, alas, the show was on cable TV where the cameramen regularly outnumbered the viewers. Top Gear thought it daft to waste all that genuine petrolhead enthusiasm, so they gave him a job on proper telly.
  • While filming for a new series of _"Top Gear" (1978)_ (qv) on September 20th 2006, he was seriously injured when the jet car he was driving overturned. He was cut out of the vehicle and removed by air ambulance to Hospital. Despite suffering a "serious brain injury" he left intensive care and entered a private hospital within 10 days.
  • Drives a Morgan +8 Roadster (His dream car)
  • Owns a Labradoodle and coincidentally, presented Crufts 2005 on the BBC.
  • Started out on BBC Radio Cumbria.
  • Writes a motoring column in the British tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mirror.
  • Went to Sharmans Cross school and Solihull School.

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