Jeff Probst

Birth Day November 4th, 1961
Birth Place Wichita, Kansas
Age 59 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

About Jeff Probst

An American reality show host and an executive producer, Jeff Probst is well recognized as the Emmy Award-winning host of the U.S. version of the reality television show "Survivor". He worked at Boeing Motion Picture and Television Studio as a producer and narrator though he is also an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. He then started hosting videos. He made his mark in the mid-1990s when he was hired to host a show called "Rock & Roll Jeopardy!" for 'VH1'. He is also known for hosting "The Jeff Probst Show" and making guest appearances in sitcoms such as "How I Met Your Mother." Recently, Probst gave an update in which he revealed he's "optimistic" about the new episodes can start filming in 2021.

Famous For

  • Being an American reality show host and an executive producer.
  • For being the Emmy Award-winning host of the U.S. version of the reality television show "Survivor". 

Jeff Probst, a famous reality show Host

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Early Life of Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst opened his eyes for the first time on 4th November 1961 in Wichita, Kansas, the United States, however, he grew up primarily in Bellevue, Washington. He holds an American nationality and American-white ethnicity. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on 4th November of every year and he has celebrated his 59th birthday as of 2020 though as his birthdate, his star sign is Scorpio. He was born to Jerry (father) and Barbara Probst (mother). He also has brothers named Scott Probst and Brent Probst. He attended Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a producer and narrator of marketing videos after graduating from Newport High School in 1979.

Career of Jeff Probst

  • Jeff Probst commenced his career as a producer and narrator for the corporate videos made under the 'Boeing Motion Picture/Television Studio' though he hosted FX's original half-hour show dedicated to answering viewer letters, "Backchat" as well as hosted the VH1 series "Rock & Roll Jeopardy!" from 1998 to 2001. And, he was also a correspondent for the syndicated program "Access Hollywood".
  • He has written and directed the Lionsgate released film, "Finder's Fee" and has twice appeared on "Celebrity Jeopardy!", first in 2001 and again in 2003.
  • As well, he was a frequent guest star on the sketch show "MADtv" though he is also the host of "Survivor", a globally-syndicated American reality show which he has hosted since its inception in 2000.
  • After that, he made a guest appearance in a 2003 episode of "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim as "TV Guide" reported that Probst was developing a new reality TV series for CBS called "Live For The Moment" on 20th October 2008.
  • Probst appeared on the CBS reality television special "I Get That a Lot" on 1st April 2009 as he was seen as himself on the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother", in the episode "The Stinson Missile Crisis" in October 2011.
  • Then, he was announced as director of his second feature film, the coming-of-age story "Kiss Me" in January 2012 as he hosted "The Jeff Probst Show" from 10th September 2012.
  • Besides, he teamed up with Christopher Tebbetts in February 2013 to release the first of Scholastic's adventure series "Stranded" which is the first of the three-book series.
  • Also, he starred as himself on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" in two seasons 11 episodes, "Some Kind of Lesbian Zombie" and "Baseball. Boobs. Boobs. Baseball" in November 2013 and January 2013 whereas he was also seen as himself on the sitcom "Life in Pieces", in the episode "Swim Survivor Zen Talk" in December 2016.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Probst gave an update in which he revealed he's "optimistic" the new episodes can start filming in 2021.
  • "I wish I could tell you that my gift to you was a new season of 'Survivor,' because I would love to be watching it," he said. "I'd love to be hearing the theme song right now. But nope. We tried, we tried, we tried. Oh, did we try? I thought we were going the second time. I was certain we were gonna shoot, but it just was impossible. We have 400 crew members from 20 different countries. The border restrictions alone were an issue and then the medical care in Fiji you know, we just couldn't risk it."
  • "We are working on a plan to get back out there in 2021," Probst added. "I feel optimistic that not only will we shoot, but it's gonna be really good. We have some amazing people ready to play. We have spent all of our time thinking about where we can take the show and casting the show and there are just some incredibly cool people out there, a lot of really great young people out there. I think it's gonna take the show to that 'Survivor 2.0'."
  • Additionally, he has also written a book called "Stranded", based on the show "Survivor".

Awards and Achievements of Jeff Probst

  • Jeff Probst won the first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program on 21st September 2008. As well, he won the same award in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He can gain many more awards in the coming days if he works hard as same as in the coming days too.

Personal Life of Jeff Probst

Reflecting on Jeff Probst's personal life, he is a married guy. He tied a knot with his first wife, psychotherapist Shelley Wright in 1996, but the couple got separated in 2001. Then, he started dating one of the contestants, Julie Berry though his relationship with her was also not expected, they broke up in early 2008. After that, he married his second wife, Lisa Ann Russell, on 5th December 2011 whereas, through this marriage, Probst is a stepfather to Russell's two children, son Michael (born in 2004) and daughter Ava (born in 2006), from her former marriage to actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Probst stated that he and his wife amicably share custody with Gosselaar and his second wife and that the children consider all four to be parents. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Jeff Probst and his wife, Lisa Ann Russell

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Net Worth of Jeff Probst

Moving towards Jeff Probst's net worth, he has a worth of around $50 million as of 2020 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is around $8 million per year. He makes about $200,000 per "Survivor" episode. Jeff has earned a fine amount of money from his career as his major source of income is from his hosting, and producing career. In his short professional time also, he has established himself an identity already though he's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. 

Body Measurement of Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst is a handsome and adaptable show host and an executive producer who stands at a perfect height of 5 feet and 11 inches with a balanced weight of 77 kg. He undeniably has the quality that appeals to the opposite sex. His heartwarming smile, his entire demeanor, and his gradual escalating popularity in the industry make him the perfect catch. Graceful guy, Jeff has dark brown hair and eyes color as his body build type is average.

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