Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of the adventure reality television show Survivor, Jeff Probst has spent his life almost two decades in hosting. He also hosted his own show, The Jeff Probst Show and directed a romantic movie Kiss Me.
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Who is Jeff Probst?
Jeff Probst; the TV personality, born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita Kansas to Jerry and Barbara Probst and raised in Bellevue, Washington.
He graduated from Newport High School in 1979. After his high school, he has planned to join the culinary school but soon he found out that he was more interested in television production. He enrolled at Seattle Pacific University and worked as a producer and video narrator at Boeing Motion Picture/Television.
Jeff Probst’s age is 57.
Jeff Probst Television Career: Survivor and The Jeff Probst Show
Jeff Probst is not only the host of famous American reality show Survivor but also the executive producers of the series. Jeff has won multiple awards for his role as a host on Survivor.
https://youtu.be/Y8dMWg3EfAw?t=10 The show started on CBS in 2000 which is one of the most successful reality hosts to the date. The show's rating is excellent and with season 38 of Survivor already in the pipeline. Jeff shared how the first season of Survivor was his most favorite and memorable one.
Prior to Survivor hosting, Probst had hosted several shows like FX's half-hour show, Backchat and hosted the VH1 series Rock & Roll Jeopardy!
"The entire season is still my No. 1 highlight. From the opening moments of the contestants walking through a small fishing town in Malaysia to the “snakes and rats” speech by Sue Hawk to Richard Hatch being crowned the first winner, it remains the most magical 39-day period of my professional life."
from 1998 to 2001. He was a correspondent to syndicated show Access Hollywood. Jeff had appeared in multiple shows including Celebrity Jeopardy! and MADtv. He also hosted CelebritySuperfan Roundtable for Howard Stern. In 2008, he began to work on a new project for CBS called Live for The Moment.
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TV series and Movies
Besides his career as a host, Jeff managed to play in TV series as well as movies. He appeared as himself in an episode of How I Met Your Mother and on CBS reality show I Get That a Lot.
He made a guest appearance like Two and a Half Men, Life in Pieces and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’. The year 2012, he directed the romantic drama film Kiss Me, starring John Corbett and Sarah Bolger which was shot in Los Angeles.
The same year, he wrapped by hosting the syndicated daytime talk show The Jeff Probst Show by CBS Television Distribution but due to low ratings, the second show was canceled. https://youtu.be/HfTqBI_MWNU?t=28 In 2013, Probst partnered with Christopher Tebbetts and released the first of Scholastic's adventure book series Stranded, based on his reality show Survivor.
What is Jeff Probst' net worth?
Jeff Probst hosted Survivor series for all its season and also played in a number of the American sitcoms. He makes quite a hefty amount as a salary that added to his net worth.
As a host of Survivor, Jeff makes money by traveling various places.
Jeff Probst has an estimated net worth to be approximately $40 million.
He earns an annual salary of up to $4 million from the show. In 2007, he founded a non-profit program called The Serpentine Project that helped youth in transitioning from foster care but later it merged with The Alliance For Children's Rights.
Back in 2011, Jeff Probst purchased a lavish mansion for $5 million in Studio City, CA. The 7,983 square feet has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with a large swimming pool. As of now, he resides with his current wife, Lisa, and their two kids.
Jeff Probst Married Lisa Ann Rusell and His Past Relationship
Jeff Probst had involved in multiple relationships and now he is a married man. The host tied the knot with actress Lisa Ann Russell in a private ceremony on December 5, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Lisa is not his first wife of Jeff. He was married to his first wife, psychotherapist Shelley Wright from 1996 to 2004. Jeff Probst and his ex-wife, Lisa Ann Russell After that, he began dating Julie Berry, one of the contestants of "Survivor: Vanuatu" in 2004 and they broke up in early 2008.
Just like Jeff, Lisa was previously married to former "Saved by the Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar for 15 years before calling it quits in May. She shares custody of their two children together: Michael (born in 2004) and Ava (born in 2006) with her ex-husband.
Stepfather of Lisa's two Kids