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Bob Eubanks

Biography

American television, radio, and game show host who became known for hosting the overall game show The Newlywed Game. He modeled in image shoots as a kid. He made an appearance in it sitcom THE NEW Prince of Bel-Air in 1992. He got wedded to Irma Dark brown on Sept 10, 1969 plus they acquired three children jointly. After Irma’s loss of life in 2001, he wedded Deborah Adam. He received a superstar over the Hollywood Walk of Popularity following to astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bob Eubanks
Date Of Birth January 8, 1938
Place Of Birth Flint, MI
Profession Game Show Host
Education Pasadena High School
Nationality American
Spouse Deborah James, Irma Eubanks
Children Corey Michael Eubanks, Theresa Eubanks, Noah Eubanks, Trace Eubanks
Parents John Ortho Leland Eubanks, Gertrude Eubanks
Movies Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Roger & Me
TV Shows The Newlywed Game, Trivia Trap, Dream House, All Star Secrets, Rhyme and Reason, The Diamond Head Game, Card Sharks, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, Powerball: The Game Show, Family Secrets
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 As of 2011, he became the first game show host ever to host the same show for 45 years.
2 His mentor was the late Bill Cullen.
3 Like fellow game show hosts Alex Trebek, Jim Perry, Chuck Woolery Dick Clark, Pat Sajak and Bert Convy, Eubanks was one of the game show emcees to host a game show both in daytime and in nighttime.
4 Since he was too busy hosting The New Newlywed Game (1984) at nighttime, the hosting job on Card Sharks (1986) was immediately given to Bill Rafferty.
5 Before he was a successful game show host, he used to work at JCPenney Department Stores.
6 His parents were John Ortho Leland Eubanks, a barber, and Gertrude Eubanks, a housewife.
7 He played the guitar.
8 Moved to Pasadena, California in 1940.
9 Ranked #9 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
10 His second wife, Deborah James is a wedding/events coordinator in Ventura, California and has her own company, Bella Vita Events.
11 Ranked #10 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
12 As a teenager, he grew up watching quiz and game shows that led him to being a game show host.
13 Before he hosted the revamp version of Card Sharks (1978) for CBS, he made a guest appearance on the original Card Sharks (1978) that was hosted by Jim Perry for NBC. At the time, he was there to promote his short-lived game show All Star Secrets (1979).
14 His parents were originally from Missouri.
15 Was employed at Mark Goodson Productions from 1984 to 1989.
16 Friends with: Bill Cullen, Betty White, Bob Barker, Richard Dawson, Alex Trebek, Dick Clark, Nipsey Russell, Gene Rayburn, Jim Lange, Wink Martindale, Jim Perry, Chuck Woolery, Bob Goen, Pat Finn, Mark Goodson, Chuck Barris, Peter Tomarken, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Pat Sajak, Tom Kennedy, Bert Convy and Michael Landon.
17 Best known by the public as host of The Newlywed Game (1966) and Card Sharks (1978).
18 Does rodeos and riding in his spare time.
19 A close friend of the Michael Landon, his son Corey Eubanks was involved with almost the majority of Landon's projects until Landon's death in 1991.
20 He was influenced by: Cary Grant, Howard Hughes, Buddy Hackett, and Bill Cullen, who was his favorite game show host.
21 Graduated from Pasadena High School in Pasadena, California, in 1955.
22 Has the distinction of hosting two longest-running game shows in television history for almost 35 years, 1 in front of Alex Trebek, and 2 behind Bob Barker and Wink Martindale. He hosted The Newlywed Game (1966), for more than 30 years, in between ABC and syndication, and Card Sharks (1978), for 4 1/2 seasons on CBS.
23 Was the second choice to host the revamp version of Card Sharks (1978) for CBS, when fellow game show host, Jim Perry who was Mark Goodson's first choice to host the show, a second time, when he was already under contract with NBC, hosting the immensely-popular game show Sale of the Century (1983).
24 He alongside Chuck Woolery and Jamie Farr was one of the three rotating hosts of the $250,000 Game Show Spectacular at the Las Vegas Hilton, until the show closed in April 2008.
25 His first wife, Irma Brown, was a ranch forewoman and a gifted artist. They purchased a 20-acre portion of a working cattle ranch, before expanding to 26 acres.
26 Worked with game show announcer Bob Hilton on 3 game shows: Trivia Trap (1984), The New Newlywed Game (1984) and the second incarnation of Card Sharks (1978).
27 Before he was a game show host, he was an entertainment promoter and manager at KRLA 1110 in Los Angeles, California, from 1960 to 1968.
28 Executive Producer of Hill-Eubanks Productions from 1979 to 1992.
29 Was one of the youngest emcees ever to began hosting game shows at age 28, Ryan Seacrest and J.D. Roth both started hosting game shows at age 20.
30 Ranks fifth behind Bill Cullen, Tom Kennedy, Wink Martindale and Alex Trebek, in the number of game shows hosted at 8, with Geoff Edwards sharing that record.
31 When he was growing up, he enjoyed listening to music the most. At least two singers named him as Eubanks's favorite childhood radio heroes were: Doc Watson and Frank Sinatra.
32 Was a huge fan of Gene Rayburn's Match Game 73 (1973).
33 He also worked as a doorman and opened limousine doors for stars such as: Elizabeth Taylor, Gary Cooper and Debbie Reynolds.
34 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
35 Was a deejay on Los Angeles radio station KRLA, where he was replaced by Bob Hudson as morning man in 1963.
36 Sub-hosted for Casey Kasem on "American Top 40" twice -- January 9, 1982 and April 16, 1983.
37 Helped finance The Beatles' first performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
38 Has hosted 4 different versions of The Newlywed Game in as many decades
39 Has been a commentator of the Tournament of Roses Parade for L.A. television station KTLA from 1978 to present.
40 Bob Eubanks was a guest on the new I've Got a Secret (2000) program on the Oxygen Cable Channel in December 2001. His "secret" was that he was Dolly Parton's agent in the 1960s and 1970s.
41 Father of actor/writer Corey Michael Eubanks.
42 First gained fame as the host of the TV game show The Newlywed Game (1966).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Food, Good Deeds 2011 TV Series
Phineas and Ferb 2010 TV Series
That '70s Show 2000 TV Series Emcee - Himself
Tournament of Roses Parade 1996 TV Movie
Family Secrets 1993 TV Series Host
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 Ding-Dang-Dong Host
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 TV Series Bob Eubanks
Johnny Dangerously 1984 M.C.
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1964-1965 TV Series Reporter / Salesman / TV Interviewer / ...
The Cinnamon Cinder Show 1963 TV Series Host

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Payback 1991 producer
You Bet Your Life 1980 TV Series producer
The Toni Tennille Show 1980 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
All Star Secrets 1979 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Cinnamon Cinder Show Christmas Special 1965 TV Movie producer
Teen Scene 1964 Video short producer
The Cinnamon Cinder Show 1963 TV Series producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FabLife 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Radio DJ & Concert Promoter
125th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade 2014 TV Movie Himself - Host
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Good Food, Good Deeds 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hungry Girl 2011 TV Series Himself
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Himself
The Amazing Race 2010 TV Series Himself
The Newlywed Game 2010 TV Series Himself - Host
Rose Parade 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee 2008 TV Series Himself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
1 vs. 100 2006 TV Series Himself - Mob Member
Encore with John Palmer 2006 TV Series Himself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Himself
World Poker Tour 2005 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 4 2003 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 2 2002 TV Movie Himself - Host
Providence 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 2002 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Newlywed Game: Wild and Outrageous! Making Whoopie with the Newlywed Game 1999 Video Himself - Host
The Newlywed Game: Wild and Outrageous! The Very Best of the Newlywed Game 1999 Video Himself - Host
The Newlywed Game: Wild and Outrageous - The Honeymoon's Over! 1999 Video Himself
Kenan & Kel 1999 TV Series Himself
KWHY-TV 22 Business News: Executive Summary 1998 TV Series Himself
The Newlywed Game 1996 TV Series Host
65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1996 TV Special Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Himself
Drexell's Class 1992 TV Series Himself
Roger & Me 1989 Documentary Himself
1990 Miss California USA Pageant 1989 TV Movie Himself - Host
How I Got Into College 1989 Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1989 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself / Herself - Panelist
Offshore Television 1988 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Secrets 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
Card Sharks 1986 TV Series Himself - Host
The Price Is Right 1986 TV Series Himself
Anything for Laughs 1985 TV Movie Himself
Trivia Trap 1984-1985 TV Series Himself - Host
Riptide 1985 TV Series Himself
53rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1984 TV Special Himself - Host
Dream House 1984 TV Series Himself - Host
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1984 TV Series Himself
The New Newlywed Game 1984 TV Series Host (1985-December 1988)
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Himself
The National Finals Rodeo 1982 TV Movie Himself - Host
KTLA 92nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade 1982 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Brady Brides 1981 TV Series Himself
Atlantic City Alive 1981 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1979 TV Series Himself - TV Game Host / Himself - TV Game Show Host / Himself - TV Host / ...
All Star Secrets 1979 TV Series Host (1979)
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Newlywed Game 1977 TV Series Host (1977-1980)
Rhyme and Reason 1975 TV Series Host
The Diamond Head Game 1975 TV Series Host
10th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Hollywood Squares 1974 TV Series Himself
The Newlywed Game 1966 TV Series Himself - Host
Out of Sight 1966 Himself as voice of concert announcer
Cinnamon Cinder Show Christmas Special 1965 TV Movie Himself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
California's Gold 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Himself (uncredited)
Faux Pause 1998 TV Series Himself
Visiting... with Huell Howser 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1986 TV Series Himself
Teen Scene 1964 Video short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio Awarded on December 29, 2000 at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1 I was a smart-ass, snot-nosed kid. I walked with a certain swagger and style that was different from the typical hosts at the time. I was young and into rock and roll. Times were changing and the networks wanted their game shows to push the envelope more, which I was willing to do.
2 There are a lot of dogs in the game show business, and I've hosted my fair share of them. Sometimes you have to put your ego aside and say yes, even when you know it's going to be a disaster. One show in particular, The Diamond Head Game, was such a piece of you know what. They took a poorly designed game, shot it in Hawaii, and thought it a good idea. I hated every minute of hosting it. Luckily, it didn't hurt my career.
3 Bill (Cullen) took me under his wing and helped me develop my own voice as a host. He was always warm and treated me with respect. What you saw on TV, he was like that in real life as well. A sly sense of humor, very intelligent, made anyone feel like the most important person in the room. A wonderful mentor who I continue to miss today.
4 Chuck Barris was a genius. Crazy, no doubt, but a genius. He never took his shows too seriously because he knew game shows were a silly genre, but at the same time he knew the right mix of creativity and insanity to make them ratings hits. He was one of the true renegades in the business.

#Trademark
1 His silly persona
2 The catchphrase - "Makin' Whoopee".


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