November 4, 1961 (61)
Jeff Probst is an American television personality and executive producer, best recognized as the charismatic host of the reality competition show, ‘Survivor.’
Probst’s journey into the world of television began as the host of the FX network’s Backchat, but it was his assignment with ‘Survivor’ that launched him into the spotlight in 2000. Probst embraced the dual roles of host and executive producer for the reality competition series that pits contestants against each other in remote locations worldwide. Besides Survivor, he further extended his versatility by hosting the ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ show and even directed and produced films like ‘Finder’s Fee’ and ‘Kiss Me’.
Over the years, Probst has had an impressive lineup of collaborators from diverse backgrounds, including Mark Burnett, the creator of ‘Survivor,’ and Julie Berry, a former Survivor contestant with whom he was romantically linked. His rapport with Survivor contestants has always been engaging, featuring interactions with stars like Richard Hatch, Tony Vlachos, Sandra Diaz-Twine, and Rob Mariano. Probst also connected with fellow television hosts and personalities such as Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, and the crew at CBS,.
Jeff Probst’s career has been marked by significant recognitions and titles. Notably, he has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program four times, a testament to his exceptional hosting abilities. Moreover, he was selected as one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People in 2001.