Bob Barker

Mostly Credited As: Bob Barker
Birth Name: Robert William Barker
Date Of Birth: December 12, 1923 (Age 92)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Darrington, Washington
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Robert William Barker was born December 12, 1923 in Darrington, Washington. While attending Drury College, Barker was shipped out during World War II where he served as a Navy fighter pilot. Upon returning to the states after the war, Barker finished college with a degree in economics. He also landed his first entertainment job: a radio host for KTTS-FM radio in Springfield, Missouri.

With radio experience under his belt, Barker worked for a radio station in Florida and later in California. While hosting a program on the radio in California, producer Ralph Edwards heard Barker's voice and hired him as the new host for the game show Truth or Consequences. His role as host made Barker a television star and household name and continued to host the show for 18 years until 1972. During this time, Barker also hosted The Family Game, a short-lived game show similar to The Newlywed Game.

Barker took over as host for The Price Is Right, the role he is most well-known for, on September 4, 1972. With Barker as host, The Price Is Right became the longest-running American game show of all time and earned 17 Emmy awards during his 35 years of hosting. Barker was induced into Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2004 and upon his 5000th episode of The Price Is Right, CBS renamed the stage where the show is taped after Barker. Barker has also earned a Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999.

On October 31, 2006, Barker announced that he would retire from The Price Is Right in June, 2007. With over 50 years of weekday TV show appearances, Barker holds the record of longest TV career, as well as the record for oldest TV show host (Barker was 83 during his final year on TPIR).

In addition to his television hosting career, Barker has appeared in several television shows as himself (the most recent being on the "Showdown" episode of How I Met Your Mother) and also appeared as himself in Happy Gilmore.

Currently, Barker resides in Los Angeles.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (2003)As: Himself (2003 - 2007)
The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974)As: Himself (Host 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1991 & 2002)
The Price Is Right (US) (1972)As: Himself (Host 1972-2007)
The Nighttime Price Is Right (1972) (1972)As: Host (1977-1979)
The Family Game (US) (1967)As: Host
Truth Or Consequences (1950)As: Host (1956-1965)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Jillian Reynolds; Bob Barker; snoring; Dr. Ian Kerner; Dr. Heidi Raykeil 03x212: (Jun/23/2009) As Himself 
  Bob Barker, Arden Myrin 03x166: (Apr/20/2009) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Bob Barker, Jean Smart 05x67: (Apr/22/2009) As Himself 
  Seth Green, Bob Barker, Henry Cho 03x98: (Jun/15/2007) As Himself 
  Bob Barker, Elizabeth Banks, Modest Mouse 03x81: (May/16/2007) As Himself 
  Emma Thompson, Eamonn Walker, Joseph Arthur 02x180: (Nov/09/2006) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Bob Barker; Mario López; Shane Mercado 01x58: (Nov/26/2008) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Tales of a Third Grade Nothing 07x06: (Nov/16/2008) Voiced  Himself 
  Fat Guy Strangler 04x17: (Nov/27/2005) Voiced  Himself 
  Screwed The Pooch 03x13: (Nov/29/2001) Voiced  Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Ricky Gervais, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Mavis Staples, a Top Ten List presented by Bob Barker 14x147: (May/16/2007) As Himself 
  Danny DeVito, Patrick Rafter, Tim McGraw 05x06: (Sep/08/1997) As Himself (cameo) 

How I Met Your Mother (2005) 
  Showdown 02x20: (Apr/30/2007) As Himself 

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Bob Barker 24x02: (Nov/01/2006) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Adrien Brody, Bob Barker, Laura Bush 08x11: (Sep/18/2006) As Himself 
  Zach Braff, Bob Barker 08x09: (Sep/14/2006) As Himself 

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  All Access Pass with LL Cool J 01x99: (Feb/20/2006) As Himself 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  April 2, 2002 07x123: (Apr/02/2002) As Himself 
  May 18, 2001 06x111: (May/18/2001) As Himself 

The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) 
  Ep. #3759 15x247: (Mar/22/2002) As Himself 

Yes, Dear (2000) 
  The Ticket 02x05: (Oct/22/2001) As Himself 

Futurama (1999) 
  Lesser of Two Evils 02x11: (Feb/20/2000) Voiced  Himself 

Biography (1987) 
  Bob Barker: Master of Ceremonies 13x39: (Dec/07/1999) As Himself 

Martial Law (1998) 
  Shanghai Express 01x01: (Sep/26/1998) As Himself 

Something So Right (1996) 
  Something About a Silver Anniversary 01x16: (Feb/18/1997) As Ben 
  Something About Thanksgiving 01x08: (Nov/26/1996) As Ben 

Bailey Kipper's P.O.V (1996) 
  Talk Aint Cheap 01x08: (Nov/02/1996) As Himself 

The Nanny (US) (1993) 
  When You Pish upon a Star 02x11: (Nov/21/1994) As Himself 

The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974) 
  The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 18x01: (Jun/27/1991) As Himself (Host) 

Miss USA (1965) 
  The 36th Annual Miss USA Pageant 01x23: (Feb/17/1987) As Himself (Host) 
  The 35th Annual Miss USA Pageant 01x22: (May/20/1986) As Himself (Host) 
  The 34th Annual Miss USA Pageant 01x21: (May/13/1985) As Himself (Host) 
  The 33rd Annual Miss USA Pageant 01x20: (May/17/1984) As Himself (Host) 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  February 25, 1966 04x03: (Feb/25/1966) As Substitute Host 

Bonanza (1959) 
  Denver McKee 02x06: (Oct/15/1960) As Mort 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Price Is Right (US) (1972)• Executive Producer (1988-2007)
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (2003)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


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