ryan seacrest
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  December 24, 1974

Ryan Seacrest is a TV presenter and producer. He co-hosted and served as executive producer of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and has hosted other media, including “American Idol,” “American Top 40,” and “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” He became co-host and executive producer of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in 2006 after Clark’s death. Seacrest received Emmy Award nominations for “American Idol” each year from 2004 to 2013 and once more in 2016.

He won an Emmy for his work on “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” in 2010 and was nominated once more in 2012. In 2018, Seacrest received nominations for “Live with Kelly and Ryan” in the categories of Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment as well as Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. In September 2024, Seacrest will become the host of “Wheel of Fortune,” replacing Pat Sajak. Seacrest was born in Atlanta in 1974, the son of Constance and Gary Lee Seacrest. His mother told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Instead of playing with G.I. Joes or Cowboys and Indians, Ryan would always have a little microphone and do shows in the house.”

At 14 years old, Seacrest attended Dunwoody High School and at 16, while still in high school, he won an internship at WSTR in Atlanta, where Tom Sullivan trained him in many aspects of radio. When a regular DJ called in sick, Sullivan put him on the air for the first show of his broadcasting career. He was given the weekend overnight shift at WSTR and continued to work there until he graduated from Dunwoody High School in 1993. Seacrest studied journalism at the University of Georgia in the fall of 1993 and continued his radio show at a local station in Athens, Georgia. However, he left school at 19 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his broadcasting career.

In 1993, Seacrest hosted the first season of ESPN’s “Radical Outdoor Challenge.” He also hosted three kids’ game shows, “Gladiators 2000 from 1994 to 1996, “Wild Animal Games” in 1995 and “Click” in 1997. He appeared as the host of the fictional game show “Lover’s Lane” on “Beverly Hills 90210” in “The Final Proof.” In the fall and winter of 2000, he hosted the “NBC Saturday Night Movie.” During commercial breaks, he offered trivia on the film and a chance to win prizes by answering questions online on NBCi. In 2001, he hosted a reality TV program, “Ultimate Revenge,” where elaborate practical jokes were played on friends and family instigated by their friends and relatives. It was shown on TNN from 2001 to 2003.

What religion is Ryan Seacrest?

Ryan Seacrest identifies as a Christian. While discussing the pre-show routine he and Kelly Ripa held while he was on the show, Seacrest shared that they rarely deviate from their routine. He said, “We’re almost religious about the way we conduct our morning routine. The shorter version is we don’t connect with each other until 60 seconds before we’re going on air. I scream to her in the dressing room, ‘Morning! Hi, Ripa.’”

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