Jeff Probst has been the host of reality TV show Survivor since 2000, which won him an Emmy award in 2008. Probst was raised in Seattle, where he attended Seattle Pacific University.
In 2001, Probst wrote and directed an independent film called Finder's Fee. The film starred James Earl Jones and Robert Forster. Probst and his film won awards at two independent film festivals, Best Picture and Best Director awards at the Seattle
Film Festival and Breakthrough Director at Sonoma Valley Film Festival.
Prior to hosting Survivor, Probst hosted two early shows on FX, Backchat and Sound FX, was the voice of Vice Principal Raycliff in the show Fillmore and was involved with Access Hollywood for some time. He was also the host of VH1's Rock and Roll Jeopardy from 1998-2001.
Probst is a regular fill-in for Regis Philbin on â€œLive with Regis and Kelly.â€ He was also a regular guest host for Larry King on â€œLarry King Live.â€
Probst also hosts the â€œHoward Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtableâ€ for Howard Stern on Sirius/XM radio.
Probst previously served as host of VH1â€²s â€œRock and Roll Jeopardyâ€; hosted several programs for FX and traveled around the world as a correspondent for â€œAccess Hollywood.â€ In 2001, he was voted one of People Magazineâ€™s â€œMost Beautiful.â€
In 2007, Probst founded The Serpentine Project, a non-profit organization designed to help young adults transition out of the foster care system. Each season, Survivor memorabilia is auctioned off and, to date, the auctions have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization.
He currently lives in Los Angeles when not on location with Survivor.
- 04/24/11 -techcrunch.com