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Chris Harrison Biography
Chris Harrison born Christopher Bryan Harrison is an American television and game show host, best known for his role as host of the ABC reality television dating show The Bachelor since 2002 and its spin-offs The Bachelorette since 2003.
He also hosts Bachelor in Paradise since 2014, Bachelor Pad from 2010 to 2012, the first season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Live in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018. Harrison has also served as the host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? since 2015.
Chris Harrison Education
Harrison attended Lake Highlands High School where he graduated in 1989. He then attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. Harrison was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Chris Harrison Career
Harrison began his television career by working as a sports reporter at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City from 1993 to 1999. Harrison also worked briefly for TVG Network, a horse racing channel and was the host of Designers’ Challenge on HGTV. In 2001, he hosted the short-lived game show, Mall Masters for GSN.
In 2002, he guest starred on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as a music show host, of episode, “Ping, Ping a Song”.Chris Harrison Photo
On November 23, 2008, he hosted the American Music Awards pre-show live on ABC alongside co-hosts Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.
The TV Guide Network, which now known as “Pop,” announced that Harrison was signed to anchor its live red carpet awards coverage, beginning with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards in September.
In 2011, he and Brooke Burns co-hosted the game show You Deserve It. Harrison has also co-hosted Hollywood 411 on the former TV Guide Network and has hosted Designers’ Challenge on HGTV and Mall Masters on the Game Show Network.
In April 2015, Disney-ABC announced that Chris Harrison would replace Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015–16 season.
Game Show Network (GSN) began airing reruns of this show December 18, 2017, marking a return to the network for him since the cancellation of Mall Masters.
Chris Harrison currently hosts ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette”.
As an actor, Harrison has had a few acting roles on various shows including Trophy Wife, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Hot in Cleveland. In 2006, he portrayed himself in the comedy Date Movie.
Chris Harrison Bachelor
Harrison began hosting the ABC reality television dating show, The Bachelor since 2002. From 2010 to 2012, he hosted Bachelor Pad. He also hosted Bachelor in Paradise since 2014, the first season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Live in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018.
Chris Harrison The Bachelorette
Harrison is the host of The Bachelors’ spin-off show The Bachelorette since 2003. In 2019, he is hosting Hannah B’s season of The Bachelorette. Hannah was announced as the Bachelorette during the finale evening of Colton Underwood‘s season of the Bachelor, and she seemed slightly anxious during the taping, and she missed a bunch of her cues, instead filling the silence with nervous laughter.
Harrison revealed some juicy details from the season, which premieres Monday at 8 p.m.
“There is more drama this season than we’ve ever had on any show, The Bachelor or The Bachelorette — the man drama is intense. It gets physical. They were just on fire. And I think a lot of that had to do with the guys being really on point, with even one of them kind of professing his love on one of the first dates. The analogy I give Hannah is that it’s like you’re drinking from a fire hydrant. It’s a lot and sometimes, it’s just too much. These guys were a lot for her to handle, but she held her own. It was rocky and it’s been a lot for her.”
Chris Harrison Age | How Old Is Chris Harrison?
He was born on July 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, United States. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Chris Harrison Height | How Tall Is Chris Harrison?
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) with a body weight of 85 kg.
Chris Harrison Family
He is the son of Mary Beth Harrison. He has not provided much information or news about his parents or siblings.
Chris Harrison Wife | Is Chris Harrison Married?
Harrison was married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison from 1993–2012. The couple announced they were ending their marriage in May 2012, after 18 years of marriage.
Chris Harrison KidsChildren
Harrison and his ex wife have two children, a son Joshua Harrison and a daughter Taylor Harrison.
Joshua Harrison Chris Harrison | Taylor Harrison Chris HarrisonChris Harrison with his son Joshua Harrison and daughter Taylor Harrison
Who Is Chris Harrison Dating? | Is Chris Harrison Single? | Chris Harrison Girlfriend
Harrison is dating “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Lauren Zima, who hails from unincorporated Elgin Township.
On January 26, 2019, the two made their red carpet debut as a couple at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-SAG Awards party at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, on Saturday.
Lauren is an American Host, Actress, Producer, Model, and Reporter who is best known for appearing on shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “ETonline” as a correspondent.
Chris Harrison Millionaire | Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Chris Harrison
In April 2015, Harrison replaced Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015 – 16 season.
Chris Harrison Salary
In 2011, Harrison was making $60,000 per episode of The Bachelor. According to Celebrity Net Worth, today he earns a salary of $8 million, though it’s unclear whether that’s per season of one show, or annually for all three Bachelor franchise shows.
Chris Harrison Net Worth
Harrison has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars which he has earned through his career as a television and game show host.
Chris Harrison Book | The Perfect Letter Chris Harrison | Chris Harrison Novel
Harrison’s novel The Perfect Letter was published in May 2015. The novel about a love triangle involving a female book editor in New York City, her fiance and the love she left behind in Texas.
Originally published: May 19, 2015
Genres: Romance novel, Fiction, Contemporary romance
Chris Harrison Gay
In 2014, Juan Pablo Galavis made comments deriding homosexuality and saying there should not be a gay Bachelor. Harrison also said that he wasn’t sure having a gay Bachelor would be a good idea for the ABC series — on a point of view shared by Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, though for a different reason.
Chris Harrison Reality Series
- The Bachelor Since 2002
- The Bachelorette Since 2003
- Bachelor in Paradise Since 2014
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Since 1999
- Bachelor Pad 2010 – 2012
- Designers’ Challenge Since 2000
- The Bachelor Winter Games Since 2018