Host and Executive Producer, SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC
Award-winning host and executive producer Jeff Probst returns for the
23rd installment of the phenomenally successful series, SURVIVOR.
Probst is a four-time Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Reality Host," the only winner since the awards inception in 2008. He has traveled the world serving as both
host and executive producer for this popular series. Probst also
received an Emmy in 2001 when the show won the first-ever "Outstanding
Non-Fiction Program (Special Class)."
In 2009, Probst partnered
with Mark Burnett as creator and executive producer for "Live for the
Moment," for CBS, which featured a person with a daunting diagnosis who
wants to live the best life possible and fulfill their dreams.
2002, Probst wrote and directed the feature film "Finder's Fee,"
starring Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones, Robert Forster and Matthew
Lillard. The film won many awards and, thanks to the critical success,
Probst was selected as one of 2001's "Ten Directors to Watch" in a
series presented by the American Cinematheque showcasing innovative and
exciting new directors from around the world.
Probst is a regular
fill-in for Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly." He was also a
regular guest host for Larry King on "Larry King Live."
hosts the "Howard Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtable" for Howard Stern on
Sirius/XM radio. Probst previously served as host of VH1's "Rock and
Roll Jeopardy"; hosted several programs for FX and traveled around the
world as a correspondent for "Access Hollywood." In 2001, he was voted
one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful."
In 2007, Probst
founded The Serpentine Project (http://www.theserpentineproject.com/), a
non-profit organization designed to help young adults transition out of
the foster care system. In 2011, they joined forces with the larger
non-profit organization Alliance for Children's Rights, which has
provided 100,000 kids in L.A. with free legal assistance and advocacy.
Each season, SURVIVOR memorabilia is auctioned off and, to date, the
auctions have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the
Probst is also an ordained minister and has served
as the officiant at the weddings of several friends. He was ordained by
the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California.
A native of
Wichita, Kan., Probst lives in Los Angeles when not traveling the world.
His birthday is November 4. He can be followed on twitter @jeffprobst.