Barker, Bob 1923–
Barker, Bob 1923–
Full name, Robert William Barker; born December 12, 1923, in Darrington, WA; son of Byron John (a power line foreman) and Matilda Kent (maiden name, Tarleton) Barker; married Dorothy Jo Gideon, January 12, 1945 (died, October 19, 1981). Education: Drury College, B.A., economics, 1947 (summa cum laude). Religion: Protestant. Avocational Interests: Animal rights activism, karate, traveling, reading, sunbathing, golf, sports, Civil War buff.
Addresses: Office—c/o The Price Is Right, Price Productions, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 206, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Career: Television host, actor, and producer. Worked as news writer, announcer, and disc jockey for KTTS-FM until 1949; news editor and staff announcer at WWPG; Bob Barker Productions, Inc., president, 1966–. Military service: U.S. Navy, fighter pilot, active duty, 1943–45, reserves, 1945–60; reached rank of lieutenant junior grade; American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal.
Member: American Guild of Variety Artists, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Actors and Others for Animals (member of board of directors), Society Against Vivisection, Fund for Animals (national chair), Sigma Nu.
Awards, Honors: Emmy Awards, outstanding host—game show, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2002, 2004, Emmy Award (with Phillip W. Rossi and Roger Dobkowitz), outstanding audience participation show/game show, 2005, Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding host—game show, 1979, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2003, 2005, Emmy Award nominations (with Rossi and Dobkowitz), outstanding audience participation show/game show, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, all for The Price Is Right; Emmy Award nomination (with others), 1985, for CBS Tournament of Roses Parade; MTV Movie Award (with Adam Sandler), best fight, 1996, for Happy Gilmore; Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, inductee, 2004; Carbon Mike Award, Pioneer Broadcaster; named most generous host in television history and twice named most durable performer, The Guinness Book of World Records; named one of ten best dressed men in the United States, Custom Tailors Guild of America; received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Television Appearances; Series:
Host, Truth or Consequences (also known as The All New Truth and Consequences and The New Truth and Consequences), NBC, 1956–65, syndicated, 1966–75.
Host, The End of the Rainbow, NBC, 1958.
Host, The Family Game, ABC, 1967.
Sub-Host, Dream Girl of '67, 1967.
Host, The Price Is Right (also known as The New Price Is Right), CBS, 1972– syndicated version, 1977–80.
Guest panelist, Match Game PM (also known as Match Game 75, Match Game 76, Match Game 77, Match Game 78, Match Game 79), CBS, 1973, 1975–82.
Panelist, Match Game PM, syndicated, 1975.
Substitute host, Tattletales, CBS, 1975–76.
Host, That's My Line, 1980–81.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Host, The Miss USA Pageant, CBS, annually, 1966–87.
Host, The Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, annually, 1966–87.
Host, The Indianapolis 500 Parade, 1967.
Host, Pillsbury Bake-Off, CBS, 1969.
Host, CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1969, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988.
Circus of the Stars #4, CBS, 1979.
TV's Funniest Gameshow Moments, ABC, 1984.
Host, The Price Is Right Special, CBS, 1986.
Host, The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1991.
Presenter, The 9th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, The Disney Channel, 1993.
Host, The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary, CBS, 1996.
Presenter, The 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1996.
The Making of Adam Sandler's Video, Comedy Central, 1996.
Segment host, "The Price is Right," CBS: 50 Years of Funny Flubs and Screw Ups, CBS, 1998.
The Great American History Quiz, History Channel, 1999.
Mark Goodson: Will the Real Mark Goodson Please Stand Up? (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.
Presenter, The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001.
The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001.
Host, The Price is Right 30th Anniversary Special (also known as The Price Is Right: The Showdown in Vegas), CBS, 2002.
CBS: 50 Years from Television City, CBS, 2002.
Host, The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2002.
Host, The Price Is Right Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps, CBS, 2002.
Host, The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular, CBS, 2003.
Host, The Price Is Right Salutes the U.S. Navy, CBS, 2003.
Host, The Price Is Right Salutes the U.S. Air Force, CBS, 2003.
Himself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.
Presenter, CBS at 75 (also known as CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration), CBS, 2003.
Presenter, The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2005.
Also hosted the Pillsbury Bake-Off and the CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, both CBS, in other years.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Mort, "Denver McKee," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), 1960.
Here's Hollywood, NBC, 1961.
Substitute host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1966.
Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1976, 1977.
The John Davidson Show, syndicated, 1981.
Himself, "The Price is Right vs. the Young and the Restless," Family Feud (also known as Family Feud Challenge and The New Family Feud), CBS, 1993.
Himself, "When You Pish Upon a Star," The Nanny, CBS, 1994.
Ben, Carly's dad, "Something about Thanksgiving," Something So Right, NBC, 1996.
Himself, "Talk Ain't Cheap," Baily Kipper's P.O.V. (also known as Bailey Kippper's Point of View), CBS, 1996.
Ben, Carly's dad, "Something about a Silver Anniversary," Something So Right, NBC, 1997.
Himself, "Shanghai Express," Martial Law, CBS, 1998.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.
"Bob Barker: Master of Ceremonies," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.
Voice of himself, "Lesser of Two Evils," Futurama (animated), Fox, 2000.
Himself, "The Ticket," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.
Voice of himself, "Screwed the Pooch," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2001.
Himself, "Price is Right," The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.
Himself, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Belleza y poder), CBS, 2002.
The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.
Also appeared as a guest, The Gordon Elliot Show, syndicated.
Television Work; Series:
Producer, Lucky Pair, syndicated, 1969.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right (also known as The New Price Is Right), CBS, 1972–.
Television Work; Specials:
Producer, Pillsbury Bake-Off, CBS, 1969.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special, CBS, 1996.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right 30th Anniversary Special (also known as The Price Is Right: The Showdown in Vegas), CBS, 2002.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right Primetime Specials, CBS, 2002.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right Salutes the U.S. Marine Corps, CBS, 2002.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular, CBS, 2003.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right Salutes the U.S. Navy, CBS, 2003.
Executive producer, The Price Is Right Salutes the U.S. Air Force, CBS, 2003.
Also produced other Pillsbury Bake-Off competitions, CBS.
Himself, Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996.
Toured in Bob Barker Fun and Games Show, U.S. and Canadian cities.
Radio Appearances; Series:
Appeared in The Bob Barker Show.
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