Enberg, Dick 1935–

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ENBERG, Dick 1935


Born January 9, 1935, in Mount Clemens, MI; married; wife's name, Barbara; children: six. Education: Central Michigan University, B.S., health science, 1957; Indiana UniversityBloomington, Ph.D., health science, 1961.

Career: Sportscaster and television personality. California State University, Northridge, assistant professor and assistant baseball coach, 196165; National Broadcasting Co., New York City, announcer with NBC Sports, 197599, including coverage of National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball championships, 197681, National Football League football games, beginning 1977, Rose Bowl games, 198087, World Series baseball games, 1982, and Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl football games; Columbia Broadcasting System, sports announcer, 2000. KMPCRadio, playbyplay announcer for Los Angeles Rams football games, University of California, Los Angeles, basketball games, and California Angels (now Anaheim Angels) baseball games; KTLATV, playbyplay announcer for Los Angeles Rams, University of California, Los Angeles, basketball games, and California Angels, and host of the local sports programs Racing from Santa Anita and Boxing from the Olympic. GTE Academy AllAmerican Program, spokesperson. Member of board of trustees, Suomi College, Indiana University, and California State Community Colleges.

Member: Phi Sigma Kappa.

Awards, Honors: Named California Sportscaster of the Year, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, 196768, 1970, 1973, and 197981; Local Emmy Award, 1974; Emmy Award nominations, best edited sports series (with others), 1976 and 1977, and Emmy Award, best sports series, 1978, all for The Way It Was; Emmy Award nominations, best sports personalityhost, 1978, 1979, 1987, and 1988; Emmy awards, best sports personalityhost, 1981, 1983, 1990, and 1993; Eclipse Award, 1984; Emmy Award nomination, best sports writing, 1986, for Wimbledon '86; Emmy awards, best sports writing, 1988 and 1994; named Tennis PlaybyPlay Man of the Year, Tennis magazine, 1989; Ronald Reagan Media Award, Victor Award, and National Football League Press Box Award, all 1989; Curt Gowdy Award, 1995; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1998; Pete Rozelle award, 1999; Lifetime Achievement Award, Sports Emmy Awards, 2001.


Television Appearances; Series:

Host, The Perfect Match, syndicated, 1967.

Voice of sports announcer, Where's Huddles? (animated), 1970.

Host, Baffle, NBC, 1973, retitled All Star Baffle, NBC, 19731974.

Host, Three for the Money, NBC, 1975.

The Way It Was, PBS, 19741977.

NBC Saturday Sports Showcase, NBC, 1990.

Announcer for Game of the Week, 1960s; host of the series Sports Challenge, 1970s.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Wimbledon: The 100th Edition (also known as Wimbledon '86 ), NBC, 1986.

Host, The 3rd Annual Breeder's Cup Day (also known as Breeder's Cup Day ), NBC, 1986.

Host and commentator, The BudweiserArlington Million (also known as The Arlington Million ), NBC, 1986.

Commentator, The French Open Tennis Championships, NBC, 1986.

Host, The 4th Annual Breeder's Cup Day (also known as Breeder's Cup Day ), NBC, 1987.

Host, The 1987 Wimbledon Tennis Preview, NBC, 1987.

Studio announcer, The 1988 Winter Olympic Games, ABC, 1988.

Host and match commentator, Wimbledon '88 (also known as The 111th Annual AllEngland Tennis Championships ), NBC, 1988.

Host, NBC Celebrates 20 Years of Wimbledon, NBC, 1988.

Host, The French Open Tennis Championships, NBC, 1988.

Host, The 5th Annual Breeder's Cup Day (also known as Breeder's Cup Day ), NBC, 1988.

Commentator, The Sportsworld 10th Anniversary Special, NBC, 1988.

Anchor, The 1988 Summer Olympic Games, NBC, 1988.

Host, The French Open ... A Revolution (also known as French Open Tennis Championships ), NBC, 1989.

Host, The 6th Annual Breeder's Cup Day, NBC, 1989.

Host and commentator, Wimbledon '89 (also known as The 112th AllEngland Tennis Championships ), NBC, 1989.

Commentator, Super Bowl XXIII (also known as Super Bowl 1989 ), NBC, 1989.

Commentator, The French Open Tennis Championships, NBC, 1989.

Host and playbyplay announcer, Wimbledon '91 (also known as The 114th AllEngland Tennis Championships ), NBC, 1991.

Commentator, The NutraSweet World Professional Figure Skating Championships, NBC, 1991.

An Olympic Christmas: Barcelona Memories, NBC, 1992.

Host, The 1992 Summer Olympics, NBC, 1992.

Commentator, The World Figure Skating Championships, NBC, 1992.

The Great Ones: The National Sports Awards, NBC, 1993.

Playbyplay announcer, Super Bowl XXVII (also known as Super Bowl 1993 ), NBC, 1993.

American Coaches: Men of Vision and Victory, HBO, 1994.

Host, The World Figure Skating Championships Presented by Reebok, NBC, 1994.

Playbyplay announcer, Super Bowl XXX, NBC, 1996.

Cohost, The 1996 Summer Olympics, NBC, 1996.

Host, Students of the Game, syndicated, 1997.

Host, The 32nd Ryder Cup Matches, NBC, 1997.

Host, Wimbledon '98, NBC, 1998.

Commentator, Super Bowl XXXII, NBC, 1998.

Commentator, French Open Tennis Championships, NBC, 1998.

Voice of Des Yeti, Hooves of Fire (also known as Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire ), CBS, 1999.

Interviewee, John McEnroe: Game Set Match, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Presenter, ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2001.

Voice of Des Yeti, Legend of the Lost Tribe (also known as Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe ), CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Newsman, "The Deadly Junkman," Felony Squad, 1967.

Talk show host, "Zero," Emergency!, 1973.

Himself, "The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns," The Way It Was, 1976.

Himself, "The Game/Unbeaten Harvard vs. Unbeaten Yale," The Way It Was, 1977.

Himself, "Black Baseball," The Way It Was, 1977.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1980, 1981.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, multiple appearances, between 1988 and 2002.

Himself, Hull High, 1990.

Guest, SportsCentury, 1999, 2000.

Himself, "Hi DefJam," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001.

Rams announcer, "NFL Films Style," Lost Treasures of NFL Films, 2002.

Television Appearances; Other:

Radio announcer, Murder at the World Series (movie; also known as The Woman in Box 359 ), 1977.

Himself, The Golden MomentAn Olympic Love Story (miniseries), NBC, 1980.

Television Work; Series:

Coproducer, The Way It Was, PBS, 19741977.

Film Appearances:

Himself, TwoMinute Warning, Universal, 1976.

Atoms' announcer, Gus, Buena Vista, 1976.

Television interviewer, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978.

Radio announcer, The Longshot, Orion, 1986.

Baseball announcer, The Naked GunFrom the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun ), Paramount, 1988.


Video Games:

Voice of announcer, NFL GameDay, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2002.