Summers, Marc 1951–
SUMMERS, Marc 1951–
Original name, Marc Berkowitz; born November 11, 1951, in Indianapolis, IN; married Alice, 1974; children: two. Education: Attended North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN.
Addresses: Contact— c/o Author Mail, Penguin Putnam, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014.
Career: Actor, game show host, producer, and writer. Nickelodeon (a television studio), programming consultant; Obsessive–Compulsive Foundation, national spokesperson. Previously worked as a magician, disc jockey, comedian, studio page, and warmed up audiences for various television show tapings.
Member: Obsessive–Compulsive Foundation.
Television Appearances; Series:
Announcer, Hot Streak (also known as Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak ), 1986.
Host, Double Dare, Nickelodeon, 1986–1994.
Host, Family Double Dare (also known as Double Dare and Fox Family Double Dare ), Fox, 1988.
Host, Celebrity Double Dare, syndicated, 1989.
Host, Super Sloppy Double Dare, Nickelodeon, 1989.
Host, Couch Potatoes, syndicated, 1989.
Host, " The Nova Quiz, " Nova, PBS, 1990.
Host, What Would You Do?, Nickelodeon, 1991.
Host, Our Home, Lifetime, 1994–1995.
Host, Biggers & Summers, Lifetime, 1995.
Host, Pick Your Brain, 1995.
Announcer, I Can't Believe You Said That, Fox Family, 1998.
Himself, Great Day America, PAX, 1998–1999.
Host, It's a Surprise, Food Network, 2000.
Host, History IQ, History Channel, 2000.
Host, Unwrapped, Food Network, 2001—.
Host, WinTuition, Game Show Network, 2002.
Host, Trivia Unwrapped, Food Network, 2003.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Second reporter, The Sleepwalker Killer (also known as Crimes of Passion: Sleepwalker and From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: The Sleepwalker Killing ), NBC, 1997.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Mystery Magical Special (also known as Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Tour and Marc Summers'
Mystery Magical Special ), Nickelodeon, 1988.
It's OK to Say No to Drugs, 1988.
Kids Have Rights Too, 1989.
Presenter, Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1992.
Judge, The 1992 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1992.
Chorus member, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, PBS, 1993.
Tuning in to Media, 1994.
The 7th Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1994.
Weinerville Chanukah Special, Nickelodeon, 1995.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Host, Ultimate Revenge, CBS, 1992.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Himself, " Cats Nipped, " Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Fox, 1995.
Himself, Ultimate Revenge, TNN, 2001.
Himself, Pyramid, 2003.
Guest host, " April Fool's Special, " Cram, 2003.
Himself, " The Reality Behind Reality, " Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned, 2003.
Also appeared in Oprah; Today; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC.
Television Work; Series:
Executive producer, Family Double Dare, Fox, 1988.
Executive producer, Pick Your Brain, syndicated, 1993.
Producer, I Can't Believe You Said That, Fox Family, 1998.
Producer, creative consultant, and executive consultant, Double Dare 2000, Nickelodeon, 2000.
Producer, Ultimate Revenge (also known as TNN's Ultimate Revenge ), TNN, 2001.
Executive producer, Trivia Unwrapped, Food Network, 2003.
Also appeared as executive producer, Wild & Crazy Kids.
Television Work; Specials:
Executive producer, The Firestarter, Court TV, 2001.
Television Work; Pilots:
Producer, Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, CBS, 1988.
Mystery Magical Special (also known as Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Tour and Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special ), Nickelodeon, 1988.
(With Eric Hollander) Everything In Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, J. P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.
Marc Summers Official Site, http://viryours.com/ms/, December 14, 2003.
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