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Jeff Probst Biography

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Date of Birth: 1961 , November-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Jeff Probst
Birth Name Jeffrey Lee "Jeff" Probst
Nick Name Jeff
Father Jerry Probst
Mother Barbara Probst
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Wichita, Kansas
Ethnicity White
Profession Game Show Host
Working For Television
Net Worth $40 million
Salary $4 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Weight in KG 77kg
Famous for Television presenter, reality TV show host, executive producer
Married Yes
Married to Lisa Ann Russell (m. 2011), Shelly Wright (m. 1996–2001)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A
Books Stranded, Shadow Island: Forbidden Passage

Quick Timeline of Jeff Probst

1961 Born in Wichita, Kansas, United States
1996 First marriage, Shelley Wright
2004 Began dating Julie Berry
2008 Broke up with Julie Berry
2011 Second marriage, Lisa Ann Russell
1979 Graduated from Newport High School
2008 Won Primetime Emmy Award
2001 His Debut film
2012 Second Film
2000 Host of Survivor
2020 Net Worth

Detail Timeline of Jeff Probst

November 4 , 1961

Born in Wichita, Kansas, United States

He was born on November 4, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas, United States to parents Jerry and Barbara Probst. He was raised up in Bellevue, Washington. He is American and is of white ethnicity. He is five feet and ten inches tall.

1996

First marriage, Shelley Wright

He is a married man. He got married for first time to Shelley Wright in 1996. She is a psychotherapist by professional. They end their marital relationship after five years of marriage and that was in 2001. They had no children together. 

2004

Began dating Julie Berry

In 2004, he began his love affair with Julie Berry. She is an American television personality and producer. At the time of their love relationship began she was one of the contestants of his reality competition show "Survivor".

2008

Broke up with Julie Berry

 The two were together for three years. He was very happy to get such a girlfriend and expressed his feelings in an interview in people magazine. They called off their relationship in 2008. They are no longer dating together.

December 5 , 2011

Second marriage, Lisa Ann Russell

He got married for second time with Lisa Ann Russell that was on 5 December 2011. Her second wife is a former model. She has two children from her previous husband, Mark-Paul. They are still together and there is no chance of getting them divorce yet.

1979

Graduated from Newport High School

He graduated from Newport High School and that was in year 1979. He found that he had no interest in culinary school and later he joined Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a narrator.

September 21 , 2008

Won Primetime Emmy Award

He won Primetime Emmy Award for first time and that was on 21 September 2008. He won that award in the category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. He won that award in 2009, 2010 and in 2011.

2001

His Debut film

He wrote and directed his first feature film called "Finder's Fee" and that was in 2001. He won the Best Screenplay for that film in Method Fest Independent Film Festival in 2001.The film received generally positive reviews from critics.

2012

Second Film

He announced as director of his second feature film, entitled "Kiss Me" in January 2012. It was romantic drama starring with John Corbett and Sarah Bolger. The film was shot in Los Angeles in early February 2012.

2000

Host of Survivor

He hosted popular international reality competition show "Survivor" since 2000. That show has been nominated and won several awards so far. It is long running program on CBS. It was derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson.

2020

Net Worth

Jeff Probst's net worth, as of now, is $40 million. He earns an annual salary of $4 million.

Content

Jeff Probst, full name Jeffrey Lee Probst, is an American game show host and an executive producer. He is best known for hosting the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor which is Emmy award-winning the show.

Early Life & Education

Jeff was born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, to parents Jerry and Barbara Probst. He was raised up in Bellevue, Washington. He is American and is of white ethnicity. 

Jeff graduated from Newport High School in 1979. Later, he joined Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio. 

Professional Life

Jeff hosted popular shows such as Backchat, Rock & Roll Jeopardy, The Jeff Probst Show and many others. He wrote and directed his first feature film called Finder's Fee in 2001.

Likewise, he has also been a part of a successful TV series on VH1 named Rock & Roll Jeopardy! He was in the show from 1998 to 2001.

He also started hosting a TV show Survivor since 2000. Likewise, his other professional credits include I Get That a Lot, The Stinson Missile Crisis, How I Met Your Mother, I Get That a Lot, Kiss Me, Two and a Half Men, Life in Pieces, and many others.

Marital Relationship With Shelley Wright 

Jeff Probst is married twice. Firstly, he got married to Shelley Wright in 1996. She is a psychotherapist by profession. They ended their marital relationship after five years of marriage in 2001.

They had no children together. In 2004, he began his love affair with Julie Berry. She is an American television personality and producer.

During the time, she was one of the contestants of his reality competition show Survivor. The two were together for three years calling it off in 2008.

Second Wife Lisa Ann Russell

Jeff got married for the second time with Lisa Ann Russell on 5 December 2011. Her second wife is a former model. She has two children from her previous husband, Mark-Paul named Michael and Ava. They are still together and no rumors of extramarital affairs and divorce are ever published in the media. 

Net Worth & Salary

Jeff earns a good sum of money from his professional career. Being the game host and executive producer, Jeff earns around $4 million salary only from hosting career.

His net worth is $40 million. He lives a lavish lifestyle.