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Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an Americanmarker radio and television host, television producer, and entrepreneur. He is the host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show that airs on KISS-FM in Los Angelesmarker and throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks. On television, Seacrest hosts E! News, the flagship entertainment news program of E!, and American Idol, a reality show that airs on FOX.


Ryan Seacrest was born in Dunwoody, Georgiamarker, the son of Constance Marie (née Zullinger), a homemaker, and Gary Lee Seacrest, an attorney. Swiss descent.

After graduating from Dunwoody High School, Seacrest went on to attend the University of Georgiamarker in the fall of 1993. There, he would host his first radio show at a local Athens station. Seacrest left UGA at age 19 and moved to Hollywoodmarker to continue his broadcasting career.


Early years

In 1993, Seacrest hosted ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge.

In 1994, a kids show called Gladiators 2000 was created as a spinoff television show of American Gladiators. It was hosted by Ryan Seacrest for the first season.

Seacrest appeared as the host of the fictional game show Lover's Lane on Beverly Hills, 90210 in "The Final Proof".


Seacrest's first major television job was as the host of Merv Griffin's teen gameshow, "Click" on KCAL Channel 9, as well asThe New Edge, a weekend morning show created by CNET showcasing new technology. Seacrest accepted the position as co-host of the hit reality TV series American Idol in 2002 with comedian Brian Dunkleman.


At American Music Awards 2003, he ripped open comedian Kathy Griffin’s blouse and showed everyone her bra. The move led Kathy to complain Seacrest “physically assaulted” her. “That bit was unscripted,” he admitted. Controversy continued as Seacrest jokingly referred to a 12 year old girl sitting in the front, which resulted in presenter Patricia Heaton walking out in disgust.

American Idol went on to become a success when the ratings went through the roof. This put Seacrest in the national spotlight. The following year, he became the sole host when Dunkleman left the show. (In a 2005 interview on the syndicated Howard Stern Show, Dunkleman insisted that it was his idea to leave Idol, to pursue his career as an actor, but he was bitter at Seacrest's occasional put-downs after Dunkleman's departure.) In 2003, Seacrest hosted the spin-off show, American Juniors.


In January 2004, Seacrest launched a daily entertainment/variety/talk syndicated television program, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled and aired its last episode on September 17, 2004. In January 2004, Seacrest became the new host of the radio program American Top 40, created and formerly hosted by Casey Kasem. The show was syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. Before he took over as host on AT40, he was a substitute host four times in 2003. In February 2004, Seacrest became host of popular Los Angelesmarker radio station KIISmarker's morning show, replacing long-time host Rick Dees. This show, also known as On Air With Ryan Seacrest, remains on the air.


In January 2005, Seacrest hosted the "Celebration of Freedom" concert in Washington, DCmarker for President George W. Bush, the Bush family and the United States Military.

In August 2005, it was announced that Seacrest would become executive producer and co-host of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, and that he would be the producer-host's eventual successor. On December 31, 2005 Seacrest performed much of the show's hosting duties. Dick Clark's role was limited by speech and mobility issues due to his recovery from a stroke. Seacrest also occasionally serves as a substitute host on the CNN television program Larry King Live.


In January 2006, U.S. cable channel E! announced a three-year, $21 million deal for Seacrest to host and produce various programs, including E! News and its red carpet awards show coverages (E!'s signature piece of original programming). An Associated Press profile portrayed Seacrest as using both the deal with E! and the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve involvement as a springboard towards a long-lasting career in television production and ownership. In April 2006, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for co-hosting the 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Seacrest had a cameo in the summer 2007 blockbuster film Knocked Up, where he steps out of his usual friendly host role on E! and rants about the stupidity of the interviews he has to conduct, noting that no one has anything to say about an exit strategy in Iraq or dealing with (presumably North) Korea.


Seacrest hosted the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2007.This is also the same year the reality show he produced Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered with mostly negative critical reaction, but favored among viewers.


In 2008 it was announced he has 2 new shows: Bromance, a reality show on MTV featuring Brody Jenner, and an untitled scripted series he is producing with Paris Hilton.In May 2008, reports said Seacrest would be executive producer for a new reality dating show, Momma's Boys, for NBC. According to a casting announcement, the series will follow mothers as they work with their sons to find their perfect match.

Seacrest is also the executive producer of E! reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated which premiered on May 26, 2008. The show has received numerous negative reviews. The Boston Herald rated the show a D. Its critic Mark A. Perigard said of the first episode:
"Denise Richards’ life is one steaming pile of pig poop...Literally".

In August 2008, ABC picked up the option in Seacrest's contract to extend him as co-host of New Year's Eve through 2010, ringing in 2011, also renaming the program 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest', to reflect Seacrest's success as co-host, said in a statement by Orly Adelson, president of Dick Clark Productions. Also in August, Seacrest named his longtime William Morris Agent, Adam Sher, as C.E.O. of Ryan Seacrest Productions and inked an expansive deal with the Comcast Entertainment Group, keeping him on E! Entertainment Television through early 2012. Comcast also gets first-look rights at all Ryan Seacrest Productions products.


In July, Seacrest inked a deal with CKX for $45 million, making him the highest paid reality television host to date.

Stalking incidents

In 2009, a man was arrested for twice stalking and being a threat to Seacrest






  1. Peterson, Todd (2004). "NEWS BRIEFS: Jessica Simpson Lands Pilot" . Retrieved February 27, 2007.
  2. The real 'American Idol'

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