Chris Harrison Bachelor 2014
Chris Harrison Bio
Occupation: TV host; actor
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/26/1971, Leo
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Education: Oklahoma City University, OK (BA in Mass Communications, 1993)
Ex-wife: Gwen Harrison
Kids: Joshua, 8, daughter Taylor, 5
Acting / media career
Chris Harrison began his television career by covering local sports situations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Chris attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship and then moved to sportscasting with a local station.
Many Bachelor fans don’t realize that Chris also covered difficult news situations, including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building. He moved to L.A. in 1999 after an audition for a horseracing network. Later that year, Harrison became host of HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge.”
In 2001 he became host of the most amazing reality show ever The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
He also co-hosted E!’s 2006 coverage of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but shockingly never received a Golden Globe! We are still up in arms about this! He also co-hosted the TV Guide Network’s coverage of the 2008 Golden Globes and Oscars.
He will continue to host the Citrus Bowl Parade on ABC stations in December.
In 2004 he hosted the Miss America Pageant for ABC.
He has appeared in:
“Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
Feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and, most recently, portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.”
Harrison plays soccer and golf. He was married to wife Gwen for 14 years, and has 2 kids, eight-year-old son Joshua and five-year-old daughter Taylor.
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