Johnny Gilbert

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Johnny Gilbert
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Gilbert in a 1945 magazine cover
John Lewis Gilbert III

(1928-07-13) July 13, 1928 (age 94)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
OccupationGame show host/announcer
Years active1958-present
Spouse(s)Sharee Gilbert (m. 1984)
Allegiance United States
Service/branchFlag of the United States Army.svg United States Army
UnitUS Seventh Army SSI.svg Seventh Army Special Services

John L. Gilbert III (born July 13, 1928) is an American television personality and actor. He worked mainly on television game shows.[1] He was a nightclub singer and entertainer before becoming an announced for television game shows. He is known for his work as the announcer and audience host for the syndicated version of the quiz show Jeopardy! since its revival in 1984.[1]

Gilbert was born in Newport News, Virginia.[2]

In 2017 Gilbert was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest career as a game show announcer for a single show, after 32 years with Jeopardy.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official website of Johnny Gilbert". Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  2. "Johnny Gilbert: Three Talents and Two Voices". The Milwaukee Sentinel. May 17, 1959. p. 2.[permanent dead link]
  3. PSG, 360. "'Voice of "Jeopardy!" ' Johnny Gilbert, earns Guinness World Records title for longest career as a game show announcer for same show".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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Media offices
Preceded by
Rich Jeffries
Announcer on Love Connection
Succeeded by
John Cervenka (1989-1994; 1998-1999)
Preceded by
Don Pardo
Announcer on The Price is Right
September 9, 1963-September 3, 1965
Succeeded by
Johnny Olson
(in the 1972 revival)
Preceded by
John Harlan
Announcer on Jeopardy!
Succeeded by
Sarah Whitcomb Foss
Foss only announces early sessions for the live taping; Gilbert's voice is dubbed over in post-production.
Preceded by
Richard Hayes
Announcer on Supermarket Sweep
1990-1995, April-June 2000
Succeeded by
Randy West