Johnny Gilbert - Famous Actor

Johnny Gilbert Net Worth


Johnny Gilbert, famous for being an announcer and audience host on the television series Jeopardy!, has a net worth of $25 million as of now. Along with Jeopardy! he has worked as an announcer on various TV shows with an incredible salary of $4 million per season for Jeopardy! itself.

Key facts:

  • Johnny Gilbert is a well-known show business personality.
  • He began serving as the announcer for Jeopardy! in 1984 and has been featured on around 8,000 episodes of the show.
  • Gilbert has worked as an announcer on various other television series, including Hollywood Connection, Chain Reaction, and Wheel of Fortune, amongst others.
  • In 2017, Johnny Gilbert earned the Guinness World record title for the longest career as a game show announcer for the same show consecutively.
  • He also served in the United States Army's Seventh Army Special Services in the 195s.

Basic Information About Johnny Gilbert

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsAnnouncer, Game Show Host, Actor
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1924-07-13 (99 years old)
Place of birthNewport News
NationalityUnited States of America
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Johnny Gilbert win?


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Johnny Gilbert roles

Movie / Series Role
White Men Can't JumpJeopardy! Announcer (voice)
Rock 'n' Roll High SchoolAnnouncer (uncredited)
The Golden GirlsSelf 1 episode, 1992
Johnny BravoJackie Jacques 1 episode, 1997
Mama's FamilySelf 1 episode, 1988
Beverly Hills, 90210Johnny Gilbert 1 episode, 1995
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Johnny Gilbert 1 episode, 2020
Wheel of FortuneSelf - Guest Announcer / ... 26 episodes, 1995-2010
The Angry BeaversTV Host 1 episode, 1999

Interesting Facts about Johnny Gilbert

  1. Recorded an album of popular music selections.
  2. Has announced on over 30 game shows, with his two biggest shows being The Price Is Right (1956) and Jeopardy! (1984).
  3. Did not return to announce the PAX version of Supermarket Sweep (1990), because of the residuals the network was paying him.
  4. Permanently replaced Jack Clark as the announcer on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973). Clark left to concentrate on his announcing duties on Wheel of Fortune (1975).
  5. A few years after graduating from high school, Gilbert heard about an audition as regular vocalist for the Dean Hudson Orchestra which was being conducted in Jacksonville, Florida. Unfortunately, Gilbert was confused about the dates and upon his arrival, he learned that the position had already been filled.
  6. Before he was a successful announcer, Gilbert joined the United States Army's Seventh Army Special Services in Germany, and was cast as the lead in Xanadu: The Marco Polo Musical, an original musical comedy inspired in part by the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem Kubla Khan, which chronicled Marco Polo's trip to China.
  7. Before Robert Conrad became a successful actor, he used to be one of Gilbert's bandleaders.
  8. He was selected by producers Mark Goodson and Bill Todman to replace Don Pardo as the announcer and audience host for the original Bill Cullen-hosted version of The Price Is Right (1956), when it moved from NBC to ABC, at that time Gilbert returned to New York City.
  9. He was Dinah Shore's announcer/sidekick for Dinah! (1974), for the last 5 years in the 1970s.
  10. Before he was a successful game show announcer, he was a singer and emcee on WDSU in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  11. In his six decades of television, Gilbert announced 29 game shows.
  12. After Huntz Hall's death in 1999, Gilbert is the only surviving member of the group, "Dead End Kids," where he joined that group and played throughout the southwestern portion of the United States for 16 weeks. When they played in Norfolk, Gilbert himself even got special billing.
  13. Beat former Barry & Enright contract player, Jay Stewart, as the announcer of the 1984 revival of Jeopardy! (1984), which he's still the announcer of the show.
  14. At age 34, Gilbert moved to New York City, New York, in 1958, to pursue a career in hosting game shows.
  15. Before he was a successful game show announcer, he was a talk show host in Dayton, Ohio, which he stayed for two years until he left Dayton for short notice.
  16. His first announcing assignment was Camouflage (1961).
  17. He sub-announced for either Jack Clark or Charlie O'Donnell on a few episodes of Wheel of Fortune (1983).
  18. At age 18, Gilbert moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1942, pursuing a career in radio and television personality.
  19. Replaced Rich Jeffries as the fourth announcer of Love Connection (1983), for the sixth season.
  20. Hobbies: singing, golfing and bowling.

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