Chris Harrison Biography
Chris Harrison is an American television and game show host, who is best known for hosting of the ABC reality television dating show The Bachelor since 2002 and its spin-offs The Bachelorette since 2003.
He also hosts Bachelor in Paradise since 2014, Bachelor Pad from 2010 to 2012, the first season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Live in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018. Harrison has also served as the host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? since 2015.
Chris Harrison Education
Harrison attended Lake Highlands High School where he graduated in 1989. He then attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. Harrison was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Chris Harrison Career
Harrison began his television career by working as a sports reporter at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City from 1993 to 1999. Harrison also worked briefly for TVG Network, a horse racing channel, and was the host of Designers’ Challenge on HGTV. In 2001, he hosted the short-lived game show, Mall Masters for GSN.
In 2002, he guest-starred on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as a music show host, of the episode, “Ping, Ping a Song”. On November 23, 2008, he hosted the American Music Awards pre-show live on ABC alongside co-hosts Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.
The TV Guide Network, which now known as “Pop,” announced that Harrison was signed to anchor its live red carpet awards coverage, beginning with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards in September.
In 2011, he and Brooke Burns co-hosted the game show You Deserve It. Harrison has also co-hosted Hollywood 411 on the former TV Guide Network and has hosted Designers’ Challenge on HGTV and Mall Masters on the Game Show Network.
In April 2015, Disney-ABC announced that Chris Harrison would replace Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015–16 season.
Game Show Network (GSN) began airing reruns of this show on December 18, 2017, marking a return to the network for him since the cancellation of Mall Masters. Chris Harrison currently hosts ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette”.
As an actor, Harrison has had a few acting roles on various shows including Trophy Wife, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Hot in Cleveland. In 2006, he portrayed himself in the comedy Date Movie.
Chris Harrison Bachelor
Harrison started hosting the ABC reality television dating show, The Bachelor in 2002. From 2010 to 2012, Chris hosted Bachelor Pad. Additionally, he hosted Bachelor in Paradise since 2014, the first season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise in 2015, Bachelor Live in 2016, and The Bachelor Winter Games in 2018.
Chris Harrison The Bachelorette
Harrison is the host of The Bachelors’ spin-off show The Bachelorette since 2003. On October 13, 2020, he will be hosting the 16th season of The Bachelorette which will be starring Clare Crawley. The show will have 31 bachelors who will be competing to win her heart.
Chris Harrison Age / How Old Is Chris Harrison?
He was born Christopher Bryan Harrison on July 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 26th of July every year. Harrison is 51 years old.
Chris Harrison Height / How Tall Is Chris Harrison?
Harrison stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) weighs about 85 kg or 187 pounds.
Chris Harrison Family
Harrison is the son of Mary Beth Harrison. He has not provided much information or news about his parents or siblings.
Chris Harrison Wife | Is Chris Harrison Married?
Harrison was married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison from 1993–2012. The couple announced they were ending their marriage in May 2012, after 18 years of marriage.
Chris Harrison Kids\Children
Harrison and his ex-wife have two children, a son Joshua Harrison and a daughter Taylor Harrison.
Chris Harrison Girlfriend / Chris Harrison Lauren Zima
Harrison is dating “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Lauren Zima, who hails from unincorporated Elgin Township.
On January 26, 2019, the two made their red carpet debut as a couple at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-SAG Awards party at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, on Saturday.
Lauren is an American Host, Actress, Producer, Model, and Reporter who is best known for appearing on shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “ETonline” as a correspondent.
Chris Harrison Gay
In 2014, Juan Pablo Galavis made comments deriding homosexuality and saying there should not be a gay Bachelor. Harrison also said that he wasn’t sure having a gay Bachelor would be a good idea for the ABC series — on a point of view shared by Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, though for a different reason.
Chris Harrison Millionaire
In April 2015, Harrison replaced Terry Crews as host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for the 2015 – 16 season.
Chris Harrison Salary
In 2011, Harrison was making $60,000 per episode of The Bachelor. According to Celebrity Net Worth, today he earns a salary of $8 million, though it’s unclear whether that’s per season of one show, or annually for all three Bachelor franchise shows.
Chris Harrison Net Worth
Harrison has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars which he has earned through his career as a television and game show host.
Chris Harrison Reality Series
- The Bachelor Since 2002
- The Bachelorette Since 2003
- Bachelor in Paradise Since 2014
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Since 1999
- Bachelor Pad 2010 – 2012
- Designers’ Challenge Since 2000
- The Bachelor Winter Games Since 2018
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Harrison.
Who is Chris Harrison?
He is an American television and game show host
How old is Chris Harrison?
50 years old as of 2021
How tall is Chris Harrison?
5 feet 10 inches
Who is Chris Harrison married to?
How much money does Chris Harrison earn?
How much is Chris Harrison worth?
$16 million dollars