Chris Jacobs Biography
Chris Jacobs is an American media personality who is best known for being the Host of “Long Lost Family” on TLC along with Lisa Joyner. He also hosts Overhaulin and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions on Velocity.
Chris Jacobs Education
Jacobs studied at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and then went to Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 1988, Chris moved to California where he attended Whitter College, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. He also attended and graduated from Western State University College of Law and he was later admitted to the state bar of California in 1995.
Chris Jacobs Career
Jacobs worked for several years as an on-air talent for the NFL Network, guest-hosting several episodes of “NFL AM” as well as “Up to the Minute” updates. Previously, Chris hosted The Insider with Lara Spencer from 2009-11 and worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
In 2011, he was named a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. In early 2013, he left ET after Overhaulin’ returned for a sixth season on Velocity in the fall of 2012.
Chris has played roles in television films like The X-Files (1993), and Two and a Half Men (2003). He has also been in theatre and commercial projects for eight years before being tapped to co-host Overhaulin’ in 2004. The final season of Overhaulin’ finished airing in November 2015.
He has hosted several live events for Discovery networks, including Skywire Live, Skyscraper Live, Chopper Live, Gold Rush Live, and Klondike Live.
Chris Jacobs Age
Jacobs is 51 years old as of 2021. He was born on 30 January 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of January Evey year.
Chris Jacobs Height
Chris stands at a height of 6 Feet 2 Inches (1.88 m) tall.
Chris Jacobs Married Chris Jacobs Wife
Chris is not married but is engaged to Ivy Teves. In 2016 during the MLB season, Chris was chosen to throw the first pitch in a Chicago Cubs game, as he is a famous Chicagoan. Chris did not only throw the pitch but also asked his girlfriend Ivy to marry him in front of more than 40,000 fans watching at the stadium with millions watching from home.
During an interview with Chicago, Tribune Ivy said;’ I was in shock. I couldn’t even comprehend what was happening at that point. I just cried and said yes.’
Chris Jacobs Long Lost Family
In 2015, he began co-hosting Long Lost Family alongside Lisa Joyner on TLC. The show features the personal experiences of people searching for long-lost family members or members that have been separated in some cases for a lifetime.
Chris and Lisa are both adopted and they also shared their personal experience of tracing their own biological family members.
One story that has stood out for the show is when Chris reconnects with a Gay man with his daughter. Daniel had a one-night stand with a woman before coming out as gay and abandoning her. 30 years later Daniel came to know that he had impregnated the woman and with the help of Chris he met his daughter.
Chris Jacobs Adoption
Chris Jacobs was adopted at 22 months reuniting with his mother in 1993. He reunited with his birth mother in 1993, he has developed a close relationship with her since then.
Chris Jacobs Net Worth
Chris Jacobs has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
Chris Jacobs Defending Jacob
Defending Jacob is an American crime drama streaming television miniseries which is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by William Landay. In the movie, he had a dual role as an actor and an executive producer however, he admits the latter role was “really just title.” While knowing he had some say if he felt things on the project started to “spiral” was comforting, as was the feeling like “it’s your barbecue too, you’re not just being invited,” he didn’t have to split time on behind-the-scenes logistics and in front of the camera work.
Chris Jacobs Overhaulin
Overhaulin is an American automotive reality television series. The show originally ran for five seasons between 2004 and 2008 on TLC. Jacob was the host of Overhaulin alongside Chip Foose for over 100 episodes and appeared with past Cars Yeah guest and Overhaulin’ co-host Adrienne AJ Janic. Furthermore, he was also the lead host for the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions airing on Velocity.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Jacobs.
Who is Chris Jacobs?
He is an American media personality
How old is Chris Jacobs?
51 years old as of 2021
How tall is Chris Jacobs?
6 Feet 2 Inches (1.88 m)
Who is Chris Jacobs married to?
How much money does Chris Jacobs earn?
How much is Chris Jacobs worth?
around $1 million
Chris Jacobs Movies And Tv Shows
- Overhaulin’ 2004 – 2015
- Long Lost Family
- Entertainment Tonight
- The Insider
- Nick of Time
- This Is Life Live
- Wild Roomies
- Rowing Through
- The Party Crashers
- Angels, Baby!
- Long Lost Family: What Happened Next
- Long Lost Family: Together Again
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