Chris Harrison is an American born actor, producer, TV and game show host. He is best known for hosting ABC reality TV dating show, The Bachelor from 2012. Also, he has hosted other shows like The Bachelorette from 2003, Bachelor Pad from 2010 to 2012, Bachelor in Paradise from 2014, the first season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (2015) and Bachelor Live (2015). Harrison has also hosted the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? From 2015.
Harrison began his career at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City as a sports presenter from 1993 to 1999, and in 2001 he hosted Mall Masters, a short-lived game show for GSN.
Chris has also hosted the live coverage of The Miss America Pageant from 2011 to 2015. Also, he has hosted American Music Awards Red Carpet in 2011, Emmys Red Carpet Live in 2012, Road to 60th Primetime Emmys Awards and the daily coverage of ABC.com leading up to the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008.
Apart from his broadcasting career, Chris Harrison has also written a novel, The Perfect Letter, which is a passionate, emotional and a romantic novel published by Harper Collins in May 2015.
Harrison has ventured into acting too, appearing in popular television series such as The Practice, Alias, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Six Feet Under. He has featured in films like Showtime, Bounce and the comedy Date Movie.
When he is not working, Chris Harrison still plays soccer, and he has developed a lot of interest in golf. Harrison appreciates the weather and lifestyle of Southern California and likes to spend most of his time with his two children.
Chris Harrison is not associated with any religion. He always expresses caution when it comes to sharing his personal information. Therefore, until Chris goes public with this information, we can never know for sure.
Chris is considered to be independent as he does not associate himself with any political party. There is not much known about Chris’ political views, something which is very common with television hosts.
Chris Harrison got married to his college girlfriend, Gwen Harrison. They have two children, Joshua and Taylor. They, however, announced that they were ending their marriage in May 2012, after 18 years of marriage.
- Chris attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. Interestingly, he transitioned to sportscasting with a local station.
- “What most people don’t know is that this goes back to my true passion – live TV, I started there as a local sportscaster in Oklahoma City, and that will always be my love. It’s kind of what I live for.”
- “Strangers come up to me in bars and tell me about their sex lives. I’m thinking, ‘You think I can make it better somehow?'”
- “There’s a large group out there that’s like, ‘Screw this guy. I hope he falls on his face and gets what’s coming to him’, and he does.”