|Byron Allen Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1961|
Byron Allen is an American businessman, TV producer, philanthropist, and former comedian who is best known as the founder of Entertainment Studios, Inc., also known as Allen Media Group, a media & entertainment company based in Los Angeles. The company was initially involved in the production and distribution of first-run TV series for syndication. It also operates a group of digital cable and satellite channels that broadcast original programs as well as the company’s syndicated content. Byron is also well-recognized for hosting/co-hosting TV shows such as Real People, The Byron Allen Show, Entertainers with Byron Allen, Comics Unleashed, and Kickin’ It with Byron Allen. He also created and executive produced a TV game show called Funny You Should Ask. He was awarded a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television’ in October 2021.
Byron Allen Folks
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Byron attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. After his high school graduation, he joined the University of Southern California, a private research university in Los Angeles.
Businessman, TV Producer, Philanthropist, Stand-up Comedian (Retired)
- Mother – Carolyn Folks (Film Producer, Publicist)
Byron Allen’s net worth had been $800 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Byron has dated –
- Jennifer Lucas (2003-Present) – Byron started dating fellow TV producer Jennifer Lucas in April 2003 and they got engaged in January 2007. The couple got married in September 2007 and has 3 children together – 2 daughters named Chloe Ava Allen (b. August 22, 2008) and Olivia Rose Allen (b. April 7, 2010), and a son named Lucas Byron Allen (b. December 11, 2012).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Stocky frame
- Cheerful smile
- Clean-shaven look
Byron Allen Facts
- Born in Detroit, Byron moved to Los Angeles with his mother, after her divorce, when he was about 7 years old. As a child, he would sometimes accompany his mother to NBC Studios (now known as The Burbank Studios), a TV production facility in Burbank, California, where she used to work as a publicist. This piqued his interest in show business.
- When he was about 14 years old, he developed a stand-up comedy routine and started performing at comedy clubs throughout the Los Angeles area. A few months later, noted actor and comedian Jimmie Walker invited him to join his comedy writing team alongside the likes of Jay Leno and David Letterman.
- At the age of 18, Byron made his TV debut on the iconic late-night talk show titled The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, becoming the then-youngest stand-up comedian to have performed on the show.
- In 1992, a show of his, called Jammin’, was picked up for production with a new title – Kickin’ It with Byron Allen. It ran for more than 21 seasons.
- In 1993, he founded the media & entertainment company Entertainment Studios and launched its first TV series called Entertainers with Byron Allen.
- Entertainment Studios acquired an American pay-TV channel called The Weather Channel in 2018. About a year later, Byron co-acquired Fox Sports Networks, the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
- In 2018, he was included in the ‘Bloomberg 50′, an annual list of 50 people in the fields of business, entertainment, finance, politics, technology, and science whose accomplishments were the most noteworthy. Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Manhattan, New York City.
- In February 2022, Byron made an unsuccessful bid to buy the Denver Broncos, a professional American football team that competes in the NFL (National Football League), the highest professional level of American football in the world.
- He has served as a member of the board of governors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a charitable organization that offers assistance to those in the motion picture and TV industries and their families with limited or no resources, including services such as temporary financial assistance, case management, and residential living.
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