Johnny Gilbert Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Johnny Gilbert Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthJuly 13, 1924
Zodiac SignCancer
SpouseSharee Gilbert

Johnny Gilbert is an American television personality who has been mainly a gameshow announcer. He is best known for being the announcer at the famous television game shows such as The Joker’s WildThe $10,000 PyramidSupermarket Sweep, and Jeopardy. He has also been the longest serving game show announcer for Jeopardy for more than 3 decades.

Born Name

John L. Gilbert III

Nick Name

Johnny

Johnny Gilbert during an interview as seen in November 2016
Johnny Gilbert during an interview as seen in November 2016 (Jeopardy! / YouTube)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Johnny’s educational qualifications are unknown.

Occupation

Game Show Host/Announcer

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Unknown

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Johnny has dated –

  1. Sharee Gilbert – Johnny Gilbert is married to Sharee Gilbert.
Johnny Gilbert hosting Jeopardy! in September 2017
Johnny Gilbert hosting Jeopardy! in September 2017 (Jeopardy! / YouTube)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Gray

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Thick hair

Brand Endorsements

Johnny has not done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Johnny Gilbert as seen in November 2016
Johnny Gilbert as seen in November 2016 (Jeopardy! / YouTube)

Religion

As a young boy, Johnny used to sing with the Lutheran Church choir.

Best Known For

  • Being the announcer at the famous television game shows such as The Joker’s Wild (1972-1973), The $10,000 Pyramid (1982-1991), Supermarket Sweep (1990-2000) and Jeopardy (1984-2018)
  • Being the Guinness World Record holder for the Longest career as a game show announcer for a single show for Jeopardy!

First Film

Johnny made his first theatrical film appearance in Gidget Goes Hawaiian as Johnny Spring in 1961 but his role was uncredited.

First TV Show

Johnny’s first TV show appearance was in Music Bingo as the emcee in 1958.

Johnny Gilbert Favorite Things

  • Hobby – Playing golf, Boating
SourceYouTube
Johnny Gilbert being honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest career as a game show announcer in 2017
Johnny Gilbert being honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest career as a game show announcer in 2017 (Jeopardy! / YouTube)

Johnny Gilbert Facts

  1. He decided to be a singer when he was in high school and got trained by an opera teacher. He became a regular vocalist with a group that often toured in Virginia known as Shelly Harmon and His Orchestra.
  2. Few years after his high school graduation, he heard that the auditions for Dean Hudson Orchestra were being conducted in Jacksonville but he was not sure of the dates. As he got to the venue, he got to know that the position had already been filled.
  3. His first break in announcing was in Camouflage in 1961.
  4. He moved to Jacksonville when he was 18 to pursue a career in radio and television.
  5. Before becoming a successful television announcer, he used to work as a singer at a nightclub.
  6. He has announced more than 29 shows in his 60 years on television.
  7. On September 28, 2017, during the season 33 finale of the television game show Jeopardy, Johnny was honored with the Guinness World Records title for the Longest career as a game show announcer for a single show.
  8. He likes to spend his time playing golf and boating. In an interview, he said that he loves to spend hours even days in the water as a boater.
  9. Visit his official website @ johnnygilbert.tv.
  10. Johnny does not have any official social media account.

Featured Image by Jeopardy! / YouTube

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