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Mike Richards biography: 13 things about ‘Jeopardy!’ executive producer

Michael “Mike” G. Richards is a television personality from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California. (a)
  2. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, Los Angeles County where he wrote, produced and hosted a weekly late-night comedy talk show titled “The Randumb Show.” (b)
  3. After graduating college, he pursued a career a stand-up comedian. (b)
  4. From 2006 to 2008, he hosted “Beauty and the Geek” for The CW and “Dailies” for the Reelz channel. He was also a producer in “Beauty and the Geek” from 2007 to 2008. (a)
  5. In 2008, he hosted  the WB’s “High School Reunion” and co-executive produced “The Price Is Right.” (a)
  6. He played an interviewer in an episode of “The Bold and the Beautiful” that aired on June 17, 2009. (a)
  7. From 2009 to 2018, he executive produced “The Price Is Right” “Let’s Make a Deal.” (a)
  8. In 2012, he hosted and executive produced “The Pyramid.(a)
  9. He returned to “The Bold and the Beautiful” playing a character named Thad in an episode that aired on November 21, 2013. (a)
  10. From 2016 to 2017, he hosted “Divided” on the Game Show Network. (a)
  11. In 2020, he started executive producing “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!(a)
  12. In 2021, he started executive producing “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” (a)
  13. He was 45 years old when he hosted “Jeopardy!” for the first time on February 22, 2021 after Ken Jenning‘s six-week stink as a guest host filling in for the late Alex Trebek, who started hosting the show in 1984 and died in 2020. There were several guest hosts lined up but many had to be postponed due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He explained, ““I’m hosting today and for the next two weeks to keep the greatest quiz show in the world going. We have some amazing guest hosts coming that I can’t wait for you to see but with the COVID outbreak here in L.A., folks were understandably a little reticent to shoot so as the producer, my job is to quite literally live the mantra, the show must go on so let’s do what Alex did 8,244 times. Let’s play ‘Jeopardy!’ and prove that nothing can stop this show.” (c)



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