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Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron

Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron began his broadcasting career in 1972 in his hometown of Haverhill, MA. Despite ample evidence that Bergeron was 17 at the time, he now insists there has been a terrible mistake.

Must be some other guy, Bergeron declared. I'm only 35.

Bergeron spent over a decade with WBZ-TV in Boston, hosting a number of popular shows. According to his revised math, he apparently did this while also attending grade school.

In 1994 he became host of Breakfast Time on fX. This was before the cable channel was successful enough to afford the upper-case F it now uses. The show morphed into Fox After Breakfast and moved to the FOX network, where the use of all upper-case letters offered little consolation. The show was canceled after one season.

Deftly dodging unemployment, Bergeron became fill-in anchor on Good Morning America in 1997, a position he held until segueing to Hollywood Squares in 1998. At this point, Edward R. Murrow could be heard spinning in his grave.

While hosting Hollywood Squares, Bergeron multi-tasked his way into a fill-in anchor gig on CBS' The Early Show (more spinning) and also began hosting ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos. In addition to that job, he made a splash this summer as host of ABC's hit Dancing with the Stars. At present NBC still won't return his calls.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Tom Bergeron Facts

OccupationTV Host
BirthdayMay 6, 1955 (62)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceHaverhill, Massachusetts, USA

Selected Filmography

Oasis
When Tortoises Fly
A Look at Home Improvement Mishaps
Battle of the Best
Rock Slyde
Afhv: Family Follies
America's Funniest Home Videos
America's Funniest Home Videos: Family Follies
America's Funniest Home Videos Volume 1
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