Bob Goen

TV host, Entertainment anchor, Game show host
With his wide, perfect smile, brown hair, handsome looks and winning personality Bob Goen seems tailor-made for television. It comes as no surprise that his childhood dream was to host game shows. Born and raised in ... Read more »
Born: 12/01/1954 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Wheel of Fortune 1974 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainment Tonight 1981 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Animal Planet Dog Championship 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Countdown to the Emmys 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

I'm With Her 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2001 (Movie)

of Newscaster (Voice)

Chicago Hope 1988 - 1989, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1988 - 1989, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hiller and Diller 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Miss USA Pageant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Miss Universe Pageant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Orange Bowl Parade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Miss USA Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Miss Universe Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 Miss USA Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 Miss Universe Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Strangers 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wicked Stepmother 1989 (Movie)

Game Show Host (Actor)

Blackout 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Weekend 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Lifetime Salutes Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Home Shopping Game 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Match 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Lucky (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Game (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his wide, perfect smile, brown hair, handsome looks and winning personality Bob Goen seems tailor-made for television. It comes as no surprise that his childhood dream was to host game shows. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Goen began training for his chosen profession in high school, taking speech classes and announcing track meets. While at Long Beach City College, he made inroads into broadcasting by offering radio play-by-play for the school's sports teams. In his senior year at San Diego State, Goen worked as a tape dubber and disc jockey. After graduation, he was unable to land his dream job, so he had to settle for a gig as a news reader at KFOX in Long Beach. As he gained confidence and experience, Goen moved into sports broadcasting, first on radio and then in 1981 as an on-air personality at KESQ in Palm Springs. He soon was making pilots for game shows that didn't sell, but in 1986 he moved to L.A. and soon fulfilled his dream, hosting such efforts as the syndicated "Perfect Match" (1986) and CBS' "The Home Shopping Game" (1987). His biggest break to that date came in 1988 when he was tapped to host the popular daytime revival of "Wheel of Fortune" (CBS), a job he held for some four years. Goen segued to celebrity news in April 1993 when he became a correspondent of the popular syndicated series "Entertainment Tonight". He was partnered with Leeza Gibbons as co-host of the weekend edition and their chemistry and spontaneity charmed viewers. Goen proved a popular TV personality and was tapped for three years running as co-host of various beauty pageants (Miss USA, Miss Universe). When John Tesh decided to leave the anchor spot on "Entertainment Tonight" to concentrate on his music career, Goen seemed the natural selection to replace him in the chair next to Mary Hart.

Relationships

Mildred Kuehl Goen

Mother

Judy Goen Morris

Sister

Marianne Curan Actor

Wife
married March 20, 2004 in Southern California

Sabrina Goen

Wife
married in 1988 filed for divorce on December 3, 1997 divorced

Robert Goen

Father
died of a heart attack on October 28, 2001 at age 82

Maxwell Goen

Son
born on December 8, 1994

Barbara Nemer

Sister
works for KCET

EDUCATION

San Diego State University

San Diego , California 1976

Lakewood High School

Long Beach , California

Long Beach City College

Long Beach , California
began broadcasting career as co-host of "The Keith and Bob Show" on the campus radio station

Milestones

1996

Promoted to co-anchor of "Entertainment Tonight"

1993

Joined the daily syndicated program "Entertainment Tonight" as correspondent; also served as co-host of "Entertainment This Week"; later became subsititute anchor

1992

Was host of two short-lived game shows, "Hollywood Game" (CBS) and "Born Lucky" (Lifetime)

1989

Made acting debut as game show host on an episode of the ABC sitcom "Perfect Strangers"

1988

Hosted the daytime version of "Wheel of Fortune" (CBS)

1988

Hosted the syndicated "Great Weekend"

1987

Served as host of the CBS game show "The Home Shopping Game"

1986

Moved to Hollywood

1986

Hosted the syndicated game show "Perfect Match"

1981

Hired as sports anchor at KESQ-TV in Palm Srpings

1978

Hired as a disc jockey and producer at radio station KPRO in Riverside, California; promoted to program director

1977

Began career as a newsman for KFOX in Long Beach

Raised in Long Beach, California

Served as master of ceremonies at the annual telecasts of the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant

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