Jim Nantz

One of the most successful sports broadcasters of his era, Jim Nantz's varied career spanned over several decades, announcing for the NFL, the NCAA Division I, and the PGA for CBS Sports, among many other credits. Jim ... Read more »
Born: 05/17/1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

CBS Fall Preview 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

How I Met Your Mother 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Clubhouse 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

All-American Thanksgiving Parade 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Nicklaus: A Final March Through the Majors 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock'n Jock Super Bowl XXXV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of the Masters 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS's Greatest Sports Moments 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Nagano: Gateway to Glory 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Olympic Winter Games XVIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Microage Fiesta Bowl Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tiger Woods: Son, Hero and Champion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

College Basketball's Road to Glory 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

CBS Announcer (Actor)

The All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

1994 Olympic Winter Games 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Winter Olympics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Buick Open 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Lights (TV Show)

Host

Biography

One of the most successful sports broadcasters of his era, Jim Nantz's varied career spanned over several decades, announcing for the NFL, the NCAA Division I, and the PGA for CBS Sports, among many other credits. Jim Nantz was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 17, 1959, and he grew up in New Orleans and Marlboro, New Jersey. In high school, he was co-captain of the basketball team, and became the number one player on the golf team. Nantz then went to the University of Houston in Texas, graduating with a degree in radio/television broadcasting and working for the local stations KHOU-TV and KRTH Radio. Nantz anchored for KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. Then Nantz went to cover NCAA Football for CBS from 1985 to 1988, as well as covering the PGA Tour for the network beginning in 1986. In addition, Nantz announced college basketball games for the network, including covering the NCAA Basketball finals every year from 1991 to 2008. Nantz became a play-by-play announcer for "The NFL on CBS" (CBS 1998- ) in 2004, and hosted "The NFL Today" (CBS 1961- ) for six years. During a particularly prolific stretch of his career, Nantz pulled off the impressive feat of announcing the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four basketball games, and the Masters golf tournament within a sixty-three day period in 2007. Nantz won the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2011, becoming the youngest person ever to do so. He penned his first book, a memoir about his father called <i>Always By My Side</i> in 2008.

EDUCATION

University of Houston

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