Andrew Zimmern

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Host • Restaurateur • Producer • Chef

Birth Date: July 4, 1961

Age: 63 years old

Birth Place: New York, New York

Born and raised in New York, Andrew Zimmern began his culinary adventures when he was still attending the prestigious Dalton School. After graduating from Vassar College, he worked as executive chef at a number of highbrow restaurants but fled in 1992 to escape a life destroyed by substance abuse. As part of his rehab in Minnesota, Zimmern found himself washing dishes at a Minneapolis restaurant. When one of the line cooks called in sick, Zimmern briefly took over and caught the attention of the owner who soon agreed to partner in what would become the nationally acclaimed restaurant Café Un Deux Trois.

Zimmern left the restaurant in 1997, determined to be a part of the growing trend of culinary features in media, and ended up with a radio show, a TV show and a magazine column. After a number of unsuccessful pitches to the Food Network for a national show, Zimmern sparked to the idea of the as yet unexplored travel/food show, and his idea was adopted at the Travel Channel. "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" (Travel Channel, 2006-) premiered in 2006, following Zimmern as he explored cultures around the world through their food. The show was a quick success and Zimmern became a food personality appearing in or hosting shows like "Dining with Death" (Travel Channel, 2010), and "Andrew Zimmern's Driven By Food" (Travel Channel, 2016). Zimmern was awarded the James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Food Personality in 2010 and 2013.

Credits

Hope in the Water

Executive Producer
Docuseries
2024

Hope in the Water

Producer
Docuseries
2024

Family Restaurant

Host
Show
2022

Outchef'dStream

Self
Reality
2022

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron LegendStream

Judge
Reality
2022

The Good Dish

Guest
Series
2022

Family Dinner: Extras

Actor
Show
2021

CBS Mornings

Guest
News
2021

Family Dinner with Andrew ZimmernStream

Self
Reality
2021

GMA3: What You Need to Know

Guest
Show
2020

D.L. Hughley: Uncut

Guest
Show
2020

What's Eating America With Andrew Zimmern

Host
Show
2020

Access Daily

Guest
Show
2019

Big Food Truck TipStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2018

Big Food Truck TipStream

Host
Reality
2018

The Untitled Action Bronson Show

Guest
Show
2017

Daily Blast Live

Guest
Show
2017

Pickler & Ben

Guest
Show
2017

The Zimmern ListStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2017

The Zimmern ListStream

Host
Reality
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

The Gateway Bug

Self
Movie
2017

Andrew Zimmern's Bucket List

Executive Producer
Show
2016

Andrew Zimmern's Bucket List

Host
Show
2016

Harry

Guest
Talk
2016

Andrew Zimmern's Driven by FoodStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2016

Andrew Zimmern's Driven by FoodStream

Host
Reality
2016

The Trip: 2016

Host
Show
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Jason Show

Guest
Show
2015

Hot OnesStream

Self
Reality
2015

All-Star Academy

Actor
Show
2015

Delicious DestinationsStream

Executive Producer
Series
2015

Delicious DestinationsStream

Host
Series
2015

City of GoldStream

Actor
Movie
2015
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Beat Bobby FlayStream

Guest
Reality
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Queen Latifah Show

Guest
Talk
2013

Anderson Live

Guest
Show
2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Guest
Talk
2012

Bizarre Foods America

Executive Producer
Show
2012

Bizarre Foods America

Host
Show
2012

CBS This Morning: Saturday

Guest
Show
2012

CBS This Morning

Guest
Show
2012

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Show
2011

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Talk
2011

The Best Thing I Ever Made

Actor
Show
2011

The Chew

Guest
Talk
2011

Anderson

Guest
Show
2011

Travel Channel's Best of Brazil

Host
Show
2011

The TalkStream

Guest
Talk
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Dining With Death

Narrator
Show
2010

The Joy Behar Show

Guest
Show
2009

The Dr. Oz Show

Guest
Talk
2009

Bizarre World

Host
Show
2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Guest
Talk
2009

Man v. FoodStream

Self
Reality
2008

The Better Show

Guest
Show
2007

Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZimmernStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2007

Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZimmernStream

Host
Reality
2007

Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZimmernStream

Producer
Reality
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Host
Talk
2006

Iron Chef AmericaStream

Judge
Reality
2004

Simply MingStream

Guest
Reality
2003

Real Time With Bill MaherStream

Guest
Talk
2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

Nightline

Guest
News
1980

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

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