Guy Fieri

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Restaurateur • Host • Writer

Birth Date: January 22, 1968

Age: 56 years old

Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio

Guy Fieri had the Midas touch when it came to picking the best of unpretentious food in America. He first burst onto the scene as winner of season two of the reality competition series, "The Next Food Network Star," (Food Network, 2005- ), where his unconventional look, infectious personality, and fresh take on California cuisine won over celebrity chefs and judges. A successful restaurateur in Santa Rosa, CA, Fieri changed the cooking show landscape with his high energy and a palpable love for creative dishes that he frequently whipped up on his show, "Guy's Big Bite" (Food Network, 2006- ). Fieri was then catapulted into fame as host of the Food Network's top-rated series, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (2006- ), where he tooled around the country in search of the most unique "greasy spoon" spots - from breakfast cafes to burger and barbecue joints. The popular series not only showcased the best in good eats, but also established Fieri as one of the country's most original and well-liked food personalities.

Guy Ramsay Ferry was born on Jan. 22, 1968 in Columbus, OH. While the future TV star would later be known for his astronomic appetite for all things greasy, it was his parents' macrobiotic diet - vegetarian, no red meat, nondairy - that led him to start cooking because he could not stand to eat their food. At 10, Fieri started selling soft pretzels he dubbed as "The Awesome Pretzel" from a three-wheeled bicycle cart that his father built for him. He used his earnings from selling pretzels and washing dishes to study as an exchange student in Chantilly, France, where he developed a love for international cuisine. Fieri worked at various restaurants while studying at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, where he graduated in 1990 with a degree in hospitality management. For three years, he managed Stoufers' flagship restaurant in Long Beach, CA, before moving on to work as district manager of Louise's Trattoria, where he oversaw training and recruiting.

In 1996, Fieri and his business partner, Steve Gruber, opened a Santa Rosa-based Italian restaurant named Johnny's Garlic. The pair opened a second California location in Windsor in 1999 and a third in Roseville in 2008. He also owned Tex Wasabi's, a Southern barbecue and sushi restaurant located in Santa Rosa and Sacramento. While he enjoyed a successful career as a restaurateur, Fieri tried his luck on Food Network's reality competition, "The Next Food Network Star," during its 2006 season. With his eclectic take on California cuisine and unusual looks - spiky, bleached-blond hair, trademark bowling shirts, and hipster wristwatches - Fieri beat seven aspiring TV personalities to win the coveted title and an opportunity to host his own cooking show.

Following his win, Fieri starred on "Guy's Big Bite," a show where he taught viewers how to jazz up new and classic dishes with bold flavors. He also had one of the most enviable gigs as host of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," where Fieri toured America in search of the most unique diner food. The series saw Fieri eat his way through the country's best burger joints, barbecue restaurants, and everything culinary in between. A hit among viewers of all ages, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" put the eateries Fieri raved about on the map. The popular series also spawned two books, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip - with Recipes! (2008) and More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2010). In 2010, Fieri began hosting NBC's game show, "Minute to Win It," a competition that pitted contestants against the most seemingly innocuous tasks involving common household objects like paper cups and ping-pong balls for a chance to win $1 million. The series enjoyed good ratings, and in spite of Fieri's tendency to talk too much during the actual games, he came across as being genuinely interested in the contestants doing well on the show.

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Guy's Ranch Cook-Off

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Guy's Grocery Games: All-Star Invitational

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Guy's Grocery Games: All-Star Invitational

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Live with Kelly and MarkStream

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80 for BradyStream

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Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?Stream

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Guy's Ultimate Game NightStream

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Big Bad Budget BattleStream

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Beachside BrawlStream

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Guy's All-American Road TripStream

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Guy's All-American Road TripStream

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Guy's Chance of a LifetimeStream

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Alex vs AmericaStream

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Restaurant Hustle 2021: Back in Business

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Restaurant Hustle 2021: Back in Business

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Restaurant Hustle 2021: Back in Business

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Guy: Hawaiian Style

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From Food Network Kitchen

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Tournament of Champions: Extras

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The Great NorthStream

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2021

Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line

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Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line

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Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line

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The Great American Foodathon

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2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate

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Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives from Food Network

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Josh Gates Tonight

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2020

Tournament of ChampionsStream

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Tournament of ChampionsStream

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Guy's Big Game

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Comfort Foods

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Pop of the Morning

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Access Daily

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Tamron HallStream

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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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Winner Cake All

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Guy Fieri's Feeding Frenzy

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Guy's Ranch Feast

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The Grill Dads

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2017

Guy's Ranch KitchenStream

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Guy's Ranch KitchenStream

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Guy's Big Project

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Guy's Big Bite: Extras

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Megyn Kelly Today

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Guy's Family Road Trip

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And who are we?

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Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Guy Fieri's Spain Adventure

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Guy Fieri's Cuban Adventure

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Guy & Hunter's European Vacation

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2016

I Get That a Lot

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Guilty Pleasures

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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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Hot OnesStream

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I Am Evel KnievelStream

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The Meredith Vieira Show

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Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

8th Annual Directv Celebrity Beach Bowl

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2014

Guy's Grocery GamesStream

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2013

Guy's Grocery GamesStream

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2013

Rachael vs. Guy Kids Cook-Off

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2013

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off

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2012

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off

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2012

Impractical JokersStream

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2011

The Chew

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2011

RidiculousnessStream

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2011

Big Morning Buzz Live

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The Talk

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Access Hollywood Live

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The Nate Berkus Show

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The Nate Berkus Show

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Guy Fieri's Road Show

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Good Housekeeping: Spring Into Fall

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Minute to Win It

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2010

Lopez Tonight

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2009

Tailgate Warriors With Guy Fieri

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2009

The Jay Leno Show

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2009

The Dr. Oz Show

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2009

Garage Mahal

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

The Best Thing I Ever AteStream

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2009

The Best Thing I Ever AteStream

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2009

Guy Off the Hook

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2008

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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2008

The Doctors

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

My Generation

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2008

Ultimate Recipe Showdown

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2008

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

Diners, Drive-Ins and DivesStream

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2007

Diners, Drive-Ins and DivesStream

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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2006

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

Guy's Big Bite

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2006

Food Network Thanksgiving

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2005

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

The Early Show

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1999

The ViewStream

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1997

Extra

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1994

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

Entertainment Tonight

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Entertainment Tonight

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Good Morning America

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TodayStream

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