Full name: Ryan John Seacrest
Date of birth: December 24, 1974
Hometown: Dunwoody, Georgia
Currently resides in: Los Angeles, California
Education: University of Georgia and Santa Monica City College
Girlfriend: Julianne Hough, of Dancing With the Stars
Resume highlights: Radio host, TV host, reality TV producer, voice actor
Bet you didn't know... Ryan's American Idol contract alone is reportedly worth $45 million dollars, making him the highest paid host in reality television!
Before American Idol:
Before he became a bazillionaire/television emcee/radio star/TV producer, Ryan Seacrest simply wanted to be a host while growing up in Dunwoody, Georgia. Once a chubby kid in braces and glasses, Ryan went from bully magnet to radio show intern to weekend radio personality while still in his teens. He landed his own afternoon radio show in Los Angeles, Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home, when he was only 20 years old. It quickly became the station's number-one program.
In addition to his radio work, Ryan also gained small-screen experience. Before landing his American Idol gig, he hosted ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge, Gladiators 2000, and NBC Saturday Night at the Movies.
Ryan Seacrest is one of the busiest and most-successful men in show business. When he isn't banking his millions, Ryan hosts two radio programs, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest and On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The host and producer of E! News, he is often tapped to host the live red carpet programming for events like the Emmys. This impressive entrepreneur is also a successful reality TV producer whose credits include Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.