Bob Eubanks Net Worth

Bob Eubanks Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Robert Leland Eubanks net worth is
$25 Million

Robert Leland Eubanks Wiki Biography

Robert Leland is a television and radio personality and game show host known professionally as Bob Eubanks, born on 8th January 1938 in Flint, Michigan USA, and is perhaps still best known for recurrently hosting “The Newlywed Game” show from 1966. Bob has received an Emmy Award lifetime achievement from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bob Eubanks is? According to sources it has been estimated that Bob Eubanks’ net worth is $25 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated by becoming one of the most successful TV and radio personalities of the twentieth century. Bob also served as a manager to country music stars such as Marty Robbins, Barbara Mandrell and Dolly Parton, which significantly increased his net worth. Since he is still active in the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to grow.

Bob Eubanks Net Worth $25 Million

Although born in Flint, Michigan, Bob was raised in Pasadena, California where he grew up listening to the music of artists such as Frank Sinatra and Doc Watson. At a young age, Eubanks became a child model, doing photo shoots for advertisements where he got the chance to meet his idol, Gene Autry. He also watched popular television and quiz game shows, being largely influenced by Cary Grant, Buddy Hackett and Howard Hughes. He went to Pasadena High School and upon matriculation worked in several Cinnamon Cinder nightclubs as a disc jockeys, ultimately becoming one of California’s most popular, and establishing his net worth.

One of Bob’s first experiences in working at a radio station was joining KRLA 1110 in Pasadena as a disc jockey, and later as an overnight show host. He was soon promoted to the morning drive slot, and later to the 6-9 evening slot. In 1966, Eubanks was offered to host a new game show called “The Newlywed Game” which would premiere on ABC the same year. The show turned out to be an instant hit, and was ranked in the top three daytime game shows for five consecutive years from 1968 to 1973, which made Bob famous among the public, mostly for his youthful energy and ability to approach the contestants, asking them various questions. He was widely known for using his catchphrase “makin’ whoopee”, when refering to marital sexual intercourse.

When not taping, he was also a producer of concerts for such popular bands as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, and became the manager of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell and many others. Bob signed an exclusive live-performance contract with Merle Haggard, with whom he produced over 100 dates per year for almost ten years. Bob’s net worth also benefited significantly.

After more than two decades of his work on the show, Eubanks left “The Newlywed Game” in order to pursue his other interests. He then hosted a number of popular game shows such as “Rhyme and Reason”, “Card Sharks”, “Dream House”, Trivia Trap”, “The Diamond Head Game”, “Powerball: The Game Show” and “Family Secrets”.

Some of his most recent activities as a television host include NBC’s “Most Outrageous Game Show Moments” specials, and the “$250 000 Game Show Spectacular”. Apart from hosting shows, Eubank also made other notable appearances in the TV sitcoms “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Kenan&Kel” and “That ‘70s Show”. For a few years, Bob was also the host of the Miss California USA Pageant and Mrs. International Pageant, between 2000 and 2003. Eubanks’ autobiography “It’s in the Book, Bob” was published in 2004.

When it comes to his private life, Bob was married to athlete Irma Brown from 1969 until her death in 2002. Eubanks remarried two years later, to Deborah James. He has three children from his first and one from his second marriage.

Full NameBob Eubanks
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1938
Place Of BirthFlint, Michigan, United States
ProfessionDisc jockey, Radio personality, Television producer, Actor, Game Show Host
EducationPasadena High School
SpouseDeborah James (m. 2004), Irma Eubanks (m. 1969–2002)
ChildrenCorey Michael Eubanks, Noah Eubanks, Trace Eubanks, Theresa Eubanks
ParentsGertrude Eubanks, John Ortho Leland Eubanks
MoviesHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
TV ShowsThe Newlywed Game, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, Trivia Trap, Dream House, All Star Secrets, Rhyme and Reason, The Diamond Head Game, Card Sharks, Powerball: The Game Show, Family Secrets
1His silly persona
2The catchphrase - "Makin' Whoopee".
1I was a smart-ass, snot-nosed kid. I walked with a certain swagger and style that was different from the typical hosts at the time. I was young and into rock and roll. Times were changing and the networks wanted their game shows to push the envelope more, which I was willing to do.
2There are a lot of dogs in the game show business, and I've hosted my fair share of them. Sometimes you have to put your ego aside and say yes, even when you know it's going to be a disaster. One show in particular, The Diamond Head Game, was such a piece of you know what. They took a poorly designed game, shot it in Hawaii, and thought it a good idea. I hated every minute of hosting it. Luckily, it didn't hurt my career.
3Bill (Cullen) took me under his wing and helped me develop my own voice as a host. He was always warm and treated me with respect. What you saw on TV, he was like that in real life as well. A sly sense of humor, very intelligent, made anyone feel like the most important person in the room. A wonderful mentor who I continue to miss today.
4Chuck Barris was a genius. Crazy, no doubt, but a genius. He never took his shows too seriously because he knew game shows were a silly genre, but at the same time he knew the right mix of creativity and insanity to make them ratings hits. He was one of the true renegades in the business.
1As of 2011, he became the first game show host ever to host the same show for 45 years.
2His mentor was the late Bill Cullen.
3Like fellow game show hosts Alex Trebek, Jim Perry, Chuck Woolery Dick Clark, Pat Sajak and Bert Convy, Eubanks was one of the game show emcees to host a game show both in daytime and in nighttime.
4Since he was too busy hosting The New Newlywed Game (1984) at nighttime, the hosting job on Card Sharks (1986) was immediately given to Bill Rafferty.
5Before he was a successful game show host, he used to work at JCPenney Department Stores.
6His parents were John Ortho Leland Eubanks, a barber, and Gertrude Eubanks, a housewife.
7He played the guitar.
8Moved to Pasadena, California in 1940.
9Ranked #9 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
10His second wife, Deborah James is a wedding/events coordinator in Ventura, California and has her own company, Bella Vita Events.
11Ranked #10 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
12As a teenager, he grew up watching quiz and game shows that led him to being a game show host.
13Before he hosted the revamp version of Card Sharks (1978) for CBS, he made a guest appearance on the original Card Sharks (1978) that was hosted by Jim Perry for NBC. At the time, he was there to promote his short-lived game show All Star Secrets (1979).
14His parents were originally from Missouri.
15Was employed at Mark Goodson Productions from 1984 to 1989.
16Friends with: Bill Cullen, Betty White, Bob Barker, Richard Dawson, Alex Trebek, Dick Clark, Nipsey Russell, Gene Rayburn, Jim Lange, Wink Martindale, Jim Perry, Chuck Woolery, Bob Goen, Pat Finn, Mark Goodson, Chuck Barris, Peter Tomarken, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Pat Sajak, Tom Kennedy, Bert Convy and Michael Landon.
17Best known by the public as host of The Newlywed Game (1966) and Card Sharks (1978).
18Does rodeos and riding in his spare time.
19A close friend of the Michael Landon, his son Corey Eubanks was involved with almost the majority of Landon's projects until Landon's death in 1991.
20He was influenced by: Cary Grant, Howard Hughes, Buddy Hackett, and Bill Cullen, who was his favorite game show host.
21Graduated from Pasadena High School in Pasadena, California, in 1955.
22Has the distinction of hosting two longest-running game shows in television history for almost 35 years, 1 in front of Alex Trebek, and 2 behind Bob Barker and Wink Martindale. He hosted The Newlywed Game (1966), for more than 30 years, in between ABC and syndication, and Card Sharks (1978), for 4 1/2 seasons on CBS.
23Was the second choice to host the revamp version of Card Sharks (1978) for CBS, when fellow game show host, Jim Perry who was Mark Goodson's first choice to host the show, a second time, when he was already under contract with NBC, hosting the immensely-popular game show Sale of the Century (1983).
24He alongside Chuck Woolery and Jamie Farr was one of the three rotating hosts of the $250,000 Game Show Spectacular at the Las Vegas Hilton, until the show closed in April 2008.
25His first wife, Irma Brown, was a ranch forewoman and a gifted artist. They purchased a 20-acre portion of a working cattle ranch, before expanding to 26 acres.
26Worked with game show announcer Bob Hilton on 3 game shows: Trivia Trap (1984), The New Newlywed Game (1984) and the second incarnation of Card Sharks (1978).
27Before he was a game show host, he was an entertainment promoter and manager at KRLA 1110 in Los Angeles, California, from 1960 to 1968.
28Executive Producer of Hill-Eubanks Productions from 1979 to 1992.
29Was one of the youngest emcees ever to began hosting game shows at age 28, Ryan Seacrest and J.D. Roth both started hosting game shows at age 20.
30Ranks fifth behind Bill Cullen, Tom Kennedy, Wink Martindale and Alex Trebek, in the number of game shows hosted at 8, with Geoff Edwards sharing that record.
31When he was growing up, he enjoyed listening to music the most. At least two singers named him as Eubanks's favorite childhood radio heroes were: Doc Watson and Frank Sinatra.
32Was a huge fan of Gene Rayburn's Match Game 73 (1973).
33He also worked as a doorman and opened limousine doors for stars such as: Elizabeth Taylor, Gary Cooper and Debbie Reynolds.
34He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
35Was a deejay on Los Angeles radio station KRLA, where he was replaced by Bob Hudson as morning man in 1963.
36Sub-hosted for Casey Kasem on "American Top 40" twice -- January 9, 1982 and April 16, 1983.
37Helped finance The Beatles' first performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
38Has hosted 4 different versions of The Newlywed Game in as many decades
39Has been a commentator of the Tournament of Roses Parade for L.A. television station KTLA from 1978 to present.
40Bob Eubanks was a guest on the new I've Got a Secret (2000) program on the Oxygen Cable Channel in December 2001. His "secret" was that he was Dolly Parton's agent in the 1960s and 1970s.
41Father of actor/writer Corey Michael Eubanks.
42First gained fame as the host of the TV game show The Newlywed Game (1966).


Good Food, Good Deeds2011TV Series
Phineas and Ferb2010TV Series
That '70s Show2000TV SeriesEmcee - Himself
Tournament of Roses Parade1996TV Movie
Family Secrets1993TV SeriesHost
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992Ding-Dang-Dong Host
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1992TV SeriesBob Eubanks
Johnny Dangerously1984M.C.
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1964-1965TV SeriesReporter / Salesman / TV Interviewer / ...
The Cinnamon Cinder Show1963TV SeriesHost


You Bet Your Life1980TV Series producer
The Toni Tennille Show1980TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
All Star Secrets1979TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Cinnamon Cinder Show Christmas Special1965TV Movie producer
Teen Scene1964Video short producer
The Cinnamon Cinder Show1963TV Series producer


FabLife2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Radio DJ & Concert Promoter
125th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade2014TV MovieHimself - Host
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Food, Good Deeds2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hungry Girl2011TV SeriesHimself
Beatles Stories2011DocumentaryHimself
The Amazing Race2010TV SeriesHimself
The Newlywed Game2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Rose Parade 20102010TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee2008TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
1 vs. 1002006TV SeriesHimself - Mob Member
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
World Poker Tour2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 42003TV MovieHimself - Host
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 22002TV MovieHimself - Host
Providence1999-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments2002TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Newlywed Game: Wild and Outrageous! Making Whoopie with the Newlywed Game1999VideoHimself - Host
The Newlywed Game: Wild and Outrageous! The Very Best of the Newlywed Game1999VideoHimself - Host
The Newlywed Game: Wild and Outrageous - The Honeymoon's Over!1999VideoHimself
Kenan & Kel1999TV SeriesHimself
KWHY-TV 22 Business News: Executive Summary1998TV SeriesHimself
The Newlywed Game1996TV SeriesHost
65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1996TV SpecialHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Drexell's Class1992TV SeriesHimself
Roger & Me1989DocumentaryHimself
1990 Miss California USA Pageant1989TV MovieHimself - Host
How I Got Into College1989Himself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself / Herself - Panelist
Offshore Television1988TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Secrets1988TV MovieHimself - Host
Card Sharks1986TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Price Is Right1986TV SeriesHimself
Anything for Laughs1985TV MovieHimself
Trivia Trap1984-1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
Riptide1985TV SeriesHimself
53rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1984TV SpecialHimself - Host
Dream House1984TV SeriesHimself - Host
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself
The New Newlywed Game1984TV SeriesHost (1985-December 1988)
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
The National Finals Rodeo1982TV MovieHimself - Host
KTLA 92nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1982TV MovieHimself - Host
The Brady Brides1981TV SeriesHimself
Atlantic City Alive1981TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1979TV SeriesHimself - TV Game Host / Himself - TV Game Show Host / Himself - TV Host / ...
All Star Secrets1979TV SeriesHost (1979)
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Newlywed Game1977TV SeriesHost (1977-1980)
Rhyme and Reason1975TV SeriesHost
The Diamond Head Game1975TV SeriesHost
10th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Hollywood Squares1974TV SeriesHimself
The Newlywed Game1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
Out of Sight1966Himself as voice of concert announcer
Cinnamon Cinder Show Christmas Special1965TV MovieHimself - Host

Archive Footage

California's Gold2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Himself (uncredited)
Faux Pause1998TV SeriesHimself
Visiting... with Huell Howser1997TV Series documentaryHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1986TV SeriesHimself
Teen Scene1964Video shortHimself

Won Awards

2000Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioAwarded on December 29, 2000 at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

Known for movies

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