Jeff Probst - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 6, 2020

Jeff Probst
Profession: Host, Producer
Best Known For: Survivor (TV show)
Salary: $4 million
Net Worth: $50 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 4, 1961 (age 60)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jeffrey Lee Probst
Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Jerry Probst
Mother's Name: Barbara Probst
Siblings: 2

Brent Probst (brother)
Scott Probst (brother)

High School: Newport High School
University: Seattle Pacific University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: December 5, 2011
Wife's Name: Lisa Ann Russell

Shelley Wright (1996-2001)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 77 kg (169.76 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jeff Probst?

Jeff Probst is a game show host, executive producer by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for hosting reality TV show Survivor and The Jeff Probst Show.

Jeff Probst hosting demo version of Survivor in 2000 (Image: Yahoo)

Jeff Probst – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jeff Probst’s birth took place on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was born as Jeffrey Lee Probst to father Jerry Probst and mother Barbara Probst. 

He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- brother Brent Probst and Scott Probst. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education Jeff Probst attended Newport High School, graduating in 1979. He went on to study at  Seattle Pacific University.

His ethnicity includes Caucasian.

Jeff Probst – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jeff Probst married his longtime girlfriend Shelley Wright on 25 February 1996 but divorced just a few years later in 2001. He went on to date Survivor contestant Julie Berry. And after years of dating, they broke up in early 2008. 

Probst married his second wife Lisa Ann Russell on December 5, 2011. Through this marriage, he became stepfather to Russell’s children- son Michael (born in 2004) and daughter Ava (born in 2006).

Jeff Probst, Lisa Ann Russell (Image: Killer Fashion)

According to Jeff Probst, the custody of children is shared with the children’s father Mark-Paul Gosselaar, his second wife Catriona McGinn, Probst and Russell.

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Jeff Probst – Career

After completing college education Jeff Probst began working as a producer and narrator of marketing videos for Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio.

This opened up an opportunity to host others show such as FX’s Backchat, VH1’s Rock & Roll Jeopardy! (1998-2001), The Jeff Probst Show (2012), etc. 

Jeff Probst hosts 2019's Survivor: Island of Idols (Image: Parade)

Since 2000 Probst began hosting Survivor and has had appearances on numerous other shows including Space Ghost Coast to Coast, I Get That a Lot, How I Met Your Mother (2011), Two and a Half Men (2013), Life in Pieces (2016). 

In addition, Jeff Probst has worked as a correspondent for Access Hollywood, wrote and directed Finder's Fee.

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Jeff Probst – Awards, Nominations

Jeff Probst was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for four consecutive years-  in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Jeff Probst – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth and annual salary have been estimated to be around $50 million and $4 million respectively.

Jeff Probst – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Jeff Probst is active on Instagram, Twitter with thousands of followers and counting but is absent from Facebook. He also has an official website

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