Craig Kilborn is really talented and many-sided man. He was born on August 24, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in a family that could not be considered as rich. His father Hiram Kilborn was an insurance executive and his mother worked as a school teacher. Since he was four, his parents moved to Hastings, Minnesota where Kilborn spent his entire childhood.
In Hastings Craig Kilborn attended Hastings High School. He was extremely high. His height reached 6 feet and 5 inches when he was just in 9th grade. Because of his height eventually, he was offered to play basketball for Hastings High School team. Kilborn as a part of his team participated in national tournaments. He coped with it extremely great. Craig won all-conference and all-state honors, and in addition he received a scholarship to Montana State University. He took this chance and accepted an invitation to study there. In 1984, Craig graduated with a degree in theater arts and media.
With a bachelor’s degree, it was quite easy to find a relevant job. His first job he found in California, on KCBA (Fox affiliate) as a sports anchor. Since he was a former basketball player and an athlete, he coped with this job brilliantly. Therefore, he gradually grew his authority as an anchor and TV host.
In 1993, he received an invitation to ESPN where he was offered to work as an anchor for SportsCenter. He has worked on that position for three years and by that time, he was considered as a professional TV anchor. So, it wasn’t surprising when he in 1996 became host of The Daily Show, aired on Comedy Central. This comedy show met huge success and won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards. For this show, Craig Kilborn was nominated on CableACE Award.
After The Daily Show, Craig CBS offered him to become a host of The Late Late Show. He and has worked on this show for 386 episodes (five years). As a really good anchor, he boosted up this show, especially it’s segments "5 Questions" and "Yambo". On August 27, 2004, ne hosted his last episode of the show, and after that left it forever.
By that time, Craig Kilborn could not imagine his life without participations in movies and TV shows. In 2003, he played there minor character Mark in comedy the film Old School. The film was released on DreamWorks Pictures and gained 87 million dollars box office. In 2006, he continued to develop himself as an actor, and took a part in a sports-comedy film The Benchwarmers, with 67 million dollars box office. Craig Kilborn has not finished his career now, though now he is a wealthy person (his net worth is estimated to be 7 million dollars).
As for his private life, in 1998 he married the love of his life Amber Smith. The choice was obvious, since they were dating for 17 years. Now they have a strong family with one son Jonathan Kilborn and they are confident about being together to the end of their lives.
|Birth Date:||24 Aug, 1962|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Kansas City|
|Education:||Montana State University - Bozeman|
|Description:||American TV show host|