JD Roberto is best known to Reality TV fans as host of ABC's How To Get The Guy, the hit relationship show Outback Jack (TBS), Discovery Channel's Alaskan Adventure Challenge, the much talked about Are You Hot? as well as the behind-the-scenes sensation American Idol Extra and Reality Remix for the Fox Reality Channel.
JD had the honor of kicking off Season 39 of The Price is Right with Drew Carey when he was asked to spend a month as Guest Star announcer inviting audience members to "Come on down!" and be part of television history.
Game show fans also know him from the long-running game show Shop ‘Til You Drop, Animal Planet's You Lie Like a Dog, the competition cooking show Food Fight on the Food Network and the scavenger hunt game show Cut To The Chase on TBS. JD has also been a regular guest host for E! News Live, as well as a guest co-host on the nationally syndicated lifestyle show Better.
JD has been a contributing writer to the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, LA Parent Magazine and the Imperfect Parent website. He is also the author of the popular parenting blog The Hands On Dad (http://www.thehandsondad.com). His travel writing has been featured on Discovery Channel's award-winning World Hum website. He is the author of several screenplays including Heavy Water which was named a Top 10 finalist in the Francis Ford Coppola / American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition.
JD has numerous film and television appearances to his credit, including Frasier, All My Children, Passions, General Hospital, The Mask of Zorro, ‘Til Night, Nautilus, Family Matters, Step by Step and a recurring role on The New Adventures of Robin Hood.
His theatre credits include performances at New York's Theatre for the New City, SoHo Rep, Playwrights Horizons, The Metropolitan Opera and The Laguna Playhouse, where he played the title role in the critically-acclaimed production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
An avid adventure traveler, JD and his wife have spent months on end with packs strapped to their backs touring the globe. With more than65 counties to their credit, the pair has packed their way through much of the world, with stops in Western and Eastern Europe, Northern and Southern Africa, Russia, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Middle East, India, Australia, New Zealand and most of Southeast Asia.
JD holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Acting (with honors) from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Play and Screenwriting from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver School of Film and Television.
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
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ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Wednesday, May 15 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-15 18:57:11 GMT
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well. An Arizona bakery was featured on Friday's episode of the Gordon RamseyMore >
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 2:44 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:44:51 GMT
By ED WHITE, Associated Press A Sanilac County woman gained the sympathy and admiration of her community as the subject of a newspaper's award-winning series about surviving rape. People and organizationsMore >
A Sanilac County woman gained the sympathy and admiration of her community as the subject of a newspaper's award-winning series about surviving rape. More >
Friday, May 17 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:16:13 GMT
The Powerball jackpot is growing into record territory. No one matched Wednesday night's numbers and as of Thursday evening the jackpot stands at $550 million. The jackpot can be paid out as an annuityMore >
The Powerball jackpot has crossed into record territory as Saturday's jackpot now stands at $600 million.
Friday, May 17 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-17 17:26:14 GMT
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying itMore >
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto, Ann Arbor and Saginaw.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-05-17 17:50:19 GMT
A man charged with killing his own cousin has turned himself in to authorities. Saginaw Police said 21-year-old Derell Martin is accused of shooting Don'Dre Martin. The 19-year-old was gunned down whileMore >
A man charged with killing his own cousin has turned himself in to authorities.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:08 GMT
After proudly serving his country in two wars, an 86-year-old veteran is repaid by being attacked in his own home and held at gunpoint. And while robbers took off with some of the man's belongings, hisMore >
A man used to combat and decorated with a Purple Heart during the Korean War was thrown to the ground in his own home as thieves made off with TVs, guns and his ride.More >