How much is Johnny Gilbert worth?
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Profession:||Professional TV Personality|
|Date of Birth:||July 13, 1928|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Johnny Gilbert
John L. “Johnny” Gilbert III, a television announcer from Newport News, Virginia, is best known to fans of game shows as the voice of Jeopardy! since its second pilot in 1984, when it also participated in the brief Super Jeopardy! run in 1990. He does, however, have a number of connections to Wheel of Fortune.
Fast Draw (1968), Beat the Odds (1968–69), Music Bingo (1958–60), Words and Music (starting in 1960), and the Los Angeles Dialing for Dollars were among the game programs that Johnny hosted (circa 1970-74). From 1965 to 1968, he also presented a regional chat/variety program called The Johnny Gilbert Show; Phil Donahue’s first talk show took its place on the schedule.
The initial (1961–1962) season of Camouflage, presented by Don Morrow, was one of Gilbert’s first broadcasting gigs. Johnny filled in at least once, on January 8, 1962. He may be most known outside of Jeopardy! as the announcer of The Price Is Right’s original Bill Cullen edition for its ABC run (1963–1955), filling in at least once for Bill. He also made announcements for Barry & Enright’s The Joker’s Wild (1972–75/1977-86) and Tic-Tac-Dough (1978–86), frequently taking the place of Johnny Jacobs, Jay Stewart, or Charlie O’Donnell.
Make Me Laugh (1979–80), Chain Reaction (1980), Dream House (1983–84), Go (1983–84), The $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid (1980s), The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime (1986–87), Blackout (1988), and Supermarket Sweep (1990–95/2000) are some of the other shows Johnny announced. He served as Super Jeopardy’s announcer as well (1990). Instead of Alex Trebek, he contributes to the Hasbro Interactive/Infogrames Jeopardy! video games by reading the answers.