In the year 2000, Bob Eubanks will become the only television personality to ever host the same show format for five decades. The Newlywed Game has brought notoriety and fame to a guy who, though he can't act or sing, has become a household name. However, there is another side to Bob Eubanks.
Eubank's presentation is a motivational romp encompassing some of the most famous people in the world. He produced the Beatles' Southern California Concerts for the three years they toured America and also the Southern California leg of the Rolling Stones concerts for the first two years of their American tour. He has never-before-told stories of these legendary groups as well as interesting and funny anecdotes about artists such as Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard, just to name a few. But the story goes beyond the music business. Cary Grant, Howard Hughes, Buddy Hackett and many more all have had influences on his life and he has incredibly entertaining stories about all of them. In addition, he will entertain you with his hilarious moments from his many years as host of the ever popular THE NEWLYWED GAME.
Eubanks has developed six rules for success and his story is pure proof that with fortitude, persistence and a little bit of luck, anyone can realize their dreams.
If you would like to motivate and entertain your guests or clients, consider Bob Eubanks at your next meeting or corporate event.
B I O G R A P H Y
Like many of today's most popular television hosts, Bob Eubanks started his broadcasting career as a disc jockey, working at KACY Radio in Oxnard, California. In 1960, he joined the staff of Los Angeles' popular rock 'n' roll radio station, KRLA, where he remained for eight years. Eubanks, along with such other notables as Charlie O'Donnell, Wink Martindale and Casey Kasem, made the station #1 in Los Angeles and, many felt, in the country.
While a career as a recording artist eluded him, Eubanks was actively involved in the musical careers of some very popular recording artists, producing the live concerts for the Beatles (three years of the band's Southern California concert dates), The Rolling Stones, Barry Manilow, Elton John and Bob Dylan, among others.
He gained great notoriety while promoting the Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It was during the heyday of the 60s that he also launched a string of nightclubs for young adults called "The Cinnamon Cinder," showcasing such artists as Stevie Wonder, Ike and Tina Turner, the Beach Boys and the Supremes, just to name a few.
Chuck Barris Productions then hired Eubanks to host their new relationship game show, "The Newlywed Game," which premiered on ABC's daytime schedule on July 11, 1966. The following January, the show was added to ABC's prime time lineup, where it would lead the network's drive to prime-time game-show success for five years. "The Newlywed Game" was ranked among the top three daytime game shows from October of 1968 through April of 1973, and was among the top three rated prime-time game shows from October 1966 through April of 1971.
In 1972, between tapings of the popular "The Newlywed Game," Eubanks entered the country music business, managing the careers of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell and Marty Robbins. It was during this time that he also signed Merle Haggard to an exclusive live-performance contract, producing more than 100 dates per year with the performer for almost ten years.
When the network run of "The Newlywed Game" ended in 1975, Eubanks hosted the Columbia Television syndicated game show "The Diamond Head Game" in Oahu, Hawaii, which led to another ABC-aired game show, "Rhyme and Reason" for the '75/'76 season.
Forming his own production company, Hill/Eubanks, he hosted and packaged "All Star Secrets," which debuted on NBC in January of 1979. Hill/Eubanks also produced television shows for all three of the major networks and the syndicated market. His producer credits include: "The Tony Tennille Show," Buddy Hackett's "You Bet Your Life," "The Guinness Game" and "Infatuation." Eubanks also participated in the production of the motion pictures "Payback" and "Forced To Kill."
Eubanks continued his hosting duties for such game shows as "Dream House," which aired on NBC during the '83/'84 television season; "Trivia Trap" on ABC during the '84/'85 season; the popular "Card Sharks," which aired on CBS from 1986 through 1989; and 1993's "Family Secrets" on NBC, among others.
Each year Eubanks can be seen hosting "The Hollywood Christmas Parade" with co-host Leeza Gibbons for KTLA-TV, Los Angeles. In 1997, to celebrate his 20th anniversary as host of his Emmy Award-winning coverage of the "Tournament of Roses New Year's Day Parade" for Tribune Broadcasting, Eubanks received a fifty-nine share, making it the largest rating ever of any television show in the Los Angeles area, including the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards.
With his return to "The Newlywed Game," recently married couples and television audiences across the nation can again look forward to Eubanks' engaging ability to evoke provocative admissions and humorous details about the secrets of married life.