Mike Richards Biography – Mike Richards Wiki
Mike Richards (born Michael G. Richards) is an American television personality and producer. He is the executive producer of the game shows “Wheel of Fortune” and Jeopardy!
Prior to taking the reins at “Wheel of Fortune” and Jeopardy!, Richards spent more than 10 years as executive producer of “The Price Is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” He started as co-executive producer of “The Price Is Right” in 2008 and a year later, became executive producer. That same year, 2009, Richards helped sell the classic game show franchise “Let’s Make a Deal” to CBS. During his tenure as executive producer of the two shows, which aired concurrently, he earned 17 Daytime Emmy Awards nominations and won three: “The Price Is Right” brought home the award for Outstanding Game Show at the 2013, 2016 and 2018 ceremonies.
He served as executive producer of the 2020 celebrity-driven revival of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” as part of an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop and produce game shows for network, cable and streaming platforms.
Throughout his career, Richards has produced a wide range of programs, including talk shows, dating shows, celebrity shows, reality shows, clips’ shows, game shows and cable news. Early on, Richards worked for television legend Dick Clark as his vice president of development and current programs. During his time with Clark, he produced several awards shows and prime-time shows and was a correspondent on “The American Music Awards” and “Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
In addition to his work behind the scenes, Richards has experience in front of the camera. After graduating college, Richards was a stand-up comedian, which led to offers to serve as a host for multiple pilots. He hosted the WB’s “High School Reunion,” and later was the host of the reality phenomenon “Beauty and the Geek” for the CW. During that time, he also hosted a movie news show called “Dailies” that launched the Reelz channel. More recently, he hosted the 2012 revival of “The Pyramid” and the Game Show Network’s 2016-2017 version of “Divided,” which was part game show and part social experiment.
At Pepperdine University, Richards wrote, produced and hosted a weekly late-night comedy talk show called “The Randumb Show,” which won multiple college broadcasting awards.
Mike Richards Jeopardy
Mike Richards is the executive producer of Jeopardy! and “Wheel of Fortune.” He is scheduled to fill in at the Jeopardy! host’s lectern as a guest host starting the week of February 22, 2021 – March 05, 2021. On guest hosting the show, Mike said: “I was very fortunate to have a front row seat to watch and study Alex. Stepping in as a guest host was incredibly humbling, emotional and a lot of fun. It will forever be the honor of my life.”
The other guest hosts include Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! GOAT & Consulting Producer, Katie Couric, Journalist & New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of “The Doctor Oz Show”, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Quarterback, Savannah Guthrie, NBC News’ TODAY Co-Anchor, Anchor Anderson Cooper, “Anderson Cooper 360°” Anchor, Mayim Bialik, Actress and Neuroscientist, Bill Whitaker, “60 Minutes” Correspondent, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent.
Mike Richards Age
He was born on July 5, 1975, in Burbank, California, United States.
Mike Richards Wife
Is Mike Richards married? Jeopardy Executive producer Mike Richards is married to Stephanie Richards. His wife’s father is a car broker.
Mike Richards Family
Richards and his wife, Stephanie Richards, have two sons.
Mike Richards Salary
Having been the host of GSN’s Divided and executive producer of legendary games shows Jeopardy!, “Wheel of Fortune,” The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal, you can be sure Mike Richards earns a huge salary.
Mike Richards Net Worth
Michael Richards’ net worth is estimated to be $30 million.