Is Jeff Probst Married? Who are his Wife & Kids

There are only a few game show hosts who manage to become very iconic to their respective shows. The only name that comes immediately to mind is Jeff Probst. He is the host of ‘Survivor,’ an Emmy award-winning game shows. He has many more ventures and unknown details from his personal life, which we will eventually unveil today.

It has so many seasons, but luckily, there is always one thing constant, and that is Jeff Probst. We wonder what his net worth is. Who is his wife? Right here, we will explore his married life, net worth, kids, and more in his wiki-bio. Don’t forget to check out every detail.

Who is Jeff Probst?

Jeff Probst is the executive producer and host of ‘Survivor.’ He is currently 58 years old and was born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was born to parents Jerry and Barbara Probst, but he grew up in Bellevue, Washington. Many might recognize his mother as an artist focusing on photogenic contemporary works.

He graduated from Newport High school and attended Seattle Pacific University. He started his career as a narrator and producer for marketing videos in Boeing Motion Picture/Television.

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American game show host, Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

Jeff Probst has been working in the TV industry for quite some time to earn a notable net worth. His run with the multiple Emmy award-winning show ‘Survivor’ as it’s the host and executive producer is impressive enough. I mean, the show has been running for 19 years now with 39 seasons to date. It has won 7 Emmy awards in that course while being nominated in multiple categories each year.

Thanks to the success of ‘Survivor,’ Jeff Probst has a net worth of approximately $40 million. He makes a net worth such high because of his reported salary, which is around $4 million a year from the show alone. However, one cannot just focus on that part of his career.

We cannot forget that he also has an entire career outside of it. He used to be the host of many shows like ‘Backchat,’ ‘Sound FX,’ VH1’s ‘Rock & Roll Jeopardy,’ and Howard Stern’s ‘Celebrity Superfan Roundtable.’ He used to be a contributor for ‘Access Hollywood’ and hosted ‘The Jeff Probst Show’ for around a year.

He has appeared in movies like ‘Kiss Me’ and TV series like ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘How I met Your Mother.’ So, as you can see, he does not fall any shorter than any actor or musician in stardom. His career has earned him a net worth of $40 million.

Is Jeff Probst Married? Meet his Wife and Kids

Jeff Probst has had a busy married and dating life. Sure right now, he is happily married to wife Lisa Ann Russell of almost eight years. Lisa Ann Russell is the ex-wife of ‘Saved by the Bell’ actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar. She was married to Gossellar from 1996 to 2011. In the course of their married life, they even had two children together.

Image of Jeff Probst with his wife Lisa Ann Russell

Jeff Probst with his wife Lisa Ann Russell

Jeff Probst was also getting married for the second time with Russell. He was previously married to Shelley Wright, a psychotherapist from 1996 to 2001. He also briefly dated Julie Berry, a contestant from season 9 of ‘Survivor’ or ‘Survivor: Vanuatu’ in 2004. They broke up in 2008.

Jeff Probst Kids

Jeff Probst and Lisa Ann Russell do not have any children together, but as we said, he shares her two children from her married life to Mark-Paul Gosselaar. He has a son Michael born in 2004, and Ava born in 2006. He has spoken about co-parenting the kids with his wife as well as her ex-husband Gossellar and his current wife, Catriona McGinn.

Image of Jeff Probst and Lisa Ann Russell with their kids

Jeff Probst and Lisa Ann Russell with their kids

Well, they were together for almost 20 years. They had a long marriage, and they raised these two young kids,” he said first talking about his wife and ex-husband, “hey raised them with the kind of love that the kids they see me, and he’s now remarried, his wife, they just see us as two more parents.”

He further revealed, “They call me dad, and you know when it locked in? When we were together before we got married, they were playing with it. Sometimes it’d be dad; sometimes it’d be Jeff, dad two, sometimes it’d be D-2.”

His children finally accepted him after he married their mother as he added, “But when we got married, when this ring went on my finger, Michael looked up and said, ‘dad,’ and I could tell that he knew now that this big thing was official and it was real.”

Jeff Probst Wife Lisa Ann Russell Wiki, Bio

Jeff Probst’s wife Lisa Ann Russell is an actress who was born on March 21, 1972, in Sterling, Illinois. The 47-year-old moved to Chicago, Michigan, and then later to California, perhaps to pursue her dreams. She has very fewer credentials in her career as an actress.

One of her very first roles came in as a guest role in ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years’ in 1993. It was where she would meet her ex-husband Mark-Paul Gosselaar. She also appeared in the movies ‘Kounterfeit’ in 1996 and ‘Twisted Love’ in 1995, the latter of which Gosseliaar guest-starred in.

Unfortunately, this is all we have on the wiki-bio of Lisa Ann Russell.

Jeff Probst Height & Weight

Jeff Probst stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches and weighs 77 kg.

Fast Facts

  1. Jeff Probst has authored a book called ‘Stranded’ about his experience hosting ‘Survivor.’
  2. Being an ordained minister, he has presided many of his friends’ weddings
  3. Probst revealed in 2016 that he keeps snuffer from every season of the show as a souvenir
  4. He was one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001
  5. He founded the Serpentine project designed for helping children getting out of foster care.

Jeff Probst Married, Wife, Kids, Wiki, Bio Table

Full Name Jeff Probst
Age 58 years old
Birthdate November 4, 1961
Birthplace Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession TV host
Wife Lisa Ann Russell
Net Worth $ 40 million
Children 2
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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