Burton Richardson

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Burton Richardson
Born
Burton Merrele Richardson

(1949-09-29) September 29, 1949 (age 69)
OccupationAnnouncer
Years active1989–present

Burton Merrele Richardson (born September 29, 1949, in Portland, Oregon) is an American television announcer.

Portland, Oregon City in Oregon, United States

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An announcer is a person who makes "announcements" in an audio medium or a physical location.

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Career

He announced The Arsenio Hall Show from 1989 to 1994, where he became known for his long-drawn-out introduction of the show's host: "ARSENIOOOOOOO... HALL!". Richardson has also announced various game shows, including Rodeo Drive , Russian Roulette , WinTuition , To Tell the Truth (1990 and 2000), Family Feud (for all Los Angeles episodes since its 1999 revival until 2010, as well as Celebrity Family Feud [1] and The New Price Is Right in 1994–1995. [2] From 2001, he was one of several announcers who filled in on The Price Is Right for Rod Roddy during his terminal illness period. He was the announcer for Family Game Night on The Hub from 2010 to 2012.

<i>The Arsenio Hall Show</i> American late-night talk show

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Rodeo Drive is a cable game show that pitted three contestants against each other in a game based on the street of the same name. It was recorded in CBS Television City's Studio 43 in Los Angeles.

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References

  1. http://gameshows.about.com/od/interviews/a/burton_richardson_2.htm
  2. Graham, Jefferson (August 8, 1994). "Host of new 'Price' tagged as right for the role". USA Today .