|Born||David Martin Ruprecht|
October 14, 1948
St. Louis, Missouri
|Occupation||Television actor and game show host|
|Spouse(s)|| Patti Colombo (m. 1988)|
Ann Wilkinson (m. 1983; div. 1987)
David Martin Ruprecht (born October 14, 1948) is an American television actor and game show host, primarily known for his work as host of the Lifetime/PAX game show, Supermarket Sweep .
Lifetime is an American pay television channel that is part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a subsidiary of A&E Networks, which is jointly owned by the Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company. It features programming that is geared toward women or features women in lead roles. As of January 2016, it is received by 93.8 million households in America.
Ion Television is an American free-to-air television network that is owned by Ion Media. The network first began broadcasting on August 31, 1998 as Pax TV, focusing primarily on family-oriented entertainment programming; it rebranded as i: Independent Television on July 1, 2005, converting into a general entertainment network featuring mainly recent and older acquired programs; the network adopted its current identity as Ion Television on January 29, 2007.
Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race, cameras followed the teams with shopping carts through a large vacated supermarket with several aisles; the value of items thrown into the cart determined the winning team. The original show was broadcast on ABC from December 20, 1965 to July 14, 1967. Revivals aired on Lifetime from February 5, 1990, to June 16, 1995, and later from April 3, 2000, to May 23, 2003, with reruns airing until March 26, 2004.
Ruprecht has hosted the live stage show version of The Price Is Right at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Mississippi and Connecticut. He has also hosted Family Feud Live. He currently is one of the hosts of The Price Is Right Live Stage Show at Bally's Las Vegas.
The Price Is Right LIVE! is a staged production show based on the television game show The Price Is Right.
The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing by identifying accurate pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes. Contestants are selected from the studio audience when the announcer states the show's famous catchphrase, "Come on down!"
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. The state's largest urban agglomeration, it is the heart of the Las Vegas–Paradise-Henderson, NV MSA. The Valley is largely defined by the Las Vegas Valley landform, a 600 sq mi (1,600 km2) basin area surrounded by mountains to the north, south, east and west of the metropolitan area. The Valley is home to the three largest incorporated cities in Nevada: Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. Five unincorporated towns governed by the Clark County government are part of the Las Vegas Township and constitute the largest community in the state of Nevada.
Ruprecht guest-starred on more than 50 television shows, like Three's Company , on which his character married Joyce DeWitt in the series finale, HBO's True Blood , and the 1981 TV-movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island as Thurston Howell IV, the son of Thurston Howell III. From 1990 to 1992, he played Dan Ryan on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives . He co-starred in the Broadway and Showtime productions of Perfectly Frank and did voice-over work for the 1985 animated series Yogi's Treasure Hunt .
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired for eight seasons on ABC from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House.
Joyce Anne DeWitt is an American actress known for playing Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three's Company.
True Blood is an American dark fantasy horror television series produced and created by Alan Ball and based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris.
Ruprecht was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a Lutheran minister.Ruprecht currently serves on the board of directors for the Downsize DC Foundation. He is a former Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of California and a long-time member of Rotary International.
The Downsize DC Foundation, formerly known as the American Liberty Foundation, is a policy advocacy organization which aims to limit the size of government in the United States through awareness and petitioning. Though it claims to be non-partisan, it does have strong political ties to the libertarian movement. It was founded by two-time Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne, his former campaign staff members Perry Willis and Jim Babka, and former National Chair of the Libertarian Party Steve Dasbach. It is split into two organizations, the Downsize DC Foundation and DownsizeDC.org, for tax purposes.
The Libertarian Party of California (LPC) is the California affiliate of the United States Libertarian Party. The party chairwoman is Mimi Robson, and is based in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians, have joined.
He has been married twice. His first marriage to actress Ann Wilkinson ended in divorce. He married choreographer Patti Colombo in November 1988.He has no children.
He is currently a practicing member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), often referred to simply as the Missouri Synod, is a traditional, confessional Lutheran denomination in the United States. With 2.0 million members, it is the second-largest Lutheran body in the U.S., the largest being Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The LCMS was organized in 1847 at a meeting in Chicago, Illinois, as the German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States, a name which reflected the geographic locations of the founding congregations.
|1977||The Rockford Files||David||1 episode: "The Mayor's Committee from Deer Lick Falls"|
|1979||Young Love, First Love||Wayne||TV film|
|1980||Benson||Ed Sherman||1 episode: "Chain of Command"|
|1980||The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo||Hal Hendricks||1 episode: "Who's the Sexiest Girl in the World"|
|1981||The Incredible Shrinking Woman||Neighbor|
|1981||The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island||Thurston Howell IV||TV film|
|1981||Harry's Battles||Dr. Jorgenson||TV film|
|1982||Quincy, M.E.||Dr. Wilkens||1 episode: "The Flight of the Nightingale"|
|1982||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||Radio Voice (voice)|
|1982||Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again||Brigham|
|1983||Fame||Bernie||1 episode: "Love Is the Question"|
|1983||Foot in the Door||Gary||1 episode: "Jonah Moves Out"|
|1983||A Minor Miracle||Dickens||Alternate title: Young Giants|
|1983–84||Real People||Himself (co-host)|
|1984||Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour||Himself||5 episodes (January 2–6)|
|1984||Three's Company||Phillip Dawson||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|1984||Airwolf||Carlson||1 episode: "The Truth About Holly"|
|1985||St. Elsewhere||Dennis Coler||1 episode: "Whistle, Wyler Works"|
|1985||Too Close for Comfort||Freddie Copperman||1 episode: "Freddie Loves It, We Love It, You're Cancelled"|
|1986||Riptide||Randall Pierson||1 episode: "The Play's the Thing"|
|1986||Simon & Simon||Navy Chief Hansen||1 episode: "A.W.O.L."|
|1987||Webster||Johnson||1 episode: "Secrets"|
|1987||Talking Walls||Alternate title: Motel Vacancy|
|1987||Small Wonder||Zack Davis||1 episode: "TV or Not TV"|
|1987||Punky Brewster||Johnny Prince||1 episode: "The Matchmaker"|
|1987||Married... with Children||Mr. Mallman||1 episode: "You Better Watch Out"|
|1988||Punky Brewster||Mr. Bowen||1 episode: "Radio Daze"|
|1988||Punky Brewster||Minister||1 episode: "Wedding Bells for Brandon"|
|1988||Matlock||Salesman||1 episode: "The Mistress"|
|1989||She's the Sheriff||Psychiatrist||1 episode: "I'm Okay, You're All Crazy"|
|1989||Moonlighting||Police Artist||1 episode: "Perfetc"|
|1990–95||Supermarket Sweep||Himself (host)|
|1990||Taking Care of Business||Yuppie Dad||Alternate title: Filofax|
|1990–92||Days of Our Lives||Dan Ryan||Daytime serial|
|1993||Doogie Howser, M.D.||TV Interviewer||1 episode: "You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter"|
|1993||Sisters||Host||1 episode: "Different"|
|1994||Full House||TV Announcer||1 episode: "Making Out Is Hard to Do"|
|1996||Beverly Hills, 90210||Lawyer||1 episode: "The Things We Do for Love"|
|1997||Family Matters||Lee||1 episode: "What Do You Know?"|
|1998||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Dr. Anderson||1 episode: "The Pass"|
|1998||Working||Announcer||1 episode: "The Consultant"|
|1999||I Lost My M in Vegas||Dealer||Short film|
|2000–03||Supermarket Sweep||Himself (host)|
|2000||Family Law||Foster Dad||1 episode: "Metamorphosis"|
|2000||The '70s||Middle Aged Man||TV miniseries|
|2001||The Drew Carey Show||Inmate||1 episode: "Bananas: Part 2"|
|2004||Joan of Arcadia||Bill Cummins||1 episode: "Vanity, Thy Name Is Human"|
|2004||The Daze Before Christmas||Brandon Taylor||Direct-to-video film|
|2005||That's Easy for You to Say!||Brandon Taylor||Direct-to-video film|
|2005||Cold Case||Radio Broadcaster||1 episode: "Colors"|
|2006||The Bold and the Beautiful||Judge Bolan||1 episode: "Episode #1.4732"|
|2008||True Blood||Televangelist||1 episode: "Mine"|
|2013||Mister Scrooge to See You||Scrooge|
|2016||Ultraman X The Movie||Narrator (voice)||English version|
|2017||Mercy Christmas||Abe Robillard||VOD release|
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