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Treadway (right) with Melissa Reeves in 2010
|Born||Tyrus Richard Treadway|
February 11, 1967
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Game show host
Talk show host
Tyrus "Ty" Richard Treadway (born February 11, 1967) is a game show host, actor, and talk show host. Treadway co-hosted Soap Talk with Lisa Rinna.
A game show host is an individual who manages a game show, introduces contestants, and asks quiz questions to test the knowledge of said contestants.
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.
Soap Talk is a television talk show on SOAPnet hosted by Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway. It debuted in 2002 and ended in 2006. The reason for the show's cancellation was due to SOAPnet expanding their programming away from a soap opera-related focus.
Ty was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, to Richard and Mary Lou Treadway. Ty was the youngest of six siblings.
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. it briefly served as the capital of the United States in 1784. The city's metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, but it directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Philadelphia Combined Statistical Area and the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913, making it the state's tenth most populous municipality. The Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 84,034 in 2014.
After high school, Ty received a scholarship for soccer and attended a couple of colleges before graduating with a degree in accounting. He went to work for the New Jersey Office of the State Auditor as an auditor and computer systems engineer but took part in bodybuilding competitions on the side. He eventually won the title of Mr. Natural Pennsylvania. He often had a "Ty Training" segment on his later talk show, Soap Talk .
Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature for aesthetic purposes. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In professional bodybuilding, bodybuilders appear in lineups and perform specified poses for a panel of judges who rank the competitors based on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity, and conditioning. Bodybuilders prepare for competitions through the elimination of nonessential body fat, enhanced at the last stage by a combination of intentional dehydration and carbohydrate loading, to achieve maximum muscular definition and vascularity, as well as tanning to accentuate the contrast of the skin under the spotlights. Bodybuilders may use anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to build muscles.
However, Ty found his job boring and depressing so he decided to start modeling and acting. He appeared in several magazines, theater productions, and commercials.
In May 2000, Ty landed the role of Dr. Colin MacIver on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live . His character was killed off after a year, but he returned as his nicer twin brother, Troy MacIver, (who eventually went insane) and appeared off and on from 2001 to 2004.
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In June 2002, Ty pulled double duty as soap star and talk show host. He began co-hosting Soapnet's Soap Talk with Lisa Rinna.
Lisa Deanna Rinna is an American actress and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride on Fox's television drama Melrose Place, and as one of the stars of Bravo’s hit reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From 2002 to 2006, she was the host of Soapnet's talk show Soap Talk. Rinna has also been a contestant on various seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, and she has acted in series such as Entourage,The Middle,Veronica Mars,The Hogan Family,Community, and 8 Simple Rules.
That year, he and his girlfriend Monica got engaged at the Eiffel Tower. They married in 2003, and their first child, a daughter named Samantha Raine, was born in February 2005. Their second child, a son named Ryder, was born March 7, 2006.
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In March 2006, the series American Idol Extra debuted, featuring Treadway as host. Treadway interviewed various American Idol personalities, including producers, contestants, vocal coaches, and celebrity guests.
On April 30, 2007, Ty was chosen to host the game show Merv Griffin's Crosswords , created by Merv Griffin.
In 2009, he and his family moved to Frisco, Texas.
In 2010, he was offered a recurring role as Dr. Ben Walters on Days of Our Lives that lasted from September to February 2011.
In 2012, he resumed his role as Troy MacIver for the final episodes of One Life to Live . He also began work as a co-host on "Good Morning Texas," which airs throughout the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas on the local ABC channel WFAA.
In 2002, the American cable network SOAPnet launch a soap opera talk show called Soap Talk and Treadway became a co-host along with Lisa Rinna. He and Rinna received a Daytime Emmy nomination for outstanding talk show host alongside such shows as Live with Regis and Kelly , The View and Dr. Phil . Ultimately, they lost to Wayne Brady . Further nominations occurred in 2005 and 2006.
In 2004, Treadway and Rinna hosted a TV special that pre-empted The View for one day during the 2004 Summer Olympics called SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets. This special gave scoops about what was going to happen in the near future on All My Children , General Hospital , and One Life to Live . ABC commissioned this special in an attempt to keep its daytime Nielsen ratings up during the Olympic season. Statistically soap operas lose ten percent of their viewership in Olympic years.[ citation needed ]
Soap Talk was canceled in 2006 but returned periodically for specials.
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