Geoff Edwards

Game Show Host
Born Feb 15, 1931

Geoffrey Bruce Owen "Geoff" Edwards is an American television actor, game show host and radio personality. Over the past decade and a half, he has been a writer and broadcaster on travel.

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1931 Birth Born on February 13, 1931.


1963 32 Years Old As a news reporter, Edwards was present in the basement of Dallas police headquarters when Jack Ruby shot suspected John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963. … Read More
1968 37 Years Old 1 More Event
After a few short stints at other stations, Edwards was hired at KMPC in Los Angeles, occupying the 9 a.m.-noon slot for several years beginning in 1968. … Read More


1971 40 Years Old After that series ended, Edwards pursued a game show career, starting with Says Who? in 1971, followed by Cop-Out! in late 1972—however, both shows eventually turned out to be unsold pilots.
1973 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Edwards' first full-time game show hosting stint took place from March through June 1973 on Jack Barry's Hollywood's Talking, a remake of a late 1960s ABC game Everybody's Talking and the Canadian hit Eye Bet. … Read More
1974 43 Years Old In January 1974, Edwards returned to daytime with the NBC show Jackpot.
1975 44 Years Old For the next nineteen months, ending in September 1975, Edwards would commute back and forth between California and New York as Jackpot taped at NBC's Rockefeller Center studios.
1977 46 Years Old He would briefly do this again in 1977 during the run of NBC's Shoot for the Stars. … Read More
1980 49 Years Old In January 1980 Edwards debuted as the host of the new Barry & Enright show Play the Percentages, which he hosted until the end of the television season when it was cancelled. … Read More


1981 50 Years Old A year later, he was brought back to host a daily revival of Treasure Hunt for syndication that was cancelled at the end of the 1981-82 season.
1982 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982 Edwards began hosting Starcade, a new show centered around video games.
1985 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Except for a week of substituting for an ill Monty Hall on Let's Make a Deal in early 1985, Edwards remained largely inactive. … Read More
1986 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Then, in 1986, Edwards was called on by USA Network to replace Blake Emmons as host of its Montreal-based revival of Chain Reaction. … Read More


1991 60 Years Old His commuting days ended after Chain Reaction left the air in 1991. … Read More
2008 77 Years Old …  He appeared as a guest on GSN Live on May 16, 2008. … Read More
2014 83 Years Old Edwards died of complications from pneumonia at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on March 5, 2014, less than a month after his 83rd birthday.
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