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Rich Koz

Actor + Comedian
Male
Born Mar 19, 1952
Age 62
Hometown Park Ridge, Illinois
Other Names Richard Koz

Rich Koz is a Chicago area actor and broadcaster best known as horror-movie host Svengoolie. Out of costume, he is also the knowledgeable host of the syndicated The Three Stooges Stooge-a-Palooza program.

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CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Born in 1952.

TWENTIES

1973 21 Years Old When the show was cancelled in 1973, Bishop and Koz worked together doing mornings on WMAQ radio in Chicago, and Koz worked with radio legend Dick Orkin on commercials and syndicated features, including "ChickenMan Returns for the Last Time Again."
1978 26 Years Old When Bishop left for San Diego in 1978, he gave Koz permission to create a show known as Son of Svengoolie, now simply known as Svengoolie. (The character is often known simply as "Sven.")
1979 27 Years Old In June 1979, on WFLD-TV Ch. 32, Koz began as Son of Svengoolie, winning numerous local Emmy awards, and having his show syndicated to Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, and San Francisco for a brief period. … Read More

THIRTIES

1989 37 Years Old From 1989 to 1993, Koz returned to WFLD (now "Fox Chicago") to host a new hosted movie show where he appeared to be "breaking in" to the Fox signal (a take-off of an actual event where WGN and WTTW had their signals pirated.) The show was originally untitled, but viewers were asked to address letters to "Lose Weight by Selling Real Estate, No Money Down" until the show adopted the name The Koz Zone. … Read More

FORTIES

1995 43 Years Old In 1995, Koz came back on the air as part of the launch team for newly independent station WCIU-TV, Channel 26. … Read More
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