Rich Koz

Born Mar 19, 1952

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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1952 Birth Born on March 12, 1952.


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."
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


1989 37 Years Old From 1989 to 1993, Koz returned to WFLD (now "Fox 32") 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). … Read More


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


2002 50 Years Old He previously had been stricken by an earlier heart attack in March 2002.


2012 60 Years Old In November 2012, Koz suffered a heart attack at his home.
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