Bob Barker Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Dead

Bob Barker Biography

Bob Barker, born as Robert William Barker, is a retired American TV show host of Truth or Consequences and The Price Is Right known for his charm and skinny microphone. He also hosted the pageants of Miss Universe and Miss USA for about two decades.

Age | How Old Is Bob Barker

He was born on 12 December 1923 in Darrington, Washington, United States. He is 99 years old as at 2022.


The retired game show host stands at a height of 1.85 m.

Bob Barker Family

He was born to Matilda Kent Tarleton (mother) and Byron John Barker (father). He has a brother known as Kent Valandra.

Bob Barker Wife

He married Dorothy Jo Gideon on January 12, 1945. They stayed together for 36 years until she died on October 19, 1981 from lung cancer. They had no children.

Bob Barker Children

Barker has no children.

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He was employed at KTTS-FM Radio as a college student. He moved to California in 1950, where he hosted his own radio show,’ The Bob Barker Show’ for six years.

While hosting a radio show on KNX (AM) in L.A., he caught the attention of the radio show producer, Ralph Edwards, who liked the voice and how he interacted with his audience.

He hosted’ End of the Rainbow’ from 1957 to 1958 on NBC. Bob would visit places along with co-host Art Baker and bring pleasant surprises to people who were desperate for help.

He hosted another short-lived show,’ The Family Game,’ on ABC in 1967, which involved asking children-contestants questions about their families;  their parents had to guess the answers.


In 1971, he had to interact with a huge computer called Simon in the pilot series for NBC’s’ Simon Says.’ The series was produced by Wesley J. Cox of DUNDAS Production. He hosted a series’ That’s my Line’ starting in 1980. Similar to’ It’s incredible!

The program was about amazing and extraordinary stunts, but was discontinued in its second season. Between 1978 and 1986, he produced and hosted’ The Bob Barker Fun and Games Show.’ It was a mixture of Truth or Consequences and’ The Price Is Right.’

He played himself in the 1996 comedy,’ Happy Gilmore,’ starring Adam Sandler. His film altercation with Sandler won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight.

He made two guest appearances on the show after his retirement from’ The Price Is Right’ to promote his autobiography,’ Priceless Memories,’ and to celebrate his 90th birthday in 2013.

He has been invited to numerous talk shows, including’ Dinah! Larry King Live,” The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” The Wayne Brady Show’ and’ The Late Show’ with David Letterman.

He had a minor role in the sitcom,’ Something So Right’ and cameos in TV series including’ The Nanny,’ ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Net Worth

Barker has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2023.

Is Bob Barker Still Alive | Dead

Despite a 2017 rumor that Bob Barker is dead, the television legend is alive and well. The nonagenarian is healthy and for his long life credits his vegetarian lifestyle.

Bob Barker Price Is Right

He hosted CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007.

Happy Gilmore

In 1996, Barker played himself in the Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore.

Bob Barker Health

He’s had a difficult year in the past couple of months, suffering two health scares that caused him to be hospitalized.

But Bob Barker seems to be in top shape as he was seen through Skype during a recent episode of The Price Is Right, a show he used to host.

A pretty blonde presented the TV veteran with a three-tier birthday cake as Drew Carey stood by as the icon celebrated turning 95.


Bob Barker Home Resting After Paramedics Are Called to Check on Him Over a Fall

Updated on: January 24, 2019

Bob Barker is recuperating after a nasty fall at his Hollywood Hills home a week ago.

A rep for the 95-year-old star confirms to ET that Barker fell at his home, and that he is now “at home resting and is comfortable.”

The rep says that paramedics were called to check Barker but they didn’t transport him to the hospital, and that he hasn’t suffered any ill effects as a result of the accident.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department also confirms to ET that emergency personnel was dispatched to Barker’s home on Saturday, Jan. 12.

“He’s overly cautious at the moment because of his previous back injury,” Barker’s rep says, adding that the legendary The Price Is Right host practices “some occasional physical therapy to strengthen his back.”

Going forward, Barker plans to continue to strengthen his back to help with the injury he suffered in October, the rep continues.

Barker was previously hospitalized on Oct. 22, when he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for back pain. Prior to that, Barker was visited by emergency personnel at his home on Oct. 9, where his complaints of back pain first began.

Last November, Barker was again hospitalized for severe back pain. At the time, a rep for Barker told ET that he was “awake, alert, and improving, but he’s up and down.”

The rep further explained that Barker was transported to the hospital from his home via ambulance because “it’s difficult to transport him by passenger car.”