Perhaps one of the small screen's most prolific and cordial hosts, Emmy award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron initially rose to fame as the host of Hollywood Squares before holding a humorous mirror to the masses on America's Funniest Home Videos and observing the fancy footwork of our favorite celebrities on Dancing with the Stars. Haverhill, MA, native Bergeron was an ambitious broadcaster from the onset, becoming the youngest DJ ever to appear on his hometown radio station WHAV at the age of 17. Of course, it didn't take long for Bergeron to work his way up the radio ladder, and after launching a successful late-night talk show on a local New Hampshire station, he segued into television as the host of WBZ Boston's Emmy-winning magazine series Super Kids. A series of hosting gigs were quick to follow, culminating in a six-year stint on the station's popular morning show People Are Talking beginning in 1987. Three years later, Bergeron returned to the microphone to host WBZ-AM's most popular morning radio show as well.
Bergeron's big break finally came in 1995, when Breakfast Time, the FX series he had been hosting for two years, made the leap to Fox. When Bergeron was later tapped for a guest stint on Good Morning America, his sardonic wit and effortless charm proved the perfect combination to serve as the full-time host of Hollywood Squares. From there, it was all smooth sailing as Bergeron graduated to America's Funniest Home Videos and, eventually, Dancing with the Stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi