Ben Bailey Biography
He was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky and raised in Chatham, New Jersey. He was born the youngest of four siblings. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, before moving to Los Angeles in 1993.
Standing at 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm), he was offered a job as a bouncer for The Comedy Store after bumming a cigarette from a man in the parking lot.
Ben Bailey Career
According to him, he was telling stories with some comedians after hours at The Comedy Store when Skip E. Lowe, who was emceeing at the club, found his stories humorous and offered him an opportunity at stand-up.
Ben was the host of the American version of Cash Cab, a TV game show played in a taxicab that Bailey drives around New York City, broadcast on the Discovery Channel. He also recently made an appearance on the new Shovio.com’s TalkBackTV. He narrated the Discovery Channel’s series Smash Lab. He does television commercials for Michigan electric/natural gas company DTE Energy and ALDI.
Ben Bailey Wife
He married Laurence Bailey in 1997.
Ben Bailey Children
As of November 2017 he has only one child
Ben Bailey Awards
As the host of Cash Cab, Ben received Daytime Emmy nominations in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 for “Outstanding Game Show Host”, winning in 2010, 2011 and 2013. The show took home honors at the Daytime Emmy awards for Best Game Show in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
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