Chris Harrison

Biography: Chris Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Dallas, Texas native went to Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship and then made the natural transition to sports casting with a local station.

During his six years there, he worked his way up the ranks from part-time sportscaster to weekend sportscaster. He also had the opportunity to cover hard news stories, including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career. A visit to L.A. in 1999 for an audition for a horseracing network led to a permanent move. Later that year, Harrison landed the job as host of HGTV's "[show]Designer's Challenge[/show]." Now in its fifth year, it has consistently been one of the networks highest rated shows. In 2001 Harrison became host of ABC's hit romance/reality series, "[show]The Bachelor[/show]" & "[show]The Bachelorette[/show]." Harrison hosted a full season
Chris Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Dallas, Texas native went to Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship and then made the natural transition to sports casting with a local station.

During his six years there, he worked his way up the ranks from part-time sportscaster to weekend sportscaster. He also had the opportunity to cover hard news stories, including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career.

A visit to L.A. in 1999 for an audition for a horseracing network led to a permanent move. Later that year, Harrison landed the job as host of HGTV's "[show]Designer's Challenge[/show]." Now in its fifth year, it has consistently been one of the networks highest rated shows. In 2001 Harrison became host of ABC's hit romance/reality series, "[show]The Bachelor[/show]" & "[show]The Bachelorette[/show]."

Harrison hosted a full season (65 episodes) of "[show]Mall Masters[/show]," which was done at Minnesota's Mall of America. He has played a reporter in several feature films and television series, including "[show]The Practice[/show]," "Bounce" and "Showtime," starring Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy.
In his spare time, Harrison still plays soccer and has become addicted to golf. He has developed a great appreciation for the weather and lifeof Southern California, and spends as much time as possible outdoors with his college sweetheart and wife of more than 10 years, Gwen, three-year-old son Joshua and six-month-old baby daughter Taylor.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
HOMETOWN: Dallas, TX
BIRTHDATE: July 26
Credit: ABC
Published: 2004
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Chris Harrison's Scores

Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 66 The Bachelorette: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 33 The Bachelor: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Bachelor: Season 21 Jan 2, 2017 The Host tbd
tbd The Bachelor: Season 20 Jan 4, 2016 Host 4.5
60 The View: Season 18 Sep 15, 2014 Co-Host 3.2
tbd The Bachelor: Season 18 Jan 5, 2014 Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 17 Jan 7, 2013 The Host 9.0
tbd Bachelor Pad: Season 3 Jul 23, 2012 Host 10
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 8 May 14, 2012 The Host 10
tbd The Bachelor: Season 16 Jan 2, 2012 The Host 4.5
tbd Bachelor Pad: Season 2 Aug 8, 2011 Host 7.0
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 7 May 23, 2011 The Host 7.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 15 Jan 3, 2011 The Host 10
48 Bachelor Pad: Season 1 Aug 9, 2010 Host 5.0
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 6 May 24, 2010 The Host 6.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 14 Jan 4, 2010 Host 10
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 5 May 18, 2009 The Host 8.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 13 Jan 5, 2009 Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 4 May 19, 2008 The Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 12 Mar 17, 2008 The Host 8.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 11 Sep 24, 2007 The Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 10 Apr 2, 2007 The Host 6.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 9 Oct 2, 2006 The Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 8 Jan 9, 2006 The Host 8.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 7 Mar 28, 2005 The Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 3 Jan 10, 2005 The Host 10
tbd The Bachelor: Season 6 Sep 22, 2004 The Host 10
tbd The Bachelor: Season 5 Apr 7, 2004 The Host 10
tbd The Bachelorette: Season 2 Jan 14, 2004 The Host 9.0
tbd The Bachelor: Season 4 Sep 24, 2003 The Host 10
tbd The Bachelor: Season 3 Mar 19, 2003 The Host 8.0
66 The Bachelorette: Season 1 Jan 8, 2003 Host / The Host 6.5