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Mark DeCarlo is an American actor, television host, comedian, and travel and foodie expert. He is currently known for being a contributor to WLS-TV morning show ''Windy City Live'', a locally produced Chicago program that replaced ''The Oprah Winfrey Show'' following its 2011 ending. DeCarlo has been awarded three local Emmy Awards for his work on ''Windy City Live''. DeCarlo's first major exposure came in 1991 when he became host of the dating game show ''Studs''. He is also known for providing the voice of Hugh Neutron, the title character’s father in ''The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius'' for Nickelodeon and for portraying Alec Berg in the ''Seinfeld'' episode, “The Face Painter”. Mark authored ''“A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities, 1 Stomach”'' which is a comedic travelogue & cook book published by Lyons Press.

Career



Acting

Prior to ''Studs'', DeCarlo was a host on the cable network MovieTime before it became ''E! Entertainment Television''. Early in his career, DeCarlo was a contestant on ''Sale of the Century'', winning $115,257 in cash and prizes, in 1985 and ''Tic Tac Dough'' in 1990. He also guest-starred as himself in an episode of ''Jonas'' and is now a regular on ''Windy City Live'', a local morning show in the Chicago market. Mark hosted two more TV shows, Fox’s extreme game show, ''Big Deal'', and FX’s late night talk show ''The X Show''. He appeared on the game show ''Street Smarts'' in 2002, playing against Mark L. Walberg as part of a "Game Show Showdown", and lost the game with $1 to Walberg's $2. But because it was a charity episode, he still earned $500 for the M.S. Society of America. In 2005, DeCarlo starred in ''Sex Sells: The Making of Touché''. DeCarlo appeared on an episode of the show ''Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis'' on Bravo that aired May 16, 2012. He co-hosted the TV series ''THIS vs THAT'' that premiered internationally in November 2012. He also had a small role on HBO's ''Curb Your Enthusiasm''. In 2013, he hosted ''EconomicalECO'', a how-to series that popularized ways to radically reduce the cost of living by choosing economical American products & services.

Voice over acting

DeCarlo is the voice of Hugh Neutron on the Nickelodeon computer animated series ''The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius''. His voice over career includes animated stints on ''Back at the Barnyard'', ''Planet Sheen'', ''Johnny Bravo'', ''Handy Manny'' and the ''Thumb'' series of comedies: ''Thumb Wars'', ''BaTThumb'' and ''Thumbtanic''.

As travel & foodie expert

Mark hosted the Travel Channel's ''Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo'' for two seasons in 2004 and 2005, and is also known as the host of the early 1990s dating game show, ''Studs'' and the short-lived 1996 game show ''Big Deal''.

Personal life

DeCarlo graduated from Benet Academy in 1980. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles. He married voice actress Yeni Álvarez on November 24, 2012.

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External links


DeCarlo EntertainmentMark DeCarlo tells his story of losing seventy poundsMark DeCarlo at Voices.com
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