Jeff Probst Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Height and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Jeff Probst. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Jeff Probst do for a living?
  2. Who are Jeff Probst’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Jeff Probst’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Jeff Probst married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Jeff Probst have any children?
  6. Where is Jeff Probst now?
  7. How tall is Jeff Probst?
  8. How much money does Jeff Probst earn?
  9. What is Jeff Probst’s net worth?

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 Who is Jeff Probst?

Jeff Probst is a famous American reality show host and executive producer. He is popular as the Emmy Award-winning host of the U.S. version of the reality TV show Survivor since 2000. Probst was also the host of The Jeff Probst Show, a syndicated daytime talk program produced by CBS Television Distribution from September 2012 to May 2013.

Jeff Probst Career

Other than Survivor, Jeff once hosted FX’s original half-hour show dedicated to answering viewer letters, Backchat. He hosted together with Sound FX, a music series featuring Orlando Jones (1996). Probst hosted the VH1 series Rock & Roll Jeopardy! from 1998 to 2001, and was also a correspondent for the syndicated show Acess Hollywood. He additionally wrote and directed the Lionsgate launched movie, Finder’s Fee. People magazine then named him one of the ”50 Most Beautiful People” in 2001. Probst frequently contributes to Jeopardy! by giving Survivor-related clues from the program’s venues, and has appeared twice on Celebrity Jeopardy! first in 2001 and again in 2003. He has also made several cameo appearances during the April 1, 2010 episode.


Probst was a frequent star on the sketch program MADtv, guest starring once a season since the program’s 9th season. He also hosts the ”Celebrity Superfan Roundtable” for Howard Stern. Jeff is the host of Survivor, a globally-syndicated American reality program that he has hosted since its inception in 2000. He said that he had worked hard to get a meeting with series creator Mark Burnett, as he believed the program was ”something special”. He gives the series’ signature catch-phrase to losing contestants, ”The tribe has spoken. It’s time for you to go”, which was included in TV Land’s ”The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catch Phrases” special in 2006.

Jeff then made a guest appearance in a 2003 episode of pace Ghost Coast to Coast on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He was reported on TV Guide on October 20, 2008, that he was developing a new reality TV series for CBS titled Live For The Moment. It was to feature people with terminal illnesses being taken on ”the last adventure of their life” before they die. Just the pilot was aired, on January 28, 2010. Probst had appeared on a CBS reality television special I Get That a Lot, working a cash register, on April 1, 2009. He then appeared as himself on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, in the episode ”The Stinson Missile Crisis” in October 2011.


Jeff was announced as director in January 2012, of his second feature movie, the coming-of-age story Kiss Me. It was to star Sarah Bolger and John Corbett, with production planned to start in Los Angeles, California, the next month. From September 10, 2012, to May 2013, he hosted The Jeff Probst Show, a syndicated daytime talk program produced by CBS Television Distribution. CBS however, did not pick up the show for a second season, claiming low ratings. He has hosted the recurring Adult Swim special, ”The Greatest Event in Television History”, beginning in October 2012. The show includes remakes of 1980s television show title sequences.

He then teamed up with Christopher Tebbetts to launch the first of Scholastix’s adventure series Stranded, focused on middle school students, and grades 4-6, in February 2013. The series follows the story of Vanessa, Buzz, Jane, and Carter as they are left on a deserted island and forced to fend for themselves. It began out as a regular vacation but when a storm sets in, they are shipwrecked in the middle of the South Pacific without any parents. The kids must find a way to work together if they are ever to get off the island. Stranded is the first of the three book series.

Probst then appeared as himself on the sitcom Two and a Half Men in two seasons 11 episodes, ”Some Kind of Lesbian Zombie” and ”Baseball. Boobs. Boobs. Baseball”, in November 2013 and January 2014. He later appeared as himself on the sitcom Life in Pieces, in the episode ”Swim Survivor Zen Talk”, in December 2016.

A photo of Jeff Probst
A photo of Jeff Probst

How old is Jeff Probst?

Jeff Probst is aged 60 as of 2021, having been born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. He shares his birthday with famous people including Drew Starkey, Diddy, Ralph Macchio, Matthew McConaughey, Destiny Marie, Kathy Griffin, Heather Tom, and Emme Rylan, among others.

Jeff Probst Family

Who are Jeff Probst’s parents?

Jeff Probst was born in Wichita, Kansas, at the Wesley Medical Center to Barbata and Jerry Probst. The family later moved to Bellevue, Washington, midway through high school. Not much is revealed to the media about his parents and family.

Does Jeff Probst have siblings?

Probst was born to his parents into a family of three children. He has two siblings, brothers Scott Probst and Brent Probst.

Jeff Probst Education

Probst attended high school in Wichita, Kansas, before transferring to Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. Following his graduation in 1979, he enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, where he studied and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a producer and narrator of marketing videos.

Jeff Probst Interests

Probst, is a director and producer, besides acting in several films and series. He has directed his own feature films and appeared in several sitcoms as himself. Probst is also an ordained minister and has presided over the weddings of various of his friends. He also keeps the torch stuffer from every season of Survivor as a personal souvenir.

Jeff Probst Wife

Probst is currently married to his second wife. He was first married from 1996 to 2001, to psychotherapist Shelley Wright. Before marrying his second wife, he was in a relationship with Survivor: Vanuatu, contestant Julie Berry from 2004 to early 2008. He later married his second wife, Lisa Ann Russell, on December 5, 2011. He has two stepchildren, from Russell’s former marriage. They share custody of the children with his spouse and her former spouse actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his partner, with the kids considering them all as their parents.

Jeff Probst Kids

Probst and his spouse Russell have two children from her previous marriage, son Michael, born in 2004, and daughter Ava, born in 2006. They share custody with her former partner and his spouse with the children taking all the four of them as their parents.

Jeff Probst Height

Probst has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with an impressive height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and a weight of 77 kg (169 lbs).

Jeff Probst Net Worth

American professional television presenter, reality TV show host, and executive producer Probst has been active from 1996 to the present. He has been the host of the Survivor show from 2000 to the present and earns around $8 million per season. Probst has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $50 million as of 2022.


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2001 Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Host 100 episodes
2001 Celebrity Jeopardy! Contestant 1 episode
2000–present Survivor Executive Director, Producer and Host 42 seasons
2002–2004 Fillmore! Raycliff 8 episodes
2011 How I Met Your Mother Himself 1 episode
2012–2013 The Jeff Probst Show Host 170 episodes
2013–2014 Two and a Half Men Himself 2 episodes
2013 Survivor: Blood vs Water Preview Host and Executive Producer
2014 The (206) Actor Season 2, Episode 12
2016 Life in Pieces Himself Season 2, Episode 7 (Swim Survivor Zen Talk)
2017 Family Guy Voice Season 16, Episode 7 (Petey IV)


Year Title Role
2014 Kiss Me Director, Producer
2001 Finder’s Fee Director, Writer