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Rod Roddy Net Worth

Rod Roddy Net Worth is
$1.7 Million

Rod Roddy Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Robert Ray "Rod" Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and television announcer. He is primarily known for his role as an offstage announcer on game shows. Among the shows that he announced are the CBS game shows Whew! and Press Your Luck. He is widely recognized by the signature line, "Come on down!" from The Price Is Right, and it appears on his grave marker, although the phrase was originated and made popular by his predecessor Johnny Olson. Roddy succeeded original announcer Johnny Olson on The Price is Right and held the role from 1986 until his death in 2003. On many episodes of Press Your Luck and The Price is Right, Roddy appeared on camera. Roddy was also the voice of Mike the microphone on Disney's House of Mouse from 2001 to 2003.
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Full NameRod Roddy
Date Of BirthSeptember 28, 1937
Died2003-10-27
Place Of BirthFort Worth, Texas, USA
ProfessionActor
EducationTexas Christian University
NationalityAmerican
Music GroupsLeRoux
TV ShowsDisney's House of Mouse, Press Your Luck, Trivia Trap, Hit Man, Soap, The Price Is Right, Pyramid
Star SignLibra
#Trademark
1Sign off: "This is Rooooooooooooood Roddy"
2"Come on Down!" - his catchphrase on The Price is Right
3Sequin Suits
#Quote
1I could have prevented all this with a colonoscopy, and of course, that's the campaign I've been on since I had the first surgery. To everybody out there, get a mammogram! It can happen to men, too.
#Fact
1In 1988, Rod came out in full drag as Rodweena during a showcase skit on The Price Is Right (1972).
2Initially wore regular suits when he started announcing on The Price Is Right (1972), but with the encouragement of Bob Barker, he began wearing his flamboyant sequin suits on camera.
3Rod was good friends with KLIF owner and radio icon Gordon McLendon. Rod also became very good friends with McLendon's wife, Susan Stafford, and after training in the ministry many years ago, she presided at Rod's memorial service in Texas.
4When he was just getting his start in television, Rod came to a taping of The Price Is Right (1972) and sat in the audience to watch Johnny Olson.
5Worked with game show host Peter Tomarken twice: "Hit Man" on NBC (1983) and "Press Your Luck" on CBS (1983-1986).
6After CBS programming executive Barbara Hunter suggested Rod Roddy as a possible replacement for Johnny Olson on The Price Is Right (1972), Rod was given the shortest amount of on air audition episodes before the job was offered to him. Rod did not accept the salary offered and had his attorney negotiate for a deal that was beyond what was budgeted for the job. Rod and his attorney stood firm while Mark Goodson Productions briefly resumed the search. In 1986, CBS and Goodson ponied up for what became a very lucrative deal after several renewals. Rod remained on the job for a record 17 years until his passing in 2003.
7Official ambassador of Chaing Mai, Thailand.
8Had his left breast removed due to cancer in March 2003.
9Had colon cancer surgery in 2001.
10Was a DJ at Buffalo's 50,000 powerhouse WKBW 1520 AM from 1963 to 1968. According to current KB DJs, his sense of dress was at least equally as notable then as it was during his career on The Price Is Right (1972).
111957 graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesMike
Mickey's House of Villains2001VideoMike (voice)
Martial Law1998TV SeriesPrice Is Right Announcer
Garfield and Friends1991TV SeriesJohnny
Soap1977-1981TV SeriesAnnouncer
Posse from Heaven1975The Deity

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Price Is Right1985-2003TV SeriesHimself - Announcer / Himself - Try-Out Announcer
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular2003TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest Announcer
The Price Is Right Salutes2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Announcer
The Price Is Right 30th Anniversary Special2002TV MovieHimself - Announcer
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
That '70s Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special1996TV MovieHimself - Announcer
Family Feud1988TV SeriesSub-Announcer (1991, 1992)
On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show1987TV MovieHimself - Announcer
Wordplay1986TV SeriesAnnouncer (pilot only)
Press Your Luck1983-1986TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
The Price Is Right Special1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Announcer
Hot Streak1986TV SeriesAnnouncer (pilot only)
Scrabble1984TV SeriesAnnouncer (pilot)
Those Wonderful TV Game Shows1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Announcer
The New Newlywed Game1984TV SeriesAnnouncer (1984)
Love Connection1983TV SeriesHimself - Announcer (1983-1985)
Hit Man1983TV SeriesAnnouncer
The New Battlestars1981-1982TV SeriesHimself - Announcer / Announcer
Whew!1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
The $10,000 Pyramid1973TV SeriesSub-announcer (1983)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Price Is Right2012TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Announcer
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself

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