31 Facts About Marc Summers


Marc Summers was born on Marc Berkowitz; November 11,1951 and is an American television personality, comedian, game show host, producer, and talk show host.


Marc Summers is best known for hosting Double Dare for Nickelodeon, and Unwrapped for Food Network; he was the executive producer for both Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible for Food Network.


Marc Summers attended Westlane Middle School and North Central High School in Indianapolis and Grahm Junior College in Boston.


Marc Summers was the first to interview for the job and was hired as both the host and producer.


Marc Summers had a rare dramatic performance in the Nickelodeon-produced Halloween program Mystery Magical Special, which highlighted his skills as a stage magician.


Marc Summers made celebrity guest rounds on other game shows including Scrabble, Super Password, Talk About, Lingo, To Tell the Truth, Win, Lose or Draw, and Hollywood Squares.


Marc Summers went public about his condition on various television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Today.


In 1999, Marc Summers produced a VHS video box set with Hollander about his experience, called Everything in Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Marc Summers participated in a series of VHS videos for Freedom from Fear, a non-profit organization with the goal of addressing anxiety disorders and other related behavioral disorders.


The initial doctor recommended chemotherapy, but fearing the pain and illness involved, Marc Summers sought the opinion of another oncologist in Chicago.


Marc Summers went back to his initial doctor in a panic; ultimately the original diagnosis of chronic lymphatic leukemia was confirmed.


Marc Summers has had PET scans ever since his chemo finished, and as of 2016 is in remission.


In late 2019, in an in-person interview on KTLA's morning show, Marc Summers revealed that he is again battling cancer.


Marc Summers did not volunteer which type of cancer he had, only saying that he was taking medication, and added, "I feel good, it's all going to be fantastic".


Marc Summers created and hosted the short-lived children's game show Pick Your Brain, co-hosted Great Day America on the PAX Network, produced I Can't Believe You Said That, and hosted It's a Surprise on Food Network.


In 1993, Marc Summers hosted a special episode of Nova, called "The NOVA Quiz", celebrating the show's 20th anniversary season on PBS.


Marc Summers made a memorable appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 17,1994, where he sat next to Burt Reynolds.


Marc Summers returned to Nickelodeon in 2000 as the executive consultant for Double Dare 2000, an updated version of his original show.


Marc Summers returned to television as the host of more shows, including History IQ with his old announcer Harvey on the History Channel; the Food Network series Unwrapped; the Unwrapped spin-off game show, Trivia Unwrapped; and the Game Show Network series WinTuition.


In 2005, Marc Summers became the host of Food Network's reality series The Next Food Network Star.


Marc Summers joined Chef Guy Fieri as co-host of Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown in 2008.


In late 2006, Sony Pictures Television and KingWorld planned a new game show called Combination Lock, with Marc Summers hosting the first pilot.


Summers currently splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia where his company Marc Summers Productions has a branch.


Marc Summers has hosted stage versions of The Price Is Right and credits Bob Barker and The Price Is Right for helping him pursue a game-show career.


Marc Summers has hosted "Dunkel Dare" during the annual Beer Week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Marc Summers appears in the Good Charlotte music video for their song "Last Night", which uses Family Double Dare as the motif for the video.


Marc Summers is the subject and executive producer of On Your Marc, a documentary that chronicles his life and development of his one-man theater show, featuring interviews with Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Seacrest, Guy Fieri and Seth Green, and was directed by Mathew Klickstein.


Marc Summers hosted a number of early preview screenings and live events as part of a nationwide promotional tour of the film in October 2017.


Marc Summers returned to host a 30th Anniversary of Double Dare at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International.


Marc Summers appeared in a commemorative half-hour special in honor of the show's 30th anniversary that aired on Nickelodeon on November 23,2016.


In 2019, Marc Summers hosted Double Dare Live, a non-broadcast, national touring version of the show.