The famous American television personality – Tom Bergeron, known as the host of America’s Funniest Videos and Dancing with the Stars, actually started out as a disc jockey at a local radio station in his hometown. But today, hard work and dedication to his career have made him one of the crème de la crème in the entertainment industry.
Tom Bergeron: Bio, Age
The experienced television personality was born on 6 May 1995 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in the USA as the son of Raymond Bergeron – father and Catherine Bergeron – mother. Tom is an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.
His educational background is not available online, but his first job in broadcasting was when he worked as a disk jockey at a local radio station in his hometown. Since then Tom has been busy climbing the ladder of success to fame. He has held various jobs in both radio and television, but his contract with ABC News as guest host of Morning America was a step in the right direction for the television personality.
During his time at ABC, Tom Bergeron became the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, a position he was given in 2001, and eventually, in 2005 he began hosting ABC’s reality series Dancing With the Stars, among several other shows he hosted for ABC.
Family: Wife, Father
The celebrated television personality was born as the son of Raymond Bergeron (father) and Catherine Bergeron (mother). We can rightly assume that Tom is a dedicated son because he had to miss his Monday show to have a good time with his sick father. According to him, his father has been a great support to him all his life and it was time for him to return the favor. He made this known to his fans on Twitter using a childhood photo showing him with his father.
Tom’s love life is an uncomplicated one. After playing the field for years, he married his girlfriend Lois Bergeron in 1982. The couple has been a strong couple for more than three decades and there is no sign of divorce or separation, although Tom rarely appears in public with his wife. Lois prefers to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible. The only time the happy couple was seen together was at the DWTS 2014 Final After Party at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills.
According to Zap2it, the Bergeron family split their time between Los Angeles and Greenwich Connecticut. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters – Jessica and Samantha Bergeron. Tom is considered a loving and caring father to his daughter and does not play with family matters.
The two-time Emmy Award winner is not extremely tall, but fame is not proportional to size. He stands at an average height of 1.75 meters, but this has not stopped him from rising to fame. Fans see him as a gentleman with a calm nature and a well-developed mannerism, which has helped him to rise to the top of his game.
What Happened to Tom Bergeron?
Tom made his decision to retire as host of America’s Funniest Home Video AFHV at the end of next season, as his fans know. The end of the AFHV’s current season marks the conclusion of his 25th and 15th cycle with the series, after replacing Bob Saget as host in 2001. Tom’s decision to leave the AFHV was not a dramatic one, but rather a personal decision that was long overdue. The Emmy award winner told E! News exclusively that the 25th year of the series, which coincided with his 15th year as host, had a unique symmetry that he rather liked, and it seemed the perfect time to pass the baton to the next host – whoever that might be.
Tom Bergeron revealed that despite his departure, he still maintains a good relationship with everyone on the show, and his departure should not affect his relationship with the gang, as he hopes they will continue to work together. In fact, Todd Thicke, who is a co-executive producer with Tom at AFHV, had already suggested a live spin-off for ABC. Tom’s current focus is on celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AFHV. Although nothing concrete is planned at the moment, Tom would actually like to audition his potential replacement on the show, since according to his information, no specific candidate for this position is planned at AFHV.
Of course, fans can’t help but wonder where the award-winning presenter will go after he leaves AFHV? The answer to this question is obvious: Tom is still the host of Dancing with the Stars, whose 18th lover of the reality dance competition can be sure that Tom has no intention of leaving the show in the near future. According to him, he will host the series until the day they pull him out.