Ryan John Seacrest has appeared on and hosted many television series, the most notable being American Idol which made him a household name and launched his career into major stardom. His career started with the hosting of ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge and was followed by children’s programming such as Gladiators 2000 and Wild Animal Games. Ryan Seacrest was then picked to host the NBC Saturday Night Movie, his first major network job. This directly led to his hiring as the host of American Idol. An optimistic demeanor and vivacious personality made Seacrest a fan favorite as well as making the series a major hit for FOX.
In addition to hosting American Idol, Ryan Seacrest was also picked to be the host of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve after Dick Clark was unable to continue as sole host of the program due to his stroke. Under Seacrest’s tenure as host, the program has high ratings and is received warmly. In 2017, Ryan Seacrest was selected to replace Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on Live With Kelly, a morning show on ABC. According to the New York Times, Strahan had gained a considerable fan base during his time on the show meaning that being his replacement might be a considerable task to accomplish. Despite that, Seacrest settled in easily and helped boost the ratings of the show. For the first year of the show in which Seacrest was a co-host, Seacrest and Ripa were nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) has participated in many endeavors outside of television as well. Seacrest started a fashion line entitled “Ryan Seacrest Distinction” which emphasizes comfortability, matching styles and visual appeal. Seacrest’s skin care line of products, “Seacrest Polish”, has been among the top sellers for men’s skin care as long as it’s been on the market. Seacrest has also participated in charity work. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation gives opportunities to children in hospitals and their families by educating them about media and journalism via miniature broadcast centers built in the hospitals. The foundation may be the perfect summation of who Ryan Seacrest is.