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Ben Gleib, a native of Los Angeles, is a multi-talented stand-up comedian, TV host, and writer. From 2014 onwards, he hosted the popular, Emmy nominated brain teaser television game show “Idiotest”, with 4 seasons and 210 episodes. It was often the #1 show on the network, before moving to a two year run on NETFLIX where it was frequently trending. It now airs on Game Show Central on Pluto TV. With his charming personality and comedic approach, Gleib played a significant role in making the show a massive success. He also served as head writer and co-executive producer. 


Apart from “Idiotest”, he has also hosted “Game Show Flashback”, “Man vs Fly”, “Dog Park Superstars”,”Political Idiotest” (a spinoff he also co-created), and has made appearances on other game shows like “Mind of a Man”, “@Midnight” on Comedy Central, and the game show podcast “Go Fact Yourself”. 


Additionally, Gleib has left his mark on the TV and film industry as one of the stars for 7 seasons of “Chelsea Lately” on E!, as a regular on the “Today Show” with Kathie Lee and Hoda on NBC, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on CBS, one of the stars of “The Real Wedding Crashers” on NBC, and the recent horror comedy series “Just Beyond” on Disney+. He has also had notable film credits including “The Book of Life”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”. He has done an astounding over 400 episodes of television, and his online videos have over half a billion views. Esquire called him “one of the next big things in comedy” and TBS called him one of “the funniest comedians working today”. You can follow him on social media @bengleib and at


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Tiffany Coyne is widely recognized as a model and hostess who has appeared on more than 1,800 episodes of the popular CBS game show Let's Make a Deal. When Coyne joined the show during Season 1, it was being filmed in Las Vegas where she was also performing on the Las Vegas strip in the Sirens of TI.  She eventually made the move to Los Angeles for season 2 of Let’s Make A Deal. To further enhance her skills, she took classes to improve her improvisation abilities while collaborating with Wayne Brady and Jonathan Mangum. In addition to Let's Make a Deal, Coyne has also made appearances as herself in The Bold and the Beautiful, The Price Is Right; and has done modeling assignments for United Airlines and Chase Bank. Notably, she even featured in a 2023 episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Her other TV and film appearances include The Price Is Right 50th Anniversary Special and Let's Make a Deal Primetime.


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A. Ashley Hoff is the author of "Match Game 101: A Backstage History of Match Game." He previously worked for talent agencies in Chicago and Los Angeles and has written articles on Hollywood for the "Advocate" and "Films in Review." He has been interviewed on numerous pop culture subjects in magazines such as "Closer Weekly" and on various local talk shows and podcasts such as The Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio, The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius XM, and the podcast Feast of Fun. Hoff is soon to release his newest book "With Love, Mommie Dearest" exploring the phenomenon, the camp, and the very real social issues addressed by the book and film.


Adam Nedeff is a Game Show author, producer, and researcher known for penning his wonderful collection of books on the history of Game Shows. He'll be signing copies of his books, including his newest Gong This Book. (Funny You Should Ask, Double Dare, Nashville Squares, Idiotest, Genius Junior, Master Minds, Wheel of Fortune, People Puzzler and many more.)

Host of BZZZ! Annie Wood


Annie Wood is an American actor, host, producer, director, and writer; best known as the host and co-producer of the nationally syndicated dating game show Bzzz!, where she hosted a two season run. Other TV credits include Fall From Grace, about televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Becker, ER, NYPD Blue, the Karma franchise, and more. Films include My Sister's Keeper, Good Luck Chuck, Going Down in La-La Land and more. Annie is also a gifted and accomplished poet, author and artist.



You know her best as a resident expert on Master Minds and Best Ever Trivia Show, but Arianna’s leveraged her lightning-quick recall on Jeopardy, The Chase, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and her championship-winning pub trivia team. She’s particularly strong in literature, language, and world-cuisine trivia. She considers herself weakest at geography. She has a family tradition of game shows: her parents won the top prize on $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime! Outside of the trivia world, Arianna is passionate about education. She’s been a classroom teacher, a school founder & leader, and a consultant to education nonprofits. An avid baker, Arianna’s recognized as the world’s foremost expert on pancakes. She documented 365 different styles during her Year of Pancakes project on Instagram. Arianna gave up her 1000 day streak in the NYT crossword puzzle on day 1001 just to prove she doesn’t have a problem.

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Bob Bergen, a four-time Emmy nominee, is a talented American voice actor who previously hosted Jep!, the children's edition of the popular game show Jeopardy!. Known for his work as the voice of Porky Pig in Looney Tunes, Bergen has also lent his voice to characters such as "Bucky the Squirrel" in The Emperor's New Groove, "No Face" in the English version of Spirited Away, and "Luke Skywalker" in various Star Wars video games. In addition to his voice acting roles, Bob has appeared as a contestant on game shows like Wheel of Fortune when he was 16 (teen week); The New $25,000 Pyramid, and To Tell The Truth with Anthony Anderson. His voice can also be heard in films like Space Jam (1996), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Akira (1998), Minions: The Rise of Gru (2023), and many more.

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TV personality Bob Eubanks is a game show host best known for hosting  The Newlywed Game and Card Sharks.  He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring his robust radio DJ career, and is also responsible for bringing the Beatles to the Hollywood Bowl. He was awarded a 2005 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.  (The Newlywed Game, Card Shards, Family Feud, Hollywood Squares, Trivia Trap, and many more.)



TV game show personality Bob Hilton, has hosted a variety of game shows, including The Guinness Game, a revival of Truth or Consequences, and the 1990 revival of Let's Make a Deal. As a superb announcer, he was the voice of The Price Is Right after the loss of original announcer Johnny Olson. Hilton has gone on to announce on numerous shows such as Card Sharks, Child's Play, Trivia Trap, The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, Blockbusters, Double Talk, The New Newlywed Game, The All-New Dating Game, Strike It Rich, Win, Lose or Draw, and Body Language. His career as a game show announcer began in 1980 on Tic-Tac-Dough, followed by The Joker's Wild and Play the Percentages.

The icon and emmy award nominated host of The Newlywed Game Carnie Wilson.


Carnie Wilson is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. In 1989 Wilson co-founded the pop music trio "Wilson Phillips." Carnie is a well-loved former host of Game Show Network's The Newlywed Game, where she received 2010 Daytime Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Game Show Host." Wilson also appeared as a celeb contestant on Hollywood Squares, Celebrity Name Game, Celebracadabra, Candid Camera, Celeb Family Feud, Celebrity Blackjack and many more. Film credits include: Bridesmaids, Whip It, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and more.


Broadway Icon Carol Lawrence


Carol Lawrence, a talented American actress, has had a big impact in musical theatre and television. She was the first to play Maria in the famous Broadway musical "West Side Story" (1957) and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance. She also appeared on various game shows like What's My Line?, Whew!, 68 episodes of the original Match Game, and many more. In addition to her stage work, she acted in movies such as New Faces and A View From The Bridge. Lawrence's TV appearances include Rawhide; Murder, She Wrote; and Touched by an Angel. In 1985 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to live performance.



Charlie Schlatter has made a name for himself in both films and TV. Many will recognize him for his portrayal of "Dr. Jesse Travis," the resident student of "Dr. Mark Sloan," (played by Dick Van Dyke) on the CBS show Diagnosis: Murder. However, since the ‘90s, Charlie has primarily worked as a voice actor. With his versatile voice, he’s worked on numerous projects, lending his voice to characters like the “Flash" in the D.C. Comics franchise, the main character in Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, and "Wonder-Red" in The Wonderful 101. He first got his big break when a casting director invited him to audition for the film Bright Lights, Big City (1988), where he played the younger brother of Michael J. Fox's character. This marked Charlie's first professional audition and the beginning of his successful acting career. Other stand-out film and TV projects include 18 Again! with George Burns, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, and Ed. Charlie has made appearances on TV game shows, including multiple episodes of Hollywood Squares.

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David Ruprecht is an actor, and game show host primarily known for his work as host of the Lifetime/PAX game show Supermarket Sweep - now seen on BUZZR-TV and the Supermarket Sweep streaming channel on PlutoTV. He was the host of The Price Is Right Live and Family Feud Live stage shows. Ruprecht was also a panelist on The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, featuring Gene Rayburn and Jon Bauman. Acting credits include:Three's Company, HBO's True Blood, Days of Our Lives, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Finding Home and voice-over work for the animated series Yogi's Treasure Hunt.

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Frank DeCaro, an American writer, performer, and talk radio host, rose to prominence for his contributions to The Daily Show from 1996 to 2003. Following that, he hosted The Frank DeCaro Show, a daily radio program on SIRIUS XM OutQ 106, alongside producer/co-host Doria Biddle, from 2004 to 2016. In April 2019, Rizzoli Libri published his book "Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business," which delves into the captivating history of drag queens. It's widely known that Frank is an avid game show enthusiast, having served as a panelist on I’ve Got A Secret and making appearances on shows like Wrap Battle and Win Ben Stein's Money. Apart from meeting fans, taking photos, and signing autographs, Frank will also be moderating some of our Panel Q&As!

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Gary Frank was honored with an Emmy Award for his portrayal in the television series Family spanning from 1976 to 1980. He also made guest appearances on the game shows All-Star Family Feud and $10,000 Pyramid. His notable TV acting credits encompass CBS's Sons and Daughters, which delves into the lives of young individuals in a society undergoing change. Additionally, he has appeared in shows such as Remington Steele, The Streets of San Francisco, T.J. Hooker, Charlie's Angels, Matlock, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hunter, Magnum, P.I., Murder She Wrote, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and numerous others. In the realm of film, he has contributed to projects like Deadly Weapon, The Distinguished Gentleman, Enemy Territory, and more.


Saturday Night Live alumni Gary Kroeger, a familiar face in the 90s and early 2000s, graced our screens as the charismatic host of The "New" Newlywed Game. Not only that, he also took on the role of hosting a revamped edition of Beat the Clock on PAX. Additionally, Gary lent his voice as the announcer on Whammy!: The All-New Press Your Luck, and another exciting rendition of Card Sharks. He also appeared on such TV hits as Curb Your Enthusiasm, L.A. Law, Night Court; Murder, She Wrote; Columbo, and The Magical World of Disney. Top films include Radioland Murders, The Big Picture, and more. Beyond these successful ventures, add to that several other un-produced game shows, but nevertheless contributed to his remarkable journey in the world of entertainment during that era.

The charming Glenn Scarpelli from One Day at a Time


Glenn Scarpelli is an Italian-American actor and singer. He played Alex Handris from 1980 to 1983 on the sitcom One Day at a Time. Glenn's guest-starred as a celebrity contestant on Family Feud with Richard Dawson, The New Battlestars. Noted TV credits include; The Love Boat, Amazing Stories, MacGyver, Jennifer Slept Here and the ABC Afterschool Special "Fast Forward." Film credits include They All Laughed, The Favorite, The Last Victim, Nunzio and more.

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Originally hailing from Brooklyn, accomplished voice-actor Greg Berg is most known for his work in cartoons, video games, TV, films, and as a voice match for certain male Hollywood actors. In the TV game show world he was known as “2xl” in Pick Your Brain, the first game show series Marc Summers hosted after Double Dare. Film credits include Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Trolls, Revenge of the Nerds, Toy Story, and many more. Standout TV credits include CHiPs, Knots Landing, Silver Spoons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Garfield and Friends, Yo Yogi (Young Huckleberry Hound) and many more. Greg was Baby Fozzie Bear and Baby Scooter in over 100 episodes of Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, where he received four consecutive Honorary Certificates of Recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his series regular participation on the show.

The Male voice of BUZZR-TV Hunter Peterson


If Voice Actor/Director/Film Producer Hunter Peterson’s voice sounds familiar, it’s because he is the Male voice of the hit TV all-classic game show channel BUZZR-TV! Hunter is also the voice of Limenade + SCP: Explained on YouTube, the Voice of SMITE, Raid: Shadow Legends, and more!

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Jackie Joseph, a native of Los Angeles, is a talented actress and writer. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Jackie Parker on The Doris Day Show (1971–1973) and Audrey in the original The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), along with a notable supporting role in Gremlins (1984). Jackie has also appeared on various game shows such as You Bet Your Life with Groucho, It Takes Two, It's Your Bet, Baffle, Match Game, Password, Tattletales, and many others. Throughout the years, she has dedicated her time and efforts to support the charity "Actors and Others for Animals," which she helped establish, as well as the Doris Day Animal Foundation.




Comedian and actor Jamie Farr is best known for playing “Corporal Klinger,” on the CBS sitcom M*A*S*H.  Jamie was a go-to guest appearing on hundreds of episodes of game shows including Gong Show, Password, Whew!, Stumpers, Tattletales, Family Feud, and countless more. Following M*A*S*H, Farr reprised the role of Klinger for AfterMASH. With a prolific career spanning over seven decades, Farr established himself in such film such as Blackboard Jungle, the Cannonball Run franchise, Scrooged, No Time for Sergeants, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Who's Minding the Mint?, With Six You Get Eggroll and more. He has appeared in iconic shows like The Twilight Zone, The Dick Van Dyke Show, My Three Sons, The Lucy Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Andy Griffith Show, My Favorite Martian, F Troop, Get Smart, The Flying Nun, The Love Boat, Diagnosis Murder and more. In ‘85 he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Jeff Brawn is a talented illustrator, mixed media artist, and author based in Portland. His love of game show personalities is proudly shown in his original artwork. diverse range of commercial clients includes movie studios, restaurants, podcasts, musicians, and breweries. Notably, his personal art has been collected by well-known figures like Director James Gunn and Comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Bobcat Goldthwait, Mike Myers, Dana Gould, Jeff Garlin, as well as lesser-known individuals like Kevin Hopkins. While Jeff has won several awards, he prefers not to list them, believing that "Awards for art are as stupid as ashtrays on motorcycles." This statement not only reflects his views on art awards but also showcases his unique perspective on motorcycles. Jeff is open to collaborations, commissions, job opportunities, and anything else that could be enjoyable or financially beneficial.

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Film and television actor Jeff Maxwell is perhaps best known for playing Pvt. Igor Straminsky, a recurring character in the television series M*A*S*H. He appeared in 83 episodes of the classic CBS comedy from 1973 to 1983, including the series finale “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen,” which aired February 28, 1983, and became the most-watched scripted broadcast in American history. In the days prior to the Home Shopping Network, Jeff hosted an original game show called Shopper’s Casino. The game featured popular Casino games like Blackjack, Roulette, a Wheel and more, with the audience having the ability to call in and purchase the prizes that the contestants were trying to win! Other TV and film credits include Eight is Enough, Too Close for Comfort, Night Patrol, CHiPs, The Waltons, The New Gidget, Kentucky Fried Movie, White Gloves-Purple Heart and more. Since September 2018, Maxwell has hosted a podcast called "MASH Matters," which celebrates the classic television series M*A*S*H.

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Actor Jerry Mathers gained fame for his portrayal of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver, the younger son of June and Ward Cleaver in the popular sitcom Leave It to Beaver. He also made appearances on various game shows such as Family Feud (alongside his Leave It To Beaver family), Hollywood Squares, I’ve Got A Secret, The Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour, The Dating Game, and Weakest Link, among others. Additionally, he had notable roles in TV shows like The Love Boat, Batman, Lassie, My Three Sons, The New Leave It To Beaver, Hardcastle and McCormick, and Married with Children. In terms of films, he stood out in "Better Luck Tomorrow," "Back to the Beach," and as Arnie Rogers, the iconic kid who discovers “Harry” in Hitchcock’s “The Trouble With Harry.”



Jim Colucci is a freelance entertainment writer who has contributed to various publications such as TV Guide, Inside TV, Quick & Simple, InTouch, The Advocate, Next, and CBS’ Watch! magazine. Colucci has made appearances as a TV expert and historian on shows like CNN’s History of the Sitcom and Reelz’s Behind Closed Doors series. Jim is the author of Golden Girls Forever, the very first Golden Girls retrospective which includes many exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, over 200 color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more. Other TV books he's penned include Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored and All In The Family: The Show That Changed Television, and The Q Guide to The Golden Girls. Jim will also be moderating our Q&A Panel "Game Shows: Scripting the Unscripted."

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Jim J. Bullock is an is an American actor and comedian of stage, television, and motion pictures. He starred in the sitcom Too Close for Comfort as the loveable Monroe Ficus. His game show history is a robust one. He could frequently be found on Body Language, Match Game, Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, I’ve Got A Secret, and many many more. Jim J. might be best known for his near 100 appearances on The New Hollywood Squares hosted by John Davidson, where he occasionally subbed for Davidson in the host seat.

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John O'Hurley is an American actor, comedian, singer, author, game show host, and television personality. He is known for his portrayal of "J. Peterman" on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, his voice acting as the original "King Neptune" on SpongeBob SquarePants, and for hosting the game show Family Feud from 2006 to 2010. O'Hurley also hosted To Tell the Truth from 2000 to 2002 in syndication. Other game show credits include; Pyramid, Game Show Countdown: Top 10 Hosts, Dancing with the Stars and more.



Joyce Bulifant is known for her work as an actress and writer. She's appeared as a frequent guest on game shows including Name That Tune, Password, Match Game, Crosswits, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, $25,000 Pyramid, Decisions Decisions and many more. In addition to her regular TV appearances, like playing Marie Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she has also had memorable roles in movies like The Happiest Millionaire and Airplane! In 2017 Bulifant released "My Four Hollywood Husbands," her compelling memoir covering her nearly seven decade career in Hollywood.

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Former child actor Kathleen Coleman, gained recognition for her portrayal of Holly Marshall on the popular children's TV show Land of the Lost. Back in 1974, Kathleen was handpicked by Sid and Marty Kroft to bring Holly Marshall to life. This marked her most significant TV role, spanning across three seasons. In '04, Kathleen made valuable contributions to the Land of the Lost DVDs produced by Rhino, providing interviews and commentary tracks. Kathleen also made an appearance in an episode of the police drama Adam-12, showcasing her versatility as an actor. In '15, Kathleen published her first memoir, "Lost Girl: The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Kathleen," which delved into her experiences during her time on Land of the Lost. Two years later, she released a second memoir titled "Run Holly Run," which shed light on her journey while working on the beloved show.

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Talented actress Khrystyne Haje, gained fame for her portrayal of Simone Foster in the beloved sitcom series Head of the Class. Even after the show concluded in 1991, she continued to showcase her acting skills in both television and films. In 1990, Haje's beauty was recognized when she was included in People magazine's inaugural edition of the "50 Most Beautiful People" list. She also made appearances on various TV game shows such as The New Hollywood Squares, Win, Lose or Draw, To Tell the Truth (panelist), and Match Game. Her remarkable performances can be seen in popular TV shows like Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The ABC Afterschool Specials, Growing Pains, and in Julie Brown's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women, where she played the character "Nancy Cardigan." In 1992, she received the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program for her work on Spaceship Earth: Our Global Environment.

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LA native Kirk Fogg hosted over 100 episodes of the wildly popular 90s game show Legends of the Hidden Temple which aired on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1995. Fogg acted as the leader for contestants and their terrain, featuring a fictional temple with hidden treasures guarded by Mayan temple guards. Kirk was honored with a Cable Ace Award for his outstanding work on Legends, winning the title of "Best Game Show." Additionally, he showcased his talent in Legends of the Hidden Temple the TV movie (2016), and in over 250 National Commercials. Before gaining fame, Kirk even participated as a contestant on Body Language. As an actor and director Kirk’s featured in other TV and film projects including Veronica Mars, Alien Space Avenger, Smoke n Lightning, Distortion , Yeah Vous!, and the documentary The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story.



Renowned for stage, film and television, actress Loretta Swit is most famous for her role as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on TV’s most honored series,  M*A*S*H, for which she earned ten Emmy nominations, receiving two of the awards, and four nominations for The Golden Globe Award. An enthusiastic game show player, she appeared on Password, Password Plus, Celebrity Bowling, The Hollywood Squares, Match Game, and three versions of Pyramid, where she set records for winning the largest amounts of money for her team members. For two years she guest-starred on hit series: Gunsmoke, Mannix, Hawaii Five-O, Mission Impossible, Murder She Wrote, was a guest-star passenger on the first voyage of The Love Boat, and sang and danced with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in London on The Muppet Show. She has appeared in 30 television movies: Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Games Mother Never Taught You, Cagney & Lacey, Hell Hath No Fury, Valentine, Coffeeville, and The Kid From Nowhere to name some favorites. Appearances on musicals had her singing with Perry Como, The Osmonds, Tony Orlando, Tom Jones, and Bob Hope. Her film credits include Stand Up And Be Counted, Race With the Devil, Freebie and the Bean, Bean, Beer and Blake Edwards’ S.O.B. She has received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. A committed animal activist, her charity is the Swit-Heart Animal Alliance. Website and all Social Media.

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Multi-talented actress Lydia Cornell gained fame for her portrayal of Sara Rush on the popular ABC sitcom Too Close for Comfort. In addition to her memorable role on the show, she has also made appearances as a guest on various TV game shows like Battle of the Network Stars, Super Password, All-Star Family Feud Special and Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour. Lydia showcased her acting skills in numerous beloved television series such as The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, The Drew Carey Show, Quantum Leap, Full House, Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, T. J. Hooker, Simon & Simon, Hunter, Hardball, Black Scorpion, Hotel, Fantasy Island, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Lydia Cornell's talent and versatility have made her a well-loved artist in the entertainment industry.



Mackenzie Phillips gained fame for her portrayal of Carol Morrison in the iconic film American Graffiti, followed by her memorable role as Julie Mora Cooper Horvath in the beloved sitcom One Day at a Time. Additionally, she also starred as Molly Phillips in the supernatural series So Weird on the Disney Channel. She’s appeared on many game shows which include Shoot for The Stars, The $25,000 Pyramid, The $10,000 Pyramid, two versions of The Hollywood Squares, All-Star Family Feud Special, and Weakest Link - as well as Circus of the Stars and three versions of Battle of the Network Stars. Other standout TV and film credits include Orange is the New Black, Baretta, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat, Melrose Place, NYPD Blue. The Jacket, Milo Murphy's Law and Norman Lear’s reboot of One Day at a Time. In 2012 Phillips won 2012 LA Femme Filmmaker Award Meritorious Achievement Award.

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Actor and comedian Marc Price was more than just the lovable “Skippy” on the hit 90s Sitcom Family Ties, where he won the ‘86 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a TV Series – his game show past is a fun one too. Marc can be seen on classic episodes of Wordplay, The Great American Quiz Show; Win, Lose or Draw; Weakest Link and more. Marc was also the host of Teen Win, Lose or Draw, Executive Producer & Co-creator of National Lampoon’s Funny Money, and a Producer for the show Midnight Money Madness.

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Mark Maxwell-Smith is a highly regarded figure in the entertainment industry. He has created and produced more than 12 game show formats, including popular ones like Mouthtrap, Talk About, and Chain Letters. He's also made significant contributions to series such as Cross-wits, Tic-Tac-Dough, and Name That Tune by developing various elements and material for them. His exceptional work has earned him multiple Emmy nominations. In addition to his skills as a writer/producer, Mark is also a talented performer. He has served as a host or featured player on various television projects. Mark's influence in programming extends to major networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, PBS, and even The BBC; as well as renowned production companies like Sony, Dreamworks, Fremantle, Barry & Enright and Ralph Edwards. Mark is actively involved in volunteering for organizations that prioritize the well-being of children. He serves as a counselor, supporter, or performer for organizations like "Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Camp Arroyo, The Painted Turtle Camp," and more. We are thrilled that Mark will be joining us for our panel session and will also serve as the official warm-up for the Quiz Show Live!: The Game Show Trivia Game Show on Saturday, June 1st.

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Accomplished actress Mindy Cohn gained recognition for her portrayal of Natalie Green in the popular sitcom The Facts of Life. Additionally, Cohn's talent extended to voice acting, as she lent her voice to the beloved character Velma Dinkley in the “Scooby-Doo” franchise. Her contributions to the industry were acknowledged when she made VH1's prestigious list of "100 Greatest Kid Stars." TV game shows including Generation Gap, Body Language, Battle of the Video Games, Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, Hollywood Squares, The New Hollywood Squares and Weakest Link. Cohn's appeared in notable TV shows such as Apple TV+'s new hit show Palm Royale, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Family Guy, The Help and more. Fans of the original Hot Potato hosted by Bill Cullen will be delighted to see Cohn in the upcoming reboot.


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Accomplished actress Mindy Sterling is known for her work in TV, movies, and voice acting. She is famous for playing Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films and for her role in the web series Con Man, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Mindy can be seen on TV game shows like Pyramid, and Hollywood Squares. Sterling's TV appearances include popular roles like Miss Francine Briggs on iCarly, where she portrayed ,  Principal Skidmore on A.N.T. Farm, Linda Schwartz on The Goldbergs. She has voiced characters such as Ms. Endive on CN's Chowder , Lin Beifong in The Legend of Korra for Nickelodeon, and Morgana in the Nick' version of Winx Club. Mindy is also an alum of LA's The Groundlings.


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Writer, actor, director Mitch Silpa was a "big winner" contestant on Card Sharks during the 1980 Holiday Kids Tournament; and appeared on several other game shows. He wrote and performs his one man show Winner!  - Growing Up Game Show, and is a Groundlings member. As an actor he's been seen in Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and many more film and TV projects. (Card Sharks, Scrabble, Shop Til You Drop, and Hollywood Showdown.)



Muffy Marracco was one of the "Trivia Experts" on GSN's Best Ever Trivia Show and appears currently on its successor Master Minds. She's a graduate of Brown University with a dual concentration in Anthropology and American Civilization. Muffy's also holds a Master's of Swedish Social Studies from Stockholm University. She also wrote the film Girl's Best Friend starring Janeane Garafalo. In Los Angeles, she works and volunteers as a tutor and writer. (Jeopardy!, The Chase (twice), 500 Questions, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Go Fact Yourself, Best Ever Trivia Show, Master Minds.)



Well-known TV presenter and game show host Pat Finn's career took off when he hosted the 1990 remake of the beloved Jack Barry show, The Joker's Wild. Following that success, he became the host of the highly popular cable game show, Shop 'til You Drop, which held the title of America's #1 rated cable game show at the time. He continued to entertain audiences for 11 years on that show. From 1999 to 2009, Finn took on the role of hosting the California State Lottery's weekly game show, The Big Spin. In addition to his hosting duties, he has also showcased his talents as the Executive Producer National Lampoon's Funny Money (GSN), Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (FX) and Scrabble Showdown. When he's not in front of the camera, Finn dedicates his time to producing and supporting various charitable causes. Some of his other notable TV and film credits include the game show documentary Game Changers and the Super Lotto Plus Second Chance Sweepstakes. Pat went on to become a Forum Leader for Landmark Worldwide and founded Rubicon, an international coaching business.

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Patricia Kara is a renowned model, TV personality, and actress. She gained widespread recognition after being selected as a model on NBC's popular game show Deal or No Deal. Subsequently, she served as the co-assistant for the syndicated version of the show from 2008 to 2010. Kara showcased her talents on a Celebrity Edition of the GSN gameshow Catch 21, competing to win an impressive total of $2,500 for charity. In 2018, she made a comeback to Deal or No Deal, reprising her role as the model for case #9. Notably, she was one of only two models to feature in all five seasons of the show and also made appearances in the CNBC 2018 revival. Among her other notable TV and film credits are Hellraiser: Inferno, The Box, Las Vegas, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and Mad TV. Recently, she authored a new book titled “Dream On … Now Deliver,” which serves as a no-nonsense guide to achieving success in the entertainment industry.



Randy West, a well-known American radio and TV personality, is highly respected for his knowledge in broadcast history. He has established himself as an author and speaker, but is most famous for his work on TV game shows. Randy has been a contestant on nine game shows and has contributed his voice and warm-up talents to hit shows such as Supermarket Sweep, The Price Is Right, Trivial Pursuit, The Newlywed Game, Hollywood Showdown, and Big Brother. In addition, he has traveled across the country entertaining audiences in live versions of The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune.

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Chicago born and bred, Rob is an actor, writer, producer, and host, showcasing his skills and having the time of his life on the popular game show Get A Clue, aired on Game Show Network. Rob's credits include recurring roles on Mayans (FX), Ballers (HBO), Chicago PD (NBC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), The Mentalist (CBS), Agents of Shield (ABC), Side Hustle (NICK), The Goodwin Games (FOX) and The Off Season (ABC). He is an alumnus of the Second City Chicago and Las Vegas. Rob recently wrapped the role of Calvin in "Body Language," a feature that he co-wrote and produced, based on his short film.




Ruta Lee is a Canadian-American actress television personality, best known as the hostess of the NBC version of High Rollers. She was also a regular on many game shows including the Hollywood Squares, Match Game, What's My Line?, Password, You Don't Say and more. While acting in a small theater production of On the Town, she landed a role in the Academy Award-nominated musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. After Seven Brides, Lee appeared in several films including Anything Goes (1956), Funny Face, Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Marjorie Morningstar (1958) with Natalie Wood. She is highly acclaimed for her leadership role in The Thalians, a charitable organization which is committed to good mental health from pediatric to geriatric.




Renowned TV writer Shelley Herman is widely recognized for her exceptional and impactful work on various game shows including Supermarket Sweep, Liar's Club, Love Connection, and Breakaway; which in '85 earned her a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Special Class Writing.” Shelley also had the opportunity to participate as a contestant on The Dating Game not once, but twice! In her captivating autobiographical memoir titled "My Peacock Tale: Secrets Of An NBC Page (2023)," Shelley delves into her experiences as an NBC page in Burbank, California during the '70s, when she had the privilege of working on a multitude of variety shows, talk shows, and game shows such as The Tonight Show, The Gong Show, The Midnight Special, Hollywood Squares, Password, Sanford and Son, and Chico and the Man.

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Teresa Ganzel is an American actress and comedian., best known for the films The Toy, My Favorite Year, and more. Countless TV credits include: Three's Company, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Love Boat, Night Court, Newhart, Married With Children, The Duck Factory with Jim Carrey, the hilarious TV mini-series Fresno, and a multitude of animated programs. Teresa guest starred on Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, All Star Blitz, Celebrity Double Talk, Super Password, Money in the Blank, The New Hollywood Squares, a plethora of various Pyramids, and many many more.

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Well-known entertainment reporter, game show host, and author, Todd Newton has made a name for himself in the industry. He is most recognized as the charismatic host of the popular TV Game Show Family Game Night, where he received the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Game Show Host." (2012) Todd has also hosted a variety of other shows such as Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck, Hollywood Showdown, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Powerball, and Instant Millionaire. Todd is at the helm of the nationally touring The Price Is Right Live!; hosts his own successful podcast; established his travel show The Tattooed Traveler; and has penned several books which include his autobiography "Life In The Bonus Round."

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Tony O'Dell is an American actor, best known for his role as Cobra Kai member "Jimmy" in the '80s films The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid II; the second season of its spinoff Cobra Kai; preppy "Alan Pinkard" on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class; and "Ferdy Meisel" in the hit cult horror film Chopping Mall. O'Dell appeared on numerous episodes of The Hollywood Squares; Win, Lose or Draw, and Circus of the Stars.

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Emmy award winning Actor; Comedian, and Singer Vicki Lawrence is widely recognized for her iconic role as "Thelma 'Mama' Harper" in the beloved TV series Mama's Family. In addition to that, she showcased her hosting skills for the popular game show Win, Lose or Draw, earning her two Daytime Emmy Nominations for "Outstanding Game Show Host." Lawrence also made her mark on several other game shows such as Match Game, Password, Password Plus, Super Password, and Hollywood Squares. Vicki portrayed numerous characters on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show throughout its entire 11-year run. Also, she achieved great success with her chart-topping hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." Currently, Vicki delights audiences with her incredible show "Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show." Vicki persuaded her close friend Thelma "Mama" Harper to attend the Quiz Show Expo on Saturday.


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Wesley Eure has an extensive background as an author, television writer, producer, performer, charity fundraiser, lecturer, plus a stage and television director. Wesley is a veteran television star of two major network series, Days of our Lives (Michael Horton) and Land of the Lost (Will Marshall), an author of five books, the developer of PBS’ long-running animated show for preschoolers, Dragon Tales, and he hosted Nickelodeon's game show, Finders Keepers. Wesley also appeared as a guest star on Password Plus, Match Game, Cross-Wits and Chain Reaction. He also hosted the NBC pilot Pot of Gold and appeared as a guest star on many game show pilots!



Willie Tyler and Lester have been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years. The Detroit native gained fame when he signed with Motown in the 1960s and became the M.C. of "The Motortown Revue," which showcased top soul artists of the day. Willie Tyler & Lester made appearances on game shows like Match Game, Family Feud, and Hollywood Squares. Willie & Lester appeared in numerous shows such as The Flip Wilson Show, ABC Weekend Specials, The Kids Are Alright, The Jeffersons, and What's Happening Now!!. They were also part of the official cast for the final season of Martin & Rowan's Laugh In. Additionally, the duo toured with renowned talents including Ann-Margret, Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton, Sammy Davis Jr., Charo, Mickey Gilley, and The Temptations; and still perform live today. They'll soon be featured in the documentary "Hello Dummy: The Willie Tyler & Lester Story."

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