Richard Karn is an American actor and game show host who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. He is most well known for his co-starring role as Al Borland in the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement and his tenure as the host of Family Feud during the 2000s.
Karn was born as Richard Karn Wilson in Seattle, Washington. Karn's father, Gene, was a Seabee who served in World War II. Richard graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Karn also gained drama experience in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival. After he got an experience in drama in 1979, he moved to New York City, but in less than a week he was hired to do a commercial for Michelob beer that was featured during the 1980 Super Bowl. In 2002, Karn replaced Louie Anderson as the fourth host of the game show Family Feud. Karn left Family Feud in 2006 and was replaced by John O'Hurley. Steve Harvey replaced John O'Hurley in 2010. In 2002, Karn also made an appearance in The Strokes' music video for "Someday", which featured segments of the band on a fictional showing of Family Feud against the band Guided by Voices. After relocating to Los Angeles with his family in the late 80s, he found himself sitting next to an agent in a traffic safety course. The agent told him about auditions for "Home Improvement". He ended up replacing the actor who was originally cast, when the actor's schedule made it impossible for him to shoot the show. "Home Improvement" went on to make Mr. Karn a household name. Since then, he has appeared in multiple films and has worked for multiple shows as a host, including FOUR SEASONS of "Family Feud". He is the current host of "Bingo America", and also serves as a substitute host for GSN Radio.
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