Jim Peck Biography, Age, Showdown, Divorce Court, Now

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Jim Peck Biography

Jim Peck (full name: James Edward Peck) is an American television and radio personality based in Milwaukee. He is best known for his time as a game show host.

Peck was a substitute host on The Joker’s Wild and the full-time host on other game shows prior. He also hosted the venerable courtroom show Divorce Court in the mid 1980s.

He played the courtroom reporter and announcer on the William B. Keene version of Divorce Court from 1985 to 1989, often whispering through the proceedings of the case. One of his last jobs before leaving national television. Was as host of the annual Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions, which was seen on PBS.

Jim Peck Age

James Edward Peck was born on 5 June, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is 80 years old.

Jim Peck Education

Peck attended Marquette University where he graduated with a double major in English and Psychology. He worked as an admissions counselor for Marquette.

Jim Peck Career

Peck began his career as a news reporter and anchor, working for several radio and television stations in the Midwest. In 1957, he moved to New York City to work for CBS News. Where he covered major news events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

In the 1960s, Peck became a game show host. Hosting several popular shows such as “The Big Showdown,” “Personality,” and “Sale of the Century.” He was known for his quick wit and affable personality, which made him a favorite among audiences.

Peck continued to work in television throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Hosting and co-hosting a variety of game shows, talk shows, and news programs. He also worked as a radio host and announcer.

In addition to his work in broadcasting. Peck was involved in a number of philanthropic and civic organizations. Including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Jim Peck passed away on September 18, 2002, at the age of 74, due to complications from melanoma. He was survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

Jim Peck Showdown

Television game show producer Ron Greenberg was developing the game show Showdown for ABC and hired Peck to host the pilot. Although ABC did not pick up the show. In 1974 Greenberg taped a second pilot and then the show was re-titled The Big Showdown. ABC picked up the series and the show ran from December 23, 1974 to July 4, 1975.

He continued hosting Take It From Here in Washington. D.C. during this time and commuted to New York City every three weeks to tape episodes for The Big Showdown.

Jim Peck Divorce Court

Peck has served as the court reporter and announcer for a revival of Divorce Court from 1985 to 1989, when he was replaced by actress Martha Smith.

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