why is ryan seacrest famous?

this is not a joke....im serious. all i know is that he hosts american idol, but i think i've heard his name mentioned prior to that.

is he an actor who currently cant get work? is he a child star? who is this guy?

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  • Amy
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    He started out having a radio show in L.A. with this other guy and together they co-hosted AI in the first season. Then his co-host (Kevin Dunkleman?)fizzled out, burned out, whatever, you can see this happening if you watch AI season one on dvd or on youtube. So Ryan became sole co-host of AI. He was the closest thing resembling another music related host, Dick Clark, and followed in that similar path, later taking over the Rockin' New Year's Eve special in NYC after Dick Clark had his stroke and couldn't really talk. They've since co-hosted the last few shows with Ryan doing most of the work, and with Dick Clark's blessing. Ryan had his own AI tv show, and then, Rick Dees, radio host of L.A.'s Kiis FM (top 40) got booted and was replaced by Ryan who is the current host. That's it pretty much in a nutshell. Hope this helped.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think he did some talk shows, like Entertainment Tonight or something like that. He's just one of those lucky people who got famous off of someone else's glory because I don't think he became as famous as he is until he was on American Idol. He was in Knocked Up for a hot minute...Don't know if that counts...

  • 1 decade ago

    Indeed, he's the host of a singing competition, American Idol.

    He is also the host of a show called, "The Soup"

    If you search "Ryan Seacrest" IMDB.com. you can find all the shows and movies he's been in.

  • 1 decade ago

    this is so weird i was just thinking that earlier tonite he doesnt appear to have any talent or personality either i dont understand his banter with simon he like talks down to simon and i believe he means it simon got a lot more personality than ryan i dont even know why he is there must be some big shots kid i dont see anything nice about him he seems fake too dont seem too bright i will keep watching your question so maybe someone will tell me too i know you are kidding me when you say he applied for larry kings job tell me your kidding

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think that's it. I think it's just American Idol. I did hear that he applied for Larry King's job when he retires soon. Hes gonna be competing with Katie Couric.

  • Mel
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    From radio maybe and a couple of TV shows. His life story is in wikipedia like most other stuff

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Seacrest

  • 1 decade ago

    no, i think he became famous because of american idol. it's been on for over seven years now.

  • 1 decade ago

    he is a celebrity news caster majiger

    sum stuff on E!

    has his own radio show

    makes ALOT of moneyy $$$$$$

    kinda easily

    american idol

    n das all i kno

  • He is famous because of American Idol and because he is hot, that's it!

  • 1 decade ago

    well, all i know is that he annoys me

    ...and he looks like a frog

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