American comedian who was the co-host with Ryan Seacrest on the first season of the television show American Idol.
He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1992 and was the winner of Buffalo's Funniest New Comedian contest.
He played himself hosting a reality contest show on an episode of the television show My Name is Earl.
His family comes from Ellicotville, New York.
He co-hosted American Idol with Ryan Seacrest in its first season.