He is most famous for his role on CBS as second host of the popular game show Family Feud from 1988 until 1994.
Instead of attending the United States Military Academy, he went to Arizona to serve as a Mormon missionary.
He became the first U.S. Family Feud host to carry a cordless microphone onstage with him.
He married his wife Debbie in 1977.
He ended his time with Family Feud in 1994. Louie Anderson would host a relaunch of the program in 1999.