ABOUT ROSS KING
Four time news Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers, having worked stage, screen, TV and radio. His stage debut was at 5, his first radio broadcast at 15 and his television debut at 17!
In 2018 Ross received an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen for services to Broadcasting, the Arts and Charity.
In 2020 Ross received the prestigious President’s Award from the Los Angeles British -American Business Council in recognition of his efforts and achievements on both sides of the Atlantic.
Also, in 2020 King also voiced all the characters of the iconic Wombles in their first appearance as a new CGI animation.
Writing with Shari Low, under the name Shari King, he’s had two best selling novels “Taking Hollywood” and “Breaking Hollywood” published by Macmillan. He has also written for many TV Comedy Shows, Stage Plays and Films.
Ross can be seen daily in the UK and Europe on ITV’s top rated morning shows Good Morning Britain & Lorraine as their US Correspondent. He has covered the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes and the Grammys. In addition to all things Hollywood and Show Business, King also reports on harder news in the US, including terrorist attacks, mass shootings, wildfires and hurricanes. Ross has also interviewed every major Hollywood star plus US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
For US network television, Ross was a World Judge on CBS’s primetime network show, The World’s Best and he has hosted The Hollywood Christmas Parade & The Critics Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet. Other Primetime TV specials include Will and Grace and CSI.
For six years, Scottish born Ross was the Entertainment Anchor on Los Angeles’ KTLA/The CW Channel 5’s Prime News, winning four news Emmys and a Golden Mic award along the way.
His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the world’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, every James Bond including fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler, Take That, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.
Never one to miss an opportunity, Ross has also “sung and danced” with Diana Ross and Donald O’Connor. His worldwide interviews were recognized with an award from the Variety Club of Great Britain.
Ross has performed in Las Vegas and at the World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard.
Ross' national TV career started after being chosen from thousands of hopefuls to host ITV’s Young Krypton. He has gone on to host 30 television series for the BBC, ITV and SKY. From game shows to Children’s TV, and documentaries to human-interest programs, Ross’ own shows have included: Holiday, The Ross King Show, Hot Chefs, The 8.15 from Manchester, King of the Road, Run the Gauntlet and Quiz Night.
For five years he hosted the BBC’s live daily chat and entertainment show Pebble Mill. His years on the show involved flying around the world filming in Europe, America, the Caribbean and South Africa, as well as hosting TV specials from the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.
Ross’ film credits include The Day After Tomorrow, Half Past Dead, Cruel Game, Do It For Uncle Manny and Trust Me, playing US talk show host Ray Lungo. He can also be seen in Young Hercules and Who’s Your Caddy, as himself, and voiced the role of Jinkins in Star Wars, Jedi Fighter 2 for Lucas Arts.
On stage, before leaving London, Ross played a leading role in Dick Whittington, London’s musical of the millennium at Sadlers Wells Theater in London’s West End. The production was directed by Dame Gillian Lynne (Cats & Phantom of the Opera) and was nominated for a prestigious “Laurence Olivier Award”. Ross also played Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, and both starred in and hosted Night of Stars at London’s world famous Palladium Theatre. He created the role of Wallace in the musical,Summer Holiday from the World Premiere in Blackpool through the National Tour to London’s Apollo Theatre. Other theatre credits include lead roles in Charley’s Aunt,Butterfly Children and has performed in many of the UK’s biggest Pantomimes.
On radio, Ross became Britain’s youngest daytime host on Scotland’s Radio Clyde, winning many awards in the process, including a prestigious Sony Award. He has hosted numerous radio shows, including London’s Capital Radio and the Euro Chart for the UK. On the BBC’s Radio 5, he hosted a variety of shows, including Fantasy Football and received a second Sony Award for his coverage of the Olympics. On the UK’s Talk Radio he hosted OK to Talk and Ross King’s Sports Stars. He also achieved a lifelong ambition co-hosting the American Weekly Top 40 countdown alongside the Legendary DJ Rick Dees. His radio show The King in LA has been syndicated across the UK.
Ross is the voice of American Express…but sadly he can’t pay off your balance.
You can follow Ross on Twitter and Instagram at @TheRossKing, and subscribe to his podcast, Ross King’s Hollywood on any podcast app.
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