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SamJ93

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Most unusual post-GS career switch
« on: March 19, 2023, 12:33:59 PM »
I thought about this while randomly looking for info on what happened to Moira Quirk, the referee/scorekeeper on Nickelodeon GUTS. She went on to be a fairly prolific voice actress and award-winning audiobook narrator.

That's still showbiz-related, though, so not really too big of a switch. But are there other examples like, say, Geoff Edwards (who became a prolific travel writer/blogger after game shows dried up) of personalities who went into something nearly completely unrelated?
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Mr. Matté

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2023, 01:03:41 PM »
Dylan Lane after his first stint on GSN Chain Reaction went on to become a wind turbine engineer, before going back into the same show many years later.

johnnya2k3

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2023, 01:42:29 PM »
After many years of hosting the California Lottery’s Big Spin, Maiquel Alejo moved lock, stock, and barrel to Miami where she’s now a luxury realtor:
https://youtu.be/Wj-X5GKd1VE
https://www.onesothebysrealty.com/agents/87292-maiquel-alejo
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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2023, 01:43:18 PM »
Peter Tomarken went into realty as well after his game show career ended.
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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2023, 02:02:27 PM »
How about this for a diverse life?  David Sparks started as a professor, then went to TV, and is now the President of his own health institute, all per LinkedIn.

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2023, 02:24:51 PM »
I think Blake Pickett is a photographer now, but I'd suggest her career after Fandango and Top Card has been....  interesting.

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2023, 02:28:57 PM »
Dunno if this counts because it was still technically game show-related, but Art James did corporate conferences later in life.
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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2023, 04:32:52 PM »
Not sure it's most unusual per se, but that of Jeff MacGregor into journalism seems to be most thorough, to the point where I believe that the attached video is the most easily-accessible evidence that it is the same man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VT-FchqfOk

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2023, 05:17:53 PM »
Ty Treadway (Merv Griffin's Crosswords) is also a real estate agent -- owns an agency with his wife in Dallas ...

http://www.treadwayrealty.com/?aios_agent=ty-treadway


Skip Lackey (second host of Nick Arcade) is now a life coach, personal growth coach ... i.e. makes money telling people in conference rooms how to do better.

https://skiplackey.com/about-skip/

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2023, 06:21:05 PM »
Skip Lackey (second host of Nick Arcade) is now a life coach, personal growth coach ... i.e. makes money telling people in conference rooms how to do better.

I believe Ross Shafer has also done life coaching in later years as well.
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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2023, 06:21:30 PM »
Not sure it's most unusual per se, but that of Jeff MacGregor into journalism seems to be most thorough, to the point where I believe that the attached video is the most easily-accessible evidence that it is the same man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VT-FchqfOk
It has been mentioned in the print version and/or the online version of Smithsonian Magazine.

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2023, 10:14:20 PM »
I think Blake Pickett is a photographer now, but I'd suggest her career after Fandango and Top Card has been....  interesting.

(Googles Blake Pickett)... welp, talk about your Fandango. 😳

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2023, 10:49:15 PM »
Skip Lackey (second host of Nick Arcade) is now a life coach, personal growth coach ... i.e. makes money telling people in conference rooms how to do better.

I believe Ross Shafer has also done life coaching in later years as well.
Add Pat Finn to the list. He owns a corporate consulting/coaching firm.
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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2023, 11:12:29 PM »
I believe Bob Eubanks also went the motivational speaker route, did he not?

Also, remember David Sidoni from Wheel 2000? Well, he's moved on to the world of real estate and even has his own podcast about it now called "How To Buy A Home".

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Re: Most unusual post-GS career switch
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2023, 02:33:57 AM »
I don't know if this counts Todd Newton brief hosting on HSN in 2006.

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