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Michael Burger-Master of Ceremonies, Host, Standup Comedian, Author

 In 2006, Michael Burger was hosting his favorite show, The Price is Right Live. He has been hosting this television classic in cities around the country. The live version has sold out in every city it’s showcased at 1,000 viewers a night. Next stop, Las Vegas!

 

On the acting front American Dreams (NBC) put Michael’s talent to use. A reoccurring role as Charlie O’Donnell, the American Bandstand announcer segued Michael back to primetime.  8 Simple Rules (ABC) and Less than Perfect (ABC) have provided him guest starring roles as well. The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (WB) even used Michael in an unbelievable segment where he had to pull off hosting a show that didn’t exist for an audience that didn’t know the difference. A sold out stage run of Love Letters with Cristina Ferarre has kept Michael just as busy in acting as hosting.

 

Iron Chef USA, (UPN) kept Michael cookin’ last year. As the play-by-play host and announcer, Burger brought his skills into the Kitchen Arena. Think WWF/SMACKDOWN, meets Monday Night Football, meets the world's greatest chefs. Shot in Las Vegas in the MGM Grand arena, the world's greatest chefs competed as thousands cheered on, and Burger did what he does best, all without a script!
 
Burger's no stranger to Las Vegas. He was host of Wheel of Fortune Live in Las Vegas at the MGM. Again, his wit and spontaneity were the perfect fit to this live version of the long running popular game show. "This was Wheel of Fortune without a net.” Guests picked at random from the showroom audience to play ‘Wheel’ on stage live. No audition. No rehearsal. No kidding. The combination of Las Vegas, alcohol, and tourists always made for a great show.

 

Bypassing the classroom, Burger’s professional showbiz career began at sea. An agent caught his stand-up act at a local comedy club and booked him on a Royal Caribbean three-day cruise to Mexico “Cruise ships were my Catskills, my roadwork. While other comics were honing their skills in smoke filled rooms, I was doing a tight 30 at the Captains cocktail party and chasing it with a midnight buffet”

During one of the ocean voyages, a television producer caught his performance and hired him, on the spot, as the warm up comic for the program Dance Fever. From that humble beginning, Burger quickly became one of Hollywood's most sought-after warm-up comics.

 

The Long Beach native's first national hit included the late night dating series Straight to the Heart for MGM/UA followed by Personals (CBS). CBS knocked again with Storm the Castle that marked his move into primetime. Soon after Burger was introduced to the daytime audience as co-host of ABC's Mike and Maty. A two-year run with Mike and Maty lead to The New Family Challenge, and a year and a half gig as co-host of Home and Family. The crown jewel of game shows followed hosting Match Game; he actually ached at the end of tapings from laughing so hard! That’s the show he could have grown old with. Throw in a Cable Ace award nomination and the sold out stand up performances around the country and you get the idea that he loves what he does and so do the people that watch him.

 

In the works is Burger’s first book. “What I Did Before I Got Here.” Publish date not yet set, and two reality/game shows in development, one network and one for first-run syndication.