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Johnny Jacobs
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Name: John Byron Jacobs
Born: June 22, 1916
Died: February 8, 1982
Place of death: Stockton, California
Occupation: Announcer
Years active: 1951-1982
Known for: His game show announcing career

John Byron "Johnny" Jacobs (b. June 22, 1916 – d. February 8, 1982) was an American television announcer, best known for his work with Chuck Barris. Jacobs was an announcer on Treasure Hunt (1973–77, 1981–82) and 3's A Crowd.

Career[]

He was the first announcer for The Joker's Wild, which starred Jack Barry and debuted on CBS in 1972. Barry employed Jacobs on many Barry & Enright/Jack Barry Productions game shows during the early-to-mid 1970s, including Blank Check and Hollywood's Talking. Most notably, however, Chuck Barris used Jacobs' voice talents on The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game and other Barris productions like Three's a Crowd and The Gong Show. Jacobs' last job was announcing a Barris-produced version of Treasure Hunt, which was syndicated during the 1981-82 season (Jacobs had also announced Barris' mid-1970s version of Treasure Hunt), but illness forced him to step down by late 1981 and he was replaced by frequent Barris fill-in announcer Tony McClay.

Death[]

Born in Milwaukee, the 65-year-old Jacobs died in Stockton, California, where he owned radio station KWG.

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