Chris Jacobs Biography
Chris Jacobs is an American media personality born on 30th January 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is the Host of “Long Lost Family” on TLC along with Lisa Joyner. He also hosts Overhaulin and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions on Velocity.
Chris Jacobs Age
He is 53 years of age as of 2023. Jacobs was born on 30 January 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on 30 January every year.
Chris Jacobs Height – How Tall Is Jacobs
He stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Chris Jacobs Married/Wife
Jacobs is wedded to Martina Jacobs, with a marital union spanning more than two decades and bearing two children. Martina, known for her reserved nature, refrains from divulging many details about her life on social media. Nonetheless, glimpses of her contentment are evident in photographs capturing moments with her spouse at diverse events.
Chris Jacobs Education
He studied at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and then went to Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 1988, Chris moved to California where he attended Whitter College, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. He also attended and graduated from Western State University College of Law and he was later admitted to the State Bar of California in 1995.
Chris Jacobs Career
He worked for several years as an on-air talent for the NFL Network, guest hosting several episodes of “NFL AM” as well as “Up to the Minute” updates. Previously, Chris hosted The Insider with Lara Spencer from 2009-11 and worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
In 2011, he was named a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Additionally, in early 2013, he left ET after Overhaulin’ returned for a sixth season on Velocity in the fall of 2012.
Chris has played roles in television films like The X-Files (1993), and Two and a Half Men (2003). He has also been in theatre and commercial projects for eight years before being tapped to co-host Overhaulin’ in 2004. The final season of Overhaulin’ finished airing in November 2015.
He has hosted several live events for Discovery networks, including Skywire Live, Skyscraper Live, Chopper Live, Gold Rush Live, and Klondike Live.
Chris Jacobs Long Lost Family
In 2015 he began co-hosting Long Lost Family alongside Lisa Joyner on TLC. Moreover, the show features the personal experiences of people searching for long-lost family members or members who have been separated in some cases for a lifetime.
Chris and Lisa are both adopted and they also shared their personal experience of tracing their own biological family members.
One story that has stood out for the show is when Chris reconnects a Gay man with his daughter. Daniel had a one-night stand with a woman before coming out as gay and abandoning her. 30 years later Daniel came to know that he had impregnated the woman and with the help of Chris he met his daughter.
Chris Jacobs Adoption
Jacobs, the host of the TLC reality show “Long Lost Family,” was adopted at 14 months old. He didn’t meet his biological mother, Mary Hagberg until he was 22 years old. Jacobs says that he was always curious about his biological family, but he never felt the need to search for them until he was an adult. When he was 22, he decided to contact an adoption search agency. Within a few months, he was reunited with his birth mother.
Jacobs says that meeting his biological mother was a life-changing experience. “It was like a missing piece of the puzzle had finally been found,” he says. “I finally felt complete,” Jacobs says that he is grateful for the opportunity to have met his biological mother and to have developed a relationship with her. He says that their relationship has helped him to better understand himself and his place in the world.
Chris Jacobs Movies And Tv Shows
- Overhaulin’ 2004 – 2015
- Long Lost Family
- Entertainment Tonight
- The Insider
- Nick of Time
- This Is Life Live
- Wild Roomies
- Rowing Through
- The Party Crashers
- Angels, Baby!
- Long Lost Family: What Happened Next
- Long Lost Family: Together Again
Chris Jacobs Net Worth
Jacobs has an estimated net worth of about $1 million.
Chris Jacobs Social Media Platforms
Jacobs is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 1k followers on Twitter, 217k followers on Instagram, and 232k followers on Facebook.