He began co-hosting Velocity's live broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions in 2014. "[Our reunion] was in 1993 and we've been able to develop and grow a fantastic relationship ever since then," he shared. [7], For other people named Christopher Jacobs, see, Please help to establish notability by citing, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Kevin Frazier Leaves 'Entertainment Tonight' to Host 'The Insider, "Chip Foose Tapes the Last Overhaulin' TV Show", "TV's Genealogy Craze Yields Game Shows and Paper Chases but Also Interesting Lessons", "Chris Jacobs of MotorTrend Announced as New Wrench, Inc. Spokesperson", https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/long-lost-family/videos/chris-jacobs-adoption-story, "State Bar of CA: Christopher Keith Jacobs", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chris_Jacobs_(television_host)&oldid=945213762, American television actor, 1970s birth stubs, Articles with topics of unclear notability from November 2016, All articles with topics of unclear notability, Biography articles with topics of unclear notability, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 March 2020, at 14:44. In 1993, at the age of 22 years, he was reunited with his birth mother through an adoption location service with the support of his adoptive parents. [6] He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois and then Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan before moving to California in 1988 where he attended Whittier College, earning a bachelor's degree in English. Meet the 'Bachelor' Contestants for Season 24! [5], Jacobs was adopted at the age of 14 months. It was 23 years ago now and we still talk almost every day. Turns out, Long Lost Family host Chris Jacobs has been apart of a lot of shows, from Overhaulin' to The Insider, but none of them have been as personal for the 47-year-old as the TLC series, which premiered in 2016. "It was very easy for me to reconnect with my birth mom. For several years he was an on-air talent for the NFL Network, guest hosting several episodes of "NFL AM" as well as "Up to the Minute" updates. They put us right together, the next time I was back in Chicago — where I grew up and she still lives — we reconnected. See What the Cast of TLC's 'Breaking Amish' Looks Like Now! [citation needed], From 2013, when Jacobs left Entertainment Tonight, he became a weekend presenter for the NFL Network and has hosted several live events for Discovery networks, including Skywire Live, Skyscraper Live, Chopper Live, Gold Rush Live, and Klondike Live. [3], In June 2015, production began on Long Lost Family, which debuted on TLC on March 6, 2016. Turns out, Long Lost Family host Chris Jacobs has been apart of a lot of shows, from Overhaulin' to The Insider, but none of them have been as personal for … Life & Style has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. As the host of Long Lost Family, Chris has been reconnecting long-lost relatives. ", Since Chris and his mother both wanted to get to know each other, they were able to foster a special bond, even though she gave him up. 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It's been great, I wish everybody out there in the same situation the best of luck.". [6] He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois and then Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan before moving to California in 1988 where he attended Whittier College , earning a bachelor's … He is the Host of "Long Lost Family" on TLC and also the host of Overhaulin' and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, which both air on Velocity. All Rights Reserved, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Khloe Kardashian Gives a Little Tour of True Thompson's 'Sweet' Bedroom, Behold These ~Truly~ Adorable Photos of Khloe Kardashian's Daughter. [1], On March 5, 2011, it was announced that he had been named a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. He also attended and graduated from Western State University College of Law and was later admitted to the state bar of California in 1995, although he has been inactive since 1999. Though some of the people on Long Lost Family never find their relatives, Chris' hunt for his mom was surprisingly easy. "My story was truly a success story when it comes to adopted kids reuniting with their birth families. He took inspiration from his own adoption story for the pilot of the show and over the years has contributed to joining numerous departed families. [2] He left ET in early 2013 after Overhaulin' returned for a sixth season on Velocity in the fall of 2012. After the show went on hiatus in 2008, he co-presented The Insider with Lara Spencer from 2009–11. In 1993, at the age of 22 years, he was reunited with his birth mother through an adoption location service with the support of his adoptive parents. Jacobs was adopted at the age of 14 months. Jacobs had moderate success with roles in television (like Two and a Half Men), film, and commercial projects for eight years before being tapped to co-host Overhaulin' in 2004. Apart from his adoption story, not much is known about Long Lost Family host Chris Jacobs’ personal life. The final season of the series Overhaulin' finished airing in November 2015. TLC's 'The Healer' Might Be the Real Deal — He Has Science to Back Him Up! Jacobs hosts the show along with Lisa Joyner. "I was 22 months old when I was adopted into a fantastic family who was nothing but supportive of me my entire life. Nikki Bella Is 'Getting Used to' Weight Gain as She Flaunts Baby Bump, Cardi B Leaves Little to the Imagination in See-Through Outfit, Sean and Catherine Lowe Reveal Their Plans to Adopt a Child (EXCLUSIVE). Especially when I was about 22 and I started to look for my biological mom," Chris explained in a TLC video. He has been a part of multiple heartwarming tales of … [4], In January 2019, Jacobs became a spokesperson for Wrench.com, a tech startup focusing on bring mobile mechanics direct to the customer. "My family was just so great about it and so supportive." Chris Jacobs (born January 30, 1970) is a television host and personality.