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Marc Berkowitz Wiki Biography

Marc Berkowitz was born on the 11th November 1951, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and is a comedian, television personality and producer perhaps best known for anchoring the television game show “Double Dare” (1986–1993), the cooking series “Unwrapped” (2001–2011), and currently he is an executive producer of the reality series “Restaurant: Impossible” from 2011. Marc has been active in the entertainment industry since 1972.

How much is the net worth of Marc Summers? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $8 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Marc Summers Net Worth $8 Million

To begin with, he was raised in Indianapolis, where he was educated at North Central High School before Grahm Junior College in Boston Massachusetts.

Summers started his career as a radio disk jockey, then worked as a stand up comedian. However, he rose to fame after hosting the game show “Double Dare” (1986–1993), and following high ratings of the game show and popularity of the host, he was invited to anchor other programmes including “Coach Potatoes” (1989), “What Would You Do? (1991) and “Win Tuition” (2002). As a guest star he was invited onto a number of shows, including “Talk About” (1990), “Win, Lose or Draw” (1992), “Scrabble” (1993), “Password Plus” (1994), “To Tell The Truth” (1998), “Lingo: (2000) and other programmes. It should also be noted that he hosted the children’s game show “Pick Your Brain” (1983–1994) and cooking series “It’s a Surprise” (1992–1996). In the same decade he worked as a producer of the game show “I Can’t Believe You Said That!”. All contributed steadily to his net worth.

In 2002, he worked as an executive producer of the television game show “Wild & Crazy Kids”, and co-hosted the game show “History IQ” (2002) aired on History Channel, and reality series “The Next Food Network Star” (2005). In 2008, he went on working as a host for “Ultimate Recipe Showdown” (2008).

It is worth saying that Marc Summers increased his net worth working not only on various television programs, but also off the screen. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as the executive producer of “Dinner Impossible” aired on the Food Network. Since 2011, he has been holding the same position for another show, “Restaurant Impossible” also on the Food Network. To add more, Marc is also working on the documentary film entitled “On Your Marc” which focuses on a one-man theatre show as well as his life.

Finally, the personal life of the television personality, Marc Summers has been married to Alice Filous since 1974; the family has two children. They have two residences one in Los Angeles and another in Philadelphia and divide their time between these two places. Summers has revealed that he suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder, and took part in the series “Freedom from Fear” to help other people to combat the problem of behaviour disorders. In 2012, he had an accident which resulted in multiple head injuries.

Full Name Marc Summers
Net Worth $8 Million
Date Of Birth November 11, 1951
Place Of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Height 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Profession Television personality, Anchor, radio disk Jockey, stand-up Comedian, Producer, Actor, Director
Education North Central High Schoo, Grahm Junior College in Boston Massachusetts
Nationality American
Spouse Alice Filous (m. 1974)
Children Meredith Berkowitz, Matthew Berkowitz
Siblings Mike Berkowitz, Lori Berkowitz
Awards Peach Cobbler Award (2008)
Nominations Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Open/Tease
Movies “On Your Marc”, “Freedom from Fear”
TV Shows “Coach Potatoes” (1989), “What Would You Do? (1991) and “Win Tuition” (2002), “Double Dare” (1986–1993), “Unwrapped” (2001–2011), “Restaurant: Impossible” (2011-), “Scrabble”, “Super Password”, “Talk About”, “Lingo”, “To Tell the Truth”, “Win”, “Lose or Draw”, “Hollywood Sq…
1 He didn’t host a game show until he was 34. When Summers moved to Los Angeles, at the time, the network wasn’t ready for this young, unfamiliar comedian to host a game show, allowing much matured, experienced game show emcees, who hosted their own game shows.
2 Best known by the public as host of Double Dare (1986) and Unwrapped (2001).
3 His mentors were: Wink Martindale and Bob Barker.
4 Like Kirk Fogg, Marc never was a panelist on Nickelodeon’s “Figure It Out” in the late 1990s.
5 Living in Philadelphia, since 2004. [2010]
6 Suffered multiple broken bones in his face, from an accident involving a taxi, in which he was a passenger, in Philadelphia [August 16, 2012].
7 His favorite obstacle from the Double Dare (1986) obstacle course was the Gum Drop.
8 His daughter, Meredith Berkowitz, was an assistant on Pick Your Brain (1993).
9 Guest-hosted one week on Scrabble (1984) in 1987 while host Chuck Woolery played against other game show hosts.
10 Attended North Central High School in Indianapolis.
11 Adopted stage name “Summers” because of media attention surrounding “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz.
12 Has obsessive-compulsive disorder, which was made public on television in 1996.


Title Year Status Character
On Your Marc Documentary executive producer post-production
Six Degrees of Everything 2015 TV Series executive producer – 5 episodes
A Hero’s Welcome 2014 TV Movie executive producer
Bar Rescue 2013 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
Kitchen Ambush 2013 TV Series executive producer
$24 in 24 2012 TV Series executive producer
Restaurant: Impossible 2011-2012 TV Series executive producer – 19 episodes
Food Feuds 2010 TV Series executive producer – 8 episodes
Dinner: Impossible 2007-2010 TV Series executive producer – 62 episodes
Wickedly Perfect 2004 TV Series co-executive producer
Trivia Unwrapped 2003 TV Series executive producer
Ultimate Revenge 2002 TV Series producer – 3 episodes
Double Dare 2000 2000 TV Series producer
I Can’t Believe You Said That 1998 TV Series producer
Pick Your Brain 1993 TV Series executive producer – 1993-1994
Wild & Crazy Kids 1990 TV Series executive producer – 2002
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis 1988 TV Movie producer
Double Dare: The Messiest Moments 1988 Video producer
Mystery Magical Special 1986 TV Movie executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Booted 2011 completed Samuel Austere
Workaholics 2011 TV Series Marc Summers
Good Charlotte Last Night at Double Dare 2011 Short
Our Home 1997 TV Series
The Sleepwalker Killing 1997 TV Movie 2nd Reporter
Pick Your Brain 1993 TV Series Host
What Would You Do? 1991 TV Series Host
Mystery Magical Special 1986 TV Movie Marc
Double Dare 1986 TV Series Host


Title Year Status Character
Dinner: Impossible 2008 TV Series 2 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Double Dare: The Messiest Moments 1988 Video
Double Dare 1986 TV Series 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Double Dare 2000 2000 TV Series executive consultant


Title Year Status Character
On Your Marc Documentary post-production Himself
Guy’s Grocery Games 2015-2016 TV Series Himself – Judge
Home & Family 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest Co-Host
Guilty Pleasures 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
GeekRockTV 2016 TV Series Himself
The View 2007-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Emcee, ViewChew
Restaurant: Impossible 2012-2016 TV Series Himself – Executive Producer / Himself / Himself – Producer
Robot Chicken 2011-2016 TV Series Himself / Dating Game Show Host / Judge Brown
Unwrapped 2002-2015 TV Series documentary Himself – Host / Himself
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives 2015 TV Series Himself
Rewrapped 2014 TV Series Himself – Head Judge
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself
The Chew 2012-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest Contributor / Himself – Rewrapped / Himself – Guest
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
The Kitchen 2014 TV Series Himself
Sanjay and Craig 2013 TV Series Himself (segment “Trouble Dare”)
Phillies Nation TV 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Ultimate Recipe Showdown 2009 TV Series Himself – Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Food Network Star 2006-2007 TV Series Himself – Host
Jocking Around 2007 Documentary Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Dennis Miller 2004 TV Series Himself
Trivia Unwrapped 2003 TV Series Himself – Host (2003)
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Himself
Cram 2003 TV Series Himself – Host
Lingo 2003 TV Series Himself – Contestant
WinTuition 2002 TV Series Host
Ultimate Revenge 2001 TV Series Himself
History IQ 2000 TV Series Host
Great Day America 1998 TV Series Himself (1998-1999)
I Can’t Believe You Said That 1998 TV Series Himself – Announcer (1998)
Majority Rules 1996 TV Series Himself – Host
The Weinerville Chanukah Special 1995 TV Movie Himself
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1995 TV Series Himself
Biggers & Summers 1995 TV Series Himself – Co-Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself
The Big Help 1994 TV Movie Himself – Host
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ’94 1994 TV Special Himself
Weinerville 1993 TV Series Himself
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ’92 1992 TV Special Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1991 TV Series Himself
What Would You Do? 1991 TV Series Himself – Host
Wild & Crazy Kids 1990 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1989 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1988-1989 TV Series Guest Appearance
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Couch Potatoes 1989 TV Series Himself – Host
Super Sloppy Double Dare 1989 TV Series Himself – Host
Family Double Dare 1988 TV Series Host
Super Password 1988 TV Series Himself
Hour Magazine 1988 TV Series Himself
Double Dare 1986-1988 TV Series Himself – Host
Double Dare: The Messiest Moments 1988 Video Himself
Kids Have Rights Too! 1988 Video short Himself
$1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime 1986 TV Series Announcer
Hot Streak 1986 TV Series Announcer
Scrabble 1984 TV Series Guest Host (1987)
The Joker’s Wild 1972 TV Series Sub-Announcer

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself
The Goldbergs 2016 TV Series Himself – Double Dare Host
The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Double Dare: 20 Years and Still Making a Mess 2006 Video documentary short Himself