Gerry Scotti (born August 7, 1956) is an Italian television presenter,actor and former member of the Italian Parliament.
Scotti was born Virginio Scotti on August 7, 1956 in Miradolo Terme, Pavia. After giving up studying law Scotti began his career as a disc jockey at Radio Milano International. In 1982 he moved at Radio DeeJay and a year later he became the host of DeeJay Television, the first Italian program for music videos, broadcast by Italia 1. Scotti also hosted other music programs such as Festivalbar.
Scotti was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Socialist Party from 1987 to 1992.
Since the 1990s, Scotti has been a television presenters, almost exclusively for the station of Mediaset Canale 5. He is known as a host of quizzes, having moderated Chi vuol essere milionario?, the Italian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and the quiz Passaparola. Furthermore, he currently hosts The Money Drop. In addition, he has directed entertainment programs such as La sai l'ultima?, La Corrida, and Paperissima, The Winner Is. He was the co-host of the satirical show Striscia la Notizia, and has acted in several films and situation comedies.
In 2008 he returned as radio host on R101 (the former Radio Milano International), and became deputy-president of Monradio (the radio division of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore).
In 2008 Scotti won the Italian television Telegatto prize.
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