Biography

One of cable television's most prolific emcees, and a first cousin of U.S. President George W. Bush, Billy Bush became a mainstay at such red-carpet events as the Miss Universe pageant and Countdown to the Oscars, and served as a correspondent on news programs including Today, Access Hollywood, and The Insider. Bush's career turned an unusual corner in 2003 when he hosted the revival of the game show Let's Make a Deal (a position he inherited from Monty Hall); he later signed to host the reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want (2007), presiding over a competition of theatrical tryouts who clamored to win the parts of Danny and Sandy in a revival of the stage musical Grease. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi