Michael Symon

Michael Symon

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Birthday: Sep 19, 1969

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Michael Symon, a professional restaurateur and a popular television chef, first appeared in the media in 2002 and built an increasing profile since 2005, working regularly for a number of shows including "Iron Chef America" (Food Network 2005- ), "Food Feuds" (Food Network 2010) and "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" (Food Network 2009-2011), the daily talk show "The Chew" (2011-18) on ABC and "Cook Like An Iron Chef" (2010) on the Cooking Channel. A fan of cooking meat in particular, he has also produced a number of books and magazine articles, and appeared as a guest on numerous lifestyle shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS 1993-15) and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC 2009-2014). His irrepressible laughter and tongue-in-cheek cockiness, particularly in relation to the superiority of Greek food and his home state of Ohio, made him a popular TV personality as well as a noted chef. A native of Cleveland, Ohio of mixed Greek and Italian descent, Symon's first career choice was as a professional wrestler, until he broke his arm and was no longer able to compete. Taking a job at a Cleveland rib restaurant, he worked his way up through the city's dining scene - via the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY - until he and his wife Liz Shanahan opened their first restaurant Lola together in 1997. Three years later it would be named one of the best restaurants in America by Gourmet magazine, and he would subsequently open more successful restaurants around Ohio under the names Lolita, The B Spot and Bar Symon, as well as Roast in Detroit, Michigan and Parea in New York City (which later closed). Even when living in New York to work on "The Chew" opposite fellow chefs Mario Batali and Carla Hall, lifestyle guru Clinton Kelly and nutrition expert Daphne Oz, Symon maintained a home near his parents' house in Cleveland and returned to his hometown as often as possible. During the seven-year run of "The Chew," Symon also starred in the travel series "Burgers, Brew and 'Que" (Food 2015- ). In 2018, as "The Chew" was winding down, Symen returned to a reactivated "Iron Chef America."

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Symon's Dinners Cooking Out Host 2020-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet BBQ Brawl Self 2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guest 2022
No Score Yet 38% The Good Dish Guest 2022
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013-2017 2020 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2011-2012 2015-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Throwdown With Michael Symon Host 2021
No Score Yet 58% Worst Cooks in America Host 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Bobby Flay Unknown (Guest Star),
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Judge,
Contestant
2016 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burgers, Brew & 'Que Host 2015-2016 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Thing I Ever Ate Unknown (Guest Star) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kitchen Guest 2018
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Host 2011-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Iron Chef Judge 2010-2011 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guilty Pleasures Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet All-Star Academy Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Best Cook Self 2014
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ask This Old House Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Symon's Suppers Host 2012-2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star),
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2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Food Feuds Host 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cook Like an Iron Chef Host 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinner: Impossible Host 2008-2009