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Birthdate :December 7, 1942
Country :United States
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Peter Tomarken Timeline
1960He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1960. His three children later graduated from the same school.
1969Son, Jason (b. 1969)
1975Twin daughters, Alexis and Candace (b. 1975)
1983Worked with announcer Rod Roddy on 2 game shows: "Hit Man" (1983) and "Press Your Luck" (1983).
1983Had five more biggest winners in his 3 years of hosting "Press Your Luck" (1983), other than Michael Larson, who won $110,237, the biggest money winner to date: one was Tracy Brown, who won $57,636 in 1985, Bob Brown, who won $58,232 in 1984, Chris Kaas, who won $58,779, also in 1984, Randy Meltrotter, who won $61,316, also in 1984, and Annemarie won $62,708 in 1986.
1983Long before Jenny Jones would become a talk show hostess, she was one of his contestants on "Press Your Luck" (1983), winning $18,706, in 3 days.
1983Long before Randy West would become a prolific game show announcer, he would appear with Tomarken on both of his game shows as a contestant: "Hit Man" (1983), where he was the last contestant not to win $10,000, and on "Press Your Luck" (1983), he was the first contestant ever to win a car, among many other cash/prizes, totaling $25,742.
1983After hosting two failed pilots which were produced by Jay Wolpert, Tomarken was finally making progress with Wolpert in hosting a short-lived game show, "Hit Man" (1983).
1985His former wife Dana Jones Tomarken served on the Beverly Hills Board of Education from 1985 to 1993.
1990He was considered as host of "Monopoly" (1990), but not enough stations signed up to launch the show.
1995He hosted a few "Closer Look" talk show type infomercials from around 1995 through 1999.
1995Worked for GSN (formerly Game Show Network) from 1995 to 1999.
2002Emceed the one of the two pilots of "Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck" (2002) in 2002 and the other pilot was emceed by "Hollywood Showdown" (1999) emcee Todd Newton. Newton got the series.
2002Long before a childhood television hero of his, Todd Newton would host "Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck" (2002), he would watch the original "Press Your Luck" (1983), which was hosted by Tomarken himself.
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