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Roy Firestone
Royfirestone
Date of Birth December 8, 1953 in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Date of Death
Character Roy Firestone
First Appearance Season 2 Episode 1
"Ray's on TV"
Number of episodes 1

Roy Firestone (born December 8, 1953 in Miami Beach, Florida) was a well-known sportscaster for ESPN.

BiographyEdit

Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Roy began his career and as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami, working briefly at WTVJ, before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV from 1977–85. From 1980-90, he was the host of ESPN's interview program SportsLook, later renamed Up Close.[1] He also served as a color commentator]] for the network's first season of ESPN Sunday Night Football telecasts in 1987. Currently, he is the host of HDNet's Face to Face with Roy Firestone and America Online's Time Out with Roy Firestone.

He appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, Super Dave Osborne and Nightline. He has also performed for numerous corporate clients including Anheuser Busch, Chevron Corporation, Nike, Inc., Whirlpool and Toyota.

Firestone also provided the voice of the classic cartoon character Egghead in the 1988 Warner Bros. compilation film Daffy Duck's Quackbusters, and appeared in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire. He starred in a Married with Children episode and presented the Al Bundy Sport Spectacular.[2] Firestone also made an appearance as himself in a 1997 episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, and the "Bart Star" episode of The Simpsons.

Firestone currently appears as a guest regularly on Good Day L.A. which airs on KTTV-TV in Los Angeles, covering local and national sports.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Guest AppearancesEdit

  • Married with Children
  • The Simpsons
  • Yes, Dear

Jerry Maguire, '96 -- movie

Everybody Loves Raymond AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3753900 ESPN
  2. http://www.filmreference.com/film/34/Roy-Firestone.html Film Reference

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