: Zen and the Art of Staying Sane in Hollywood," Bergeron surprisingly credits his silent years as a street mime for his ultimate success as a quick-witted host. In a lot of ways, what he taught me I use in broadcasting, as paradoxical as that might sound.Prior to meeting up with him, I actually did the standard street mime -- the kind of guy who annoys you in public parks.His early roles at the station included being a contributor on Evening Magazine (1982–87), and hosting brief informational and show preview segments known as 4 Today, every 30 minutes during WBZ's daytime lineup (1983–87).An American television personality and game show host who is widely known as TV host of America's Funniest Videos, Hollywood Squares and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.The couple has been blessed with two beautiful daughters. Tom Bergeron is one of the most famous and loved television personalities in the world. In the year 2001, he started hosting America's Funniest Home Videos, and his work was critically acclaimed and loved by the viewers.He also hosted Granite State Challenge, on New Hampshire Public Television.During his career he has been awarded with both a Daytime Emmy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
In his new autobiography, "I'm Hosting as Fast as I Can! I trained with a very gifted teacher in mime and improv theater.He became a popular radio DJ in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire in the early 1980s on Portsmouth's WHEB, where he played comedy records along with music and offbeat interviews.His popularity led to additional TV and radio auditions.I was a lover of silent film comedy growing up -- Buster Keaton and Chaplin -- and this was the closest I could find to those techniques I so admired. It's a very intense schedule, and you really are cramming for your finals every night just to keep abreast of what you're covering.Going into it with Whoopi (Goldberg), we knew we were never going to be better than them because Peter and Paul Lynde were the guys that made that show an iconic show. I don't think any of us thought that it would be quite the phenomenon that the first one was because that was just lightning in a bottle. I certainly enjoyed it for the time I did it up to a point, but I'm much happier now. I was working at WBZ-TV in Boston and they had just offered me a contract to host three different formats: a kid's show on the weekend, daytime programming on the weekdays and the lottery drawings at night. I remember calling my wife and saying, "Seventy thousand!