Robert William Barker is an American retired television game show host.
He is known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history.
He is also known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975. Born in Darrington, Washington, in modest circumstances, Barker enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II.
He worked part-time in radio while attending college. In 1950, he moved to California to pursue a broadcasting career.
Bob Barker Parents: Meet Byron John Barker, Matilda Kent Tarleton
Bob Barker was born on December 12, 1923, in Darrington, Washington, United States, the son of Byron John Barker and Matilda Kent.
Barker spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota. His mother, Matilda Valandra ), was a schoolteacher.
His father, Byron John Barker, was the foreman on the electrical high line through the state of Washington. Barker’s father was one-quarter Sioux and his mother was not, so Barker was one-eighth Sioux.