|Occupation||TV show host, producer|
|Television||The Amazing Race 2|
Alex Boylan is known as a reality TV contestant, TV show host and producer. He first came to public attention as part of the winning team together with his friend Chris Luca in the second season of the reality TV show The Amazing Race in 2002. He was later involved in various TV projects such as Around the World For Free and Animal Attractions Television.
Alex Boylan grew up in Boston. When he was sixteen, he spent a year playing semi-pro soccer for the club "Campinesse" in Campina Grande, Brazil. He was a student at Jacksonville University studying International Business on a soccer scholarship. He worked as a night club bouncer before joining The Amazing Race.
The Amazing Race
Alex Boylan teamed up with his lifelong friend Chris Luca to participate in The Amazing Race 2. They won two legs of the race, but escaped elimination when they ended up last in leg 6 in Thailand as it was a non-elimination leg. The show gave some prominence to Alex's friendship with a contestant from another team, Tara. Chris & Alex eventually won the race, narrowly beating Tara & Wil into second place in San Francisco with the closest finish in the history of the show.
Post-Amazing Race career
After his appearance on The Amazing Race, Boylan was tapped by PineRidge Film and Television production company to host and produce a number of TV shows. In 2004 when he hosted his first show PBS's At The Chef's Table,. In 2005 Alex produced and hosted Health Corner's "What's Cooking with Alex" segment, and from 2006 to 2009 he hosted Animal Attractions Television.
He created and produced two DVD surfing documentaries - Dropping In: Panama and Dropping In: El Salvador which followed surfers as they traversed various places in search of the perfect wave.
He partnered with Burton Roberts and Zsolt Luka to create Around The World Productions. The first project of the company was Around the World for Free, a multi-platform reality show, where he travelled the world without any money to start with. This series was then sold to WGN America and aired as 11 one-hour episodes, and further seasons were scheduled. The series won the "Best Web Series" at the DIVA Awards Show. He also hosted and produced an interactive series Rach to the Resue for The Rachael Ray Show. This series won a Webby Award.
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- Animal Attractions TV
- Around the World For Free
- Exclusive Interview: Alex Boylan, 'Around The World For Free'
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