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Mark DeCarlo (born June 23, 1962) is an American actor, television host, comedian, and travel and foodie expert. He is currently known for being a contributor to WLS-TV morning show Windy City Live,[1] a locally produced Chicago program that replaced The Oprah Winfrey Show following its 2011 ending. DeCarlo has been awarded three local Emmy Awards for his work on Windy City Live.

Mark DeCarlo
Born (1962-06-23) June 23, 1962 (age 57)
Alma materUniversity of California
OccupationActor, television presenter, comedian
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Yeni Álvarez (m. 2012)

DeCarlo's first major exposure came in 1991 when he became host of the dating game show Studs. He is also known for providing the voice of Hugh Neutron, the title character's father, in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Mark authored “A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities, 1 Stomach” which is a comedic travelogue & cook book published by Lyons Press.[2]




Prior to Studs, DeCarlo was a host on the cable network MovieTime, before it became E! Entertainment Television. Early in his career, DeCarlo was a contestant on Sale of the Century, winning $115,257 in cash and prizes, in 1985 and Tic Tac Dough in 1990. He also guest-starred as himself in an episode of Jonas and is now a regular on Windy City Live, a local morning show in the Chicago market.[3]

Mark hosted 2 more TV shows, Fox’s extreme game show Big Deal, and FX’s late night talk show The X Show. He appeared on the game show Street Smarts in 2002 playing against Mark L. Walberg as part of a "Game Show Showdown", and lost the game with $1 to Walberg's $2. But because it was a charity episode, he still earned $500 for the M.S. Society of America. In 2005, DeCarlo starred in Sex Sells: The Making of Touché.[citation needed]

DeCarlo appeared on an episode of the show Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis on Bravo, that aired May 16, 2012. He co-hosted the TV series THIS vs THAT that premiered Internationally in November 2012.He also had a small role, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2013 he hosted EconomicalECO, a How-To series that popularizes ways to radically reduce cost of living by choosing economical American products & services.[citation needed]

Voice over actingEdit

DeCarlo is the voice of Hugh Neutron on the television show The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.[4] His voice over career includes animated stints on Back at the Barnyard, Planet Sheen, Johnny Bravo, Handy Manny and the Thumb series of comedies: Thumb Wars, BaTThumb and Thumbtanic.[5]

As travel & foodie expertEdit

He hosted the Travel Channel's Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo for 2 seasons in 2004 and 2005, and is also known as the host of the early 1990s dating game show Studs[6] and the short-lived 1996 game show Big Deal.

Personal lifeEdit

DeCarlo graduated from Benet Academy in 1980. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles.[1] He married voice actress Yeni Álvarez on November 24, 2012.


  1. ^ a b "Contributor Mark DeCarlo". Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mark DeCarlo". Amazon Books. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mark DeCarlo". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Mark DeCarlo on IMDb
  5. ^ "MARK DECARLO". Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Studs". IMDb. Retrieved April 11, 2013.

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