Alan Hunter Biography
Alan Hunter is one of the original five video jockeys on MTV from 1981 to 1987. He is a host on SiriusXM Radio’s The 80s on 8 channel and co-owns the production company Hunter Films with his brother Hugh.
Hunter and Hugh and two other brothers also founded WorkPlay, a multipurpose office, studio, and entertainment facility in Birmingham, Alabama. He also hosted the reality show Looking for Stars on the Starz cable television channel as well as the Encore series “Big 80s Weekend”.
Alan Hunter Age
Hunter was born on 14 February 1957, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is 62 years old as of 2019.
Alan Hunter Education and Career
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1957, Hunter graduated from Mountain Brook High School in 1975 and earned his BA in Psychology in 1979 from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. During his senior year, he got his first television acting job in the ABC Movie of the Week Love’s Savage Fury, starring Raymond Burr, Jennifer O’Neill, and Michael Paré. After a stint as a professional actor at the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, he moved to New York City to attend Circle in the Square drama school.
Afterward, he held a series of “struggling actor” gigs: bartender, waiter, phone answering service attendant and a handful of Off Off Broadway roles, finally earning a role in the music video for David Bowie’s “Fashion” for which he was paid $50 a day and got to meet Bowie. He also had a bit part in the film musical, Annie.
Alan Hunter Wife
He is married to Elizabeth Bradley Hunter. The couple tied the knots back in the year 2007 and they are living together till today happily.
Alan Hunter Net Worth
Hunter is an American television and radio personality and actor who has a net worth of $2 million.
Alan Hunter 1980s Hits and Deep Cuts
Original MTV Veejay Alan Hunter joins Larry Potash & Dave Plier to share his picks of lost hits and deep cuts from the 1980s and the stories behind them.https://player.fm/series/wgn
Alan Hunter Book
- The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave.
Alan Hunter MTV
In the early summer of 1981, he bumped into MTV exec Bob Pittman at a picnic in Central Park. A month later, Hunter was tapped to join the fledgling MTV, only three weeks prior to its blast off.
MTV went on the air on August 1, 1981, at midnight in selected markets across America. Hunter was, by technical snafu, the first VJ to appear on the screen, with the words “Hi, I’m Alan Hunter. I’ll be with you right after Mark. We’ll be covering the latest in music news, coast to coast, here on MTVMusic Television.” And then the other original VJs – Martha Quinn, J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood, and Mark Goodman – followed.
During his first month with MTV, he kept his regular night job tending bar at New York’s Magic Pan Restaurant Cabaret. When a customer recognized him, he determined it was time to become a full-time MTV VJ.
Hunter was also heavily involved in the WWF-MTV collaboration, hosting The War to Settle the Score live special on MTV with Gene Okerlund. He also conducted backstage interviews for the show. Hunter also narrated The War Continues, a special produced by MTV that was used to help promote Wrestlemania on in March 1985. In his latter MTV years, Hunter became known for his remotes and road trips in such iconic and pioneering MTV programming like MTV Spring Break, MTV’s Amuck in America and MTV’s Hedonism Weekend with Bon Jovi in Jamaica.
Alan Hunter Sirius Radio
He is a host on SiriusXM Radio’s The 80s on 8 channel
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