Dan Patrick Biography
Dan Patrick born Daniel Patrick Pugh, known professionally as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He hosts The Dan Patrick Show broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and on television on NBCSN as well as the Audience Network for DIRECTV subscribers.
Dan Patrick Age
Dan was born on 15 May 1956, Zanesville, Ohio, United States. He is 62 years as of 2018.
Dan Patrick Height
He stands at a height of 1.91 m.
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Dan Patrick Family
Dan Patrick Wife
Married to Susan Patrick
Dan Patrick College
University of Dayton, William Mason High School, Eastern Kentucky University
Dan Patrick Young
He was a basketball player in high school at William Mason High School, where he scored a single-game personal best of 36 points and earned AP Class AA All-Ohio third-team honors. He graduated in 1974.
He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a basketball scholarship for two years before transferring to the University of Dayton, where he majored in communications. Patrick is an alumnus of the Eta Hexaton Chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity at Dayton. His father Jack worked in the computer science department at UD until he died of cancer in 1981 when Dan was 25
Dan Patrick Career
Before working with ESPN, Patrick was known by his surname, “Dan Pugh”, as an on-air personality with the album rock-formatted WVUD and then, WTUE in Dayton, Ohio (1979–1983). Patrick was then a sports reporter for CNN (1983–89), where his assignments included the World Series, NBA Finals and Winter Olympics. From 1989–1995, Patrick did a daily sports segment for Bob and Brian, a syndicated Wisconsin-area morning show, and in the early 1990s, he did sports updates for the Columbus, Ohio, Rock Station WLVQ and appeared on the morning show “Wags and Elliot.”
Patrick was an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter (1989–2006). He also hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from September 13, 1999, to August 17, 2007.
In the mid-1990s, Dan and Keith Olbermann were among ESPN’s most recognizable faces. Olbermann used the catch phrase “Welcome to the Big Show” when Patrick worked with him on SportsCenter. After getting reprimanded by their superiors, they began saying “This is SportsCenter” sarcastically, accidentally spawning the show’s new catch phrase as well as the name of their long-running promotional campaign. When Olbermann left, Patrick said, “This isn’t the Big Show anymore.” Patrick stated on his radio program that the ABC sitcom Sports Night was a semi-fictional account of the Olbermann/Patrick anchored SportsCenter, with Casey McCall (Peter Krause) representing Patrick.
Starting on March 19, 2006, until the final game of the NBA Finals, he became the host of ABC’s then-titled NBA Nation, a pregame show for the network’s NBA telecasts.
On July 9, 2007, Patrick on his radio show announced his departure from ESPN/ABC effective August 16, 2007, stating, “I am leaving ESPN August 17 to go out on my own and be a free agent…I think I was starting to take it (ESPN) for granted,” Patrick said. He said ESPN tried to talk him out of it. If there were any animosity, he says, “I wouldn’t be sticking around until August.”
Patrick remained off air from ESPN Radio until August 15 for his three farewell shows. He was originally reported to be returning for a final week, but returned on Wednesday of that week.
ESPN’s statement released to the media said Patrick would be released from his contract August 31, 2007, exactly one year early from his deal that was to run until August 31, 2008. The statement also said this would be the final comment on Patrick’s departure from ESPN. “ESPN contractually bans all employees from making specific announcements of their futures on their airwaves, but out of respect to Dan and all he’s done for ESPN we allowed him an opportunity to end the speculation”.
Reaction to Patrick’s departure from ESPN/ABC
Reaction from media sources hit the internet by storm. Many webpages, blogs, and news media outlets speculated on the reasons for Patrick’s departure and his possible future. On July 10, 2007’s The Dan Patrick Show, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick himself put some of the rumors and comments to rest.
Patrick confirmed he was asked by the producers of The Price Is Right to audition for the vacant host position, but he declined. The job eventually went to Drew Carey. Patrick admitted he was hurt when good friend, Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly (who would move to ESPN) wrote, “Patrick was making one of the top 5 biggest career mistakes in entertainment history,” ranking right under Shelley Long’s leaving Cheers and Katie Couric’s leaving NBC’s Today show for the CBS Evening News.
Keith Olbermann stated it was only a matter of time before a website erroneously reported Patrick was fired from ESPN, which was what happened in some reports when Olbermann left ESPN. Patrick again stated he was leaving on good terms with ESPN and he could return to ESPN if he should so choose. Patrick said he wanted to be on both television and radio again, although some newspapers reported he only wanted to do radio.
On his new show, Patrick often relates anecdotes of his ESPN career, in both positive and negative lights. He often refers to his former employer as “The Mother Ship” (and less frequently, “ESPeon”), and expresses disappointment with their practice of preventing their talent from appearing as guests on his show, and frustration when an ESPN employee has agreed to come on the show only to cancel.
Patrick is often critical of current ESPN shows and personalities (such as SportsNation, SportsCenter, First Take and former ESPN host Colin Cowherd) for stealing content from his show.
In September 2015, Patrick was a guest on the debut episode of SVP, a midnight (EST) version of ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter, designed as a single-host format hosted by Scott Van Pelt. The SVP SportsCenter allows for some creative empowerment for Van Pelt. This empowerment was strategically evident when Van Pelt’s first in-studio interview was Patrick.
August 17, 2007, was Dan Patrick’s last day on ESPN Radio. He named his final three shows the “Farewell for Now” tour. The last 20 minutes of his show were filled with thank-yous and looks back. Guests included Bob Costas, Bobby Knight, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ken Griffey, Jr. and other sports stars. Will Ferrell also made a heavily promoted appearance in character as Ron Burgundy.
Dan Patrick Show
The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated radio and television sports talk show hosted by former ESPN personality Dan Patrick. It is currently produced by AT&T Sports Networks and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.
The three-hour program debuted on October 1, 2007. It is broadcast weekdays live beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.
The show is currently televised on three networks: on DirecTV’s Audience Network (formerly the 101 Network) since August 3, 2009 on three AT&T SportsNet affiliates since October 25, 2010, and on B/R Live as of March 1, 2019. It can also be heard on SiriusXM Radio channel 211, and is distributed as a podcast by PodcastOne
The current show is a successor to the original Dan Patrick Show, which aired from 1999 to 2007 on ESPN Radio weekdays at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific.
Dan Patrick Show Nbcsn
The Dan Patrick Show won’t be seen on NBCSN as of March 1. The show is produced by AT&T Sports Networks and has aired on AT&T/DirecTV channel Audience since 2009 (plus on Fox Sports Radio and SiriusXM), but it’s been simulcast on the wider-distribution NBCSN since November 2012.
Dan Patrick Net Worth
He stands at a net worth of $25 million
Dan Patrick Salary
Having worked for several popular networks including NBC, ESPN, his annual salary is reported to be around $3 million.
Dan Patrick On Tv
The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated radio and television sports talk show hosted by former ESPN personality Dan Patrick. It is currently produced by AT&T Sports Networks and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. The three-hour program debuted on October 1, 2007. It is broadcast weekdays live beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Dan Patrick Music videos
Dan Patrick has appeared twice in music videos:
- The 1995 Hootie & the Blowfish song “Only Wanna Be With You.” In the video, the group use their money to purchase several sports teams. Patrick said of the group, “Dare I say they’re anything but ‘en Fuego’.”
- In the 2002 Brad Paisley song “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)”, with the quote “Brad Paisley, dare I say, ‘en fuego’.”
Dan Patrick Movies
- The Definite Maybe (1997)
- Arli$$ (1998)
- BASEketball (1998)
- The Waterboy (1998)
- Clerks (Animated ABC program) (2000)
- Clone High (2002)
- The Longest Yard (2005)
- The Benchwarmers (2006)
- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
- The House Bunny (2008)
- Grown Ups (2010)
- Blue Mountain State (2011)
- Just Go With It (2011)
- Jack & Jill (2011)
- That’s My Boy (2012)
- Grown Ups 2 (2013)
- Blended (2014)
- The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
- The Do-Over (2016)
- The Week Of (2018)
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Dan Patrick Undeniable
On Undeniable Dan Patrick, one of America’s most trusted and respected sports hosts takes a seat across from some of the most eminent athletes of our generation for an unparalleled glimpse into their storied careers.
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