Tom Bergeron as born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on May 6, 1955. He is best known to the public for his hosting duties on Hollywood Squares (1998 to 2004) and as host for the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars (2005 to present). He has also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos since 2001. He shares a Daytime Emmy with Bob Barker.
One of his first jobs on television was as host of the local PBS game show Granite State Challenge. In the early 1990's he had an early-morning radio show called The Tom Bergeron Show on WBZ Radio in Boston. He also hosted People are Talking With Tom Bergeron on WBZ-TV. In 1996, he was the co-host of Fox After Breakfast along with Laurie Hibberd (Under the name, Breakfast Time, the show originally aired on the fledgling fX network several years earlier). This show ran for one year on Fox; it eventually became The Vicki Lawrence Show after a number of cast changes. At one time Bergeron was signed to a contract with ABC News, as he guest hosted and was in the running to host Good Morning America. When Charles Gibson left the show, Bergeron was considered as a permanent replacement but that job went to Kevin Newman. In 2002, Bergeron appeared in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise as an alien trader named D'Marr and also appeared in an episode of The Nanny in 1998. In 2005 he began hosting the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars.
Bergeron is married and has two daughters. He lives in Lee, New Hampshire, when not in Hollywood.