Bob Barker (born December 12, 1923) is an American actor, best known for his role as host of the game show The Price is Right, a job which he has had since 1972.
Born in Darrington, Washington, he grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where his mother taught. In 1939, he met future wife Dorothy Jo at an Ella Fitzgerald concert.
In 1956, he took over hosting of the game show Truth or Consequences. He would host it for 18 years before moving on to The Price is Right in 1972.
Barker's wife Dorothy Jo died of lung cancer on October 19, 1981. His mother Matilda Valandra lived with him until her death in 1993.
Barker is an outspoken member of the animal rights movement, and is known for ending each episode of The Price is Right by urging viewers to spay or neuter their pets.
In 1993, he was accused of sexually harassing one of the show's models, Dian Parkinson. Ultimately, it was shown that Parkinson initiated the whole affair and Barker was exonerated.