Ryan Seacrest is a well known figure in Hollywood. Thanks to his longtime hosting role on American Idol, everyone knew who Seacrest was with his charming smile and perfect hair, but his life away from hosting might surprise you. As it turns out Seacrest’s career in producing is one of the best in the industry, not to mention all of the other incredible success he has had. Here are 9 things you never knew about the entertainment industry mogul:
9. American Idol
Although Seacrest catapulted to success as the host of American Idol, it turns out it wasn’t the gig he was originally offered on the show. He revealed that he actually auditioned to be the third judge for the hugely popular show because they already had a host in Brian Dunkleman and added that he was made host only three days before the show’s very first episode after producers landed Randy Jackson as a judge at the last minute. While it was the his huge break in the industry, Seacrest had actually hosted several shows before American Idol including Radical Outdoor Challenge, Gladiators 2000, Wild Animal Games and NBC Saturday Night Movie.