Mark DeCarlo

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Mark DeCarlo
Alma materUniversity of California
OccupationActor, television presenter, comedian
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Yeni Álvarez (m. 2012)

Mark DeCarlo is an American actor, television host, comedian, and travel and foodie expert. He is currently known for being a contributor to WLS-TV morning show Windy City Live,[1] a locally produced Chicago program that replaced The Oprah Winfrey Show following its 2011 ending. DeCarlo has been awarded three local Emmy Awards for his work on Windy City Live.

DeCarlo's first major exposure came in 1991 when he became host of the dating game show Studs. He is also known for providing the voice of Hugh Neutron, the title character’s father in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius for Nickelodeon and for portraying Alec Berg in the Seinfeld episode, “The Face Painter”. Mark authored “A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities, 1 Stomach” which is a comedic travelogue & cook book published by Lyons Press.[2]



Prior to Studs, DeCarlo was a host on the cable network MovieTime before it became E! Entertainment Television. Early in his career, DeCarlo was a contestant on Sale of the Century, winning $115,257 in cash and prizes, in 1985 and Tic Tac Dough in 1990. He also guest-starred as himself in an episode of Jonas and is now a regular on Windy City Live, a local morning show in the Chicago market.[3]

Mark hosted two more TV shows, Fox’s extreme game show, Big Deal, and FX’s late night talk show The X Show. He appeared on the game show Street Smarts in 2002, playing against Mark L. Walberg as part of a "Game Show Showdown", and lost the game with $1 to Walberg's $2. But because it was a charity episode, he still earned $500 for the M.S. Society of America. In 2005, DeCarlo starred in Sex Sells: The Making of Touché.[citation needed]

DeCarlo appeared on an episode of the show Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis on Bravo that aired May 16, 2012. He co-hosted the TV series THIS vs THAT that premiered internationally in November 2012. He also had a small role on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2013, he hosted EconomicalECO, a how-to series that popularized ways to radically reduce the cost of living by choosing economical American products & services.[citation needed]

On an 1992 episode of Studs, DeCarlo hosted Ronald Goldman, at the time an aspiring actor who become well known 2 years later after being murdered along with Nicole Brown Simpson in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994, which led to the arrest and Trial of O.J. Simpson[4]

Voice over acting[edit]

DeCarlo is the voice of Hugh Neutron on the Nickelodeon computer animated series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. His voice over career includes animated stints on Back at the Barnyard, Planet Sheen, Johnny Bravo, Handy Manny and the Thumb series of comedies: Thumb Wars, BaTThumb and Thumbtanic.[5]

As travel & foodie expert[edit]

Mark hosted the Travel Channel's Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo for two seasons in 2004 and 2005, and is also known as the host of the early 1990s dating game show, Studs and the short-lived 1996 game show Big Deal.

Personal life[edit]

DeCarlo graduated from Benet Academy in 1980. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles.[1] He married voice actress Yeni Álvarez on November 24, 2012.


  1. ^ a b "Contributor Mark DeCarlo". Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mark DeCarlo". Amazon Books. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mark DeCarlo". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  4. ^ ((cite web|title=Studs starring Ronald Goldman|url=
  5. ^ "MARK DECARLO". Retrieved April 11, 2013.

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