J.D. Roth is an American television personality, actor, a former popular children's game show host, and a producer of reality shows. He is the CEO of 3Ball Productions, based in Manhattan Beach, California.
Roth previously hosted the Fox adult reality game show Unan1mous, but is best known for hosting the children's game show Fun House on FOX, the reality show Endurance on the Discovery Kids channel, and as announcer and co-creator of the adult reality show The Biggest Loser.
Born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Roth first picked up an interest in acting when he was ten, and has been working on commercials and being in-front and behind the camera since then.
After being a finalist on Star Search, he made numerous guest appearances on Charles in Charge, As the World Turns, The Equalizer and Tales from the Darkside.
After graduating from Cherry Hill High School East in 1986, his first full-time television job was hosting the kids' game show Fun House. During its three-year-run, he traveled across the country hosting a live version for children.
In 1991, after his Fun House stint, he went on to host the magazine video game series, GamePro TV. The following year, he became the youngest producer ever to own his own production company, Slam Dunk Productions. He initially produced and hosted the short-lived children's game show Double Up.
He emceed several other game shows, including Masters Of The Maze for then-FOX Family for one season, and two of the six seasons of Zooventure, a children's game show taped at the San Diego Zoo and aired on Animal Planet. Zooventure aired in seven countries.
Roth also produced a game show version of the word game Mad Libs for the Disney Channel with veteran television personality Dick Clark, who worked with Roth behind-the-scenes. While hosting Zooventure, he hosted his first adult game show, Sex Wars, in syndication.
In 2001, he formed 3Ball Productions, along with John Foy and Todd A. Nelson. Described in a company news release as "the primary creative arm", Roth produced and hosted his first children's reality show, Moolah Beach, for ABC Family, which was cancelled after one season.
A spinoff entitled Endurance began on NBC and the Discovery Channel in 2002. Renewed in 2007 for a sixth season, Endurance has been much more successful.
Roth, who serves as creator, host, and Executive Producer for this show, was nominated in 2006 for two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series. In 2007, Endurance was nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Children's Series.
While not working on Endurance, Roth serves as narrator on NBC's weight loss reality show, The Biggest Loser, (with Caroline Rhea later Alison Sweeney), which he also co-created and produces.
He also produced Breaking Bonaduce, with former child star, Danny Bonaduce, which proved to be another hit reality show for VH1. Also, he produces the reality show, Beauty and the Geek, alongside Ashton Kutcher (of That '70s Show fame).
He also hosted and co-created Unan1mous, which premiered March 22, 2006. Unlike Endurance, this show was not a ratings winner and was canceled.
Other credits include Walt Disney World Inside Out alongside Brianne Leary & George Foreman (1995) and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996).