You are not an original American Idol fan if you do not know who Ryan Seacrest is. Seacrest became sort of a household name as the TV host of the popular American singing competition. It was the job that launched his career in the entertainment industry. Sadly, in 2016 Fox decided to cancel the show thus, ending its 15-year run on television. Luckily, ABC has decided to revive the series and Seacrest is expected to return for the show’s 16th season. The show’s 16th season will feature a new cast of judges including Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. While judges and contestants have come and gone over the years Seacrest has remained the one constant.
These days Seacrest is a lot busier than when American Idol first premiered in nearly 20 years ago. He is now the permanent co-host of the daily talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. There was some doubt that Seacrest could host both shows as they film on different ends of the country. Seacrest made it work however. Since American Idol films in Los Angeles and Live with Kelly and Ryan in New York he flies to LA for on the weekends and back to NYC on Sunday.
Seacrest often finds himself juggling multiple jobs. Because of this he has been deemed the hardest working man in Hollywood. Along with doing TV he also hosts his own radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.”Not to mention, his many entrepreneurial efforts. In 2014 he launched a new Distinction menswear line. A few years later he launched Polished, a skincare line for men.
Though Seacrest is a famous celebrity with a lot of money he dedicates much of his time and energy to giving back. He founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) as a way to encourage and inspire youth in need. He was inspired to form the organization after visiting children’s hospitals around the country and realizing the amount of stress an illness can put on a family.
There are many reasons Ryan Seacrest has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but none more important than his dedication to helping others.