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Johnny Jacobs
Johnny Jacobs Treasure Hunt
Name: John Byron Jacobs
Born: June 22, 1916
Died: February 8, 1982
Place of death: Stockton, California
Occupation: announcer
Years active: 1951-1982
Known for: His game show announcing career

John "Johnny" Byron Jacobs (June 22, 1916–February 6, 1982) was an American television announcer, best known for his work with Chuck Barris. Jacobs was an announcer on Treasure Hunt (1973–77, 1981–82) and 3's A Crowd.

He was the first announcer for The Joker's Wild, which starred Jack Barry and debuted on CBS in 1972. Barry employed Jacobs on many Barry & Enright/Jack Barry Productions game shows during the early-to-mid 1970s, including Blank Check and Hollywood's Talking. Most notably, however, Chuck Barris used Jacobs' voice talents on The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game and other Barris productions like Three's a Crowd and The Gong Show. Jacobs' last job was announcing a Barris-produced version of Treasure Hunt, which was syndicated during the 1981-82 season (Jacobs had also announced Barris' mid-1970s version of Treasure Hunt), but illness forced him to step down by late 1981 and he was replaced by frequent Barris fill-in announcer Tony McClay.

The 65-year-old Jacobs died in Stockton, California, where he owned radio station KWG.

Shows announcedEdit

Tell it to Groucho
Take a Good Look
Face the Facts
How's Your Mother-In-Law?
The Family Game
Dream Girl of '67
The Joker's Wild
The Game Game
Give-N-Take
Rhyme and Reason
Spin-Off
Blank Check
Break the Bank ('76)
Cop-Out!
Hollywood's Talking
The Dating Game
The Newlywed Game
The Gong Show
3's A Crowd
The $1.98 Beauty Show
The New Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt ('80)
Camouflage ('80)

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