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SpouseDeborah Puttnam
MarkStrong Bostonian accent
FactHe has been the Chair for the Campaign for Museums since 1995.

Loyd Grossman is an American television personality, actor, and singer. He is best known as the host of the cooking competition show MasterChef from 2010 to 2012.

Grossman was born in New York City, New York on January 13, 1950. His parents were both Jewish immigrants from Poland. He has one sister. Grossman was educated at The Bronx High School of Science and Yale University, where he studied English and drama.

Grossman began his career as an actor, appearing in the Broadway production of Hair in 1968. He also had roles in the films Catch-22 (1970) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). In the 1980s, Grossman became a household name as the host of the PBS cooking show Cooking with Master Chefs. He also hosted the food and wine talk show Good Food on PBS from 1992 to 1997.

In 2010, Grossman returned to television as the host of MasterChef. He remained with the show for two seasons before leaving in 2012.

Grossman has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Meredith Baxter from 1974 to 1985. His second marriage was to TV producer Doria Cook-Nelson from 1987 to 1995. Grossman has been married to interior designer Alba Clemente since 1997. He has three children.

Grossman has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameLoyd Grossman
ProfessionActor, Chef, Journalist, Presenter
EducationBoston University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Upper Canada College


SpouseDeborah Puttnam
ParentsDavid K. Grossman, Helen Katherine Gilman Grossman


TV ShowsThrough the Keyhole, Masterchef (UK), Junior MasterChef

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#Marks / Signs
1Strong Bostonian accent


1He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Heritage in London, England.
2He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Patient Care especially Hospital Catering.
3He has been the Chair for the Campaign for Museums since 1995.
4Was previously son-in-law to David Puttnam.



Goodness Gracious Me1998TV Series


The Battle for Britain's Breakfast2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter, TV-am 1983-1987
Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter, 'Through the Keyhole', 1983-2003
David Frost: Hello, Good Evening & Farewell2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Food Glorious Food2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Dispatches2011TV Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
High Street Dreams2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guitarist 'The New Forbidden' / Himself
Mastermind2009TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHimself
Step Up to the Plate2008TV SeriesHimself - Food Critic
The Podge and Rodge Show2007TV SeriesHimself
University Challenge: The Professionals2006TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Balderdash & Piffle2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Panel2005TV SeriesHimself
The Money Programme2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Through the Keyhole1987-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host
Britain's Finest2003TV Series documentaryHimself
History of British Sculpture2003TV Series documentaryPresenter
Question Time2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
Rex the Runt2001TV SeriesHimself
The Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
Masterchef1990-2000TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Coronation Street: Through the Keyhole1999VideoHimself - Presenter
Loyd's Louisiana1999DocumentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You1998TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Countdown1998TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Goodness Gracious Me1998TV SeriesHimself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimself
Richard and Judy Exclusive1997TV SeriesHimself
Anyone for Pennis?1995TV MovieHimself
Junior Masterchef1994TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
American Affair1993TV SeriesHimself
Danny Baker After All1993TV SeriesHimself
This Morning1993TV SeriesHimself
The London Programme1992TV Series documentaryHimself
A Question of Entertainment1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TV's Believe It or Not2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
What's Really in Our Food?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Storm in an Eggcup1992TV Movie documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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