Steve Harvey

Host Bio

Steve Harvey is the host of the daytime show "Steve Harvey." In addition to hosting his daytime show, Harvey also serves as the host of the long-running syndicated game show "Family Feud" and is the host of the number-one rated nationally syndicated morning radio show "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," which attracts approximately 7 million listeners each week. His first book, "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," was released in 2009 and became a number one New York Times best-seller, selling over 2 million copies and spending 64 weeks on this prestigious list. In December 2010, Harvey released his second book, "Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man," which debuted at number one on the New York Times best-sellers list. The hit film based on Harvey's best-selling book, "Think Like a Man," starring Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Hart, debuted April 20, 2012, as the number one movie in America for two weeks in a row.

Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest of five children, to a mom who was a homemaker and a dad who was a day laborer. As a young boy, Harvey always dreamed of being a performer. He would use a toothbrush as a microphone and practice being a comedian, while his dad shaved in front of the mirror. Harvey had a variety of jobs, such as paper boy, grocery store clerk, employee at Ford Motor Company, owner of a carpet cleaning business and insurance salesman, before embarking on his career in stand-up.  A dedicated husband and father, Harvey, together with his wife, Marjorie, has seven children ranging in age from teens to twenties.

Long dedicated to philanthropy, Harvey and Marjorie believe that "dreaming is more important than anything." Together, they advocate for the education, health and welfare of men, women and children worldwide. With the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, they create and support programs, events, scholarships and organizations, including the Disney Dreamers Academy, the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men and the Girls Who Rule the World Mentoring Weekend, where they have served over 1,000 young men and women thus far. In addition to fostering the education and well-being of youth, Harvey has created uplifting community endeavors, including the Hoodie Awards, a yearly Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, donating technology and supplies to schools and more.

Each weekday in his multi-topic show, Harvey talks to real people with real issues and brings his funny, fresh, insightful and common-sense approach to everyday problems. Drawing from his varied life experiences, Harvey entertains, informs and inspires, covering a vast range of relatable topics, such as marriage, dating, finance, parenting, workplace issues, friendship and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives, all with his unique comedic spin.