Discovery’s Gold Rush returned for its twelfth season in November 2021. The show introduced several fresh faces and also bought back quite a few familiar ones including its host Christo Doyle.
So, if you’re intrigued by this charming host, the reading is going to be fun. Find all about him as this Christo Doyle Wikipedia proceeds.
Meet Christo Doyle, The Gold Rush: The Dirt Host
Christo Doyle had been the show’s producer and its host since 2012.
However, Christo’s time with the Discovery does have a two-year gap in it. After working with the channel for 18 long years, he left for “a variety of reasons, and one of those reasons was the hosting stuff.”
But in 2019, Christo returned. “I’m back on now, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be back on. Whether I like it or not, I don’t know if I’m ever going to shake Gold Rush,” he said then.
Well, Christo did join the Gold Rush again.
Season 12 of Gold Rush: The Dirt premiered on September 24, 2021, and Christo was doing a pretty good job hosting it. This season, he was joined by returning miners Rick Ness, Tony Beets, Parker Schnabel Fred Hurt, and many more.
Christo Doyle Net Worth
Christo Doyle’s flaunted a net worth of $10 million by 2021.
Yes, the guy is pretty wealthy. He owned a production company called Public School Productions, which was opened in partnership with Half Yard Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. Based in Washington, D.C, his company claimed to produce “authentic, and first-in-its-space” content.
As to the date of writing this article, Christo had worked in over 38 movies and TV shows as a producer. Some of them are — Gold Rush, Siberian Cut (2014), Bar Hunters (2013), American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (2012), Deadliest Catch (2012), Dirty Jobs (2012), and American Chopper: The Series (2010).
According to his Linked In, Christo first joined the Discovery channel in 2003 as an executive producer. Then, he jumped ship to Fish Hook Production for over a year until finally returning to Discovery.
His company, Public School Productions was opened in April 2018. This was also from where he produced Gold Rush: The Dirt.
Christo Doyle Wife
Christo Doyle married Amy Hudson Shields back on September 8, 2001. The two then went on to have this first kid, a son named Jack on June 28, 2004. Then three years later, they welcomed their second born, a daughter.
Talking more about his wife, Amy is the daughter of Anne and Mark Shields of Chevy Chase. She is also a producer who has worked on shows like Sister Wives (2019), Alaskan Women Looking for Love (2013), Nor’Easter Men (2012), Battlefield Diaries (2005), and more.
Initially, Amy started her career working with the Cronkite Ward Television and slowly shifted gears to National Geographic and Discovery channels.
She is a Sidwell Friends High School 1990 graduate who attained Duke University for her bachelor of arts.
According to Christo, his wife is the “best mom ever.” Also, he is fond of his father-in-law Mark and said that he was one of a kind.
Trivia: In case you are confused, though Christo sometimes referred to Parker Schnabel as his third child, the two weren’t related.
How Old Is Christo Doyle?
Christo Doyle was born in 1972. That made him 49 years of age when he appeared in Gold Rush: The Dirt in 2021
He is wished for his birthday on February 19.
Christo Doyle Illness, Surgery
It was October 2018, when Christo Doyle went under surgery for his back.
At the time, he wasn’t able to host the first two episodes of Gold Rush: The Dirt. But luckily, Matt Rogers was available and he did an amazing job filling the role.
Christo was wished for speed recovery by several fans over IG.
A fan wrote, “Hoping your surgery goes well (went well?), Mr. Doyle. Speedy recovery. (flowers emoji) (can’t afford real flowers, sorry).”
Where Is Christo Doyle From?
Christo is from Washington, DC. But as of 2021, he lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and two kids.
He is the son of Frances Baldwin Schaefer of Rumson, N.J., and Dr. J. Griffin Doyle of Chevy Chase.
How Tall Is Christo Doyle?
Christo stands tall at a height above 6 feet (183 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Christo has a square face and he loved wearing sunglasses and hats.
Is Christo Doyle On Instagram?
His Facebook @TVChristo then had 42K followers.
Where Did Christo Doyle Recieve His Education?
Christo went to Bethesda Chevy Chase High school from 1986 to 1990. The next year, he joined the University of Vermont for his bachelor’s in political science and graduated in 1994 with a 3.4 GPA, putting himself on the Dean’s list.