; hosted several programs for FX and traveled around the world as a correspondent for "Access Hollywood." In 2001, he was voted one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful." In 2002, Probst wrote and directed the feature film Finder's Fee, starring Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones, Robert Forster, and Matthew Lillard.
The film won many awards and, thanks to the critical success, Probst was selected as one of 2001's "Ten Directors to Watch" in a series presented by the American Cinematheque showcasing innovative and exciting new directors from around the world.
But when we got married, when this ring went on my finger, Michael looked up and said, 'dad,' and I could tell that he knew now that this big thing was official and it was real."It's nice to see two Hollywood families getting along, right?
Probst was born in Wichita, Kansas, but grew up primarily in Bellevue, Washington.
After graduating from Newport High School in 1979, he attended Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a producer and narrator of marketing videos.
Probst was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church in 1999.
In 2007, Probst founded The Serpentine Project, a non-profit organization designed to help young adults transition out of the foster care system. Every season, SURVIVOR memorabilia is auctioned off and, to date, the auctions have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization.
They had a long marriage and they raised these two young kids," Probst explains to King of Gosselaar and Russell. When we were together before we got married, they were playing with it," Probst recalls.
"They raised them with the kind of love that the kids they see me, and he's now remarried, his wife, they just see us as two more parents." when King comments that the kids don't see Probst as a stepdad, the Emmy Award winner says, "They're not stepkids." Awww! "Sometimes it'd be dad, sometimes it'd be Jeff, dad two, sometimes it'd be D-2.