Table of Biography
Rich Koz is a broadcaster and actor known for his appearance in the movie Svengoolie. Rich Koz is famous as the host of the syndicated Stooge-a-Palaaza program.
On March 12, 1952, Richard Koz was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. As of now, he is 71 years old and has Pisces as his zodiac sign. Additionally, his father was a sheet metal worker, and his mother was a housewife.
But, he has chosen to reveal the facts related to his family. Talking about his education, he went to Northwestern University. After graduation, he received a degree in communications.
Rich Koz – Net Worth 2023
Rich Koz has been a successful actor and broadcaster. He has been working in this field since many deceased. And, has been earning a good and his estimated net worth is $1 million.
In the early 1980s, Rich Koz was married and he has never revealed the name of his wife. They were later blessed with a daughter who was born with spina bifida. He also suffered from a heart attack and had to undergo 2 angioplasty procedures, in March 2022.
Previously, Rich Koz started his career through broadcasting at WMTH-FM. Thus, it is the high school radio station at Maine East in Park Ridge, Illinois. During high school, he sent the original Svengoolie, Jerry G. Bishop, material for the horror movie program.
Subsequently, Bishop invited Koz to join the show’s staff. In 1973, the show was cancelled and Bishop and Koz worked together doing mornings on WMAQ radio in Chicago. In addition, he worked with radio legend Dick Orkin on commercials and syndicated features.
It also included ChickenMan Returns for the Last Time Again.” In 1978, Bishop left for San Diego, he gave him permission to create a show known as Son of Svengoolie. On WFLD-TV Ch. 32, he began as Son of Svengoolie, winning numerous local Emmy awards, in June 1979.
Therefore, his show was syndicated to sister stations in Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, and San Francisco for a brief period. After the station was acquired by the News Corporation, WFLD canceled Svengoolie, in 1986.
There was believing the show was not dignified for a network affiliate. Besides that, at WGN radio, he did some freelance radio, including stints as a fill-in. He returned to WFLD to host a new hosted movie show, from 1989 to 1993.
Therefore, he appeared to be “breaking in” to the Fox signal. The viewers were asked to address letters to “Lose Weight by Selling Real Estate, No Money Down”, but the show was originally untitled. Later on, the show adopted the name The Koz Zone.
More About Career
The cartoons presented by Koz, interspersed with sketch comedy bits were featured in the show. Additionally, he did mornings on WCKG radio for a brief period.
On July 4, he co-hosted live and New Year’s Eve programming, and became weekend and fill-in weather anchor for Fox 32 News. He came back on the air as part of the launch team for the newly independent station WCIU-TV, Channel 26, in 1995. He became Svengoolie and resumed weekly horror movie shows, along with numerous other duties.
Similarly, he has won Emmy Awards and was admitted to the NATAS/Emmy “Silver Circle. Starting in 2011, he started to be seen nationwide, starting in 2011. It was during the time when the Svengoolie show became a regular Saturday night staple on the MeTV classic TV network.
Moreover, he is also known for the early 1980s 3-D broadcast of Revenge of the Creature. Thus, it also resulted in a civil action lawsuit by people who felt they didn’t get enough 3-D.
Rich Koz – Social Media
Rich Koz has a Facebook account with 4.9k followers. Similarly, he has a Twitter account named @Svengoolie, with 69.3k followers.
Rich Koz is tall and stands 6 feet tall and his weight is not known yet. Similarly, he has got fair complexion brown eyes, and dark brown hair color. Besides that, there are no details related to the body size or weight of the broadcaster.