Ty Pennington Profile
Ty Pennington is an American TV host, author, carpenter, and former model/actor. Pennington is also among the designers on the HGTV renovation series called Battle On The Beach.
Ty Pennington Education
Pennington went to Sprayberry High School which is based in Marietta, Georgia. After graduating from high school, he joined Kennesaw State University where he graduated and majored in history and art. Pennington also worked during his time in college and would take night classes. He then moved to The Art Institute of Atlanta where he attained his bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Ty Pennington TV Career
Pennington is a TV host, author, carpenter, and former model/actor who gained fame for his role as a carpenter on Trading Spaces on TLC from 2000 to 2003. In 2003, he hosted “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” which was aired on ABC from 2003 till the series finale in 2012. Due to hosting Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, he received two Primetime Emmy Awards.
After Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ended, he started working on other projects including TNT’s On the Menu opposite Emeril Lagasse in 2014 and hosting ABC’s short-lived talk show The Revolution in 2012. From 2015 to 2016, he worked at The Food Network’s American Diner Revival opposite Amanda Freitag. It was later on publicized that he would be joining the revival of Trading Spaces on September 13, 2017, and started airing on April 7, 2018, on TLC.
Ty Pennington Modeling and Acting Career
Pennington started working on his modeling ad acting career when he was in his final semester in college. This was after he was approached by a modeling scout and later on started working for several companies including Sprite, Swatch, and J.Crew. In addition to that, he also made an appearance in television spots for Diet Coke, Bayer, Macy’s, and Levi’s. During his time as an actor and model, he went to several countries including Germany, Thailand, Japan, Canada, and Italy.
Ty Pennington Age
Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is therefore 58 years old as of 2022.
Quick Facts About Pennington
|Full Name||Gary Tygert Burton|
|Age||58 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Ty Pennington Height
Pennington stands at an estimated height of 6 feet 3 inches tall.
Ty Pennington Family
Pennington was born and raised by her mother called Yvonne Vickery. His parent divorced when he was very young hence did not spend so much time with her father. After Yvonne Vickery stayed single for some time as a single parent, she later on remarried. Growing up, Pennington was raised alongside his older brother Wynn.
Ty Pennington Wife|Wedding|Married
Pennington is happily married to his wife, Kellee Marrell. The couple got engaged in July 2021 and later on got married on November 27, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia. Whenever Pennington is working, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and enjoys outdoor activities. It is also not known if he has any children.
Ty Pennington’s Net Worth
Pennington has an estimated net worth of about $12 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a TV host, author, carpenter, and former model/actor.
Ty Pennington: Battle On The Beach HGTV
Pennington is also among the designers on the HGTV renovation series called Battle On The Beach. Battle On The Beach premiered on Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. The series is about three skilled teams of up-and-coming designers and renovators who will be assisted by design experts Ty Pennington (Rock the Block), Taniya Nayak (Build it Forward), and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab). The show was ranked top 5 cable premieres with upscale P25-54 and was also top 3 cable premieres with P25-54 and W25-54.
Ty Pennington ADHD|Health|Sick
Pennington was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 17 years old. He now shares his experiences with the illness with the aim of raising awareness and eradicating any sort of stigma that ADHD patients go through. In addition to that, he is also in a partnership with Shire Plc. Pennington faced attacks for promoting the use of ADHD medications including Adderall.
Ty Pennington Allegations|Law Suit|Drugs
On May 5, 2007, Pennington was arrested for being drunk while driving in Los Angeles. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment with a 3 years probation.
Ty Pennington Shows|Series
Pennington has made appearances and worked on several shows some of them including:
- Home Town Kickstart
- Ty Breaker
- Wild Card
- The Adventures of Ociee Nash
- Take Two With Phineas and Ferb.
- Similac Custom Nursery Design Contest
- Ty Pennington at Home
- Transform Any Room (2003)
- On The Menu (2014)
- The Revolution(2012)
- Inside The Box
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
- Trading Spaces
- American Diner Revival
Ty Pennington Books
Pennington is also the author of quite a number of books including:
- Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories, Simon & Schuster; (September 9, 2008)
- Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room, Hyperion (2003)