Adam Richman's Biography

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Adam Richman was born on 16 May 1974, in Brooklyn, New York.

He studied at Solomon Schechter, then Talmud Torah High School, and also Midwood High School.

In 1996 he received a degree in International Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Whilst at Emory, he started a journal, making notes on every restaurant he visited.

In 2003 he gained a master's degree in drama from the Yale School of Drama.

He worked in a variety of roles in restaurants and catering, for example, Adam Richman told My Jewish Learning:

"When I was working for a catering company in L.A, I catered a reenactment of the Peloponnesian War and they had female stunt people doing the fighting too. But they had to put beards on them."

After drama, Adam Richman acted in many regional theatres in the USA.

Richman also got parts in episodes of TV shows such as Joan of Arcadia, All My Children, My Ex Life, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, and Guiding Light.

The show that brought him into widespread public awareness was Man v Food, which was first transmitted in 2008 on The Travel Channel.

In Man v Food, Richman, hosting the show, travels across the USA, taking on food challenges, for example, eating a 72-ounce steak along with several side dishes.

Outside of Man v Food, Adam Richman has a healthy lifestyle:

"My diet is, I guess a balanced diet -- you know, lots of vegetables, lots of chicken and fish, egg whites. I work out with a personal trainer, I stay super, super hydrated."

Richman likes teaching and is on faculty at two acting schools.

In 2010, he wrote America the Edible: A Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea.

In 2011, Adam Richman, started hosting The Traveler's Guide to Life, a series about celebrities who share insight on the things that matter most in their lives.

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