Ty Pennington Biography
Ty Pennington is a television host, artist, carpenter, author, and former model and actor from the United States. His meteoric rise began with his appearance as a carpenter on the TLC home improvement reality show Trading Spaces. He won two Primetime Emmys for his role as a carpenter on TLC’s Trading Spaces, and he later hosted the ABC show Extreme Makeover.
Ty Pennington Age
How old is Ty? He is 57 years old as of 19 October 2021. He was born Gary Tygert Burton in 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Ty Pennington College |Education
Pennington began learning carpentry and home renovation on his own. After graduating from Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, he attended Kennesaw State University, where he majored in art and history. He paid for college by taking night classes and working during the day, first as a landscaper and then as a builder. Pennington, despite his carpentry skills, initially decided that carpentry was not something he wanted to do professionally, stating that his main interests were in becoming an artist, specializing in Graphic Design. He transferred to the Art Institute of Atlanta on the advice of one of his professors, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Ty Pennington Nationality
Ty is an American national and citizen by birth. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United State of America. He is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Ty Pennington Family | Parents
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United State of America. He is the son of Yvonne Vickery. When Ty and his older brother Wynn were very young, Yvonne divorced Ty’s father, and she was a single parent for several years before remarrying. Her new husband adopted both boys and gave them the surname Pennington. Ty is of Cherokee descent.
Ty Pennington Married |Wife | Daughter | Children
In July 2021, he proposed to his one-year girlfriend, Kellee Merrell. On November 27, 2021, they married in Savannah, Georgia.
Ty Pennington Salary
She earns $75 Thousand Per Episode.
Ty Pennington’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $12 Million.
Ty Pennington ADHD
He struggled with behavioral issues as a child until he was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 17. He also spoke with Glenn Beck about his ADHD. Pennington has collaborated with Shire Plc to increase adult ADHD awareness and promote the use of Vyvanse for the treatment of adult ADHD. He has been chastised for pushing the use of ADHD drugs like Adderall without disclosing his financial support.
Ty Pennington Modeling
During his final semester, he was approached by a modeling scout and began a successful career in that field. He has worked on print campaigns for J.Crew, Swatch, and Sprite, as well as television commercials for Diet Coke, Levi’s, Macy’s, and Bayer. His modeling career took him to Japan, Thailand, Italy, Canada, and Germany, among other places.
Ty Pennington Author | Career
Pennington used his hands-on skills and design-savvy to launch a career in the entertainment industry, working as a set designer on films like Leaving Las Vegas in 1995. However, his professional breakthrough came through The Learning Channel’s groundbreaking popular show Trading Spaces. In 2003, he appeared in the independent film The Adventures of Ocoee Nash. Pennington was hired as the head of an eight-person design team in 2003 when ABC began planning a show in which worthy families’ homes would be rebuilt in seven days or less. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which was supposed to be a 13-part special, became a huge success, catapulting Pennington to fame. This resulted in an endorsement deal with the show’s sponsor, Sears.
Pennington was incredibly dedicated to the program, working 240 days a year on average, and was known to have fought through anything from torn muscles to heatstroke to food illness in order to keep performing his job. He stated that his appearance on the show led to the channel commissioning Ty’s Great British Adventure, in which he worked with communities such as Portreath, Cornwall (UK), to restore a run-down town park in a week and Portishead, North Somerset (UK), to renovate the town’s derelict outdoor pool into a community-run Lido. The series premiered on September 16, 2008.
When the show’s ninth season ended in 2012, Pennington had helped remodel more than 200 homes for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Pennington then relocated to New York City, where he was cast in the ABC lifestyle talk show The Revolution, which debuted in January 2012. Ty began pursuing other goals after the show was cancelled after six months. Ty Breaker, a show on HGTV that features Pennington assisting families who are struggling to make their homes work for their changing circumstances, premiered in January 2021. Pennington began hosting the HGTV restoration competition series Rock The Block’s second season on March 8, 2021, and will continue in that role for season 3, which will air in early 2022.