Ty Pennington Biography
Ty Pennington is an American Host/Model/Artist/Carpenter/Author/Actor, serving as the host of the renovation competition series, Rock the Block Season 4. The show premiered in the month of March 2023 on HGTV. Asides from his role on the show, he is also known for airing on the show, Trading Spaces between 2000 and 2003 as a Carpenter.
Ty Pennington Age
Pennington is 59 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 19, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Ty Pennington Height
Pennington stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
Ty Pennington Family
Pennington was born Gary Tygert Burton, as the son of Yvonne Vickery. His mother separated from Ty’s father when he and his older brother Wynn were very young. She later spent several years as a single parent before she remarried. It was after their marriage that her new husband adopted both boys, giving them his surname Pennington. Ty is of partial Cherokee descent.
Ty Pennington Wife
Pennington announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend of one year, Kellee Merrell in July 2021. Later on November 27, 2021, they tied the knot in Savannah, Georgia. However, the two manage to keep information regarding whether or not they have kids. We will update you once information regarding this is available.
Ty Pennington’s Net Worth
Pennington has an estimated net worth of around $12 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a host.
Ty Pennington Salary
Pennington earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Ty Pennington Education
Pennington went to Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia where he graduated. Later on, he joined Kennesaw State University, where he majored in art and history. While in college, he took night classes and would work during the day. He often worked in landscaping and later landed a job in construction. Later on, after graduating, he continued with his studies and specialized in Graphic Design. He then transferred to the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he attained his bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Ty Pennington Rock the Block|HGTV
Pennington is an expert craftsman and designer who works as the host of HGTV’s home renovation competition series Rock the Block. He is also known for his groundbreaking home improvement series Trading Spaces and for hosting the HGTV series Battle On the Beach and Ty Breaker as well as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition — in which he helped transform the lives of hundreds while inspiring millions to do the same. Ty has hosted a number of other shows and has traveled the country breathing new life into homes and communities in addition to writing several books.
Ty Pennington Modeling|Acting
Prior to Pennington’s TV career, he previously was both a model and an actor. It was during his final year in his college, that a modeling scout reached out to him. It was after this approach that he was introduced to the modeling and acting industry. He was able to be hired by well-known magazines and companies as an advertising model. For instance, he was hired by Sprite, J.Crew, and Swatch and also made some appearances in television spots for Macy’s, Bayer, and Levi’s just to mention a few. He has also managed to travel to all corners of the world due to his modeling career including Germany, Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Italy.
Ty Pennington Television Career
Pennington began his TV career after tenuring for quite some time modeling industry. As a set designer, he managed to visit other countries back in 1995 including Las Vegas. He became more notable in the TV industry after his innovative hit show, Trading Spaces went viral and every household was in love with the show. Additionally, he also was featured in The Adventures of Ociee Nash (as “Wilbur Wright”) an independent film in 2003.
During that same year, Pennington was selected by ABC to serve as the leader of the eight-person design team of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. This was when the station was developing a show that would rehab the houses of less fortunate families. He was very much committed to the show and spent about 240 days of that year working. The show(Extreme Makeover Home Edition) ended with its ninth season in 2012. Till the show ended, Pennington had assisted in rebuilding about 200 homes for the show.
Later on, he relocated from Los Angeles to New York City and started to take part in the lifestyle-based talk show The Revolution. The show was aired in January 2012 on ABC and was a huge success till it was canceled after six months. HGTV launched Ty Breaker, in January 2021, a show which detailed Pennington assisting less fortunate families that are having a difficult time in making their homes work for their changing lives. On March 8, 2021, he joined the HGTV renovation competition series, Rock The Block, where he was a host for its 2nd season.
Ty Pennington Books
Aside from him being a host at HGTV, Pennington has written three books on his quest to inspire others.
- Life to the Extreme (Zondervan 2019): How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter.
- 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)
Ty Pennington ADHD
Pennington was plagued with behavioral problems as a child, til he was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 17. It was during his interview with Glenn Beck and in the movie The Disruptors that he also discussed his ADHD. Pennington has partnered with Shire Plc to raise awareness of ADHD in adults and promote the use of Vyvanse for the treatment of adult ADHD. He has been criticized for promoting the use of ADHD medications such as Adderall without disclosing his sponsorship.
Ty Pennington TV Shows
Aside from Pennington hosting the renovation competition series known as Rock the Block Season 4, he has also featured several shows including:
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
- Rock The Block Season 4
- Esta casa era una ruina
- Trading Spaces
- Ty Breaker
- Battle On The Beach
- American Diner Revival
- Home Town Kickstart
- Small Business Revolution on Main Street
- On the Menu
- The Revolution
- Inside the Box With Ty Pennington
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
- America’s Funniest Home Videos
- You Don’t Know Dixie
Ty Pennington Rock the Block (HGTV)
Pennington is among the cast members of the show, Rock the Block on HGTV where he features as a Host. In the show, he makes an appearance alongside;
Ty Pennington Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 246K followers on Instagram.