Jim Perry

Jim Perry


11/9/1933, Camden, New Jersey



Birth Name

James Edward Dooley


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User Rating
3 votes



Jim was the host of a number of game shows in Canada and the United States, including Card Sharks and Headline Hunters.


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  • Great game show host but underrated!

    I think that Jim Perry is one of those underrated but awesome game show hosts though not a big name like Richard Dawson, Bob Eubanks, or Alex Trebek, I think has done an awesome job and knows what he is doing and like one reviewer says, looks very comfortable in doing a game show. Too bad that not too many like him are around. Love him on both "Card Sharks" and "Sales of the Century" where he seems like a natural in front of the camera. But off it, he also was an accomplish author and after Sales, retired over being a professional author. Miss people like him!moreless
  • Jim Perry is a game show host who should have been utilized in many more shows.

    Card Sharks is one of the greatest game shows of all time. One of the reasons it was so great was the host, Jim Perry. Perry looked like he was very comfortable in front of the camera and just had that professional air about him. He really liked doing the show and made the contestants feel like they were guests in his own home. He actually wanted to see players win a lot of money in the Money Cards. He was ecstatic at a great play and very bummed when a player had a bad hand or busted. He did great later on Sale of the Century but it was Card Sharks where he really shined.moreless