Ross Mathews

Ross Mathews


9/24/1979, Mount Vernon, WA.

Birth Name

Ross Mathews



Also Known As

Ross The Intern
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Starting in 2001, Ross was a correspondent on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" where he covered many events, met with celebrities and shared videos with the audience. He now appears regularly on the prime time "The Jay Leno Show". He was also a star on "Celebrity Fit…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Back in 1995 Ross spent the summer working with the Washington State Ecology Youth Corp.

    • When Ross is bored he generally goes to Target. He made the mistake of wearing a red shirt while shopping there in February 2007 and kept getting mistaken for an employee of the store. Being goodnatured he directed the patrons of the store to the aisle they were looking for.

    • When Ross interviewed Gwyneth Paltrow in London back in 2002 he lost his glasses. He never saw an optometrist or replaced them until March 2007.

    • Ross eats oatmeal every morning for breakfast mixed with frozen berries and one packet of Splenda.

    • After mentioning how much Ross enjoyed eating the Sugar Free Life Savers, the company sent him 15 pounds of assorted Sugar Free Life Savers as a congratulations for his weightloss.

    • When he isn't working, Ross's favorite place to retreat to is his home state, Washington State.

    • Ross's first red carpet experience was attending the premiere of "Ocean's Eleven."

    • Ross was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to cover the winter Olympics. He lived in his own apartment near the Olympic Village - it was a fully equipped apartment. His place was close to the Olympic Medal Plaza and the Delta Center, and nearly every night he was able to hear the national anthems from countries all around the world.

    • Ross was a guest at the wedding for Dog the Bounty Hunter.

    • Ross is a Seattle Seahawks fan. It is his favorite sport.

    • Ross's favorite junk food is anything from the Baked Lays family of chips.

    • Ross's favorite song is "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell.

    • If Ross could play any part on television he wanted to play Bea Arthur's brother on "The Golden Girls."

    • April 22, 2007 Ross was a judge at the "Nuts for Mutts" Mixed Breed Dog Show. He judged the "Best Kisser" category.

    • In 2005 E! Network named Ross one of the 30 most outrageous celebrities.

    • Ross graduated from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. His major was in communications.

    • Ross has a dog named Louise. When speaking of her he calls her his "paw-fect dog-ter."

  • Quotes

    • Ross: I miss the days where a celebrity on a TV show would say 'this show was filmed in front of a live studio audience'.

    • Ross: (Regarding his interviews) They don't tell me what to do or say; they just want me to be myself, there is pressure because nothing is scripted, but that is why it works so well.

    • Ross: My biggest pet peeve would have to be about people that are late, I am always early. It's like when you go to the movies, and you are early and your friends are late…I think that it is just a respect thing.

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