The 39-year-old Actor/Comedian is from Verona, New Jersey, USA.
His recent television roles include playing Gary Brooks on the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried and his recurring role as Professor Rick Payne on Ghost Whisperer.
In 2001 he hosted a talk show on ESPN called Mohr Sports prior to it's cancellation that same year. His next work in the world of sports was as a voice over artist for Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory series, which profiled controversial athletes.
He also regularly contributes to the Jim Rhome Show radio program as a caller and occasionally a guest host. As well he is a guest sports writer for Sports Illustrated.
As evidenced by his past involvement he is very much a sports enthusiast. Although his roots in the entertainment business lie very much on the stage in stand-up comedy. In 2003 and 2004 he created, hosted and executive produced the reality television program Last Comic Standing. He currently remains a consultant for the show.
Now let's take a look at other people from the world of entertainment that would possibly do a better job of hosting the 2010 NHL Awards.
Please comment below on the following entertainers or indicate whom you would like to see hosting the awards show in Las Vegas this year.
The 52-year-old Actor/Comedian/Musician is from Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
He currently plays Danny Gavin in the drama/comedy series Rescue Me about a flawed firefighter and his exploits in life. Rescue Me has been announced to be ending with it’s finale coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
He is also known for his voice role in the Ice Age animated film series, as well as his role as Scotty Smalls stepfather Bill in the Baseball classic film The Sandlot. He has also done some commercial work as well; currently he is the voice of the Ford F-150 commercial advertising campaign.
Some of his work in the world of sports includes: narrating the official 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series film, hosting the National Hockey League video NHL’s Greatest Goals, TV voiceover for MLB 2K8 ads, DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package ads, he and Lenny Clarke sang “Sweet Caroline” (a song made famous by Neil Diamond) at the 2010 NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
Leary is a big sports fan in general and is noted to be a follower of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball and the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He is also an ice hockey fan with his own backyard rink at his home in Connecticut. He even went so far as to have piping installed under the surface to help the ice stay frozen.
Needless to say if Leary was available and willing he would be the perfect candidate and my choice to host the 2010 NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas.
The 47-year-old Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, and Film Producer is from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
He is best known for his involvement in films such as Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and the animated film series Shrek. He has also been pegged to portray The Who drummer Keith Moon in an upcoming biopic.
Some of his work related to the wide world of sports includes playing for Hollywood United FC in the 2010 Soccer Aid (for UNICEF UK) Football match. He also parodied Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner segment for Hockey Night in Canada during the film Mystery, Alaska. His character in this film was aptly named Donnie Shulzhoffer.
He also portrayed Guru Maurice Pitka in the 2008 comedy The Love Guru. This film involved a storyline in which the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup, with various references to the Leafs past. Jessica Alba was Jane Bullard the owner of the Maple Leafs and Verne Troyer, better known as Mini-me from Austin Powers, was Coach Punch Cherkov.
The 50-year-old stand-up comedian, impressionist, television and voice actor, and television host is from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA.
He is best known for his role as Joey Gladstone on the classic ABC Sitcom Full House, which ended its run in 1995.
In 2006 he appeared on the reality TV show Skating with Celebrities on FOX and was paired with Olympic medallist Nancy Kerrigan
From June 2, 2008 to May 25, 2010 he was elected to be the Commissioner of the Chikara, which is a small-time professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dave is a current member of the Celebrity All-Stars Hockey Team and continues to be an avid hockey player. Fittingly for a native of Michigan the Detroit Red Wings are Coulier’s favourite NHL team. He also has friends within the hockey spectrum; one of his better-known pals is former Red Wing and Russian National Team star Igor Larionov.
The 42-year-old musician is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He is best known as the drummer for long time Canadian music group The Barenaked Ladies.
Stewart has friends in the hockey world, most notably, Curtis Joseph whom he befriended in high school.
He is an active promoter of Women’s Hockey Canada and currently serves on the board of The Ladies First Hockey Foundation. He also spends his free time coaching his daughter’s hockey teams. He plays hockey himself with the Jokers Hockey Club in the Canadian Exclaim Hockey Summit of the Arts. As well as being a celebrity player for the Alumni Celebrity All-Stars Hockey Team organized by former NHLer Ron Duguay.
He is also occasionally featured on the post-game show for Hockey Night in Canada as a panellist. Over the airwaves he has occasionally been a guest contributor to the Morning Show on the Fan 590 hosted by Don Landry and Gord Stellick.
In 2005 he competed in the Hockey for Heroes three on three Tournament. He was also a correspondent on the red carpet of the 2007 NHL Awards show with Cassie Campbell.
The 39-year-old actor, producer is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
He is a high profile comic actor in Hollywood, with his best known roles in: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up, Fred Claus, Couples Retreat, and the list goes on and on.
He is a big sports fan and was seen in the front row at the Chicago Blackhawks home games throughout the playoffs. He is a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), and the University of Notre Dame.
The 41-year-old actor, producer, director is from Buffalo, New York, USA.
He is best known for his roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He is currently the co-star of comedy-crime drama Bones, which will enter its sixth season this fall.
He is a noted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL and the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. In his spare time he has written professional sports blogs and also been a guest on numerous sports radio shows. His all-time Flyers hero is of course Bobby Clarke.
His love of hockey has been written into Bones as a character trait of Booth, his character. The show even went so far as to do a hockey-themed episode “The Fire in the Ice”.
He also plays for the Alumni Celebrity All-Stars Hockey Team put together by former NHLer Ron Duguay.
The 42-year-old comedian is a native of Canton, Massachusetts, USA.
He gained much popularity after his appearance on the second season of Dave Chapelle’s Show as a stand-up comedian. Bill is a diehard Boston Bruins fan and spent this past season blogging about the team on NHL.com.
He has become a regular performer on the Late Show with David Letterman and makes regular stand-up comedy club appearances throughout North America.
The 45-year-old actor, comedian, writer, producer is a native of Stony Brook, New York, USA.
He is well known for his role as Doug Heffernan in the long running CBS sitcom The King of Queens. He has also recently ventured into feature films with Hitch, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He also hosted the 2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Throughout the playoffs he was seen sitting at ice level alongside fellow actor Vince Vaughan at the Chicago Blackhawks home games. They even went so far as to lay a kiss on each other at one point.
Naming his second daughter, now three years old, Shea after the ballpark for the New York Mets Shea Stadium, can evidence Kevin’s deep-rooted affection for sports.
The 32-year-old actor, comedian is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He is best known for his current role as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He is also well known for his role as the title character in Fat Albert. He was also a featured character in the classic 1995 Disney comedy Heavyweights starring Ben Stiller.
Recently he has lent his voice to LeBron and Kobe Nike commercials. Fittingly he received his first movie role in 1994 in D2: The Mighty Ducks as the quick witted Russ Tyler. He would again reprise this role in 1996 in D3: The Mighty Ducks.
The 28-year-old actor is from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
He is best known for his comic roles in films such as Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder and She’s Out of My League. He also co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids alongside fellow hockey fan Elisha Cuthbert from 1997-1998.
Jay is a Montreal Canadiens fan and has been an NHL.com celebrity blogger for the team for the past two seasons.