*Update* Triple D News - The '67 Camaro, as seen on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," is for auction by recently ex-producer David Page. Bidding ends Nov. 5, 2011. Click here for more.
This post is rather dated - I'm keeping up-to-date information at Guy Fieri FAQ's.
Is Guy Fieri married?
Yes, Guy's wife's name is Lori, married in 1995. She works full time looking after their two busy sons, Hunter (14) and Ryder (5). Guy's parents are James and Penny Ferry. Blog and photo search for Lori And Guy's sister's name is Morgan (deceased 2011). Guy does not have a biological brother, but he has many male friends considered brothers from other mothers.
Why did Guy change his last name from Ferry to Fieri?
Guy changed his name when he got married in 1995; he wanted to honor his immigrant grandfather. blog post Guy's great-grandfather's name was Giuseppe Fieri. video
The change occurred many years before beginning his FoodTV career. There are news articles going back to November of 1996 listing "Guy Fieri" (and not "Guy Ferry") as an owner of Johnny Garlic's.
Moreover, Fieri is correctly pronounced with a rolled "r," known to linguists as the alveolar trill, as in the Spanish, Italian or Russian languages. The best approximation for a rolled "r" by Americans and the English is to use a "d-" or soft "t-," as in Fieddi or Fietti. See trivia questions.
What does fieri mean? Where did the name Fieri come from?
In Latin, "fieri" - to be made, to become. Fieri is used as passive of facere, "to do." In Italian, the masculine singular adjective "fiero" means "proud." Feminine singular would be "fiere." When the "o" at the end of an adjective is changed to an "i," it implies the plural. So "fieri" is a word that implies "we are proud." Related, FIERI is an international organization of students and young professionals celebrating the Italian culture. www.fieri.org
Where does Guy Fieri live?
Guy is proud to live in Santa Rosa, California. Santa Rosa is in northern California, north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento. wiki His exact address? Naw, you won't get that here. He grew up in Ferndale, CA.
How old is Guy Fieri? When is Guy Fieri's birthday?
At the time of this writing, Guy Fieri is 43 years old. His birthday is January 22, 1968. wiki
How much money does Guy Fieri make? What is Guy Fieri's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Guy Fieri is worth $3.5 million. The WSJ reported, "industry insiders said that even top food talent rarely makes more than $10,000 to $20,000 per episode." Guy Fieri tapes upwards of 60 - 80 television episodes in one year. Public appearances and merchandise sales add to his annual income.
Where can I find a Guy Fieri biography?
Guy Fieri won the second season of The Next Food Network Star, filmed in December 2005 and aired in March 2006. Guy Fieri was announced the winner on April 23rd, 2006. There is a Guy Fieri bio on his website at www.guyfieri.com/guy_digital_presskit.pdf. There is also a nice life story at www.humboldtbeacon.com/ci_15828674.
Did Guy Fieri go to culinary school? Chef school?
No. He went to college and got a bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Hospitality Management in 1990. UNLV Alumni Assoc. After graduating, he took a job in Long Beach, CA before moving back to northern California to open Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa. blog post
How many restaurants does Guy Fieri own?
Currently he co-owns six restaurants with partner Steve Gruber: four Johnny Garlic's (Santa Rosa, Windsor, Roseville and Dublin, CA) and two Tex Wasabi's (Santa Rosa and Sacramento, CA). www.johnnygarlics.com and www.texwasabis.com
Is Guy Fieri a Freemason?
No. Guy sometimes wears a ring with a Freemason symbol; the ring used to belong to his grandfather. Guy does not know if his grandfather was or was not a Freemason. See trivia questions.
However, Guy Fieri does have a fraternal association: a proud member of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), a national leadership development fraternity, while in college. video website
Why does Guy Fieri wear arm bands?
According to Wiki, "The wristbands started out as a thing between me and Hunter. I gave Hunter a wristband and he gave me one, and I told him that I’d wear it while doing The Next Food Network Star so he could see it." - Guy Fieri
What kind of watch does Guy Fieri wear?
Serket Watch is one of his favorites, along with Doxa, Fender, Breitling, Rolex and Nixon. See trivia questions. See Guy's Doxa watch.
What kind of jewelry does Guy Fieri wear?
From GuyFieri.com, "the chunky bracelet comes from room101silver.com and the rings
and necklace come from DLC designer; the piston looking ring is from Sinners Inc."
Where can I get a list of places Guy Fieri has been to on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?
Here's an interactive Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives map - Interactive Map
Here's a list, sorted by episode airdate - List by Airdate
Here's a list, sorted by state - List by State
Here's an Excel Spreadsheet, sorted by state or by zip code - Triple D Spreadsheet
And here's my DDD episode guide - Fans of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, where you can search by city, state, restaurant name or even recipe. You'll find links to other Triple D fan sites there too.
Where can I find autographed cookbooks?
Guy Fieri is a cookbook autographin' fool! He'll sign them anywhere an anywhen. You just need to be where he is. Check out Guy's Upcoming Events. You can also find all kinds of Guy Fieri autographed stuff on eBay.
The slickest way to get an autographed cookbook, signed by Guy, is to buy one from his online store at www.shopguyfieri.com.
At the time of this writing, Guy Fieri has collaborated with Ann Volkwein on three books: "Guy Fieri Food: Cookin' It, Livin' It, Lovin' It," "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip . . . with Recipes!" and "More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: A Drop-Top Culinary Cruise Through America's Finest and Funkiest Joints."
Where can I get Guy Fieri shirts?
Most of Guy's shirts are Cubavera, and he says he's been wearing Fender shirts lately too. See trivia questions. From GuyFieri.com, "to name a few: Remetee, Roar, Cubavera, Affliction, Fender."
If you're looking for Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich shirts, squeeze bottles, arm bands and more, they are available from his website. www.shopguyfieri.com
Where does Guy Fieri get his sunglasses? What brands of sunglasses does Guy Fieri wear?
Gatorz and Liquid are two favorite brands. Also Von Zippers and Xray. For website info, see trivia questions. To view or buy Guy Fieri's signature line of Gatorz sunglasses, click here.
How can I find Guy Fieri recipes?
Most of Guy's recipes are on the Food Network's website, www.foodnetwork.com, however I know it's not always easy to find exactly the one you want. I've provided a link to his food network recipes, so start by searching there. www.foodnetwork.com/guy-fieri/recipes/index
Guy also keeps some recipes on his website at www.guyfieri.com/recipes.html.
For a list of Guy Fieri recipes from Guy's Big Bite, Guy Off the Hook and Food Network magazine, click here for a spreadsheet sorted by main ingredient and type of dish, or visit this Guy's Big Bite page for further search options.
You may also be looking for recipes from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. If so, check out Fans of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and type a keyword from the recipe you want in the search box. Or click on the recipe search link for a list of all episodes with recipes. If that doesn't work, try searching on the Triple D recipe index page.
I've also collected Diners, Drive-ins and Dives recipes on this spreadsheet, or visit the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives page for more search options.
How do I contact Guy Fieri?
Ah, now there's a tough one.
To request an interview, contact Guy Fieri's publicity group at the Brooks Group, (212) 768-0860 or email his publicist Rebecca Brooks at email@example.com.
If you want Guy Fieri to make a public appearance at your event, contact his agent Jason Hodes at (212) 586-5100.
To suggest a place for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long does it take to shoot an episode of Diners, Drive ins and Dives?
The crew shoots around 15 to 17 half-hour tapes for each location they visit, edited down to around seven minutes of screen time for each restaurant. Each restaurant takes two to three days to shoot. The camera crews show up one or two days ahead of Guy Fieri or they come back a day or two later to take some "beauty shots" of the food, customers eating the food and their comments. Guy will come spend from 4 - 8 hours on one day to shoot his portions of the segment. There are some 50 people who work on the show in various capacities. blog post blog post blog post
Does Guy Fieri own the red convertible car he drives on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?
No. The red car is a 1967 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible, and it is owned by the now ex-executive producer of the show. In the early days of production, they drove the car. Now it's transported by trailer between the cities Guy visits, and it's only driven between restaurants in the same town. Recent episodes have been shot with a 1968 Camaro. The '67 is for sale; click here for more.
Guy is a car nut and owns nine, including an '04 GMC Sierra pickup, a ’65 Cobra, a ’96 Impala Supersport, an '07 Corvette C6, a '71 Chevy Chevelle, a '68 Pontiac Firebird, a '76 CJ-5 Jeep. Recent purchases include, a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo (infamously stolen in March 2011), a yellow Chevy 4500 monster semi truck (as seen in this RITZ Cracker commercial) and a black-on-yellow 2011 Chevy Camaro. A few pictures are at Autotrader.com.
Who's number 05 on the fridge on Guy's Big Bite? What brand is the refrigerator on Guy's Big Bite?
The 05 doesn't represent any particular race car driver nor racing car. The producers of the show thought 01 didn't look right, Guy said 02 represented 2nd place, 03 was too odd and 04 too even. So 05 made it on the show. blog post
The refrigerator on Guy's Big Bite set is a Viking refrigerator. blog post
How did Guy Fieri get on Minute To Win It on NBC?
"MINUTE TO WIN IT" premiered March 14, 2010, 8/7c p.m. on Sundays. The first tentative name for the show was Perfect 10. Contestants perform 10 one-minute tasks to win 1 million dollars. It began shooting Jan. 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. - picture of set
"My agent," he says, "asked what were other things I might like to do that I wasn't doing and I thought, ‘Well, I'm a game show fan. I love the way the hosts can interact with contestants.’ And I said, 'I'd love to host a prime time game show.' I didn't think anyone would take me seriously. But not only did they, they designed a show I feel I was born to do. It's perfect for me." - blog post
What is Guy Fieri's favorite music?
Rock. But he's said he has eclectic tastes in music. In interviews, I've heard him mention Metallica, AC/DC, Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash and Enya.
Guy plays the drums and keyboards, but not well enough to give up his day job. Haha.
What kind of cookware does Guy Fieri use on Guy's Big Bite?
The brand he uses is Demeyere. The frying pans are "Pro Line" and everything else is "Atlantis." (With thanks to the Food Network for answering this question! ~D) blog post
What knives does Guy Fieri use?
He uses Ergo Chef knives. www.ergochef.com
And Guy has a line of Ergo Chef Knives, the Knuckle Sandwich Series, available for purchase. blog post Additions to the line of Guy Fieri's knives will be released in 2010. blog post
Where does Guy Fieri get the chef coats he wears at demo's?
Guy Fieri's black on yellow and the red and black chef coats were made by ChefWorks www.chefworks.com. See Featured chef: Guy Fieri.
What kind of pets does Guy Fieri have?
At last count, two rottweilers and a chihuahua.
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