Jeff Sutphen

Jeff Sutphen
Born (1977-10-15) October 15, 1977
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, game show host
Years active 2002–present
Home town Mayfield, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Stacy Asencio Sutphen (2003–present)

Jeffrey "Jeff" Sutphen (born October 15, 1977) is an American actor, producer, and game show host known primarily for his work with Nickelodeon's BrainSurge from 2009 to 2011. From 2012–13, he was the host of the show Figure It Out.

Personal life

Sutphen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.[1] He married his wife Stacy Sutphen on October 12, 2003. They live in Los Angeles.[2]


Sutphen began his career in entertainment working for MTV.[1] After switching to Nickelodeon, Sutphen worked as a producer for U-Pick Live, a show where viewers would pick what programs the network would air and on which he also portrayed superhero Pick Boy.[3] The show aired from 2002 though 2005. After serving as a producer for Nickelodeon's 2008 game show My Family's Got Guts, Sutphen went on to host the network's 2009 game show BrainSurge.[2]

At the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards, he and Lily Collins hosted the pre-award show The Countdown to Kids’ Choice! telecast live in Los Angeles.[4]

He started hosting 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show for ABC in June 2011. On March 7, 2012 it was announced that Sutphen would be the new host of the classic Nickelodeon game show Figure It Out when it came back into production in April 2012.[5]

Sutphen recently launched an internet-based talk show called The Garage Show with Jeff Sutphen. Sutphen invites guests to his garage where they talk about many different topics. On the second episode, former Nickelodeon game show hosts Marc Summers, Phil Moore and Kirk Fogg were guests.



Title Year Role
U Pick Live 2002–05 Pick Boy
BrainSurge 2009–11 Host
101 Ways to Leave a Game Show 2011 Host
Family BrainSurge 2011 Host
Figure It Out 2012–13 Host

As a producer

Show Year
U Pick Live 2002
My Family's Got Guts 2008


  1. 1 2 Asencio-Sutphen, Stacy (October 30, 2009). "SCV -- Hollywood's Backlot: Jeff Sutphen". The Signal.
  2. 1 2 "Jeff Sutphen". Viacom International Inc. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  3. Mark, Shanahan; Goldstein, Meredith (February 1, 2012). "Super spectacle at the Super Bowl Media Day". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  4. Rihanna, Justin Bieber Among Performers At Kids Choice Awards, Access Hollywood, March 23, 2010.
  5. Harnick, Chris (March 7, 2012). "'Figure It Out' Is Coming Back!". The Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved July 1, 2012.

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