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Steve Thomas Rooney is an American author and television personality

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 Steve Thomas Rooney Biography

Steve Thomas Rooney is an American author and television personality who won Emmy Award in 1998. In 2003 Thomas celebrated his final year as host of television's most popular home improvement series, This Old House TV series. Over the course of his 14 years as host, Steve Thomas Rooney became known as the "ultimate home enthusiast". With his work Thomas helped catapult "This Old House" to the top of PBS's list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He also contributed to the successful debut of Ask This Old House, the all-new series in which viewer questions are addressed on-air, on host during its first year. Currently, Steve Thomas Rooney serves as a spokesman for Habitat For Humanity International and TV Host at PBS.

Thomas was born 1952 in Pomona, California. Today he is a happily married to his wife Evelyn Blum and together with live in a house they renovated in Maine. They have one child, a son named Sam. Thomas graduated in philosophy from Evergreen State College. Soon after completing his education, he got an urge to sail across the sea. That made him buy a boat and his ticket to see the world is within his reach.

In 1997 Steve received the Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Service Show Host". He was also nominated in additional eight categories. The enthusiasm for fixing up old houses Steve Thomas Rooney got from his father, who used to buy, repair and than sell old houses. His grandfather Steve Thomas Rooney also described as a do-it-yourself guy. Steve's first project on his own was to renovate a rundown 1920s residence in Olympia, Washington. He then continued working in the field in the Pacific Northwest until moving to Massachusetts in 1980.

His urge to sail the sea and explore new places has come from his grandfather, who was a Episcopal missionary in the Arctic Alaska. This opened a new opportunity for combining his love of fine woodworking with his passion for the sea and sailboats. In 1977, Steve Thomas Rooney worked as a carpenter on a 75-foot ketch being built in Antibes, France. Over the next few years, he logged many miles sailing the ocean on a 43-foot wooden sloop from England to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquesas and Hawaii.

In the early 1980s, Steve journeyed to the remote Micronesian island of Satawal to learn the ancient technique of star path navigation under the master navigator Mau Piailug. Steve's research resulted in the critically acclaimed book The Last Navigator published in 1987. The next year Steve returned with a film crew to shoot a documentary of the same title for the PBS series Adventure. In 1989 when he was preparing for his next research trip to the Arctic for a second Adventure book and film, Thomas received a call from the Adventure series publicist. This publicist was also worked for This Old House and at that time show producers were conducting a national search for a new host, Without expecting to get the position as a hist, Steve Thomas Rooney applied for the position and 10 days after his interview was the new host of the show.

Over the years Steve Thomas Rooney received a lot of publicity at the viewers and was regularly invited as a guest to the most watched nation shows. He was known as the "expert in demand" on shows like Oprah!, Today, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and Good Morning America.

Steve has described This Old House as "one of the best adventures of my life." He has contributed to the Homeowner's Manual, published by This Old House Books in 2000. He is also author of several best-selling books like This Old House Kitchens and This Old House Bathrooms published in 1992 and 1993. His column for This Old House magazine, "House Calls with Steve" received huge popularity among the readers.

Since moving to Massachusetts, Steve has renovated a number of old houses, including the 1836 Colonial Revival in which his family lived before they moved to Maine.

Speaking Topics
  • A home of one’s own

    Home Renovation

  • Shelter is ‘hands on’ for me

    Habitat for Humanity International

  • ReStore

    Steve Thomas Rooney helps Habitat for Humanity build homes

News
  • IMDb

    Steve Thomas Rooney at IMDb

  • TV.com

    Emmy Award-winning Steve Thomas Rooney

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Steve Thomas Rooney is an American author and television personality

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Steve Thomas Rooney Biography

Steve Thomas Rooney is an American author and television personality who won Emmy Award in 1998. In 2003 Thomas celebrated his final year as host of television's most popular home improvement series, This Old House TV series. Over the course of his 14 years as host, Steve Thomas Rooney became known as the "ultimate home enthusiast". With his work Thomas helped catapult "This Old House" to the top of PBS's list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He also contributed to the successful debut of Ask This Old House, the all-new series in which viewer questions are addressed on-air, on host during its first year. Currently, Steve Thomas Rooney serves as a spokesman for Habitat For Humanity International and TV Host at PBS.

Thomas was born 1952 in Pomona, California. Today he is a happily married to his wife Evelyn Blum and together with live in a house they renovated in Maine. They have one child, a son named Sam. Thomas graduated in philosophy from Evergreen State College. Soon after completing his education, he got an urge to sail across the sea. That made him buy a boat and his ticket to see the world is within his reach.

In 1997 Steve received the Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Service Show Host". He was also nominated in additional eight categories. The enthusiasm for fixing up old houses Steve Thomas Rooney got from his father, who used to buy, repair and than sell old houses. His grandfather Steve Thomas Rooney also described as a do-it-yourself guy. Steve's first project on his own was to renovate a rundown 1920s residence in Olympia, Washington. He then continued working in the field in the Pacific Northwest until moving to Massachusetts in 1980.

His urge to sail the sea and explore new places has come from his grandfather, who was a Episcopal missionary in the Arctic Alaska. This opened a new opportunity for combining his love of fine woodworking with his passion for the sea and sailboats. In 1977, Steve Thomas Rooney worked as a carpenter on a 75-foot ketch being built in Antibes, France. Over the next few years, he logged many miles sailing the ocean on a 43-foot wooden sloop from England to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquesas and Hawaii.

In the early 1980s, Steve journeyed to the remote Micronesian island of Satawal to learn the ancient technique of star path navigation under the master navigator Mau Piailug. Steve's research resulted in the critically acclaimed book The Last Navigator published in 1987. The next year Steve returned with a film crew to shoot a documentary of the same title for the PBS series Adventure. In 1989 when he was preparing for his next research trip to the Arctic for a second Adventure book and film, Thomas received a call from the Adventure series publicist. This publicist was also worked for This Old House and at that time show producers were conducting a national search for a new host, Without expecting to get the position as a hist, Steve Thomas Rooney applied for the position and 10 days after his interview was the new host of the show.

Over the years Steve Thomas Rooney received a lot of publicity at the viewers and was regularly invited as a guest to the most watched nation shows. He was known as the "expert in demand" on shows like Oprah!, Today, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and Good Morning America.

Steve has described This Old House as "one of the best adventures of my life." He has contributed to the Homeowner's Manual, published by This Old House Books in 2000. He is also author of several best-selling books like This Old House Kitchens and This Old House Bathrooms published in 1992 and 1993. His column for This Old House magazine, "House Calls with Steve" received huge popularity among the readers.

Since moving to Massachusetts, Steve has renovated a number of old houses, including the 1836 Colonial Revival in which his family lived before they moved to Maine.

Steve Thomas Rooney Speaking Topics

  • A home of one’s own

    Home Renovation

  • Shelter is ‘hands on’ for me

    Habitat for Humanity International

  • ReStore

    Steve Thomas Rooney helps Habitat for Humanity build homes

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  • How to book Steve Thomas Rooney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve Thomas Rooney for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steve Thomas Rooney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve Thomas Rooney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Steve Thomas Rooney?

    Booking fees for Steve Thomas Rooney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve Thomas Rooney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Steve Thomas Rooney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Thomas Rooney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Thomas Rooney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve Thomas Rooney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve Thomas Rooney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Steve Thomas Rooney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Thomas Rooney for your event is available upon request. Steve Thomas Rooney generally travels from Rockport, ME, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael McDonald / actor, N. Hamilton-Smith, Bart Knols, Anna Holmes and Kah Walla. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Thomas Rooney for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Steve Thomas Rooney Speaking Topics

  • A home of one’s own

    Home Renovation

  • Shelter is ‘hands on’ for me

    Habitat for Humanity International

  • ReStore

    Steve Thomas Rooney helps Habitat for Humanity build homes

Steve Thomas Rooney News

  • IMDb

    Steve Thomas Rooney at IMDb

  • TV.com

    Emmy Award-winning Steve Thomas Rooney

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