Tyler Harcott is the host of The Bachelor Canada, a nine-episode romantic reality series airing on Citytv fall 2012.
With his unique style and personality, Tyler Harcott has had a steady stream of successful hosting roles – 14 in total – throughout his 17-year career.
Originally from Calgary, Harcott earned a communications degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Polytechnic before getting his start in the entertainment industry as a radio disc jockey for CKGY-FM in Red Deer, Alberta. It wasn’t until he travelled halfway around the world to Hong Kong in 1995 that he moved into television, hosting a trio of programs for StarTV.
Through his work with StarTV, Harcott indulged in one of his greatest passions – travel. Experiencing the wonders of Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Harcott hosted shows in a variety of culture-rich locales, including India, Dubai and Indonesia.
Upon his return to Canada, he began hosting, writing and producing the nightly, live entertainment show Wired for A-Channel Calgary.
Harcott then moved to Los Angeles and got the opportunity to host an American, high-stakes, daredevil stunt show I Dare You! for UPN. This would lead to an even bigger opportunity for him, landing the host role for the Emmy-nominated series Junkyard Wars on TLC.
Eventually, Harcott left the junkyard and relocated to New York City, where he helmed his first design-themed program, Style Network’s Guess Who’s Coming To Decorate? Always up for a challenge, he simultaneously made his network debut as host of the design competition show The Complex: Malibu on FOX.
Broadening his hosting resume, Harcott then took on one of the most interesting challenges of his career – living on a cruise ship with 50 Miss America pageant contestants as host of TLC’s Miss America: Countdown to the Crown.
Harcott currently resides in New York City and is the proud father of a four-year-old daughter. He cites Dick Clark, Johnny Carson and Don Rickles as the biggest influences on his career. When not hard at work, he enjoys playing hockey, learning Spanish, travelling, and being the guest of honour at his daughter’s tea parties.