Legendary Super Bowl Champion and Emmy-nominated Fox NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan serves as special co-host for ABC's top-rated morning program, Good Morning America and was formerly the co-host of popular morning talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan's entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His spectacular NFL career resulted in Strahan being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, the sport's highest honor.
With a natural affinity for people and an effortless ease in front of the camera, Strahan's previous hosting duties included Pros v. Joes, which pitted amateur contestants against professional athletes in a series of athletic feats. Strahan co-hosted the family cable show Backyard Stadiums on DIY Network and built outdoor recreational projects with his co-host. In addition, he participated in the kid-friendly show Giants on Deck and the YES Network show Sack and Renovate, in which he led a guided tour inside his 100-year-old home. Strahan also tackled the world of scripted network primetime television as the star of Brothers, a 30-minute sitcom on Fox from Sony Pictures Television.
Born in Houston, Texas, Strahan spent most of his youth in Germany, where his father Gene was stationed in the U.S. Army. Strahan returned to the U.S. for a portion of high school and soon was recruited to play football at Texas Southern University. As a senior at Texas Southern, Strahan was selected first team All-America by the Associated Press when he recorded a school-record 19 sacks and 62 tackles, 32 of which cost opposing teams 142 yards in combined losses.
Now partnered with longtime friends Constance Schwartz and Mark Sudack to form SMAC Entertainment, Strahan brings his skills, determination, leadership, experience and humor to the multi-dimensional entertainment management, branding, and production company. In October 2013, they announced the start of production on an untitled biopic of boxer Arturo Gotti, alongside executive producer Mark Wahlberg. Additionally, Strahan hosted and executive produced Nickelodeon's inaugural Kid's Choice Sports Awards in July.