James Edward Narz known professionally as Tom Kennedy, is an American television presenter best known for his work in game shows. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he is the younger brother of host Jack Narz. Kennedy has hosted multiple game shows in his career, including You Don't Say!, Split Second and Name That Tune. Kennedy's biggest hit series were You Don't Say!, which aired on NBC from 1963–1969 and on ABC in 1975); Split Second (1972–1975); Name That Tune (1974–1981); andPassword Plus, which he hosted from 1980–1982 following the illness (and later death due to stomach cancer) of original host Allen Ludden.
His other hosting credits include The Big Game (1958), Doctor IQ (1958–1959), It's Your Bet (1971–1972), Break the Bank (1976), 50 Grand Slam (1976), To Say the Least(1977–1978), Whew! (1979–1980), Body Language (1984–1986), a syndicated nighttime version of The Price Is Right (1985–1986) and Wordplay (1986–1987). He also briefly hosted a talk show, The Real Tom Kennedy Show, in the early 1970s, and appeared as a panelist on To Tell the Truth. As an actor, he made guest appearances on such shows as The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Cannon, Cybill, Hardcastle and McCormick and Laugh-In.
Before beginning his game show career, he was announcer on the Betty White sitcom Date with the Angels. His brother, Jack Narz, had been the announcer on White's series "Life With Elizabeth".