From 1994 until 1996, he served as the host for the kid’s game show, Gladiator 2000.In 1997, he hosted yet another kids’ game show, Click.In 2001, he served as the host of a television reality program, Ultimate Revenge, wherein he played practical jokes on family and friends, which were prompted by their own relatives and friends.The show was aired on TNN for two years until 2003.In 2009, ABC renamed the program Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, to reflect Seacrest’s role.The 40th Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest, delivered ABC’s biggest New Years’ numbers in twelve years, with 22.6 million viewers.His mother told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Instead of playing with G. Joes or Cowboy and Indians, Ryan would always have a little microphone and do shows in the house.” At age 14, he attended Dunwoody High School.
Since Clark was recuperating from a major stroke and was dealing with speech and mobility issues, he was more or less the main host for the show.
In 2012, he signed a deal with NBC Universal, which expanded his role beyond E! As per the new contract, he remained as the managing editor of E! Additionally, his role play increased as he contributed to Today Show, Olympic coverage, entertainment programming, as well as news and other special events.