Bob Hilton is an American television game show personality. Although known mainly for his role as announcer, he has hosted other shows as well, including: The Guinness Game, Truth or Consequences, the 1990 revival of Let's Make a Deal. He has also held substitute jobs on Goodson-Todman game shows, such as Card Sharks, Child's Play, Trivia Trap, The $25,000 Pyramid, Blockbusters, That's My Line and Body Language. Hilton announced for a pilot for a celebrity version of Double Dare with Bruce Jenner as host, but it was not picked up. His first game show announcing assignment was in 1980 on The Joker's Wild. Hilton was also a sub-announcer on Tic Tac Dough, as well as Play the Percentages.
He briefly announced The Price Is Right following the death of its original announcer, Johnny Olson, but was unable to accept the job on a full-time basis due to a previous announcing engagement (at the time, Hilton was announcing on The Newlywed Game as well as splitting duties with Gene Wood on Body Language after Olson's death). He also announced the pilot for the syndicated New Price Is Right in 1994 (Burton Richardson announced the rest of the series) and was also offered an audition after Rod Roddy died, but declined (the job went to Rich Fields).
He got his start in Louisiana at station KPLC. He traveled around to various stations, such as in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he started as a reporter and got into anchoring. He later went on to KOVR in Sacramento, California.
Hilton and his wife, author Joni Hilton, have four children, Richie, Brandon, Cassidy and Nicole.
Hilton is now retired from show business and has started a cleaning products company called Holy Cow.