Chris Schenkel (TV Show Host)
Chris Schenkel

Christopher Eugene Schenkel was an American sportscaster. Over the course of five decades he called play-by-play for numerous sports on television and radio, becoming known for his smooth delivery and baritone voice.

Born: August 21, 1923, Bippus, Indiana
Died: September 11, 2005, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Occupation: Sportscaster
Spouse(s): his death
Children: 3
IMDb: Chris Schenkel’s IMDb

About Chris Schenkel

ABC sportscaster who covered bowling, basketball, football, and golf.

Before Fame

During World War II, he served in the United States Military.


His baritone voice gave play by play accounts for five decades.

Family Life

He got married to Fran Paige on January 3, 1955 and had three children with her.


He and Chick Hearn were mentioned in Basketball Jones by Cheech and Chong.

Information related to Chris Schenkel

  • Milwaukee Braves broadcasters
  • Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipients
  • New York Giants broadcasters
  • Bowling broadcasters
  • Figure skating commentators
  • American horse racing announcers
  • Boxing commentators
  • Tennis commentators
  • Motorsport announcers
  • Olympic Games broadcasters
  • Golf writers and broadcasters
  • American radio sports announcers
  • American television sports announcers
  • National Basketball Association broadcasters
  • College basketball announcers in the United States
  • Purdue University alumni

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Latest information about Chris Schenkel updated on September 10, 2020.

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