October 28, 2003 by

Rod Roddy

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rrod.jpgRobert Ray Roddy, “The Price Is Right” announcer who beckoned audience members to “Come on Down!” died on Oct. 27 from colon and breast cancer. He was believed to have been 66.
Roddy graduated from Texas Christian University and became a popular radio disc jockey. He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s and was working as a voice-over artist for commercials when Casey Kasem, the announcer on the TV show, “Soap,” decided to step down. Roddy replaced Kasem, and his career took off.
In the 1980s, Roddy worked as an announcer for several TV game shows, including “Love Connection,” “The $25,000 Pyramid,” “The Newlywed Game” and “Press Your Luck.” But he was best known for being the flamboyantly dressed announcer on “The Price Is Right.” Roddy worked as Bob Barker’s sidekick for 17 years. He taped his last show two months ago.
His favorite “Price Is Right” game? Plinko.

5 Responses to Rod Roddy

  1. Andrew Powell

    The Price is Right will never be or sound the same without him. I turned eighteen years old on October 11, 2003. I told my family that the one thing that I would like to do now of legal age was to be on the Price is Right with both Bob Barker and Rod Roddy. Now that dream will never come true. I hope that I make it on there before Bob Barker’s last appearance and before he dies. I would do just about anything to meet Bob Barker, his family and friends along with Rod Roddy’s family members and old friends.

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