Chris Duke Biography
Chris Duke is an American television personality and the TV host of the TV series Motorz TV on Youtoo America, Rev’n, Biz Television, The Auto Channel, Wild TV, Untamed Sports TV, and globally on Amazon Video, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iTunes.
Produced by Duke Networks, LLC, the goal of his Automotive Improvement® show, which launched in 2008, is to show viewers how to maintain their vehicle and install accessories step-by-step in a typical garage setting, using common tools.
Chris Duke was born just outside Los Angeles, California and raised in Washington. Growing up with a gear head for an older brother who was constantly re-building engines, Chris’ interest in the automotive industry began as soon as he was able to drive.
While working for Microsoft right after graduating from Sammamish High School, this autodidact spent most of his evenings and weekends modifying his car, mainly through aftermarket accessories.
In addition to installing a massive stereo system that was worth more than the car itself, he designed and built his own 7th order acoustic subwoofer speaker enclosure, made popular by Bose Corporation, that filled the entire rear hatchback of his vehicle.
In 1990 he moved to San Diego, California to pursue a new life in a warmer climate. Still focusing on his technical background in software development, Chris went on to work for Science Applications International Corporation, O’Reilly Media and then TEN Magazines, a startup company which published websites and print publications for automotive enthusiasts.
Its first website and magazine were titled Ford Truck World, which was hugely popular in the early 2000s due to Chris’ enthusiasm for Ford trucks.
Playing the role of Chief Technology Officer for the startup, Chris also held the additional titles of editor, writer, and photographer for the magazine, producing over 300 pages of editorial content which was published nationally on major newsstands.
He wrote mostly DIY articles showing how to install aftermarket products on vehicles. The network of automotive sites, based on technology created by Chris, led to over 20 websites serving over 40 million page views per month to 2.2 Million visitors.
Chris left the publishing company in 2005 to pursue his own goals in the automotive industry. After creating new enthusiast sites Truckblog and Muscle Car Blog, he began to grow tired of publishing the written editorial. In 2008, Chris was getting ready to document the installation process of another product when it occurred to him that he should try documenting it using video instead.
Having had no face time in front of the camera, this was a new experience for him. After presenting the result to his peers, he was met with praise and encouragement. That video turned into the pilot episode of Truckblog TV, named after his enthusiast website.
10 episodes later, Chris decided to branch out beyond just trucks and started a new company called Duke Networks which renamed the show Motorz TV (pronounced “motors”) in order to capture a larger audience and open the doors to more opportunities.
After two successful seasons producing the show for an online audience, Chris not only spoke at the 2009 SEMA Show, but he also hosted and performed installations on two Ford vehicles at that same show, live in front of show attendees.
His career in producing video content for the web took a turn in early 2010 when he was approached by both MavTV and Untamed Sports TV to bring his show to cable and satellite television.
The third season of Motorz TV premiered on February 7, 2010, on television in a new weekly half-hour format. The automotive improvement series currently airs on television networks throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to Internet sites such as YouTube, and Internet-connected devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. It is in its eighth season as of 2018.
After his company Duke Networks partnered with Sears in 2010, Chris made his first appearance in the Sears Tools catalog as a “tool advisor”, then later as a “gift guru” in the October 2011 catalog. After making four consecutive catalog appearances, Chris was named the exclusive automotive tool spokesperson and advisor for all Sears automotive print and online catalogs.
In 2012, Chris was selected to host and co-write the eHow Auto Center series. Produced by Demand Media and sponsored by Mobil 1, the online series offers tips and how-to instructions on auto repair and maintenance projects to help improve longevity, performance, safety and fuel economy for new and used gas-powered, electric or hybrid vehicles.
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Chris Duke is an American television personality and the TV host of the TV series Motorz TV on Youtoo America, Rev’n, Biz Television, The Auto Channel, Wild TV, Untamed Sports TV, and globally on Amazon Video, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iTunes.He was born on February 5, 1969, in Upland, CA. He is 50 years old as of 2019
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Chris Duke Tv Show
Chris Duke is the creator, executive producer and host of Motorz TV, a half-hour syndicated television series available to over 180M TVHH in the US and Canada, plus Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, Roku, and more. He also reviews cars for Duke’s Drive and talks tools on “Tool Talk with Chris Duke”.
Chris is a true automotive enthusiast with more than 32 years of experience in hands-on vehicle customization and an 18 year veteran of the automotive industry. Previously he served as a magazine editor, as well as the host and co-writer for Auto Center, a web series produced for Mobil 1.
Creator, Executive Producer & Host, “Motorz TV”
Introduced in 2008, Motorz is the fastest growing nationally televised Automotive Improvement® series of its kind. Unlike other automotive shows that skip important steps during commercial breaks, use expensive tools, or perform feats that would be impossible for the average viewer, Motorz shows viewers how to confidently and properly maintain a vehicle and install aftermarket accessories with simple step-by-step instructions in a home garage environment.
In each episode, Duke shows viewers what tools to use, and how and why to use them. He also offers advice regarding potential challenges along the way, and always provides information on important safety precautions.
Whether it’s installing bolt-on products, wiring electronics, rebuilding an engine, or detailing the vehicle, Motorz empowers viewers by offering a realistic look at what lies beneath the installation instructions.
Motorz reaches viewers in the U.S. and Canada via cable, broadcast television, and more via Internet distribution, video-on-demand and mobile access including iTunes, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more.
Sponsored by Craftsman®
Chris Duke has been sponsored by Craftsman since 2012, the exclusive tool brand of Motorz. Since 1927, America’s most trusted tool brand has developed innovative tools and products earning a reputation for unsurpassed quality and durability. Duke’s three decades of hands-on vehicle customization experience have made him a trusted ambassador in this important role.
Host, eHow Auto Center
In 2012, Chris Duke was selected to host and co-write the eHow Auto Center series. Produced by Demand Media and sponsored by Mobil 1, the online series offers tips and how-to instructions on auto repair and maintenance projects to help improve longevity, performance, safety and fuel economy for new and used gas-powered, electric or hybrid vehicles.