Marc Summers

Marc Summers

Marc Summers, a well known television host and personality, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  As the game show host for Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Summers was often slimed, pied in the face or pushed into the tub of peanut butter and jelly for audience entertainment.  Unbeknownst to viewers at the time, he battled severe OCD.  After tapings, Summers would shower at the studio and shower again back at his hotel room. (1)  He officially publicly discussed his condition during an interview with Dr. Eric Hollander on Biggers & Summers show.  He followed up with a series of public interviews on the Today Show and Oprah. (2)

Everything In Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a book written by Marc Summers and Dr. Eric Hollander that enlightens readers on the obstacles Summers had to overcome throughout his life.  From perfectionism to obsessively cleaning and emptying the trash, it provides different view on the TV host America has grown to love. (3)

Marc Summers is an advocate for the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. (3)

References:

  1. http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/the-passion-of-marc-summers-host-of-nickelodeons-double-dare/
  2. http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/famous-ocd.shtml
  3. http://viryours.com/ms/