Although he'll forever be best known as a gold medal-winning figure skater, Scott Hamilton has also made many television appearances over the years as everything from a commentator to a cartoon voiceover artist to contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice." Hamilton first rose to prominence as an extremely talented ice skater, winning four consecutive U.S. Championships and World Championships, and a gold medal in the 1984 Winter Olympics. Afterwards, Hamilton became a skating commentator for CBS beginning in 1985, and continuing for years afterwards, and hosted such skating-related shows as 2006's "Skating with Celebrities." Hamilton received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2005 for his 2004 TV special, "An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends," and did voiceover work on the animated hit "King of the Hill." In 2009, Hamilton landed possibly his best-known non-skating television spot, on "Celebrity Apprentice," although he would be "fired" from the show on only the second episode of the season.
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Finished fifth in men's figure skating at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY
Won National and World Championships titles
Won the gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
Appeared alongside fellow athletes in the CBS figure skating special "Christmas on Ice"
Cast as Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice," a retelling of the 1991 film "Beauty and the Beast" with figure skating, live music, and dance
Published first book, Landing It: My Life On and Off the Ice (with Lorenzo Benet)
Appeared in the sports comedy "On Edge" opposite Jason Alexander and Marissa Jaret Winokur
Played a sports anchor in the comedy "Blades of Glory," starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as a pair of professional figure skaters
Published the book The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to Be Miserable) (with Ken Baker)
Appeared in the second season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"; eliminated in second week of competition