Dick Enberg


Biography

A legend in the field of sportscasting, Dick Enberg was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1935. An athlete himself, Enberg played college baseball for the Central Michigan University Chippewas while earning his bachelor's degree. He would also earn a master's and doctorate in health sciences from Indiana University, during which time he voiced the first broadcast of the Little 500 bicycle...

Biography

A legend in the field of sportscasting, Dick Enberg was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1935. An athlete himself, Enberg played college baseball for the Central Michigan University Chippewas while earning his bachelor's degree. He would also earn a master's and doctorate in health sciences from Indiana University, during which time he voiced the first broadcast of the Little 500 bicycle race. Relocating to Los Angeles, Enberg became a full time sportscaster for KTLA in 1965. His presence in the sports world would become more and more well known, especially after he announced memorable games such as the 1968 "Game of the Century" between the Houston Cougars and the UCLA Bruins for TVS. In 1978, Enberg was hired as the play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports' "The NFL on NBC" (NBC, 1965-1997), and later hosted the pregame shows of the 1985 National League Championship Series. Enberg would switch networks in 2000 when he began providing coverage of the NFL, college basketball, and US Open Tennis for CBS Sports, and he would later become the play-by-play announcer for ESPN's coverage of the Wimbledon, Australian, and French Open tennis tournaments. Though he gradually worked less and less, Enberg memorably acted as a special guest play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Sports Detroit's coverage of the Detroit Tigers' home game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Enberg passed away in December of 2017. He was 82 years old.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Mr. 3000 (2004)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Murder at the World Series (1977)
Radio Announcer
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Himself
Gus (1976)

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Other

Cast (Special)

John McEnroe: Game Set Match (2001)
The 2001 ESPY Awards (2001)
Presenter
Super Bowl XXXII (1998)
Commentator
Wimbledon '98 (1998)
Host
Students of the Game (1997)
Host
The 32nd Ryder Cup Matches (1997)
Host
The 1996 Summer Olympics (1996)
Co-Host (Opening And Closing Ceremonies), Host ("Enberg'S Moments")
Super Bowl XXX (1996)
Play-By-Play
American Coaches: Men of Vision and Victory (1994)
The World Figure Skating Championships Presented by Reebok (1994)
The Great Ones: The National Sports Awards (1993)
Performer
Super Bowl XXVII (1993)
Play-By-Play
An Olympic Christmas: Barcelona Memories (1992)
The 1992 Summer Olympics (1992)
Host (Morning Coverage)
NutraSweet World Professional Figure Skating Championships (1991)
The French Open... A Revolution (1989)
Super Bowl XXIII (1989)
Commentator
The 6th Annual Breeders' Cup Day (1989)
Host
French Open Tennis Championships (1989)
Commentator
NBC Celebrates 20 Years of Wimbledon (1988)
Host
French Open Tennis Championships (1988)
Host
1988 Summer Olympic Games (1988)
Anchor
1988 Winter Olympic Games (1988)
Studio Anchor
Sportsworld Tenth Anniversary Special (1988)
Commentator
Breeders' Cup Day (1988)
Host
Breeders' Cup Day (1987)
Host
1987 Wimbledon Tennis Preview (1987)
French Open Tennis Championships (1986)
Commentator
The Budweiser-Arlington Million (1986)
Commentator; Host
Wimbledon: The 100th Edition (1986)
Host
Breeders' Cup Day (1986)
Host

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Robbie the Reindeer in the Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002)
Voice
Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire (2002)
Voice

Life Events

Bibliography