Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer. As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN's legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers. He's also a critically acclaimed comic impressionist, musician, singer and storyteller, enlightening and motivating audiences with stories from the lives he's covered.
Audiences not only experience Roy Firestone, but the people he's interviewed: Muhammad Ali, Neil Diamond, the Bee Gees, Johnny Mathis, and a dozen other surprise guests in this comedic tour de force of Firestone's abilities as an impressionist. Through song, multimedia presentation and compelling stories drawn from the lives of the popular figures he's covered, Firestone provides audiences with "motivetainment"" showing them how to achieve success and keep pushing forward to reach their own goals, while keeping them uplifted and entertained. Firestone can be seen on FOX's Beyond the GloryandFace to Face with Roy Firestoneon HDNet. His interviews with noted sports celebrities are frequently rebroadcast on ESPN Classic. Firestone's the author of three books:Up Close, Face to FaceandDon't Make Me Cry, Roy.