Hosts in general interview people, that's their job. But there are rarely any hosts who run the show showcasing off their talent. Roy Underhill is one of such hosts.
Roy Underhill is a TV personality and legend born in America. He is mostly known for the PBS longest running series, The Woodwright's Shop. Know about his family and children right here, right now.
Roy Underhill wanted to build his career in acting but became successful in another field. There were few hurdles on his journey before he achieved fame and money.
Most importantly, Underhill eventually succeeded in building a career that he enjoyed doing. Few people are actually able to do what they love.
Roy Underhill with Mary May The Woodwright's Shop's 37th Season
The 67-year-old host has been hosting The Woodwright's Shop since 1979. He is an expert wood craftsman and even has initiated his own classroom, The Woodwright's School.
Besides, Roy has been discussed many times in the media for many reasons. One being, there are very less known details about his family. He has been very tight-lipped about his personal life.
Underhill who received a Master of Forestry award in 1977 is also a communications consultant and an author. Some of his publications include The Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft and The Woodwright's Companion: Exploring Traditional Woodcraft.
In an interview, Roy told that he constantly learns while working which help complete the overall knowledge of eighteenth-century life and craftsmanship.
Roy Underhill married his wife Lane in the year 1970 and still is, according to sources. The couple has two children: Eleanor Underhill and Rachel Underhill. The family is living in Washington DC where Roy was also raised by his parents.
Besides his wife and children, Roy also has two siblings; a sister and a brother called Thomas Underhill. It was actually his sister who brought him into the world of traditional woodworking. His sis worked at Smithsonian Institution.
Moreover, when Underhill failed his acting career, his family moved to New Mexico. Traditional woodworking was used as a means of survival then. This would prove useful for his career in future.
Roy Underhill is still working for The Woodwright's Shop which got nominated for three daytime Emmy awards. You will find the show quite entertaining as he goes through the work from scratch with total enthusiasm and sometimes mixed with humor. See for yourself.
If you are into Forestry and woodcraft stuff, he's your guy. Roy introduced traditional craftsmanship days to Americans long before power tools came.
So even though we know little of his personal life but that's up to him, and we should respect that. On the brighter side, we learned a lot about the genuine and lanky old craftsmen fellow.