Jon Kroll

Executive Producer, Avocado Entertainment Ltd

Jon Kroll has produced TV shows for more than 30 years, including “The Amazing Race,” for which he was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award. He is currently the Executive Producer and Showrunner of “Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins” for National Geographic. He performs the same roles on the network’s enduring hit, “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” which he has run since its inception. These projects feed into Kroll’s love of global exploration, and his travels have brought him to more than 70 countries.

Kroll’s other projects include the award-winning feature documentary, “From Hell to Hollywood,” which won the Audience Award at Kansas City Film Fest International; “Pink Collar Crimes” for CBS; two seasons of “American Grit” for Fox starring WWE superstar John Cena; three seasons of “Big Brother” for CBS; and the controversial UPN series, “Amish in the City,” which critics hailed as “One of the best new reality series of the year.” He has also directed three movies, written multiple graphic novels, and built a Hello Kitty theme park. 

Originally from Northern California, Kroll was raised in a Mendocino County commune without television or electricity. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his wife and partner in crime, competitive archer Karen Kroll, and their two canine children.

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