Well, that just sounds exhausting. I researched all the jobs that Ryan Seacrest has as of May 2017, and even the act of writing them down was so exhausting that I feel the need to lie down. Technically, it's only (!!) five jobs: host, producer, managing editor, actor, and philanthropist. But he crams so many different projects into each category that it's hard to keep track. Even before Seacrest was announced as Kelly Ripa's Live co-host, he's has attained full-on mythic status to me. Songs and epic sagas will be written about The Man Who Never Sleeps But Always Produces.
In short, he is everywhere, from the TV screen to the red carpet to behind-the-scenes to that ubiquitous voice on the radio. And he's not slowing down anytime soon; at age 42, and with a yearly salary that was estimated at $65 million in December 2016, he actually seems to be picking up steam. Where others might be sitting back on their laurels to reap the rewards of a decades-long career in the spotlight, Seacrest really does seem to love not just the entertainment industry, but burning the candle at both ends. Here are all Ryan Seacrest's known commitments as of 2017.
(Also, bear in mind that he is moving to New York to assume co-hosting duties on Live, so this could all change. But, knowing Seacrest, I have a feeling he won't cut back on much, if anything. The man likes to work.)
You already know that Seacrest is Kelly Ripa's newly-announced co-host for Live, but it's not just his face that's familiar. He makes a pretty hefty living off of his voice, too, hosting the radio shows American Top 40, which he took over from radio legend Casey Casem in 2004, and On Air With Ryan Seacrest, which is the morning show for Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM.
He also does one-off hosting gigs, like the iHeart Radio Music Awards, which he helmed in 2017, and Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve, which only comes around once a year and which he took over after Clark's death in 2012.
2. Managing Editor
Seacrest is the Managing Editor of E! News, producing E!'s red carpet coverage as well as featuring on the show E! Live from the Red Carpet. It might sound like a walk in the park to stand on a red carpet for a few hours and interview celebrities, but don't be fooled. The show adheres to a punishing schedule; so far in 2017, they've already done red carpet coverage for the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Grammys, and the Oscars, and it's only May.
Ryan Seacrest Productions represents the genius behind Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its many spinoffs, up to and including the most recent 2017 projects — Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, and The Life of Kylie, which so far has only been announced. But his 2017 production credits don't stop there; Seacrest's IMDb page also lists him as an executive producer for the Jennifer Lopez cop drama Shades of Blue, Bravo's Shah's of Sunset, which returns for its sixth season in Summer 2017, the TV movie Insatiable, which is currently in pre-production, as well as an announced comedy show from Gabriel Iglesias, which is as-yet untitled.
No, Seacrest hasn't accepted any roles on Broadway — yet — but he will appear on screen twice as himself in 2017: once in the TV movie Libby and Malcolm, filming now, and once in the documentary On Your Marc, which is in post-production.
And, finally, if you've managed to keep your energy up this far, even reading about Seacrest's insanely busy lifestyle, you should know that he also sets aside time to give back. His nonprofit Ryan Seacrest Foundation has nine locations, which are designed to "lift the spirits of hospitalized kids" by letting them explore state-of-the-art TV and radio studios and interact with some of the top talent in the entertainment industry.
I'm exhausted just writing that. I don't know how he manages to have a personal life, because I need to cancel my dinner plans and nap after seeing that all laid out in one place.