10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri sits in his red Camaro

If you’re a Food Network Canada fan, you likely already know and love Guy Fieri. He’s an enigma that has been a presence on television screens for nearly two decades. Besides having one of the most hilarious Instagram accounts we’ve ever seen, what is there to know about the superstar mayor of Flavortown? A lot, as it turns out! From his family life to his illustrious food career, here are 10 things you need to know about Guy Fieri.


How Old is Guy Fieri?

As of 2023, Guy is 55 years old. His birthday is January 22, making his zodiac sign Aquarius. He also knows how to celebrate, as can be seen here when he spent his birthday at a Red Rocker concert, singing along with the Red Rocker himself, musician Sammy Hagar.

Guy Fieri on the set of Guy's Grocery Games

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What TV Shows Feature Guy Fieri?

Guy Fieri has a laundry list of Food Network shows he’s been featured on over the years. His first show, Guy’s Big Bite, premiered in 2006 and he hasn’t slowed down since then! Some of the most popular titles today include:

  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
  • Guy’s All American Roadtrip
  • Guy’s Ranch Kitchen
  • Guy’s Grocery Games
  • Tournament of Champions
  • …and many more
  • In total, Guy has hosted over 30 shows, according to TV Guide.

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    How Many Cookbooks Does Guy Fieri Have?

    Guy has six cookbooks, including three Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives books, plus three recipe books, Guy Fieri FoodGuy On Fire, and Guy Fieri Family Food. All are available to purchase on Amazon and at other retailers.

    How Many Restaurants Does Guy Fieri Have?

    Guy Fieri started his career as a restauranteur back in 1996 when he opened Johnny Garlic’s in his hometown Santa Rosa, California. His first restaurant shut its doors permanently in 2015, but Flavortown enthusiasts have nothing to fear. Today he has 17 restaurants with multiple locations across North America to visit. See the full list of where you can Eat at Guy’s here. Guy also opened his own winery, Hunt & Ryde, named after his two sons.

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    Guy Fieri eats a sandwich on the set of a restaurant for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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    What Did Guy Fieri Look Like Young?

    Today, we’re all too familiar with the spiky bleach blonde locks, killer shades and button down shirts that are signature to Guy. But what did the star look like growing up? There aren’t too many photos of the Food Network star when he was young floating around the internet, but the few we could find (like this article from The List about his transformation), show a familiar joyful smile. We have to admit, it’s a shock seeing him without the blonde!

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    What is Guy Fieri’s Real Name ?

    Guy Fieri was born as Guy Ramsay Ferry. When his grandfather immigrated to the US from Italy, he Americanized the spelling of his surname, originally Fieri, to Ferry. In 1995, Guy legally changed the name back to the traditional Italian spelling.

    Is Guy Fieri Married?

    Guy has been married to his wife, Lori, for over two decades. The couple met when she came into one of his restaurants in the early ’90s. Three years later, in 1995, the two got married and have been together ever since. People shared a timeline of their longstanding relationship, including what Guy says is the secret to a lasting relationship, “It’s all compromise and understanding.”

    In addition to having his own happy marriage, Guy has also served as an officiant for over 100 LGBTQ marriages and was even asked by actress Kristen Stewart to officiate her nuptials.

    How Many Children Does Guy Fieri Have?

    Guy and Lori have two sons — Hunter, who they welcomed in 1996, and Ryder in 2005. The couple also helped raise their nephew, Jules, after Guy’s sister, Morgan, passed away from metastatic melanoma in 2011. Guy takes fatherhood seriously, and he shares plenty of proud dad shots of his boys on Instagram.

    Guy Fieri poses in front of a red convertible car

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    Where Does Guy Fieri Live?

    Guy and family have a ranch in Santa Rosa, California and a second home in West Palm, Florida.


    His Napa home is a sprawling 6,000 feet home, plus multiple acres of land that includes “hundreds” of goats, according to the star. Guy’s Ranch Kitchen is even (unsurprisingly) filmed out of his home’s ranch kitchen.

    Guy’s Many Hobbies

    Guy is a massive sports and music fan, which can be seen through many photos shared on his social media accounts. From hanging with his “brutha” Bret Michaels to rocking out at Stagecoach music festival, the mayor of Flavortown can frequently be found enjoying some live tunes.

    Guy is also a huge sports fan (go Warriors!) and has frequently been spotted at NBA and MLB games, among others.

    Watch Guy on Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives, Saturdays at 9PM ET/PT on Food Network Canada. Also Available on STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels, fuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream.

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