• Dylan Lane is an American game show host and actor born on July 18, 1977.
• He is best known for hosting the game show “Chain Reaction” since 2006.
• He attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1999.
• He is married and has two daughters.
• As of April 2022, his net worth stands at more than $4 million.

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Who is Dylan Lane?

Dylan was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania USA, on 18 July 1977 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s a game-show host and actor, who’s probably known best for hosting the game-show “Chain Reaction”, which has been airing since 2006. Each episode follows contestants who are trying to connect words to other words to form a sentence, and the show has received mostly positive reviews.

After taking a long break from appearing on TV and hosting any shows, Dylan returned to being the show of “Chain Reaction” in 2021, and he’s today also working at General Electric as a fleet engineer.

Earl life and education

Dylan was raised in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania alongside his sister who’s a teacher and health and physical education instructor, by their mother who was a high school teacher and their father about whom not a lot is known, as Dylan respects his privacy.

He was interested in numerous activities while attending Huntingdon Area High School but was mostly into sports, playing football for the school’s team while also practicing basketball and baseball. Dylan was also into acting and was a member of the school’s drama club, appearing in plays performed both at the school and a local theatre.

Upon matriculating in 1995, Dylan enrolled at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1999.

Career as a TV show host

Dylan has hosted only four shows in his career, including “Chain Reaction”.

In 2005 and 2006, he hosted 10 episodes of the music show “F-List”, which was also hosted by Alison Becker and Keith Collins. His other two hosting credits were “National Vocabulary Championship” and “Daily Download”.

Acting and other credits

Dylan has three acting credits. He voiced the lead character in the 2005 animated comedy series “Amplified Guide”, which follows a young dragon who’s trying to impress his teacher, as well as his new best friend, a powerful young princess. The series was based on Julia Donaldson’s picture book, which was illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

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In 2005, Dylan appeared as a judge in the reality show “Ultimate Fuse Gig: The VJ Search”. It was hosted by Juliya Chernetsky, Steven Smith and Marianela Pereyra, and follows people from around the US competing to becoming the next face of the company FUSE; the competition was eventually won by Adonis Thompson.

In 2007, Dylan portrayed Justin Carter in four episodes of the popular drama series “What Goes On”, created by Sri Rao, and which starred Ian Nelson, Shaila Vaidya and Zachary Booth. It follows five teenage friends as they’re growing up in the same neighborhood.

YouTube videos

Dylan doesn’t have his own YouTube channel but various videos featuring him have been uploaded onto the video sharing service by other users; most of these show Dylan hosting “Chain Reaction”, and we’re going to mention three of the most popular videos amongst these, which have helped him attract some attention.

The #1 video featuring him “Game Show Garbage – Dylan Lane” was uploaded by Game Show Gumbo on 14 March 2015, and has since been watched over 20,000 times; the video depicts Dylan as one of the worst game-show hosts in history.

His #2 video “Dylan’s Hosting Reel” was uploaded by D. Dylan Lane and has been watched close to 15,000 times. It’s a compilation of some of Dylan’s best moments in game-shows.

The third most popular video featuring him “Chain Reaction Returns With Dylan Lane | Game Show Network” was uploaded by iHollywoodTV on 26 February 2021, has been watched nearly 5,000 times, and is an announcement of Dylan returning to host “Chain Reaction”, after the game-show was gone for a couple of years.

Dylan’s presence on social media networks

Dylan is quite active on Instagram and the name of his account is ‘agentgofcourse”, he’s today followed by close to 500 people and has uploaded over 100 pictures onto the network, many of which feature him spending time with his wife and daughters.

He launched his Twitter account in November 2011 and it’s today followed by more than 500 people, while Dylan has tweeted over 1,000 times; he mostly uses the network to share various news related to baseball.

Love life and wife

Dylan prefers to keep his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he’s today both a husband and father.

He has been married to a non-celebrity American woman since the mid-2000s, but hasn’t disclosed his wife’s name or profession, nor the exact date of their wedding. Dylan and his wife have two daughters together, who can be seen featured in many of Dylan’s Instagram pictures, however, he’s still keeping the girls away from the media’s attention, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives.

Dylan hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he has perhaps been with, so as of April 2022, he’s married and has two daughters.

Hobbies and other interests

Dylan enjoys spending his spare time outdoors and has gone on many road trips with his family; some pictures of his van and his family, which have been taken during these travels, can be found uploaded onto his Instagram account.

Dylan’s physically highly active and today plays a variety of sports. Winter seems to be his favorite season. as he’s an avid skier and snowboarder, while he enjoys going hiking and cycling in spring and summer. Dylan also has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body.

He’s into watching movies late at night and his favorite actors are Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, while some of his favorite films include “Shutter Island”, “The Sleepers” and the trilogy “The Godfather”.


Dylan took a lot of time off TV in the 2010s and there were rumors circulating the internet, claiming that he was terminally ill, while most of his fans believed that he had cancer.

Upon returning to “Chain Reaction” in 2021, he revealed that these rumors were untrue, and that he’d completed his education and been working as an engineer for General Electric.

Age, height and net worth

Dylan’s age is 44. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of April 2022, his net worth stands at more than $4 million.

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General Info

Full NameDylan Lane
Height1.75 m
ProfessionActor, Game Show Host
EducationMuhlenberg College


TV ShowsChain Reaction, IMX, F-List

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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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