Originally from Danville, Virginia, Jon Dalton attended
George Washington High School followed by college at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute in Blacksburg. After college, he moved to Washington, D.C. and
Portland, Oregon before settling in Los Angeles.
Dalton burst onto the reality TV scene with the help of his best friend,
Thunder D, and the infamous "Dead Grandma" deception on
SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS, on which he was the breakout star (and rated as
the #2 television moment in E!'s "101 Most Outrageous TV
Moments"). He has continued to excel as one of the more memorable
faces of reality TV and professional wrestling and signed a contract with
TNA Wrestling, combining for the first time the reality television and
wrestling genres. He went on to win an ESPY Award for best non-sports
sports moment by being body slammed over the top rope by Chicago Bears
All-Pro player Brian Urlacher. From Howard Stern to "Tyra
Banks," Jack & Ron & Fez to "Living It Up with
Allie," Dalton has made numerous memorable radio and TV appearances.
In the reality genre, Dalton has continued to deliver some of the most
memorable moments on television. His MTV "True Life" is the
highest-rated episode in the history of the series. On "Celebrity
Poker Showdown," he "Fairplayed" his longtime friend
Trishelle Canatella by eliminating her from the game. On A&E's
"Inked" he was kicked out of the tattoo Parlor. On "Reality
Stars Fear Factor" he ousted Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller and
went on to become the first contestant in the history of the show to
return after his eviction to serve as co-host. Dalton again shocked the
world when he was on the Summer 2005 "Kill Reality," in which he
supplied this show with an endless string of memorable moments. He also
delivered an inspired performance as DQ in the 2005 motion picture,
"The Scorned," which was spawned from "Kill Reality."
All these memorable appearances have resulted in Dalton receiving The Most
Memorable Reality Star in the History of Reality Television honor at the
Really Awards on Fox Reality.
Dalton's birth date is March 11, 1974.