Guess what today is? It’s Matt Iseman’s birthday! The intrepid Matt has been the voice of American Ninja Warrior since season two. He’s called thousands of runs, cheered for hundreds of Ninjas, and has never allowed his enthusiasm to wane.
Executive Producer Arthur Smith previously told us, “I’m a huge Matt Iseman fan. I believed in him right from the very beginning. Having worked in sports and entertainment for all these years, there are very, very few people who can do play-by-play and have the composure and be eloquent and have all those skills. Matt has that, and he’s funny and he’s enthusiastic. So the combination of smarts and enthusiasm was the perfect combination of what we wanted Ninja to be.”
Doctor, comedian, host extraordinaire, what can’t he do? In honor of Matt’s birthday, let’s revisit just a couple of times he showed us why we adore him so much up in the Ninja Warrior host tower.
There was the time he decided to fearlessly become a Ninja himself.
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...Which had some pretty dismal results.
How about when he donated to all the charities the Ninjas supported for Giving Tuesday?
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For #GivingTuesday, I donated to all the causes of our Ninjas. The best part of @ninjawarrior is that obstacles on the course are nothing compared to the obstacles our ninja overcome in life. For more info on these causes and how to give: https://www.americanninjawarriornation.com/2017/11/27/16706396/american-ninja-warrior-giving-tuesday-favorite-charities
Or when he decided to probably, most likely, traumatize from airport patrons.
When he reminded us that he’s a cancer survivor and still made us laugh.
Matt’s willing to take one for the team, no matter what’s needed. Like wearing a crop top...
And when he made this face. We don’t know what he’s looking at, but TBH, SAME.
Happy birthday, Matt! Wishing you another awesome year and may your facial expressions never dim!