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Walsh in September 2008, filming for America's Most Wanted at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment
John Edward Walsh Jr.

(1945-12-26) December 26, 1945 (age 78)
Nationality American
Alma mater University at Buffalo
  • Television personality
  • criminal investigator
  • anti-crime advocate
  • host/creator
Years active 1981–present
Home town Auburn, New York, U.S.
Television America's Most Wanted
The Hunt with John Walsh
The Justice Network
In Pursuit with John Walsh
Spouse(s) Revé Drew-Walsh (1971–present)
Children Adam (1974–1981)
Meghan (b. 1982)
Callahan (b. 1987)
Hayden (b. 1994)
Awards Operation Kids Lifetime Achievement Award

John Edward Walsh (born December 26, 1945) is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim rights advocate and the host of America's Most Wanted. He began his crime investigation career when his son, Adam Walsh was murdered by Ottis Toole in 1981.

Walsh was born on December 26, 1945 in Auburn, New York. He studied at the University of Buffalo. He has been married to Revé Drew since 1971. He had four children; Adam, Meghan, Callahan, and Hayden Walsh. In 2008, Walsh was awarded the Operation Kids Lifetime Achievement Award.

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