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John Walsh
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Walsh in September 2008, filming for America's Most Wanted at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment
Born December 26, 1945 (1945-12-26) (age 75)
Alma mater University at Buffalo
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • criminal investigator
  • anti-crime advocate
  • host/creator
Years active 1981–present
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 4, including Adam (d. 1981)
Awards Operation Kids Lifetime Achievement Award
2008

John Edward Walsh Jr. (born December 26, 1945) is an American television personality, criminal investigator, victim rights advocate, and the host/creator of America's Most Wanted. He is known for his anti-crime activism, with which he became involved following the murder of his son, Adam, in 1981; in 2008, the late serial killer Ottis Toole was officially named as Adam's killer. He was part-owner of the now defunct National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C. He also anchors an investigative documentary series, The Hunt with John Walsh, which debuted on CNN in 2014.

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