Dave Holmes Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Gay, Coldplay, Podcast, and Books

Dave Holmes Profile

Dave Holmes is an American writer, producer, and television personality. He gained national attention in 1998, as the runner-up on MTV’s first Wanna Be a VJ contest.

He attended the Saint Louis Priory School, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. While at college, Holmes worked at WCHC, the campus radio station, and interned at WCCA-TV, Worcester’s public access television station.

Dave Holmes
Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes Age

Holmes was born on March 14, 1971, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He is 50 years old as of 2021.

Dave Holmes Height 

Holmes stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Dave Holmes Family

Holmes is the son of Charles and Mary Lou. He has two older brothers, Dan and Steve. His family runs a financial consulting business in Clayton, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb.

Dave Holmes Gay / Dave Holmes Boyfriend

Holmes came out as a gay man in Out magazine in 2002. Since the early 2000s, Holmes has been in a relationship with musician Ben Wise.

Quick Facts About Dave Holmes

Age50 years old as of 2021
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Dave Holmes Mtv

Despite his loss to Jesse Camp, MTV hired him as a VJ shortly after Wanna Be a VJ. Holmes went on to host several MTV shows, including a Real World reunion special, Video Clichés, 120 Minutes, and the popular Say What? Karaoke until 2001. His MTV career lasted about three years longer than Camp’s.

After he left MTV in 2002, Holmes hosted FX’s weekly movie night DVD on TV for ten seasons, and Court TV’s Saturday Night Solution for six. In 2005, he hosted CBS’s reality comedy series Fire Me Please. On July 7, 2007, he co-hosted Bravo’s coverage of the Live Earth concerts with Karen Duffy.

Holmes also appeared on a variety of talking-head shows for E!, VH1, and Tru TV on BBC. On September 23, 2010, he contributed a video to the “It Gets Better” project, spearheaded by advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage.

Dave Holmes Comedian

Holmes had a recurring role as “Leslie Frost” on Comedy Central’s Reno 911! He also appeared in a series of commercials for Ford motors. Since 2015, Holmes has been an Editor-at-Large for Esquire. Holmes also hosts the Maximum Fun comedy quiz show International Waters and the Real World-themed Feral Audio podcast Truu Stowray along with musician Mike Doughty.

Since 2003, Holmes has co-hosted the live comedy game show The Friday Forty with The Walking Dead executive producer Scott M. Gimple. He is also an on-air personality on the SiriusXM music channel The Spectrum.

Dave Holmes Podcast

Holmes is currently the host of the LGBT-themed Earwolf podcast Hemophilia. Dave Holmes and Matt McConkey grill LGBT celebrities on what they’re loving, and who they’re loving. This queer comedy party celebrates pop culture obsessions and interrogates guests on their personal experiences with dating, sex, and love. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free.

Dave Holmes Manager / Dave Holmes Coldplay

Holmes is the long-term Coldplay manager of Dave Holmes Management, a Santa Monica-based music management company, which was established in 2004 by long-term Coldplay manager Dave Holmes.

As well as guiding the career of Coldplay – perhaps the planet’s biggest band of the past two decades – the company has managed acts including Scissor Sisters and My Chemical Romance to multi-platinum, worldwide success.

Alongside its management work, Dave Holmes Management produces tours and festivals, invests in startups, and produces films. The company also offers marketing consulting services, with current clients including Global Citizen Festival and Flow Water Inc.

Dave Holmes Book

  1. Perestroika, the Reform of the Russian Revolution – 1987
  2. Dollars for Death: Why Uranium Mining and the Nuclear Industry Must be Stopped – 1999
  3. Behind the US War on Afghanistan – 2001
  4. Terrorism: A Marxist Perspective – 2002
  5. Imperialism, War & Terrorism – 2007
  6. Change the System, Not the Climate! A Socialist View of Global Warming – 2007
  7. Socialism Revolution & the Working Class – 2007
  8. The Kurdish Freedom Struggle Today – 2015
  9. Rats – 2017

Dave Holmes Movies

  • Pillowfighter (2002, as Blindfolded Man)
  • Fantastic Four (2005, as Reporter)
  • You Owe Us. (2006, as Billy)
  • Reno 911!: Miami (2007, as Persnickety Desk Worker)
  • Promotion (2008)
  • Atomic Zoo: Sylvia Plath Car Wash (2010, as Cake Boy)
  • Hell Baby (2013, as Rental Car Guy)
  • Contracted (2013, as Therapist)
  • You or a Loved One (2014)


  • Spankin’ New Music Week (2000)
  • Kidnapped (2000, as Host)
  • Fire Me… Please (2005, as Host, 3 episodes)
  • Reno 911! (2004-2009, as Leslie Frost)
  • Self Storage (2010-2011, as Chad)
  • Kroll Show (2013, as Day Foams)
  • Ben and Kate (2013, as Casting Director)
  • FX Movie Download (2013, as Host)