If you are familiar with the Van Wilder movies, you are less likely to think it is a story inspired by the life of one man. Its outrageousness was simply a magnitude reserved for fiction, or so we thought. The Van Wilder story was actually inspired by the life of Bert Kreischer. He has grown up to become an actor and a stand-up comedian but when he was in college, he had a 6-page article about him by the Rolling Stone magazine as the number one partier in the entire country. Bert is also a television host.
So, how did Bert become a public figure from simply spending his college time drinking and engaging in public nudity? Read below to find out.
Who Is Bert Kreischer?
Currently, he may be a responsible man who fits into the larger society’s definition of a mature man with a wife and two kids but Bert wasn’t always that guy. He was for a period in his life, a man-child, as described by a book he wrote about his life in 2014. Bert was born to a respectable family of a father who was a real estate attorney and a mother who specialized in early childhood development. His birth took place on November 3, 1965.
As a somewhat rich family, he was sent to a private school called Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida where he did most of his growing up. After high school, he got an admission into the college that would define his life, the Florida State University. He attended the school as an English major on paper but chose parties as his real major. He became a party animal and was a member of the fraternity group, Alpha Tau Omega.
In a recognition that is certainly a contribution of Bert Kreischer, Florida State was officially named the number one party school in the entire United States, when Bert was in the sixth year of a traditional 4 year course. Recognizing the man who had led the school to the summit of college partying, Rolling Stone did a feature on Bert Kreischer, looking to understand the life and mind of the top partier in the country.
The story which was published nationwide gained the interest of many, including movie director Olivia Stone. A man quick to see the business side of a great story, he moved to buy the rights to Kreischer’s life story and proceeded to work on developing a movie out of it. Unfortunately, it failed to come to fruition. The protagonist name was however changed by one of the rights and shopped to different production outlets. National Lampoon bought the script to Kreischer’s life story, even though his name was no longer a feature of the story. His name was replaced with Van Wilder and thus, he became the inspiration for the Van Wilder movies.
After Bert Kreischer eventually graduated from college, he sought a career in stand up comedy. His first experience as a stand-up comedian was in Tallahassee, Florida. After a short stint in Florida as a comedian, he moved to New York City.
Since moving to New York City, he has grown as a stand-up comedian, performing in various comedy clubs and for different television shows. Kreischer’s act involves him being shirtless and his nickname is ‘the machine’.
Now an international comedian, Bert has comedy specials and has performed on top shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Late Show with David Letterman. Outside of stand-up comedy, Bert is also an accomplished television host and has hosted several shows over the course of his career. Some of the shows he has hosted include the eponymous Bert the Conqueror, The X Show, Hurt Bert, and Trip Flip. Other than television, he’s also a podcast host, anchoring the show, Bertcast where he discusses all things comedy.
Bert Kreischer is believed to be worth $1.2 million. His value comes from his career as a stand-up comedian. He confirmed in a recent interview that he performs 3 shows in a month. Other complimentary income come from appearances in movies and as a television host.
Who Are Bert Kreischer’s Wife, Kids, And Family Members
Bert was born to Al Kreischer and Gege Kreischer. His young life started with an elevated wildness that inspired a movie but he grew into a comfortable and more responsible adult. He got married to his girlfriend, LeAnn Kreischer and the two have two beautiful daughters to show for their long years of shared love. The couple named their daughters, Ila Kreischer, and Georgia Kreischer – named after his wife’s home state.