Craig Piligian Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Craig Piligian

Craig Piligian Biography And Net Worth

Craig Piligian is an Armenian American television producer. He is the president and CEO of Pilgrim Films & Television. He has played a significant role in promoting unscripted television. Craig Piligian is best recognized as an Executive Producer for developing the Discovery Channel series The Ultimate Fighter, American Chopper, and Dirty Jobs.

Net Worth                       $300M
Full Name                        Craig Piligian
Birth Date                        August 25, 1957
Age                                    64 years
Birthplace                        New York City, United States
Profession                        American television producer
Zodiac Sign                       Virgo
Spouse                               Lucinda Dickey
 Active Years                    1997-Present
Craig Piligian

Personal Life

Craig Piligian was born on August 25, 1957. He won an Emmy Award in 2001 for his work as Survivor’s co-executive producer. He is married to Lucinda Dickey, with whom he has two children: Joseph Michael (born in 1986) and Amanda Marie (born in 1989).


In 1997, he established Pilgrim Films & Television, which is now known as Pilgrim Media Group. Since then, he has produced some of television’s most innovative and enduring reality series for both domestic and international broadcast. Piligian started making Dirty Jobs, a Discovery channel show about blue-collar work, in November 2003. He produced some of the earliest reality tv programs, including 650 episodes of “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.

He is one of the original executive producers of the ground-breaking CBS blockbuster Survivor. Over 170 episodes of the eight-year-long series were broadcast. In 2012, the program was over. In 2004, Piligian collaborated with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White to create the boxing reality program “The Ultimate Fighter for television”. The Runner, an original series by Piligian about mobile gadgets, was produced in March 2016 in collaboration with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for mobile device streaming through the streaming service go.

Craig Piligian Documentries

In 2018, Piligian collaborated with Roger Ross Williams to create the documentary series “High on the Hog”, which is based on Dr. Jessica B. Harris’ book “High on the Hog”: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America and tells the tale of African American history via cuisine. His extensive list of credits includes “American Chopper,” “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe,” “Fast N’ Loud,” “The Ultimate Fighter,” and the “David Tutera,” “Wicked Tuna,” “Street Outlaws,” and “Ghost Hunters” franchises. Additionally, Piligian has grown to produce acclaimed documentary films and television shows, celebrity chat shows, written material, sports, and eSports projects.

Craig Piligian

Awards and Nomination

  • 2001- Emmy Award and an NAACP Award: Outstanding Nonfiction Program for Survivor
  • Among top 10 producers in The Hollywood Reporter’s yearly Reality Power List
  • RealScreen Award: Producer Extraordinaire
  • Inducted in Hall of Fame of RealScreen awards
  • Won numerous additional awards during the course of his career.

Net Worth

American television executive. He has a $300 million dollar fortune. He sold Lionsgate 50% shares of Pilgram Studios in 2015 for $200 million. The remaining 50% is still under Craig’s control, giving him a theoretical pre-tax paper net worth of more than $400 million.

Body Features

Height                   5 ft 9 in
Weight                  72 kg
Eye Color              Dark Brown
Hair Color             Dark Brown

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