Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

LOS ANGELES- JUNE 12: TV game show host Bob Barker attends the unveiling of a mural done in his honor at CBS Television City June 12, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The unveiling of the 12x16 foot mural marks the launch of the 32nd season of "The Price Is Right." (Photo by J. Emilio Flores/getty images)

Happy Birthday Bob Barker. The legendary host of the The Price Is Right is celebrating his 99th birthday today. According to the Associated Press, Barker is spending the day at home watching his favorite television shows.

According to the article, “Barker is doing great and will be very aware of all of the birthday wishes he will be receiving on his 99th birthday.”

While Barker is known for his television career and animal rights work, here are 5 things you may not know about him.

  • 1. Barker trained with Chuck Norris and was a black belt.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 25: Former host Bob Barker speaks during a segment of “The Price Is Right” at CBS Television City on March 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2. Bob Barker was a Navy Veteran. He served from 1942-1945

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 6: Television host Bob Barker during his last taping of “The Price is Right” show held at the CBS television city studios on June 6, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

  • 3. Barker began working at KTTS-FM in Springfield, Missouri while attending college.

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    LOS ANGELES – JULY 8: The former host of the Price is Right, Bob Barker is inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza July 8, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. A bust of Barker, created by sculptor Angie Whitson, was unveiled at the ceremony. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

  • 4. Barker earned a basketball scholarship to play at Drury University

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    HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 15: Game show host Bob Barker poses in the press room with his “Outstanding Game Show Host” award during the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 15, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 5. Barker was part  Sioux. He spent some of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 19: Host Bob Barker signs his autograph on the back of a fans shirt during the 6000th taping of “The Price Is Right” television show on February 19, 2004 at CBS Television Studios, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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