Ben Walters

Ty Treadway

Tyrus "Ty" Richard Treadway (born February 11, 1967) is a game show host, actor, and talk show host. Treadway co-hosted Soap Talk with Lisa Rinna.

Ty was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, to Richard and Mary Lou Treadway. Ty was the youngest of six siblings.

After high school, Ty received a scholarship for soccer and attended a couple of colleges before graduating with a degree in accounting. He went to work for the New Jersey Office of the State Auditor as an auditor and computer systems engineer but took part in bodybuilding competitions on the side. He eventually won the title of Mr. Natural Pennsylvania. He often had a "Ty Training" segment on his later talk show, Soap Talk.

However, Ty found his job boring and depressing so he decided to start modeling and acting. He appeared in several magazines, theater productions, and commercials.

In May 2000, Ty landed the role of Dr. Colin MacIver on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. His character was killed off after a year, but he returned as his nicer twin brother, Troy MacIver, (who eventually went insane) and appeared off and on from 2001 to 2004.

In June 2002, Ty pulled double duty as soap star and talk show host. He began co-hosting Soapnet's Soap Talk with Lisa Rinna.

That year, he and his girlfriend Monica got engaged at the Eiffel Tower. They married in 2003, and their first child, a daughter named Samantha Raine, was born in February 2005. Their second child, a son named Ryder, was born March 7, 2006.

In March 2006, the series American Idol Extra debuted, featuring Treadway as host. Treadway interviewed various American Idol personalities, including producers, contestants, vocal coaches, and celebrity guests.

On April 30, 2007, Ty was chosen to host the game show Merv Griffin's Crosswords, created by Merv Griffin.

In 2009, he and his family moved to Frisco, Texas.

In 2010, he was offered a recurring role as Dr. Ben Walters on Days of Our Lives that lasted from September to February 2011.

In 2012, he resumed his role as Troy MacIver for the final episodes of One Life to Live. He also began work as a co-host on "Good Morning Texas," which airs throughout the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas on the local ABC channel WFAA.

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