Colby Donaldson

Texas Tech ’96

Host, Top Shot and Top Guns



Colby Donaldson, a Texas Epsilon chapter alumnus, hosts his own hit series on History called Top Shot. He is also the host of Top Gun, the supporting series on H2.

Top Shot premiered in the summer of 2010 and is currently in its fourth season. The show is comprised of weekly competitions using historic weapons between 18 skilled marksmen, with eliminations each week. The final marksman standing gets the Top Shot crown, a $100,000 cash prize, and a contract with Bass Pros Shops. Donaldson hosts the show throughout the season and executes the eliminations.

Donaldson’s show on H2, Top Gun, is a coinciding series largely based on the weapons used during the Top Shot episodes. As the host, Donaldson, along with two weekly experts, demonstrate the firepower of the week’s featured weapon and describe its history. The show is in its first season.

Brother Donaldson made his start in Hollywood when he was a runner-up during Survivor: The Australian Outback during the show’s second season. He also competed on Survivor again during Survivor: All Stars and Survivor: Heroes and Villains. Other television shows Donaldson has been in include Bones, Reba, Just Shoot Me, Rachael Ray, and he appeared on the big screen in Red Eye.

Donaldson gained his gun and hunting experience during his upbringing in rural West Texas before attending Texas Tech.

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