Former MTV VJ and actor, Dave Holmes is telling all about his experiences in the entertainment industry. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the TV host turned comedian has just signed a deal with Crown Archetype Publishing Group to tell his story in a new memoir, tentatively titled Party Of One. In that book Dave will tell the stories of his of growing up as gay young man in Missouri, that later became a well known MTV personality to a generation of music fans. Dave rose to fame after coming in second in MTV’s first Wanna Be A VJ contest in 1998. Soon after that, Dave became well known to viewers, regularly working along side Carson Daly on TRL (Total Request Live), and various other MTV productions. Some of those shows included Say What Karaoke (1998-2001), Spanking New Music Week (2000) and 120 Minutes, a Real World reunion special.
After he parted ways with MTV, Dave continued to work as a TV host, and even try his hand at some acting. A few of his best known post MTV gigs included FX’s DVD On TV and Bravo’s Live Earth coverage. He has also appeared as a commentator on VH1’s various “I Love The…” series, and as an actor in Comedy Central’s Reno 911.
During his time as a Pop culture TV personality, Dave has interviewed several multi-platinum superstar musicians and played a small part in helping launch some of the biggest music albums from many genres for a generation. As he is getting ready to reflect on that time, Dave told The Hollywood Reporter how much he was looking forward to sharing his fond memories.
“I’m honored to be working with Crown Archetype, I’m thrilled to be able to tell these stories and I’m ready to make the transition from TV guy you kind of know to author you kind of know,” We at Clizbeats remember watching Dave do his thing on MTV, and we very much look forward to hearing his stories about being a part of Pop music history. Congrats Dave!