Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Short Biographical Sketch

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the star and Consulting Producer of ANCIENT ALIENS - THE SERIES (2009-2014) and publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, the only Ancient Astronaut publication in the world. Giorgio is the real-life Indiana Jones and he is changing the way the world thinks about the Ancient Astronaut Theory.

For over 14 years, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos has been the Director of Erich von Daniken's Ancient Alien Society (formerly, A.A.S. R.A. - Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association). He is also the publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, the world's only Ancient Astronaut research journal.

As the world's leading Ancient Astronaut expert, Giorgio has starred in and appeared on The History Channel, the Travel Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, Coast to Coast AM, and many other international television and radio programs such as UFO HUNTERS and ANCIENT ALIENS reporting about the latest discoveries in the Ancient Astronaut field.

In 2009, Tsoukalos starred in and became the Consulting Producer for The History Channel's wildly successful ANCIENT ALIENS: THE SERIES which was produced by Prometheus Entertainment. ANCIENT ALIENS is the best and most compelling Ancient Astronaut documentary ever made next to when CHARIOTS OF THE GODS came out as a movie in 1972. ANCIENT ALIENS features the world's top Ancient Astronaut experts such as Erich von Daniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David H. Childress, Buzz Aldrin, Robert Bauval, Graham Hancock, Bill Birnes, Christopher Dunn, Michael Cremo, Dr. Robert Schoch, Dr. Steven Greer, Linda Moulton-Howe, George Noory, Peter Fiebag, Dr. Algund Eenboom, Philip Coppens, Nick Pope, Dr. Luis Navia, Rev. Barry Downing, Dr. Uwe Apel, Rodney Dale, and many others.

Tsoukalos has traveled the world extensively (54 countries ...and counting). Today, he is one of a few people who have actually visited and explored nearly all the mysterious places our planet has to offer.

The A.A.S. R.A. is determined to prove, using scientific research methods, but in "layman's terms," as to whether or not Extraterrestrials have visited Earth in the remote past. The A.A.S. R.A. (or Center for Ancient Astronaut Research) was founded on June 17, 1998, by co-founders Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Ulrich Dopatka, and Erich von Daniken (Chariots of the Gods) as Erich von Daniken's official international research organization.

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is also Erich von Daniken's official representative in the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world.

Tsoukalos' scientific study of the Ancient Astronaut Theory includes the detailed analysis of ancient scriptures, ancient drawings, and mysterious archaeological monuments and artifacts. He has written numerous articles about the topic, which have appeared in publications all around the world. Tsoukalos has conducted research, collected factual data, and uncovered strong supporting evidence for the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis.

As the leading expert and lecturer in the Ancient Astronaut field, Tsoukalos has created the world's only and definitive Ancient Astronaut research journal, Legendary Times Magazine. Legendary Times Magazine is jam-packed with exclusive research articles written by many leading researchers (including G. A. Tsoukalos, David H. Childress and others) none of which appear anywhere else.

Giorgio has conducted and participated in several risky expeditions and adventures to the remote corners of the planet in search of the mysterious. In his undying quest to uncover the Truth he has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, seeking out strange archaeological artifacts and monuments which will further strengthen his research. Over the years, he has gained first-hand access to, photographed and measured ancient artifacts and other archaeological relics not currently accessible to the general public.

Tsoukalos has been a popular guest on numerous national and international television specials, radio programs, DVD featurettes, and has given many lectures all over the world about Ancient Astronauts at Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, and retreats, always promoting archaeology, astronautics and SETI research.

Tsoukalos has ushered in a New Era for the Ancient Astronaut theory by bringing constant worldwide attention to mysterious artifacts and monuments presented in the pages of Legendary Times Magazine.

Giorgio is of Greek and Austrian descent with his father from Greece and his mother from Austria. He comes from a long line of Greek-Americans; his grandfather (George) lived in Brooklyn and in the Bronx for over 60 years, and his great-grandfather (Efstathios) arrived in the States in the late 1870s.

Giorgio is fluent in five languages: English, German, French, Italian, and Greek. He is also proficient in Spanish. Giorgio grew up in the little town of Laufenburg, near Basel, Switzerland, spending the summers in the Greek Islands, and the winters in Innsbruck, Austria. He was educated at Institut Montana, an international boarding school in the heart of Switzerland near the Alps and has acquired a Bachelor's degree in Communications at Ithaca College, NY.

Until 2005, Tsoukalos also functioned as a professional bodybuilding promoter; for 6 consecutive years he promoted, produced and directed the IFBB San Francisco Pro Grand Prix, an annual cornerstone event in professional bodybuilding. Over the years, the SF Pro became the largest pro bodybuilding contest in California with top athletes and press attending from all over the globe. Since 1994, he also worked at professional bodybuilding contests all around the world, including the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and Olympia Weekend. For many years e also served as the official interpreter for all non-English speaking athletes for the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders, the world's 3rd largest sports organization) where he functioned as a high-ranking official.

In late 2005, Tsoukalos opened Legendary Times Books, an online Ancient Astronaut / Ancient Mysteries bookstore after recognizing that many times when you walk into a bookstore with high hopes, you're disappointed and frustrated because you simply can’t readily find the controversial books you're looking for. LT Books is THE new and INDEPENDENT source for finding the books you crave. Legendary Times Books: Controversial. Refreshingly uncensored.

He recognizes that to popularize the Ancient Astronaut Theory is all about the cause. And the cause is gaining momentum because A.A.S. R.A. Members and readers of Legendary Times, first and foremost, are concerned to advance the Ancient Astronaut theory on an international level. Having marshalled their forces, together, A.A.S. R.A. Members from all around the world carry the battle forward with great pride and enthusiasm.

Giorgio enjoys a good and relaxed sit-down meal with friends, weight lifting, listening to motion picture scores, classic jazz standards, classical opera, sailing, going to the beach and the movies, and hanging out at the Legendary Times Clubhouse in Southern California with A.A.S. R.A. Members visiting from all around the world exchanging adventure stories and research.

Oh, and 2 more things: (1) Giorgio loves listening to talk radio. Both at home, the office and in his car. Please don't ask him to turn it off. Ever. (2) Giorgio loves to sit front and center at the movie theater (5th or 6th row). Movies are meant to be seen like this, that's why they are shown on the silver screen first. If you want to sit in the back of the movie theater, go right ahead, but you'll both watch the movie alone cuz' he won't join you in the back, and you might as well just wait until the movie comes out on DVD so you can watch it on TV.


Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is available for interviews, lectures, TV appearances or any other promotional work at

Ancient Alien Society / A.A.S.
Box 9245
Glendale, CA 91226-9245, USA

Email: office (at) legendarytimes.com


TELEVISION / FILM / RADIO / DVD APPEARANCES:

ANCIENT ALIENS: THE SERIES - EPISODE I "The Evidence" (2-hr. documentary) - CONSULTING PRODUCER and LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

ANCIENT ALIENS: THE SERIES - EPISODE II "The Visitors" (2-hr. documentary) - CONSULTING PRODUCER and LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

ANCIENT ALIENS: THE SERIES - EPISODE III "The Mission" (2-hr. documentary) - CONSULTING PRODUCER and LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

ANCIENT ALIENS: THE SERIES - EPISODE IV "Closer Encounters" (2-hr. documentary) - CONSULTING PRODUCER and LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

ANCIENT ALIENS: THE SERIES - EPISODE V "The Return" (2-hr. documentary) - CONSULTING PRODUCER and LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

ANCIENT ALIENS - Pilot (2-hr. documentary) - CONSULTING PRODUCER and LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Sunday, March 8, 2009. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

UFO HUNTERS: Dark Presence (Episode 36) - LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Original Airdate: Thursday, October 29, 2009. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

UFO HUNTERS: The Greys (Episode 31) - LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Original Airdate: Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

UFO HUNTERS: Giant Triangles (Episode 27) - LEADING EXPERT
History Channel. Original Airdate: Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN (Playing himself)
Walt Disney Pictures. Original Theater Release Date: March 13, 2009. Currently available on Disney DVD and BluRay.

INDIANA JONES AND THE ULTIMATE QUEST (2-hr. documentary) - LEADING EXPERT
The History Channel. Produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Prometheus Entertainment. Original Airdate: Sunday, May 18, 2008. Currently on reruns on The History Channel - check your local listings.

MYSTERIOUS JOURNEYS: ALIEN HOTSPOTS episode - Expert
The Travel Channel. Original Airdate: Friday, October 12, 2007. Currently on reruns on the Travel Channel - check your local listings.

MYSTERIOUS JOURNEYS: EASTER ISLAND episode - LEADING EXPERT
The Travel Channel. Original Airdate: Friday, November 2, 2007. Currently on reruns on the Travel Channel - check your local listings.

MYSTERIOUS JOURNEYS: NAZCA LINES episode - LEADING EXPERT
The Travel Channel. Original Airdate: Friday, November 11, 2007. Currently on reruns on the Travel Channel - check your local listings.

IS IT REAL? ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS episode - LEADING EXPERT
The National Geographic Channel. Original Airdate: Monday, November 27, 2006. Currently on reruns on the National Geographic Channel - check your local listings.

IN SEARCH OF... OUR ALIEN ANCESTORS - LEADING EXPERT
The Sci-Fi Channel. Original Airdate: 2002. Currently on reruns on the Sci-Fi Channel - check your local listings.

"IS THERE A STARGATE?" DVD Featurette - LEADING EXPERT
Featurette on the Ultimate Edition Director's Cut DVD of the movie STARGATE. Artisan Home Entertainment (2002).

Radio: (this is only a brief selection) Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Jeff Rense Radio Program, Dark Matters Radio with Don Ecker, The Lou Gentile Show, Dark Matter with Michael Parker, The Rob Simone Radio Program, Ghostly Talk, Journey into the Void, The Kevin Smith Show, The Edge AM, The Eddie Middleton Program, The Jerry Pippin Show, The X-Zone with Rob McConnell, The Dr. Carol Lieberman Show, etc.


Articles and Publications:

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 8, No. 2 & 3 & 4, 2006 - JESUS CAMP Editorial

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 7 No. 4, 2005 Vol. 8, No. 1, 2006

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 7, No. 2 & 3, 2005

"The Peculiar Phenomenon of Debunking"
Legendary Times Vol. 7, No. 2 & 3, 2005

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 6, No. 4, 2004 & Vol. 7, No. 1, 2005

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 6, No. 2 & 3, 2004

"Archaeology's Ivory Tower - The Way Out?"
Legendary Times Vol. 5, No. 2 & 3, 2003

"Legendary Times - The First 5 Years"
Legendary Times Vol. 5, No. 1, 2003

"Pyramids, Lies and Videotape"
Legendary Times Vol. 4, No. 3, 2002

"The Giant Flying Turtles of Guatemala"
Legendary Times Vol. 4, No. 1, 2002

"Thoughts on the Nautilus Theory - Amphibious Beings and Vehicles"
Legendary Times Vol. 3, No. 6, 2001

"Reflections on September 11th"
Legendary Times Vol. 3, No. 5, 2001

"Modern Day Vimanas"
Legendary Times Vol. 3, No. 2, 2001

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001

"The A.A.S. R.A. Goes Prime Time! Exclusive Behind the Scenes Report."
Legendary Times Vol. 2, No. 5, 2000

"How did the Ancient Egyptians Light the Inside of their Temples?"
Editorial, Legendary Times Vol. 2, No. 4, 2000

"Mission to Mars - Meets NASA's Astrobiology Conference"
Legendary Times Vol. 2, No. 3, 2000

"Pyramids in Ancient Greece?"
Legendary Times Vol. 2, No. 3, 2000

Editorial
Legendary Times Vol. 1 No. 4, 1999

In German:

"Pyramiden in Griechenland?"
Sagenhafte Zeiten, No. 1, 2001

"Antike Raumfahrttechnologie"
Ancient Skies, No. 5, 1997


Books:

Preface for Roberto Volterri's "Narrano Antiche Cronache... Ricordi dal Futuro", Edizioni HERA, 2002

"Guatemalas fliegende Riesenschildkröten"
In: "Verlorenes Wissen - Tagungsband der A.A.S. zum One-Day Meeting in Linz 2001", Naether-Verlag, 2001

"Pyramiden in Griechenland?"
In: "Jäger Verlorenen Wissens - Auf den Spuren einer verbotenen Archäologie" Erich von Däniken Publisher, Kopp Verlag, 2004

"Antike Raumfahrttechnologie"
In: "Jäger Verlorenen Wissens - Auf den Spuren einer verbotenen Archäologie" Erich von Däniken Publisher, Kopp Verlag, 2004


Feature Print Interviews:

Pecs Appeal - an Interview with Pro Bodybuilding Promoter Giorgio A. Tsoukalos by Brian Owens, published in Ithaca College Quarterly, Number 2, 2004

legendarytimes.com - an Interview with Founder Giorgio A. Tsoukalos by Sean Casteel, published in UFO Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 2, April/May 2002

Interview with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Director of Research by Beetlejuice of Metafysiko


Lectures:

(the following is a selection) International UFO Congress in Laughlin Nevada (2008), MUFON Los Angeles, MUFON Orange County, San Diego MUFON, San Diego UFO Society, Michigan MUFON, San Diego Chat Club, A.A.S. R.A. Seminar San Francisco (2003), A.A.S. R.A. World Conference Gelsenkirchen (1998), A.A.S. R.A. World Conference Berlin (2000), A.A.S. R.A. One-Day Meeting Linz (2001), and many more.


Print and Web Articles:

What is Paleo-SETI?
Expansion of SETA to Planet Earth
A.A.S. R.A. - Official Statement on the events of 9/11