The British journalist, and TV presenter, Richard Hammond is globally recognized for his work in the popular Automotive TV programs, Top Gear, and The Grand Tour. After completing his academic years, his professional career began with BBC radio stations where he presented various shows. Realizing his potential, motoring journalist Zogg Zieglar encouraged him to enter the television industry and that’s when Hammond auditioned for Top Gear. Alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May, he continued the highly successful program from 2002 to 2015. Once the trio departed from Top Gear, they created another motoring series titled The Grand Tour. Exclusively available on the Amazon Prime Video service, the show is pretty similar to the format of Top Gear and has managed to generate impressive ratings in each series.
Outside these two renowned programs, Richard has also presented notable shows like Total Wipeout, Brainiac: Science Abuse, Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections, and Science of Stupid. Now moving from his professional career to his personal life, Richard Hammond is married to columnist Amanda Hammond since 2002 and the couple has two daughters together.
Richard Hammond Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Richard Mark Hammond
- Nicknames: Hamster
- Date of Birth: December 19, 1969
- Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
- Nationality: British
- Occupation: TV Presenter, Journalist
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Race/ Ethnicity: White
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Richard Hammond Height Weight Shoe Size Measurements
Richard Hammond Family Details:
- Father: Alan Hammond (Businessman)
- Mother: Eileen Hammond
- Siblings: Nicholas Hammond and Andrew Hammond (Younger Brothers)
- Spouse Name: Mindy Hammond (m. 2002)
- Children Name: Willow Hammond and Isabella Hammond (Daughters)
Richard Hammond Relationships History:
- Amanda Hammond – Columnist (2002-Present)
Richard Hammond Career Highlights:
- First Video Game: Forza Motorsport 4 (2011)
- First TV Show: Car File (1998)
Richard Hammond Distinctive Features:
- French cut beard
- Short body stature
Richard Hammond Body Measurements:
Richard Hammond height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements complete information can be found below.
- Build: Slim
- Height in Feet: 5′ 5½”
- Height in Centimeters: 166 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 64 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 141 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: Unknown
Richard Hammond Interesting Facts:
- He has several pet animals.
- Richard likes to collect cars.
- He holds a helicopter flying license.
- His first car was a Toyota Corolla Liftback.
- As a writer, he has published over ten books.
- The nickname “Hamster” was first given to him by good friend Zogg Zieglar.
- While working as an automotive car presenter, he has been involved in multiple crashes.