House Doctor, The

The professional nickname of Ron Hazelton, a master craftsman and cabinet maker who hosted his own home improvement series RON HAZELTON’S HOUSE CALLS/SYN/1999-2015.


In September 1996, Hazelton joined the staff of GOOD MORNING AMERICA as an authority in the home improvement field covering such topics as bathroom tiling projects to outdoor landscapes beautification.

In addition, Mr. Hazelton also appeared on the Lifetime Channel program OUR HOME; as a expert for Popular Mechanics on the Discovery Channel; contributed to KGO-TV’s Channel 7 News; and a column in the San Francisco Examiner; as well as a radio talk show guest on KGO’s HOME SHOW, the Carey Brothers, nationally syndicated ON THE HOUSE, and WXYT’s ASK THE HANDYMAN.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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