Samuel L. Jackson To Return As ESPY Host
First Published: April 7, 2009 2:22 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Samuel L. Jackson will return as host of the ESPY Awards for the fourth time this summer.
The Oscar-nominated actor previously hosted the show that honors the year’s top sports performances and moments in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
The show is moving this year to the Nokia Theatre across from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles from its longtime home at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
It will air July 19 on ESPN.
Jackson’s credits include the movies “Pulp Fiction,” “Shaft” and “Coach Carter.”
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