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New York Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch to Appear on Next Season of ABC’s “Shark Tank”

June 28th, 2013 at 1:25 PM
By Serena Sanderson

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is all set to appear on the next season of Shark Tank, a reality TV show where entrepreneurs present business ideas to a panel of potential investors. If an investor is interested, the contestant may leave with a deal. The panelists, or "sharks," listen to a one hour presentation (shortened to 10 minutes for TV) and look for weaknesses or flaws. The "sharks" are Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner of QVC, Robert Herjavek, Draymond John and Kevin O'Leary. Tisch will be joined by fellow businessman and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, who co-founded the Paul Mitchell line of hair products.

'Mara and Tisch' photo (c) 2008, Ted Kerwin - license:

Out of Lakewood Township, New Jersey, Tisch started making his millions as a filmmaker. He created several small films, backed by Columbia Pictures. After he left Columbia in 1976, he created his first feature film, Outlaw Blues. In 1983 Risky Business was released, giving Hollywood star Tom Cruise his first lead role. In 1984, Tisch produced The Burning Bed — a made-for-TV movie that received 11 Emmy nominations. Two years later, Tisch started his own production company: The Steve Tisch Company. The Steve Tisch Company focuses mainly on small screen films.

Tisch has produced movies such at Forrest Gump, American History X, and Snatch. Forrest Gump was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, winning six, and is still one of the top 20 highest (domestic) grossing films in history. Tisch was awarded an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for his part in the movie. He is the only person to own both an Academy Award and a Super Bowl Ring.

Escape Artists is an independently financed film production company based at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The company is a result of the merger between the Steve Tisch Company and Black & Blu. Tisch shares his partnership in the company with Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal of Black & Blu. Escape Artists has released films like The Weather Man with Nicholas Cage, The Taking of Phelam 123 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith.

Tisch joined the Giants organization in July 2005 when he was named Chairman and Executive Vice President. It wasn't his first dealing with the organization, however. His father, Preston Robert Tisch, purchased 50% of the Giants organization in 1991. He passed away in 2005, when Steve took his place. Prior to his father's passing, Tisch worked hand in hand with co-owner John Mara on the construction and planning of New Meadowlands Stadium.

As much success as Tisch has had, it is no surprise that he has taken every opportunity to pay it forward. In April 1991, he was elected to the AIDS Project Los Angeles' Board of Directors. While on the board, he served as both Board Chair and Chair of the Development Committee. He also contributes time and money to The H.E.L.P. Group and ERAS Center. He is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and also serves on The Board of Trustees of the Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles, The Sundance Institute, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke University.

Tisch tweeted this today:

Season Five of Shark Tank is scheduled to air this fall on ABC.


Tags: Escape Artists, film, Football, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York, New York Giants, NFL, produce, Shark Tank, Steve Tisch

9 Responses to “New York Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch to Appear on Next Season of ABC’s “Shark Tank””

  1.  norm says:

    First came the whales… now come the sharks.

    Is this a football operation or a freakin’ aquarium?

  2.  Begiant says:

    While I don’t enjoy hearing about members of the Giants organization doing non-football related activities. This seems like a fun activity for Mr. Tisch and I hope he succeeds. I enjoyed reading this article. I have not seen many articles about the men who work behind the scenes and while Mr. Tisch does own a large portion of the NY Giants, most casual fans are not well informed on him. I think articles like this and those about other office personel are very interesting as it gives even more baackground information on the Giants organization. Well done Giants101.

  3.  Krow says:

    “Mr. Tisch, I’ve got this great idea for t-shirts with a cartoon whale on them.”

    “Forget it kid. That thing is fugly. You’re not getting a dime from me. Get outta here.”

  4.  GIANTT says:

    Dan , much as I appreciate the fact thats its a bit slow on non arrest football scene , if you ARE going to do fluff pieces like this please have the decency to do a piece or two on Kate and Rooney Mara and their feelings towards the Cruz negotiations . I mean weve had everyone elses opinions why not theirs ? also a few pics to remind us why we should take their opinions seriously are also in order .

  5.  GIANTT says:

    Also a piece of cross marketing – how about Kate and Rooney modeling the whales shirts ? sales would skyrocket

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    It sure must be great to have a really rich father, but in all fairness, he made some of his own success. Money only goes so far in the movie business and it didn’t help that much in making Risky Business. On the other hand, Tom Hanks didn’t come cheap.

    His great contribution to the team is that he has kept his hands off and not become cranky about the deal that left the Maras in charge of football operations.

  7.  GIANTT says:

    Lets see – part owner of one of the most storied franchises in american sports -check
    Doesnt have to make any executive decisions -check
    gets to hang out with the team and watch games on the sideline – check
    gets to watch Super Bowl from owners box – check
    gets to accept the Lombardi trophy -check

    Explain to me whats to get cranky about

    •  jfunk says:

      Well, as somebody who is used to calling the shots, it could easily get on his nerves if he disagrees with the way things are being done but has no power to make changes.

      Just think how upset Stoll would be in his position. :-P

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