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Democratic strategist.

Political columnist for USA Today.

Managed Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign.

Former deputy assistant Secretary of State.

Fox News contributor.

Professor of Advanced Political Studies at George Washington University.

Brother of L.A. Confidential (1997) and Pearl Harbor (2001) actor Graham Beckel. Also has a sister.

When he worked for President Jimmy Carter, he was sent down to Jonestown in Guyana, after the massacre, to assess the situation.

His ex-wife was a professional golfer.

He plays golf, as does his son, Alex Beckel.

Favorite songs: "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen, "Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground" by Willie Nelson, "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison.

Has a son, Alex Beckel, (born in 1993) and daughter, McKenzie Beckel, (born in 1996).

Recovering alcoholic.

After he started choking on a large shrimp during a Fox party, was given the Heimlich maneuver by Eric Bolling [October 13, 2011].

His son, Alex Beckel, graduated from high school on June 6, 2012 and will attend Eric Bolling's alma mater, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Will be playing golf.

Hometown is Besthesda, Maryland.

His first job was as a garbageman.

Release of his book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America" by Bob with Cal Thomas. [2007]

Favorite Christmas movie: Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

His daughter graduated from college on June 5, 2014.