Dave Holmes was the runner-up on MTV's first Wanna Be a VJ contest.
From the beginning, he distinguished himself from other candiates with an encyclopedic knowledge of music trivia.
Though he lost to Jesse Camp, MTV still hired him to conduct celebrity interviews.
He then went on to host several other MTV shows, including a Real World reunion special and the popular Say What? Karaoke until 2001.
Ironically, his MTV career lasted about two years longer than Jesse's.