Actor, comedian, narrator Kirby Heyborne announced as official emcee at RootsTech 2023

Heyborne is a Latter-day Saint from Utah who served a mission in the Dominican Republic before launching his acting career with several roles in a variety of films

Kirby Heyborne, actor, songwriter, singer, comedian and narrator, will be the official emcee for the in-person RootsTech 2023 event in Salt Lake City, Utah, FamilySearch announced Wednesday in a blog post.

Heyborne will introduce keynote speakers, highlight classes and experiences throughout the three-day global family history gathering scheduled for March 2-4.

“His love of family values and uniting with loved ones has made him a great choice to join the RootsTech team in putting together the largest family history event in the world,” the FamilySearch blog post said.

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Who is Kirby Heyborne?

Heyborne’s acting career began with roles in such films as “The Singles Ward,” “The R.M.,” “Saints and Soldiers” and “The Best Two Years.” He also had a supporting role in “The Three Stooges: The Movie.”

Heyborne has acted in a variety of commercials, hosted BYUtv’s “Making Good,” and gained a reputation as an audio book narrator.

Heyborne grew up in Sandy, Utah, and served a Latter-day Saint mission in the Dominican Republic. He and his wife, Trisha, are the parents of three children.

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Kirby Heyborne at RootsTech 2023

Heyborne will be visible in person and online during the three-day event.

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