Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

Age
77
Birthday
Jul. 22nd, 1940
Born in
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height
5' 8

Alex Trebek's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Classic Concentration TV Show
Classic Concentration
Double Dare (1976) TV Show
Double Dare (1976)
Ladies Man TV Show
Ladies Man
To Tell the Truth (1990) TV Show
To Tell the Truth (1990)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada's premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news and covered a variety of special events for CBC's radio and television divisions, receiving high praise as a broadcaster who retained his poise and composure in the toughest places. Then, in 1966, he became a Canadian game show host on Reach for the Top (1965), and stayed there for the first seven years until he migrated to the United States to host his very first game show in that country, The Wizard of Odds (1973), for NBC.

Prior to being selected as the host of Jeopardy! (1984), for syndication, he came back to NBC and hosted the revamped version of Classic Concentration (1987), which was also his second hit in his almost 30 year career. On this show, he received 4 Emmy nominations, but didn't win. It was cancelled in 1991, when the network stopped making game show for daytime TV.

On May 17, 2002, Jeopardy! (1984) celebrated a milestone, the show celebrated its 4000th episode and at the same time, it received another Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Game Show/Audience Participation", making it its 21st Emmy. Like Bob Barker, Alex Trebek had broken the world record as host of TV's #1 quiz show in the country, and he won 2 Emmy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and, this year, was described as one of the Top 10 Canadians on U.S. Television. Today, as Alex began his 19th year as the host, he remains as popular as any other quizmaster.


TRIVIA:
  • Won the 'Bob Hope (I)' (qv) Entertainment Award in 1998 for his work with the USO.
  • Became a US citizen in 1998.
  • Though he's good at pronouncing words in many different languages, he has had difficulty with Welsh and Hawaiian.
  • Shaved his infamous mustache during the 2000-2001 season of _"Jeopardy!" (1984)_ (qv). He had the mustache for over 30 years.
  • His friend 'Wayne Brady' (qv) appeared on _"Jeopardy!" (1984)_ (qv), a year after Trebek appeared on Brady's own talk show, just before both were nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Brady has won more Emmys than Trebek, for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Host. Trebek was nominated for Audience Participation in a Game Show and Outstanding Game Show Host.
  • Owns two different homes, one in Beverly Hills and the other in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Hospitalized after suffering a minor heart attack at his home on December 10, 2007. Is resting comfortably.
  • A large oak tree smashed into the garage of Trebek's Studio City, California home during a fierce wind storm. (5 January 2003)


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