Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

Age
74
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

2007 - The Bucket List
2005 - Little Manhattan
2000 - Charlie's Angels
2000 - Finding Forrester
1999 - Random Hearts
1998 - Jane Austen's Mafia!
1996 - Spy Hard
1993 - Short Cuts
1992 - White Men Can't Jump
1991 - Dying Young

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Alex Trebek
2
Himself
2
Himself - Host
2
Himself (Voiced)
2
Himself (Voiced)
2
Announcer (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



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 (I), 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:
  • Shaved his infamous mustache during the 2000-2001 season of _"Jeopardy!" (1984)_ (qv). He had the mustache for over 30 years.
  • Hosts the National Geography Bee in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Appeared on the final week of _"Family Feud" (1976)_ (qv), which was hosted by 'Richard Dawson (I)' (qv).
  • Lives next door to 'Ed Begley Jr.' (qv).
  • Game show host
  • It was Trebek's idea to include separate competitions for teenagers, seniors, and celebrities on _"Jeopardy!" (1984)_ (qv).
  • Won the 'Bob Hope (I)' (qv) Entertainment Award in 1998 for his work with the USO.
  • Became a US citizen in 1998.


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