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$60 Million

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Canadian-American game show host, actor and television personality George Alexander Trebek, was born on 22 July 1940, in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and is certainly best known for hosting the popular game show created by Merv Griffin and called “Jeopardy!”

So just how rich is Alex Trebek, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, Alex’s annual salary amounts to $10 million, consistently contributing to his total net worth estimated at over $60 million, accumulated mostly from his on-screen appearances.

Alex Trebek Net Worth $60 Million

Alex Trebek attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute and later transferred to Malvern Collegiate Institute, then continued his studies at the University of Ottawa from which he graduated in 1961 with a degree in philosophy. Trebek had always been interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting, hence upon graduating he took up a job at the CBS network. Initially, Trebek worked as a sports commentator and news presenter, but within a short time, Trebek made his hosting debuted on television screens in the music called “Music Hop” in 1963. He went on to host another Canadian quiz game show entitled “Reach for the Top”, which eventually landed him a spot on the NBC’s “The Wizard of Odds”, where he worked from 1973 until 1974, followed by “High Rollers”, “Double Dare”, “The 128,000 Dollar Question”, and uniquely  “Reach for the Top” in English and its Radio-Canada equivalent, “Génies en herbe” in French, indicating Alex’s versatility and popularity.

However, it is “Jeopardy!” with which Alex Trebek is most associated. Considered to be among the best game shows in the history of TV, “Jeopardy!” has been on air for 33 seasons, and up to date comprising more than 6,000 episodes. Alex joined the show in 1984, and has been a host ever since. The show has proven to be extremely popular over the years, as it has managed to gather 32 Daytime Emmy Awards, and a Peabody Award. “Jeopardy!” also became extremely successful around the world, and inspired many adaptations of its format in such countries as Denmark, Germany, Norway and France to name a few. The show is also constantly featured and parodied in popular culture, including in episodes of “Cheers” with Ted Danson and Shelley Long, “Family Guy” created by Seth MacFarlane, “Saturday Night Live” and “The Golden Girls” starring Bea Arthur, Betty White and Estelle Getty among many others.

In addition to hosting “Jeopardy!”, Alex Trebek is known for presenting such game shows as “To Tell the Truth”, and “Classic Concentration” created by Jack Barry and Dan Enright, as well as “Battlestars” and “Pitfall”.

After he became such a popular game show host with “Jeopardy!”, Trebek has made several appearances in movies and various other types of television series, including “The Larry Sanders Show”, “The X-Files”, “Seinfeld” and “How I Met Your Mother” to name a few. Trebek’s contributions to the television industry have been rewarded with five Emmy Awards and stars on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Canada’s Walk of Fame.

In his personal life, Alex was married to businesswoman Elaine Callei from 1974 to ’81. He has been married to Jean Currivan sinc 1990, a New York real estate manager; they have a son and a daughter. He became a US citizen in 1998.

 


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eyes of Faith 2017 Documentary executive producer post-production
Jeopardy! 1984-1987 TV Series producer - 620 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Get That a Lot 2015 TV Series
Hot in Cleveland 2014 TV Series Narrator
The Simpsons 2012 TV Series Alex Trebek
How I Met Your Mother 2010 TV Series Alex Trebek
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit 2010 TV Series Alex
Arthur 2000 TV Series Alex Lebek
Random Hearts 1999 Jeopardy Host (uncredited)
The Magic School Bus 1996 TV Series Announcer
Spy Hard 1996 Agency Tape Recorder (voice)
The X-Files 1996 TV Series Man in Black #2
The Nanny 1995 TV Series Alex Trebek
Beverly Hills, 90210 1995 TV Series Alex Trebek
Dave's World 1995 TV Series
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series Alex Trebek
Rugrats 1993 TV Series Alan Quebec
Dying Young 1991 Host of Jeopardy
Cheers 1990 TV Series Alex Trebek
Vega$ 1978 TV Series Arthur Martin

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder101 2014 grateful thanks
Lost: The Final Season - Beginning of the End 2010 TV Movie special thanks
The Weather Underground 2002 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wheel of Fortune 1997-2015 TV Series Himself - Video Greeting / Himself - Announcer / Osment the Gnome / ...
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2015 TV Special Himself - Prerecorded Greeting
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - 'Phone Booth' Participant
The Amazing Race Canada 2015 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin 2015 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990-2015 TV Series Himself
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Entertainment News Program
Being Canadian 2015 Documentary Himself
The Talk 2011-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2014 TV Special Himself - Prerecorded Greeting
Sports Jeopardy! 2014 TV Series Himself - Clue Giver
Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood 2014 Documentary Himself
The Five 2014 TV Series Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
We Love Soaps TV 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
How I Met Your Mother 2013 TV Series Himself
Lifestyle Magazine 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
National Geographic Bee 2012 TV Movie Himself - Host
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Fox News Sunday 2012 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
National Geographic Bee 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself - Host
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Nova 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Zany Zingers and Bonked-out Blunders 2010 Himself
Jeopardy! 2010 Video Game Himself - Host
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Canada for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame 2010 TV Special Himself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
National Geographic Bee 2009 TV Movie Himself - Host
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2009 TV Movie Himself
GSN Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 25th Aniversary 2008 TV Series Himself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hour 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
The Bucket List 2007 Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Jeopardy! DVD Game 2007 Video Game Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2007 TV Series Himself
Canada's Next Great Prime Minister 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Family Guy 2006 TV Series Himself
Little Manhattan 2005 Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 TV Series Himself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself - Commentator
Married to the Kellys 2004 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls 2004 TV Movie Himself
Reflections on 'The X-Files' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
60 Minutes 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, Jeopardy (segment "Jeopardy!")
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 2002 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
This Hour Has 22 Minutes 2002 TV Series Himself
Ladies Man 2001 TV Series Himself
Finding Forrester 2000 Himself
Pepper Ann 2000 TV Series Himself
Charlie's Angels 2000 Himself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Narrator
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Talk Show and Nominated: Outstanding Game Show Host
Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players 2000 TV Movie Himself
The Male Swagger 1999 Himself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special Himself - Host
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1999 TV Series Himself
Live from the Hollywood Bowl 1999 TV Movie Himself
Mad About You 1999 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Jeopardy! 1998 Video Game Himself - Host
Watch & Make Money with Alex Trebek 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Baywatch 1998 TV Series Himself
Mafia! 1998 Himself (uncredited)
JEP! 1998 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 1997 TV Series Himself
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Live from the Hollywood Bowl 1997 TV Movie Himself
Ragtime: The American Premiere 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Men Behaving Badly 1997 TV Series Himself
Ned and Stacey 1997 TV Series Himself
Ellen's Energy Adventure 1996 Video Himself
Seinfeld 1996 TV Series Himself
Before They Were Stars 1996 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Female Musical Performer
Blossom 1995 TV Series Himself
Ellen 1995 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 1995 Video Game Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself
Heart of Courage 1993 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Short Cuts 1993 Himself
White Men Can't Jump 1992 Himself
The Golden Girls 1992 TV Series Himself
Pacific Station 1991 TV Series Himself
WrestleMania VII 1991 TV Special Himself
Classic Concentration 1988-1991 TV Series Himself - Host
Super Jeopardy! 1990 TV Series Himself - Host
To Tell the Truth 1990 TV Series Himself / Host (Feb. 4-May 31, 1991)
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985-1989 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Circus of the Stars #14 1989 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Donahue 1989 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1989 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
What's Alan Watching? 1989 TV Special Himself
A Conversation with Dinah 1989 TV Series Himself (1990)
Mama's Family 1988 TV Series Himself
The 1986 Jewish National Funds Annual Tree of Life Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
M'ama non m'ama 1984 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Performer
The New Battlestars 1981-1983 TV Series Himself - Host
Starcade 1982 TV Series Host (unaired second pilot)
Pitfall 1981 TV Series Host
The Alan Thicke Show 1981 TV Series Himself
Card Sharks 1980 TV Series Himself
The New High Rollers 1979-1980 TV Series Himself - Host
The Hollywood Squares 1974-1978 TV Series Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Alan Hamel Show 1977 TV Series Himself
Double Dare 1976 TV Series Host (1976-1977)
Stars on Ice 1976 TV Series Host (1976-1980)
The $128,000 Question 1976 TV Series Host (1977-1978)
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah's Place 1973 TV Series Himself
The Wizard of Odds 1973 TV Series Host / The Wizard of Odds (1973-1974)
T.G.I.F. 1973 TV Series Announcer
Outside/Inside 1972 TV Series Host
Pick and Choose 1971 TV Series Host
Barris & Company 1969 TV Series Co-host / announcer (pilot)
Strategy 1969 TV Series Host
Reach for the Top 1965 TV Series Quizmaster (1966-1973)
Music Hop 1963 TV Series Host (1963-1964)
Vacation Time 1962 TV Series Co-host (1964)
Jeopardy! 1984-2017 TV Series Himself - Host
Big Fan 2017 TV Series Himself
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2016 TV Special Himself - Prerecorded Greeting
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself - 'Jeopardy!' Host
Morning Express with Robin Meade 2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, Jeopardy
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Himself - Host of 'Jeopardy!'
Pearl Jam Twenty 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Public Speaking 2010 Documentary
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Rome Is Burning 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
Game Show Countdown: Top 10 Hosts 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006 Video Himself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2 2005 Video Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, Jeopardy (segment "Jeopardy!")
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize 2000 Video documentary Himself
The Larry Sanders Show 1994 TV Series Alex Trebek

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Daytime Emmy Awards
2009 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
2008 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Game, Reality, or Competition Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2006 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2003 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1999 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 17 May 1999. At 6501 Hollywood Blvd.
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
1990 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1989 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2010 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2009 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Game, Reality, or Competition Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2007 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game, Competition or Reality Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2005 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game, Competition or Reality Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2002 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2001 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Jeopardy! (1984)
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1996 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Classic Concentration (1987)
1990 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Classic Concentration (1987)
1988 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Classic Concentration (1987)
1987 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show Jeopardy! (1984)
1987 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Jeopardy! (1984)
1986 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show Jeopardy! (1984)
1985 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show Jeopardy! (1984) · David S. Williger (executive producer)

TitleSalary
Jeopardy! (1984) $10,000,000 per year

#Fact
1 He has held a Guinness World Record for "the most gameshow episodes hosted by the same presenter (same program)" for having hosted 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy! (1984), overtaking previous record holder Bob Barker. [13 June 2014].
2 His alma mater, the University of Ottawa, named its alumni hall in his honour, as a benefactor to the university. [4 May 2015].
3 He has received the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Gold Medal for his contribution to geographic education and the popular study of geography. Previous recipients of this award include the author and anthropologist Wade Davis (2009), Peter Gzowski (1997), and Mary May Simon (1998), among many others. [4 November 2010].
4 Was the second choice to host the revamped version of Classic Concentration (1987) for NBC, when unfamiliar game show host/comedian Ray Combs, who was Mark Goodson's first choice to emcee the show, had auditioned and lost the job. Combs would later host the revamped version of Family Feud (1988) for CBS, the following year, which was also produced by Goodson.
5 Had underwent successful knee surgery. [20 December 2015].
6 Like fellow game show hosts Bob Eubanks, Jim Perry, Chuck Woolery Dick Clark, Pat Sajak and Bert Convy, Trebek was one of the game show emcees to host a game show both in daytime and in nighttime.
7 Like fellow game show hosts, Bob Barker, Bob Eubanks, Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Geoff Edwards and Wink Martindale, Trebek was known to be a very busy television personality.
8 Ranked #10 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
9 Is a spokesperson for Colonial Penn Life Insurance.
10 His favorite author is Mark Twain.
11 Revealed on an episode of "Jeopardy" that he doesn't ski, after a contestant recounted his terrifying experience hanging upside down from a chairlift.
12 The American Federation for the Blind in 2001 awarded Trebek with one of six Access Awards for his role in accommodating notable Jeopardy! (1984) champion Eddie Timanus.
13 His mother, Lucille (Lagace) Trebek, had Alex, when she was age 19.
14 Ranks fourth behind Bill Cullen, Tom Kennedy and Wink Martindale, in the number of game shows hosted at 12, with Bob Eubanks and Geoff Edwards both trailing that record, by 4, at 8.
15 Attended the funeral of Merv Griffin when his producer died in 2007.
16 Formerly the member of the National Advisory Council for Volunteers of America.
17 Was Merv Griffin's and Bob Murphy's first choice as host of Jeopardy! (1984), who eventually hired Trebek on the spot, after subbing for an ailing Chuck Woolery on Wheel of Fortune (1975).
18 Worked with game show announcer Charlie O'Donnell on both game shows: The Wizard of Odds (1973) and To Tell the Truth (1990).
19 His mother, Lucille (Lagace) Trebek, celebrated her 90th birthday in 2011.
20 Was employed by Heatter-Quigley Productions (later Merrill Heatter Productions) from 1974 to 1983.
21 Trebek is also one of four game show hosts to have emceed a game show in the United States and another in Canada, the other three were Howie Mandel, Geoff Edwards and Jim Perry.
22 Had missed two episodes of To Tell the Truth (1990), because he was rushed to the hospital, where Jean gave birth to a baby boy, Matthew, early in 1991, hence, he asked Mark Goodson to substitute for him.
23 Worked with game show announcer Gene Wood on both game shows: Double Dare (1976) and Classic Concentration (1987).
24 Long before Brian Haley would be a stand-up comedian, he was one of Trebek's contestants on Classic Concentration (1987).
25 Attended Monty Hall's 90th birthday party attended at the Los Angeles Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, California, on 25 August 2011.
26 Filled in for Charles Gibson on Good Morning America (1975) for a week.
27 Was employed at Mark Goodson Productions from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1991.
28 As a student at the University of Ottawa, he was a member of the English Debating Society.
29 Friends with: Bob Barker, Bob Goen, Richard Dawson, Bob Eubanks, Betty White, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Bill Cullen, Jim Perry, Pat Sajak, Pat Finn, Jim Lange, Chuck Woolery, Dick Clark, Merv Griffin, Mark Goodson, Betty White, Tom Kennedy Roger Ebert, Regis Philbin, Vicki Lawrence, Alan Thicke and Meredith MacRae.
30 Graduated from University of Ottawa High School (Oblates of Mary Immaculate - OMI) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1957.
31 Replaced football player Lynn Swann as the final host of the revamped version of To Tell the Truth (1990).
32 Ranked #3 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
33 Best known by the public as the host of Jeopardy! (1984) and Classic Concentration (1987).
34 Spokesperson for Colonial Penn Life Insurance for over 18 years.
35 Republican.
36 Suffered a mild heart attack on June 23, 2012 and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for observation.
37 Was a fan of Julie London's music.
38 Broke his leg on July 27, 2011 as he was chasing a female burglar who had broken into his San Francisco hotel room. Suspect was later apprehended by police.
39 Appeared on the final week of Family Feud (1976), which was hosted by Richard Dawson.
40 On Jeopardy! (1984), he had 3 biggest winners: one was college graduate, Brad Rutter, who won $3,270,102, in the Tournament of Champions, including $55,102 during Brad's 5 appearances on the show, software engineer, comic book and movie collector, and game show contestant, Ken Jennings, who won $3,022,700, also in the Tournament of Champions, including $2,520,700, during his 74 appearances on the show, and college graduate and author, David Madden, who won $442,400, including $432,400, during his 19 appearances on the show.
41 Hospitalized after suffering a minor heart attack at his home on December 10, 2007. Is resting comfortably.
42 Graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
43 Shaved his infamous mustache during the 2000-2001 season of Jeopardy! (1984). He had the mustache for over 30 years.
44 Enjoys collecting and drinking wine, ice skating, training and bred thoroughbred racing, golfing and hosting quiz shows.
45 Owns two different homes, one in Beverly Hills and the other in the San Fernando Valley.
46 Though he's good at pronouncing words in many different languages, he has had difficulty with Welsh and Hawaiian.
47 Is a frequent traveller.
48 After Merv Griffin created Jeopardy! (1984), 20 years ago, he wanted to create the show's "think" music, including that of "Final Jeopardy!," and Trebek was among the candidates to host the show during its taping.
49 His friend Wayne Brady appeared on Jeopardy! (1984), 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.
50 Proposed to wife Jean Currivan on her birthday, 12 September.
51 Lives next door to Ed Begley Jr..
52 He purchased a house so he could use its tennis court. In the 1990s it was rented by Pete Rose and his wife Carol, who had to get him to fix the house's electrical and plumbing problems.
53 Once subbed for Chuck Woolery on the daytime version of Wheel of Fortune (1983), before he was hired as the host of Jeopardy! (1984) for syndication.
54 Is a spokesman for World Vision.
55 His hosting duties on Jeopardy! (1984) were carried on most of the CTV networks in Canada but it still ranks #2 behind Wheel of Fortune (1983), in ratings in most U.S. markets where both programs are often in tandem. (2003)
56 His father, George Edward, was an alcoholic.
57 As a teenager, he was a garbage man in Cincinnati, but moved back to his native Canada in 1961 to finish college and to become a newsanchor.
58 Has hosted two game shows that made it big in his 35+ year run, all three behind Bob Barker, Wink Martindale and Bob Eubanks, making him one of the youngest game show hosts in history. He's still hosting Jeopardy! (1984), which is a ratings bonanza in syndication, for 25+ years. The other show was Classic Concentration (1987) for NBC, which he hosted for five years.
59 Sang a couple of lines from one of The Bee Gees' songs.
60 Had 2 biggest winners in Jeopardy! (1984) history with more than $80,000 cash and an automobile. One was Doug Lach, who won $85,400 in cash and car in Season 16, and the other one was: Travis Troyer, who won $83,100 in cash and car in Season 19.
61 Every day he reads the movie book by Roger Ebert.
62 Received a phone call from Regis Philbin for his final answer on Philbin's talk show and Trebek said he refused to be tested for his "brains" on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999).
63 While driving alone on a country road near Templeton, California, where he owns a horse farm, he lost consciousness at the wheel which led him to his car crash. [30 January 2004]
64 Lived in the U.S. since 1973.
65 After having a confrontation at a Los Angeles International Airport, he sued an airline employee who said he left her with serious hand injuries. [23 March 2000]
66 Is the current moderator for the annual National Geographic Bee in Canada and The United States.
67 Before he was a successful game show host, he was a newscaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Network.
68 When young, Trebek thought about becoming a priest, but changed his mind after spending a summer at a Trappist monastery. He said in an interview for the New York Sunday News, "I took a vow not only of poverty but of silence. And I'm not one to keep my big mouth shut. I enjoy talking." [February 24, 1974]
69 His parents were Lucille (Lagacé), who was of French-Canadian, and approximately 1/8th British Isles (including Irish), ancestry, and George Edward Trebek, a Ukrainian immigrant.
70 Is fluent in English and French and speaks some German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
71 When he married Jean Currivan, at the ceremony he gave his wedding vow as a joke on the Jeopardy! (1984) rule of phrasing an answer as a question by saying, "The answer is ... yes".
72 It was Trebek's idea to include separate competitions for teenagers, seniors, and celebrities on Jeopardy! (1984).
73 He has framed a bounced check for $49,000, which he received from a game show he worked at in the 1970s that failed.
74 His first game show, The Wizard of Odds (1973), was produced by Alan Thicke.
75 Won the Bob Hope Entertainment Award in 1998 for his work with the USO.
76 Sits on the boards of the National Geographic Society Education Foundation and the National Advisory Council for the Literary Volunteers of America.
77 Parodied by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live (1975).
78 Owns 700-acre Thoroughbred horse farm, Creston Farms.
79 Hosts the National Geography Bee in the U.S. and Canada.
80 Two children: daughter Emily Trebek and son Matthew Trebek.
81 A large oak tree smashed into the garage of Trebek's Studio City, California home during a fierce wind storm. (5 January 2003)
82 Graduated University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy
83 Became a US citizen in 1998.
84 Owns a Creston, California vineyard, "Creston Vineyards."
85 Game show host

#Quote
1 [When asked if he missed Bob Barker's final show in 2007]: I was doing some electrical work in an attic today.
2 "I have learned quite a bit, but it's not like you know enough about the topics to lead a discussion at a cocktail party." - On the question if hosting the show has expanded his knowledge.
3 We are trying to entertain the audience. We happen to do it by enlightening and educating them. [January 10, 1988]

#Trademark
1 His glasses.
2 His mustache.
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