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Alex Trebek Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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 since 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 Faith2017Documentary executive producer post-production
Jeopardy!1984-1987TV Series producer - 620 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Get That a Lot2015TV Series
Hot in Cleveland2014TV SeriesNarrator
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesAlex Trebek
How I Met Your Mother2010TV SeriesAlex Trebek
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit2010TV SeriesAlex
Arthur2000TV SeriesAlex Lebek
Random Hearts1999Jeopardy Host (uncredited)
The Magic School Bus1996TV SeriesAnnouncer
Spy Hard1996Agency Tape Recorder (voice)
The X-Files1996TV SeriesMan in Black #2
The Nanny1995TV SeriesAlex Trebek
Beverly Hills, 902101995TV SeriesAlex Trebek
Dave's World1995TV Series
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesAlex Trebek
Rugrats1993TV SeriesAlan Quebec
Dying Young1991Host of Jeopardy
Cheers1990TV SeriesAlex Trebek
Vega$1978TV SeriesArthur Martin

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder1012014grateful thanks
Lost: The Final Season - Beginning of the End2010TV Movie special thanks
The Weather Underground2002Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wheel of Fortune1997-2015TV SeriesHimself - Video Greeting / Himself - Announcer / Osment the Gnome / ...
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2015TV SpecialHimself - Prerecorded Greeting
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - 'Phone Booth' Participant
The Amazing Race Canada2015TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin2015TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Live with Kelly and Michael1990-2015TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Entertainment News Program
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
The Talk2011-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2014TV SpecialHimself - Prerecorded Greeting
Sports Jeopardy!2014TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver
Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood2014DocumentaryHimself
The Five2014TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
We Love Soaps TV2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesHimself
Lifestyle Magazine2012TV Series documentaryHimself
National Geographic Bee2012TV MovieHimself - Host
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Fox News Sunday2012TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
National Geographic Bee2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Nova2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Zany Zingers and Bonked-out Blunders2010Himself
Jeopardy!2010Video GameHimself - Host
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame2010TV SpecialHimself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
National Geographic Bee2009TV MovieHimself - Host
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2009TV MovieHimself
GSN Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy! 25th Aniversary2008TV SeriesHimself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Bucket List2007Himself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Jeopardy! DVD Game2007Video GameHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2007TV SeriesHimself
Canada's Next Great Prime Minister2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Family Guy2006TV SeriesHimself
Little Manhattan2005Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2005TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself - Commentator
Married to the Kellys2004TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHimself
Reflections on 'The X-Files'2004Video documentary shortHimself
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, Jeopardy (segment "Jeopardy!")
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live2002TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
This Hour Has 22 Minutes2002TV SeriesHimself
Ladies Man2001TV SeriesHimself
Finding Forrester2000Himself
Pepper Ann2000TV SeriesHimself
Charlie's Angels2000Himself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryNarrator
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Talk Show and Nominated: Outstanding Game Show Host
Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players2000TV MovieHimself
The Male Swagger1999Himself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHimself - Host
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1999TV SeriesHimself
Live from the Hollywood Bowl1999TV MovieHimself
Mad About You1999TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Jeopardy!1998Video GameHimself - Host
Watch & Make Money with Alex Trebek1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Baywatch1998TV SeriesHimself
Mafia!1998Himself (uncredited)
JEP!1998TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons1997TV SeriesHimself
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Live from the Hollywood Bowl1997TV MovieHimself
Ragtime: The American Premiere1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Men Behaving Badly1997TV SeriesHimself
Ned and Stacey1997TV SeriesHimself
Ellen's Energy Adventure1996VideoHimself
Seinfeld1996TV SeriesHimself
Before They Were Stars1996TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Female Musical Performer
Blossom1995TV SeriesHimself
Ellen1995TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!1995Video GameHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Heart of Courage1993TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Short Cuts1993Himself
White Men Can't Jump1992Himself
The Golden Girls1992TV SeriesHimself
Pacific Station1991TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania VII1991TV SpecialHimself
Classic Concentration1988-1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
Super Jeopardy!1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
To Tell the Truth1990TV SeriesHimself / Host (Feb. 4-May 31, 1991)
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1985-1989TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
Circus of the Stars #141989TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
What's Alan Watching?1989TV SpecialHimself
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHimself (1990)
Mama's Family1988TV SeriesHimself
The 1986 Jewish National Funds Annual Tree of Life Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
M'ama non m'ama1984TV MovieHimself - Host
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The New Battlestars1981-1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Starcade1982TV SeriesHost (unaired second pilot)
Pitfall1981TV SeriesHost
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Card Sharks1980TV SeriesHimself
The New High Rollers1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Hollywood Squares1974-1978TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Double Dare1976TV SeriesHost (1976-1977)
Stars on Ice1976TV SeriesHost (1976-1980)
The $128,000 Question1976TV SeriesHost (1977-1978)
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah's Place1973TV SeriesHimself
The Wizard of Odds1973TV SeriesHost / The Wizard of Odds (1973-1974)
T.G.I.F.1973TV SeriesAnnouncer
Outside/Inside1972TV SeriesHost
Pick and Choose1971TV SeriesHost
Barris & Company1969TV SeriesCo-host / announcer (pilot)
Strategy1969TV SeriesHost
Reach for the Top1965TV SeriesQuizmaster (1966-1973)
Music Hop1963TV SeriesHost (1963-1964)
Vacation Time1962TV SeriesCo-host (1964)
Jeopardy!1984-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host
Big Fan2017TV SeriesHimself
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2016TV SpecialHimself - Prerecorded Greeting
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - 'Jeopardy!' Host
Morning Express with Robin Meade2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, Jeopardy
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Jeopardy!'
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Public Speaking2010Documentary
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Game Show Countdown: Top 10 Hosts2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology2006VideoHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22005VideoHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, Jeopardy (segment "Jeopardy!")
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself
The Larry Sanders Show1994TV SeriesAlex Trebek

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
2009OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Game, Reality, or Competition ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1999Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 17 May 1999. At 6501 Hollywood Blvd.
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Game, Reality, or Competition ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game, Competition or Reality ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game, Competition or Reality ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowJeopardy! (1984)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostClassic Concentration (1987)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostClassic Concentration (1987)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostClassic Concentration (1987)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game or Audience Participation ShowJeopardy! (1984)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostJeopardy! (1984)
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game or Audience Participation ShowJeopardy! (1984)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game or Audience Participation ShowJeopardy! (1984)· David S. Williger (executive producer)

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

#Fact
1He 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].
2His alma mater, the University of Ottawa, named its alumni hall in his honour, as a benefactor to the university. [4 May 2015].
3He 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].
4Was 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.
5Had underwent successful knee surgery. [20 December 2015].
6Like 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.
7Like 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.
8Ranked #10 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
9Is a spokesperson for Colonial Penn Life Insurance.
10His favorite author is Mark Twain.
11Revealed on an episode of "Jeopardy" that he doesn't ski, after a contestant recounted his terrifying experience hanging upside down from a chairlift.
12The 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.
13His mother, Lucille (Lagace) Trebek, had Alex, when she was age 19.
14Ranks 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.
15Attended the funeral of Merv Griffin when his producer died in 2007.
16Formerly the member of the National Advisory Council for Volunteers of America.
17Was 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).
18Worked with game show announcer Charlie O'Donnell on both game shows: The Wizard of Odds (1973) and To Tell the Truth (1990).
19His mother, Lucille (Lagace) Trebek, celebrated her 90th birthday in 2011.
20Was employed by Heatter-Quigley Productions (later Merrill Heatter Productions) from 1974 to 1983.
21Trebek 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.
22Had 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.
23Worked with game show announcer Gene Wood on both game shows: Double Dare (1976) and Classic Concentration (1987).
24Long before Brian Haley would be a stand-up comedian, he was one of Trebek's contestants on Classic Concentration (1987).
25Attended Monty Hall's 90th birthday party attended at the Los Angeles Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, California, on 25 August 2011.
26Filled in for Charles Gibson on Good Morning America (1975) for a week.
27Was employed at Mark Goodson Productions from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1991.
28As a student at the University of Ottawa, he was a member of the English Debating Society.
29Friends 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.
30Graduated from University of Ottawa High School (Oblates of Mary Immaculate - OMI) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1957.
31Replaced football player Lynn Swann as the final host of the revamped version of To Tell the Truth (1990).
32Ranked #3 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
33Best known by the public as the host of Jeopardy! (1984) and Classic Concentration (1987).
34Spokesperson for Colonial Penn Life Insurance for over 18 years.
35Republican.
36Suffered a mild heart attack on June 23, 2012 and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for observation.
37Was a fan of Julie London's music.
38Broke 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.
39Appeared on the final week of Family Feud (1976), which was hosted by Richard Dawson.
40On 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.
41Hospitalized after suffering a minor heart attack at his home on December 10, 2007. Is resting comfortably.
42Graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
43Shaved his infamous mustache during the 2000-2001 season of Jeopardy! (1984). He had the mustache for over 30 years.
44Enjoys collecting and drinking wine, ice skating, training and bred thoroughbred racing, golfing and hosting quiz shows.
45Owns two different homes, one in Beverly Hills and the other in the San Fernando Valley.
46Though he's good at pronouncing words in many different languages, he has had difficulty with Welsh and Hawaiian.
47Is a frequent traveller.
48After 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.
49His 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.
50Proposed to wife Jean Currivan on her birthday, 12 September.
51Lives next door to Ed Begley Jr..
52He 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.
53Once 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.
54Is a spokesman for World Vision.
55His 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)
56His father, George Edward, was an alcoholic.
57As 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.
58Has 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.
59Sang a couple of lines from one of The Bee Gees' songs.
60Had 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.
61Every day he reads the movie book by Roger Ebert.
62Received 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).
63While 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]
64Lived in the U.S. since 1973.
65After 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]
66Is the current moderator for the annual National Geographic Bee in Canada and The United States.
67Before he was a successful game show host, he was a newscaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Network.
68When 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]
69His 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.
70Is fluent in English and French and speaks some German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
71When 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".
72It was Trebek's idea to include separate competitions for teenagers, seniors, and celebrities on Jeopardy! (1984).
73He has framed a bounced check for $49,000, which he received from a game show he worked at in the 1970s that failed.
74His first game show, The Wizard of Odds (1973), was produced by Alan Thicke.
75Won the Bob Hope Entertainment Award in 1998 for his work with the USO.
76Sits on the boards of the National Geographic Society Education Foundation and the National Advisory Council for the Literary Volunteers of America.
77Parodied by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live (1975).
78Owns 700-acre Thoroughbred horse farm, Creston Farms.
79Hosts the National Geography Bee in the U.S. and Canada.
80Two children: daughter Emily Trebek and son Matthew Trebek.
81A large oak tree smashed into the garage of Trebek's Studio City, California home during a fierce wind storm. (5 January 2003)
82Graduated University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy
83Became a US citizen in 1998.
84Owns a Creston, California vineyard, "Creston Vineyards."
85Game 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.
3We are trying to entertain the audience. We happen to do it by enlightening and educating them. [January 10, 1988]

#Trademark
1His glasses.
2His mustache.

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