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Alex Trebek

Alex TrebekAKA Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek

Born: 22-Jul-1940
Birthplace: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Game Show Host

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jeopardy

Born and raised in Canada, Alex Trebek started as a reporter on Canada's public network, CBC radio and TV, in 1961. Five years later he was offered the quizmaster position on a game show for Canadian high school kids, Reach for the Top. He left that show in 1973, and bounced across several other Canadian game shows until he was beckoned south to America, hosting NBC's The Wizard of Odds and several other short-run game shows. He hit the jackpot with a revival of Merv Griffin's Jeopardy in 1984.

Trebek raises thoroughbred horses on his California ranch. He has gone on several USO tours for American troops. Trebek was sued in 2000 for scuffling with an airline employee who tried to enforce luggage size limits, but witnesses -- and an airport security video -- shot holes in her claims, and the case was dismissed.

Father: George Edward Trebek
Mother: Lucille Lagace
Wife: Elaine Callei (m. 1974, div. 1981)
Wife: Jean Currivan Trebek (m. 1989)
Daughter: Emily
Son: Matthew

    University: BS Philosophy, University of Ottawa

    National Geographic Society
    US English Advisory Board
    World Vision International
    Emmy thrice
    Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Canada's Walk of Fame 2006
    Naturalized US Citizen 1998
    Heart Attack 10-Dec-2007 (minor)
    Heart Attack 23-Jun-2012 (minor)
    French-Canadian Ancestry Maternal
    Russian Ancestry Paternal

    TELEVISION
    Jeopardy! Host (1984-)
    High Rollers Host (1974-80)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Bucket List (16-Dec-2007) · Himself
    Little Manhattan (26-Sep-2005) · Himself
    Finding Forrester (19-Dec-2000) · Himself
    Charlie's Angels (22-Oct-2000) · Himself
    Spy Hard (24-May-1996) · Agency Tape Recorder Voice Over [VOICE]
    Short Cuts (1-Oct-1993) · Himself
    White Men Can't Jump (27-Mar-1992) · Himself
    Dying Young (21-Jun-1991) · Himself


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