|Jeopardy! (2010)||(Jeopardy! Host)|
|Jeopardy! (2003)||(Special Thanks)|
|Jeopardy! (1998)||(Special Thanks)|
Alex Trebek was born in July 22, 1940 as George Alexander Trebek in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and became a U.S. Naturalized Citizen in 1998. He has a degree for philosophy from the University of Ottawa. He began his career work for CBC as a news and sportscaster for both radio and television.
In 1964, he began his game show hosting career by hosting Reach for the Top, then another show called Jackpot! in 1970. Afterwards he moved to the United States and worked for NBC and hosted game shows such as The Wizard of Odds and High Rollers and even a stint on CBS for the show Double Dare and then The $128,000 Question.
He then returned to NBC and hosted another set of shows called Battlestars and Pitfall, transversing between the U.S. and Canada to host each one respectively. In 1987, he began his long run on the show he is most notable for, Jeopardy!. In 1991, he became the first man to host three American game shows at once with Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell The Truth (which he took over for Lynn Swann until its last air date of May 31, 1991).
As of late he still hosts Jeopardy! and was treated for a mild heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in December of 2007. He stayed a brief stint in the hospital before returning to work a month later.
Last updated: Aug 14, 2016