Alex Trebek

BirthDay:

22 Jul 1940

BirthPlace:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

BirthName:

George Alexander Trebek

Bio:

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, 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 117 credits )

Being Canadian (2015) Himself
Sports Jeopardy! (2014)  Himself - Clue Giver (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself - 'Phone Booth' Participant (1 episode, 2015)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Amazing Race Canada (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Teens Wanna Know (2012)  Guest (1 episode, 2014)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Five (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Public Speaking (2010) (archive footage)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Zany Zingers and Bonked-out Blunders (2010) Himself
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Narrator (1 episode, 2014)
The Talk (2010)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (2010)  Alex (8 episodes, 2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
We Love Soaps TV (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Q with Jian Ghomeshi (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
GSN Live (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Jeopardy! 25th Aniversary (2008)  Himself
The Bucket List (2007) Himself
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Host of 'Jeopardy!' (1 episode, 2012)
Canada's Next Great Prime Minister (2007)  Himself - Host
Little Manhattan (2005) Himself
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Morning Express with Robin Meade (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Married to the Kellys (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2009)
Finding Forrester (2000) Himself
Charlie's Angels (2000) Himself
The Male Swagger (1999) Himself
Random Hearts (1999) Jeopardy Host (uncredited)
Family Guy (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Ladies Man (1999)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001)
Mafia! (1998) Himself (uncredited)
JEP! (1998)  Himself (1 episode)
The Weird Al Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Pepper Ann (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000)
Spy Hard (1996) Agency Tape Recorder (voice)
Ellen's Energy Adventure (1996) Himself
Arthur (1996)  Alex Lebek (1 episode, 2000)
Men Behaving Badly (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Fox News Sunday (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Before They Were Stars (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Ned and Stacey (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997)
Ellen (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
The Magic School Bus (1994)  Announcer (1 episode, 1996)
Short Cuts (1993) Himself
The X-Files (1993)  Man in Black (1 episode, 1996)
The Nanny (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Dave's World (1993) (1 episode, 1995)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Narrator (1 episode, 2000)
Heart of Courage (1993)  Himself - Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2007)
White Men Can't Jump (1992) Himself
Mad About You (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Alex Trebek (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Dying Young (1991) Host of Jeopardy
Rugrats (1991)  Alan Quebec (1 episode, 1993)
Pacific Station (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Blossom (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Super Jeopardy! (1990)  Himself - Host (13 episodes, 1990)
To Tell the Truth (1990)  Himself / ... (unknown episodes)
The Simpsons (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2012)
Seinfeld (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Baywatch (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
A Conversation with Dinah (1989)  Himself (1990) (unknown episodes)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (4 episodes, 1990-2006)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself - Host, Jeopardy (archive footage) (1 episode,
Classic Concentration (1987)  Himself - Host (7 episodes, 1988-1991)
The Golden Girls (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself - Host / ... (6,866 episodes, 1984-2014)
Mama's Family (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Wheel of Fortune (1983)  Himself - Video Greeting / ... (7 episodes, 1997-2008)
Cheers (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Starcade (1982)  Host (unaired second pilot) (unknown episodes)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Battlestars (1981)  Himself - Host (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Pitfall (1981)  Host
The Alan Thicke Show (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1981)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (1980)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1985-1989)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Vega$ (1978)  Arthur Martin (1 episode, 1978)
Card Sharks (1978)  Himself (4 episodes, 1980)
The Jim Nabors Show (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
The Alan Hamel Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1977)
Double Dare (1976)  Host (1976-1977)
Stars on Ice (1976)  Host (1976-1980) (unknown episodes)
The $128,000 Question (1976)  Host (1977-1978)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2002)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
The New High Rollers (1974)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Nova (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Wizard of Odds (1973)  Host / ... (unknown episodes)
T.G.I.F. (1973)  Announcer
Outside/Inside (1972)  Host
Pick and Choose (1971)  Host
Dinah's Place (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1973)
Barris & Company (1969)  Co-host / ...
Strategy (1969)  Host
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Host, Jeopardy (segment "Jeopardy!") (2 epis
Donahue (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Himself (2 episodes, 1974-1978)
Reach for the Top (1965)  Quizmaster (1966-1973)
Music Hop (1963)  Host (1963-1964)
Vacation Time (1962)  Co-host (1964)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Eyes of Faith (2017) executive producer
Jeopardy! (1984) producer (620 episodes, 1984-1987)