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Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek
Birth name Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek
Born July 22, 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Notable Shows Jeopardy!: Host
Awards 5 Daytime Emmys

Contents

Biography

Alex Trebek is a well known game host. He started out hosting a handful of shows in his native Canada before coming to the US and hosting more. He is best known for hosting Jeopardy!, which he has done since 1984 and continues to do so.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Music Hop Host 1963–1964
Vacation Time Co-host 1964
Reach for the Top Quizmaster 1969–73
Strategy Host 1969
Pick and Choose Host 1971
Outside/Inside Host 1972–1973
The Wizard of Odds Host 1973–1974
High Rollers Host 1974–1976
Double Dare (1976) Host 1976–1977
Stars on Ice Host 1976–1980
The $128,000 Question Host 1977–1978
The New High Rollers Host 1978–1980
Pitfall Host 1981–1982
Battlestars Host 1981–1982
Jeopardy! (1984) Host 1984– 
Classic Concentration Host 1987–1991
Super Jeopardy! Host 1990 miniseries
To Tell the Truth (1990) Host 1991
Heart of Courage Host 1993

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Vega$ Arthur Martin 1x02 - The Games Girls Play September 27, 1978
Mama's Family Himself 4x23 - Mama on Jeopardy December 11, 1987
Cheers Himself 8x14 - What Is... Cliff Clavin? January 18, 1990
The Golden Girls Himself 7x17 - Questions and Answers February 8, 1992
Rugrats Alan Quebec 2x24A - Game Show Didi April 11, 1993
The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2x15 - Hank's Wedding September 8, 1993
The Larry Sanders Show Himself 3x13 - Hank's Divorce September 14, 1994
Ellen Himself 2x13 - Ellen's Improvement January 4, 1995
Dave's World unknown 2x16 - Bear with Me January 23, 1995
Blossom Himself 5x13 - A Kiss Is Just a Kiss January 23, 1995
Blossom Himself 5x14 - Who's Not on First February 6, 1995
Beverly Hills, 90210 Himself 5x25 - Double Jeopardy March 29, 1995
The Nanny Himself 3x02 - Franny and the Professor September 18, 1995
The X-Files Man in Black 3x20 - Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" April 12, 1996
The Magic School Bus Announcer 3x06 - Shows and Tells October 19, 1996
Seinfeld Himself 8x09 - The Abstinence November 21, 1996
Ned and Stacey Himself 2x07 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Eric January 5, 1997
Ned and Stacey Himself 2x12 - Sex, Lies and Commercials unaired
The Weird Al Show Himself 1x04 - Back to School October 4, 1997
The Simpsons Himself 9x10 - Miracle on Evergreen Terrace December 21, 1997
Baywatch Himself 9x08 - Swept Away November 9, 1998
Mad About You Himself 7x20 - The Dirty Little Secret May 17, 1999
Arthur Alex Lebek 5x01 - Arthur and the Big Riddle February 11, 2000
Pepper Ann Himself 5x11A - Unhappy Campers November 16, 2000
Pepper Ann Himself 5x13 - The Finale November 18, 2000
Ladies Man Himself 2x02 - A Quiet Evening at Home June 6, 2001
Ladies Man Himself 2x03 - The 31-Inch-High Club June 13, 2001
Ladies Man Himself 2x04 - No Cinco, Seis! June 20, 2001
Family Guy Himself 3x21 - Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 February 14, 2002
Saturday Night Live Himself 27x20 - Winona Ryder/Moby May 18, 2002
Married to the Kellys Himself 1x12 - Whose Pants Are Smarter? January 23, 2004
Celebrity Poker Showdown 6x04 - Tournament 6, Game 4 September 8, 2005
Family Guy Himself 4x21 - I Take Thee Quagmire March 12, 2006
How I Met Your Mother Himself 6x13 - False Positive December 13, 2010

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
What's Alan Watching? Himself February 27, 1989
Circus of the Stars #14 Himself November 22, 1989 Circus of the Stars
The Earth Day Special Himself 1990
Ragtime: The American Premiere Himself June 15, 1997
Live From the Hollywood Bowl (1997) Himself July 3, 1997
Watch & Make Money with Alex Trebek Host December 1998
Live From the Hollywood Bowl (1999) Himself 1999
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Host 1999
Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players Himself 2000
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments Himself September 26, 2004 Saturday Night Live
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself May 20, 2005

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

(6 Wins, 27 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Game-Show Host (1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013)
Jeopardy!
  • Nominated: Outstanding Game-Show Host (1988, 1990, 1991)
Classic Concentration
  • Won: Outstanding Game-Show Host (1989, 1990, 2003, 2006, 2008)
Jeopardy!
  • Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)

Walk of Fame

  • Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999 for his work in television.
  • Awarded a spot on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2003. He is only the second game show host to be honored after Monty Hall.

Other Awards

  • Awarded one of six Access Awards in 2001 from the American Federation for the Blind for accommodating notable champion Eddie Timanus.

Trivia

  • Trebek is the only host in American TV history to host three daily national game shows at the same time. In 1991 he hosted Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth (1990).
  • He is one of only four people to host a game show in the United States and Canada at the same time.
  • Was an announcer for the TGIF programming block on ABC.