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Biography

Alex Trebek in April 2009

Source: Wikipedia

George Alexander "Alex" Trebek (/trɨˈbɛk/; born July 22, 1940) is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth. Trebek has made appearances in numerous television series, usually portraying himself. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.

Fact file

  • Born: George Alexander Trebek July 22, 1940 (age 75) Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Occupation: Television personality Game show host Actor
  • Years active: 1963–present
  • Spouse(s): Elaine Callei (1974–81) Jean Currivan-Trebek (1990–present)
  • Children: 2

Read more about Alex Trebek at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Alex Trebek resumes taping "Jeopardy!" after cancer diagnosis
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-03-12 22:43:08
Trebek, 78, said last week that he would continue working after he received his diagnosis, saying he still had three years left on his contract

Mom who beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer pens letter to Alex Trebek
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-03-12 15:54:00
"So Alex Trebek, go kick cancer's butt — it has no chance against you! You got this!"

Why America Loves Alex Trebek
NY Times TV, 2019-03-08 16:03:47
Katie Couric, Cher, Stephen A. Smith and former contestants expressed support and hope for the ‘Jeopardy’ host after he revealed his cancer diagnosis this week.

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