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Alex Trebek

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.

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Jul 22, 1940 In Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Queen Latifah Show 2013

10 wins & 28 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Jeopardy!
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Ladies Man Unknown 1999-09-20
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
The Weird Al Show Unknown 1997-08-13
Pepper Ann Unknown 1997-09-13
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Arthur Unknown 1996-10-07
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Le Bus magique Unknown 1994-09-10
The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Rugrats Unknown 1991-08-11
Blossom Unknown 1990-07-05
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Jeopardy! Self - Host 8,209 episodes, 1984-2021 1984-09-10
Mama's Family Unknown 1983-01-22
Wheel of Fortune Unknown 1983-09-19
Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11