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Alex Trebek Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Height, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 22, 2022

Short Biography

Alex Trebek was born on 22-07-1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He was an American-Canadian Television Personality, Television Presenter, Television Actor, Film Actor, Voice Artist & Announcer.

Alex Trebek Complete Bio & Career

Born and brought up in Sudbury, Ontario, Alex Trebek obtained his graduation degree from the University of Ottawa in Philosophy. Since he wanted to become a newscaster, he decided to join the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) which was Canada's premier network in those days. During his time with CBC, he covered various special events and nationwide news. He garnered a lot of appreciation as a broadcaster and retained his composure and poise in the toughest of places. A few years later in the year 1966, he became a game show host called Reach for the Top in the year 1965. He hosted the show for 7 years after which, he relocated to the US and started hosting the American game show titled The Wizard of Odds for NBC.
Preceding being chosen as the host of Jeopardy!, for syndication, he returned to NBC and facilitated the patched up variant of Classic Concentration, which was additionally his second hit in his right around multi-year profession. On this show, he got 4 Emmy designations, yet didn't win. It was dropped in 1991 when the system quit making amusement appear for daytime TV. 
On May 17, 2002, Jeopardy! praised an achievement, the show commended its 4000th scene and in the meantime, it got another Daytime Emmy for "Exceptional Game Show/Audience Participation", making it its 21st Emmy. Like Bob Barker, Alex Trebek had broken the world record as host of TV's number 1 test show in the nation, and he won 2 Emmy Awards and got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and, this year, was portrayed as one of the Top 10 Canadians on U.S. TV. Today, as Alex started his nineteenth year as the host, he stays as prominent as some other quizmaster. Recently he posted a video and announced that he had pancreatic cancer.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

DEATHDAY 8 November,2020 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Los Angeles, California

Alex Trebek Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to George Edward TrebekLucille Lagacé. He has a sister named Barbara Trebek. He was married to an American businesswoman Elaine Trebek Kares from 1974 to 1981. He remarried Jean Currivan Trebek in 1990 and the couple has a son named Matthew Trebek & a daughter named Emily Trebek.

Life's Important Dates Of Alex Trebek

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Greater Sudbury, Canada
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Beverly Hills, California, US
School N/A
College University of Ottawa, Canada
Qualification Graduate in Philosophy
Hobbies Playing Golf
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Dying Young (1991)
TV - Music Hop (1963)
Best Friends Wayne Brady
Salary N/A
Net Worth $400 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Porsche, Audi A6, BMW X5 and others


Favorite Place Toronto
Favorite Author Mark Twain

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Alex Trebek

  • He became a US citizen in the year 1998.
  • He is well versed in various international languages such as French, Russian, Italian, Spanish and German.
  • In his early days, he thought of becoming a Priest.
  • He owns a 700 acre Horse Farm.
  • He serves as a spokesman for World Vision.
  • He loves collecting and drinking Wine.
  • He has no social media accounts.
  • In 2014, he was honored by the Guinness World Record as the person who has hosted the most game show episodes for the same program.

Alex Trebek Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Alex Trebek was 80 years 3 months & 17 days old age.