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Merv Griffin (1925–2007)

Merv Griffin was a singer and band leader, movie actor, television personality and media mogul who in his time hosting The Merv Griffin Show (1962) was second in fame and influence as a talk show host only to Johnny Carson. Griffin was best known for creating the two most popular game shows in television syndication history, Wheel of Fortune (1983)... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Jeopardy! Producer
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune Producer
Jeopardy! Producer
Shade Producer


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 2007 Crosswords (TV Series) (producer)
 2006 Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003 Shade (executive producer)
 2003 Dance Fever (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Inside the Osmonds (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Murder at the Cannes Film Festival (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984-2000 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (executive producer - 3,610 episodes)
- Episode #16.230 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #16.229 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #16.228 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #16.227 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #16.226 (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1983-2000 Wheel of Fortune (TV Series) (executive producer - 3,310 episodes)
- Big Money Week 10 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Big Money Week 9 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Big Money Week 8 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Big Money Week 7 (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Big Money Week 6 (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1997 The Christmas List (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997/II Click (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1991 Merv Griffin's New Year's Eve Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975-1991 Wheel of Fortune (TV Series) (executive producer - 86 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 August 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 19 March 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 11 March 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 14 January 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 11 January 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Monopoly (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1986 Cocoanut Ballroom (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Headline Chasers (TV Series) (producer - 1985)
 1979 Dance Fever (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1964 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1962 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1960 Saturday Prom (TV Series short) (producer)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a proposed sitcom with Eva Gabor and Zsa Zsa Gabor to be called "Two Hungarian Maids". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

'Merv' | Merv Griffin & his Organization


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

You know I really never get down. My philosophy is that you have to constantly be turning the page, which prevents me from getting caught up in any negativity. It's all about change for me. I just keep moving and enjoy the ride. See more »


Actor Robert Loggia, with whom he appeared in the I Married a Princess (2005) episode "Kids Take Over", was his closest friend. See more »

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