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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 ... See full bio »
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  Prey (executive producer) (pre-production)
 1984-1987 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (producer - 620 episodes)
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Other Works:

Host of an infomercial for the "Word Smart" accelerated reading and comprehension program. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alex Trebeck | George Alexander Trebek

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I have learned quite a bit, but it's not like you know enough about the topics to lead a discussion at a cocktail party." - On the question if hosting the show has expanded his knowledge. See more »

Trivia:

Had 2 biggest winners in Jeopardy! (1984) history with more than $80,000 cash and an automobile. One was Doug Lach, who won $85,400 in cash and car in Season 16, and the other one was: Travis Troyer, who won $83,100 in cash and car in Season 19. See more »

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His glasses. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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alex = jerk nitsnitty
Does he practice? stella1029
How would Alex do playing on Jeopardy??? dan989
drunk on one of his shows (pre-Jeopardy)? sagamorebch
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hope you get well soon!!! bluedragonone
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