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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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11 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jeopardy!
Jeopardy! Producer
(1984-2017)
Charlie's Angels
(2000)
The Bucket List
The Bucket List Himself
(2007)
White Men Can't Jump
(1992)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (2 credits)
 2017 Eyes of Faith (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 1984-1987 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (producer - 620 episodes)
- Episode #3.230 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.229 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.228 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.227 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.226 (1987) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Wheat Thins crackers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 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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Did You Know?

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:

When young, Trebek thought about becoming a priest, but changed his mind after spending a summer at a Trappist monastery. He said in an interview for the New York Sunday News, "I took a vow not only of poverty but of silence. And I'm not one to keep my big mouth shut. I enjoy talking." [February 24, 1974] See more »

Trademark:

His glasses. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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