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A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions? Full summary »
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Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack
 (From E! Online. 24 June 2012, 12:42 PM, PDT)

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These Resulted From 'Jeopardy' Ibm Challenge: What Are Ratings, Alex?
 (From The Wrap. 17 February 2011, 10:31 AM, PST)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 353)

Alex Trebek ... Himself - Host / ... (6,923 episodes, 1984-2015)
Johnny Gilbert ... Himself - Announcer (6,918 episodes, 1984-2015)
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Series Directed by
Kevin McCarthy (5,087 episodes, 1992-2014)
Dick Schneider (1,770 episodes, 1984-1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Merv Griffin (786 episodes, 1984-2013)
Bob Boden (195 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ryan Hopak (166 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mark Gaberman (109 episodes, 2004-2013)
Debbie Griffin (82 episodes, 1995-2011)
Steve Tamerius (82 episodes, 1995-2011)
Harry Friedman (81 episodes, 1999-2011)
Gary Johnson (81 episodes, 1999-2011)
Robert McClenaghan (81 episodes, 2008-2011)
Jim Rhine (80 episodes, 1999-2010)
John Duarte (80 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michele Loud (80 episodes, 2009-2011)
Matt Johnson (55 episodes, 2012)
Jules Minton (29 episodes, 1984-2013)
Carlo Panno (29 episodes, 1985-2013)
Carol Campbell (29 episodes, 1988-2013)
Ruth Deutsch (7 episodes, 2013)
Harry Eisenberg (7 episodes, 2013)
Kim Gruenenfelder (7 episodes, 2013)
Barbara Heller (7 episodes, 2013)
Suzanne Jack (7 episodes, 2013)
Michelle Johnson (7 episodes, 2013)
Gary Lee (7 episodes, 2013)
Andrew Price (7 episodes, 2013)
Stephanie Spadaccini (7 episodes, 2013)
Sean Wright (7 episodes, 2013)
Steven Dorfman (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Kathy Easterling (2 episodes, 1995-1999)

Series Produced by
Harry Friedman .... executive producer / producer / ... (3,943 episodes, 1997-2014)
Merv Griffin .... executive producer (3,610 episodes, 1984-2000)
George Vosburgh .... producer (2,300 episodes, 1987-1997)
Alex Trebek .... producer (620 episodes, 1984-1987)
Lisa Finneran .... supervising producer / associate producer / ... (198 episodes, 1995-2010)
Rocky Schmidt .... supervising producer / assistant producer / ... (198 episodes, 1995-2010)
Gary Johnson .... supervising producer / senior producer (196 episodes, 2004-2010)
Bob Sofia .... coordinating producer (79 episodes, 2009-2010)
June Curtis-Nogosek .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Deb Dittmann .... producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stewart Hoke .... associate segment producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brett Schneider .... producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Maggie Speak .... contestant producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Joel Binger (unknown episodes, 1984-1986)
Robert C. Campbell (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Tom Conkright (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Edgar De La Espriella (unknown episodes, 1985-1986)
Kieran Hughes (unknown episodes, 1986-1988)
Dave Heckman (unknown episodes, 1986-1987)
Marc Hunter (unknown episodes)
Raimo Kaartinen (unknown episodes)
James Moody (unknown episodes)
Ray Reynolds (unknown episodes)
Mike Tribble (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tara Veneruso (2 episodes, 2006)

Jaime Fowler (unknown episodes)
Jayme Wing (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Naomi Slodki (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jerry M. Sonnenberg (174 episodes, 2005-2009)
Ed Flesh (2 episodes, 1991-1995)

Robert Rang (unknown episodes, 1985-1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Heather DeCristo (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Heather-Lynne Rasnick (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Melissa Sandora .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 2009)
Renee Ferruggia .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sandy Reimer .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Barbara Fonte-Kunkel .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2010)
Hilla 'Lali' Peer .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2011)
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Larry Abbott .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1984-1996)

Jennifer Dowden .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Cherie Whitaker-Rossi .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Barry Wittman .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Randy Berke .... senior production supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kelli Cardona .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin McCarthy .... associate director (1,770 episodes, 1984-1992)
David Irete .... associate director (80 episodes, 1984-2010)
Clay Jacobsen .... associate director (79 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Pritchett .... associate director (79 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Art Department
Jeff Schwartz .... property master (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robert Zavala .... carpenter (8 episodes, 1998-2005)

Cole Coonce .... property master (unknown episodes)
Kimberly Wannop .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Cole Coonce .... audio (9 episodes, 2009-2010)

Jeff A. Johnson .... sound: A2 (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Kessler .... graphics coordinator (24 episodes, 2007-2010)
Francisco Chaigneau .... main title graphic (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ricky Johnson .... best boy grip / grip (40 episodes, 2004-2011)
Jeff Schuster .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1985-2010)
Ray Reynolds .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1995-2010)
Brad Burgoon .... key grip (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jeff Engel .... lighting designer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian McElroy .... gaffer (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bob Wasserman .... grip (7 episodes, 2008)
Mike Tribble .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1989-2010)
Marc Hunter .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1995-2010)
Dawn Fleischman .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Stuart Wesolik .... video operator (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stephen Simmons .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2010)
Garry Taillon .... video operator (4 episodes, 2010)
Diane Farrell .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2010)
John O'Brien .... video controller (2 episodes, 2011)
Raimo Kaartinen .... camera operator (1 episode, 1989-1995)

Valerie Stulman .... camera utility (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert Fonarow .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes, 1989-1990)
Al Miller Jr. .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes, 1989-1990)
James Barrett .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Randy Gomez .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
David Irete .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Doug Luberts .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Piekutowski .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Susan Abramson .... talent producer / talent executive (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phil Wayne .... wardrobe (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Billy Wisse .... editorial supervisor (79 episodes, 2009-2010)
Charlie Gertner .... post-production engineer (41 episodes, 2005-2008)
Keith Fernandes .... post-production (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tracey Glynn .... post-production (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kirk M. Morri .... videotape editor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Music Department
Sean Sasahara .... music supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)

Steve Kaplan .... composer: themes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael Dawes .... driver (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Sarah Beach .... researcher (353 episodes, 1990-2008)
Kellie Foster .... senior production accountant (341 episodes, 2005-2010)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (194 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sharon Grish .... clearance (130 episodes, 2005-2009)
John Lauderdale .... stage manager (81 episodes, 1995-2010)
Jimmy McGuire .... clue crew (78 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kelly Miyahara .... clue crew (78 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sarah Whitcomb .... clue crew (78 episodes, 2009-2010)
Josh Gallegos .... segment coordinator (52 episodes, 2005-2010)
Keith Richmond .... stage manager (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
Courtney Walden .... special projects coordinator (33 episodes, 2010)
Greg Eisenman .... segment coordinator (31 episodes, 2005-2008)
Christian Glymph .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2012)
Christina Gabaig .... production accountant / production staff (10 episodes, 1995-2010)
Michele Lee Hampton .... game board operator (10 episodes, 1995-2010)
Glenn Kagan .... senior contestant coordinator / contestant coordinator (10 episodes, 1995-2010)
Suzanne Stone .... senior researcher / researcher (10 episodes, 1995-2010)
Luci Sweron .... office manager / production staff (10 episodes, 1995-2010)
David Godbout .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Shelley Ballance .... executive director: clearance and licensing (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chloe Britt .... booth production assistant (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matt Caruso .... researcher (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Annie Crowe .... director: special projects (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lisa Dee .... executive director: promotions (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kevin DeLarios .... promotions coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matt DeSalvo .... researcher / production staff (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Annette Dimatos-Schwartz .... executive director: marketing (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robert Ennis Jr. .... technical director (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rebecca L. Erbstein .... executive director: promotions (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Susie Eun .... publicity coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Holly Gregory .... clearance coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Karen Gutierrez .... promotions manager (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ryan Haas .... material coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Harris .... researcher (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jennifer Haugland .... clearance and licensing coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robert James .... senior contestant coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Eric G. Johnson .... researcher (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dan Kozlowski .... special projects coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shannon Lee .... senior clearance and licensing coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Grant Loud .... senior promotions manager (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Markowitz .... production staff (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Adam McKinney .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Corina Nusu .... contestant coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stacy Oki .... clearance coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jeff Ritter .... senior unit publicist (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Suzy Rosenberg .... executive director: promotions (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yvette Sapanza .... assistant: executive producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matthew Sherman .... researcher (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Debbie Williams .... production staff (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Victoria Wunderman .... senior production accountant (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Andrew Price .... segment and graphic supervisor / researcher (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Phil Zimmerman .... senior publicist (5 episodes, 2011)
Caz Rubacky .... location assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Lauren Kruse .... assistant to coordinating producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Holiff .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1993)
Jaime Segschneider .... teleprompter operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Alex Lee Bonner .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Nicholas Glekas .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Alfred 'Fred' Gundry .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Ellie Rose .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Bridget Shaw .... production staff (2 episodes, 2012)
Rick Edwards .... associate director (1 episode, 1989-1995)
Ross Elliott .... video (1 episode, 1989-1995)

Dick Browning .... senior video (unknown episodes, 1989-1990)
Maggie Speak .... contestant coordinator / contestant executive (unknown episodes, 1997)
Lorraine Axeman .... researcher (unknown episodes, 2000)
Randy Berke .... dga stage manager (unknown episodes)
Jennifer P. Born .... marketing director (unknown episodes)
Julie Davis .... typist (unknown episodes)
Ruth Deutsch .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Deb Dittmann .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Chip Dornell .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Julie Eves .... promotion/publicity coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kim Gruenenfelder .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Suzanne Jack .... material coordinator (unknown episodes)
Susan Krause .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ayesha Nizhoni .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Perlman .... promotion/publicity coordinator (unknown episodes)
Joan Preston .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brett Schneider .... special projects manager (unknown episodes)
Joseph F. Servillo .... deka operator (unknown episodes)
Bob Sofia .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Georgina Warwick .... talent executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Ross Elliott .... in memory of our friend and colleague (1 episode, 2010)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the first season, the show was taped at Metromedia Studios. The next year, they moved to Hollywood Center Studios, where they would be until 1994. The show has been taping at Sony Pictures Studios since 1994.See more »
Quotes:
[Closing announcement 1992-1994]
Johnny Gilbert:This is Johnny Gilbert speaking. "Jeopardy!" is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises.
[drumroll/copyright screen]
Johnny Gilbert:Distributed by KingWorld.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Today's Final Jeopardy Category is: "Ahl-ex Spakes Fronch"! Translation: "Alex Speaks French!", 10 November 2007
Author: John T. Ryan (redryan64@hotmail.com) from United States

"JEOPARDY" had been a very good TV Quiz Show program 1964-75. Pleasant and properly "High Brow" Art Fleming, an Actor by trade, was the Host/Emcee for the length of the show's run. The show was slotted as part of NBC's Daytime Line-Up. It was abruptly canceled in 1975. After all of its success, it got the ax, anyway.

Well, wouldn't you know it, but after this 9 year hiatus, "JEOPARDY" was back. It seems that the American Televiewing Audience was ready for ready for a Round 2 in this bout. And after a slow start, it sure looks like this may well be a Championship Bout, with a return bout or two.

This time around, we had the mustachioed Mr. Alex Trebek, installed in the all-important Host/M.C. position. Amiable, knowledgeable (Hell, He's got the Answer Cards!) and possessing a commanding Stage Presence, the Canadian-born Mr. Trebek had gotten his earlier broadcast experience with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a Newsman. Then he did some Game Shows on the CBC before coming south across the World's Longest unfortified border to the U.S. of A. and the National Broadcasting Company for a gig on a forgotten game show called "THE WIZARD OF ODDS".(1973-74) This got Alex's then long haired and Kaiser Wilhelm mustached countenance out in front, where his talents and abilities took over, keeping him continually in the public spotlight (a prime requisite in this Network Game Show Host Racket).

So, by that Orwellian Watershed year of 1984, Alex was ready to get in front of the camera as well as doing a share of the Producer chores on the retooled "JEOPARDY" This time the show would not have to put the decision of its life or death into the hands, and at the whim of any Network "Suits". Creator Merv Griffin, Columbia-Tri Star TV (later known as Sony Pictures Television) and Alex all gambled on putting all their eggs into the 'Basket' called Syndication. The risk seems to have been a big one, but one that sure paid dividends as it all worked out.

That it was highly successful is now strictly academic! The proof is most definitely in the pudding. And this pudding has been around now for some 23 broadcast seasons in syndication and counting. So now they've more than doubled the run of the original series' run and they continue to add to their own record! You see now just what the international co-operation of these 2 North American Giants can accomplish! Canada, represented by Mr. Alex Trebek, and the United States, represented by the Late Mr. Merv Griffin, can both stand tall, brave and free; even they are both definitely in "JEOPARDY!"

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