STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,483 this week

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 »

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 people
created 06 Aug 2015
 
a list of 22 people
created 06 Aug 2017
 
a list of 39 people
created 01 Feb 2012
 
a list of 4114 people
created 02 Nov 2013
 
a list of 266 people
created 24 Jul 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Merv Griffin's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

Jeopardy! Producer
(1984-2018)
Jeopardy! Producer
(1964)
Wheel of Fortune Producer
(1983-2018)
(1962-1986)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (22 credits)
 2007 Crosswords (TV Series) (producer)
 2006 Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003 Dance Fever (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003 Shade (producer - produced by)
 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 - 151 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)
 1971-1972 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 March 1972 (1972) ... (executive producer)
- Salute to the Big Bands (1971) ... (executive producer)
 1967 Reach for the Stars (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1964 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1960 Saturday Prom (TV Series short) (producer)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (44 credits)
Show Show Actor (24 credits)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (122 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "The Charanga" (Carlton Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Merv Griffin Entertainment

Alternate Names:

'Merv' | Merv Griffin & his Organization

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I worked for Mark Goodson early in my career and he was like the Godfather of game shows. I asked him if it was a business worth getting into. He responded, "If you have an original idea, there's no format in television that costs less and brings in more profit." After I had some success, he reached out and congratulated me on "Wheel" and "Jeopardy!", saying that I took his advice to heart. He ... See more »

Trivia:

Hit #101 on the Billboard 'Bubbling Under the Hot 100' Chart in 1961 with "Banned in Boston" (Carlton 540). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed