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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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12 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jeopardy! Producer
(1984-2019)
The X-Files Man in Black #2
(1996)
Spy Hard Agency Tape Recorder
(1996)
(2000)

Filmography

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 2018 Eyes of Faith (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Game Changers (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1984-1987 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (producer - 620 episodes)
- Episode #3.230 (1987) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: The Phonics Game See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alex Trebeck | George Alexander Trebek

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 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:

Was the second choice to host the revamped version of Classic Concentration (1987) for NBC, when unfamiliar game show host/comedian Ray Combs, who was Mark Goodson's first choice to emcee the show, had auditioned and lost the job. Combs would later host the revamped version of Family Feud (1988) for CBS, the following year, which was also produced by Goodson. See more »

Trademark:

(until 2001) His mustache. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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