Alex Trebek (1940–2020)

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Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Alex 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 ... See full bio »

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Jeopardy! Producer
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Hide Hide Show Show Producer (4 credits)
 2019 Veil (Short) (executive producer)
 2018 Eyes of Faith (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Game Changers (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 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: DirecTV See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 19 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alex | Alex Trebeck | George Alexander Trebek


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Jean Trebek  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


Emily Trebek | See more »


Trebek (Lagacé), Lucille | Trebek, George Edward

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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 »


His mother, Lucille (Lagace) Trebek, had Alex, when she was 19 years old. See more »


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