62 Facts About Alex Trebek

1. In 1974, Alex Trebek got married to Elaine Callei, an American businesswoman, former Playboy Bunny, and graduate of Ohio State University.

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2. In 2014, Alex Trebek was presented with the Guinness World Record for the most episodes of a game show hosted with 6,829 episodes under his belt at the time.

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3. Alex Trebek attended University of Ottawa and graduated in 1961 with a degree in Philosophy.

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4. Alex Trebek proposed his lady love with a 16-carat sapphire ring, which had diamonds.

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5. Alex Trebek proposed jean on her 26th birthday in September 1989.

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6. Alex Trebek has certainly been around the block when it comes to hosting game shows.

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7. Alex Trebek is tied up in the marital relation with Jean Currivan from 1990 and having a happy life since then.

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8. Alex Trebek is an active volunteer and spokesman for organizations such as World Vision and Smile Train, which help improve the lives of impoverished children around the world.

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9. In 1973, Alex Trebek decided to leave his native country in favor of the place where the biggest television stars are made: Hollywood.

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10. In 1970, Alex Trebek graduated to hosting the more prominent, nationally televised Canadian game show Jackpot.

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11. Alex Trebek was born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Canada, a large city in northern Ontario.

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12. Alex Trebek was born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Canada.

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13. Alex Trebek has done her schooling from Harborfields High School in 1992.

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14. Alex Trebek became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.

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15. Alex Trebek has hosted the National Geography Bee which is a contest to find that youngster in America who knows the most about geography.

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16. Alex Trebek was even cast as a man on an episode of The X-Files.

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17. Alex Trebek has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

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18. Alex Trebek is an avid DIY man who was constantly fixing and renovating parts of the family home.

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19. Alex Trebek has spent more than three decades trying to get the right question out of contestants on Jeopardy.

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20. Alex Trebek has it made in terms of his salary vs work schedule.

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21. Alex Trebek is the second game show host to be inducted.

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22. In 2016, Alex Trebek donated $5 million to the University of Ottawa to fund the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue, the objective of which is "to expose students to a wide range of diverse views, through speeches, public panels, events and lectures by University of Ottawa researchers, senior government officials and guests speakers from around the world.

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23. In 1998, Alex Trebek donated 74 acres of open land in the Hollywood hills (worth over $2 million at the time) to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

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24. Alex Trebek injured an Achilles tendon, requiring six weeks in a cast, while chasing a burglar who had entered his San Francisco hotel room on July 27, 2011.

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25. Alex Trebek wore a fake mustache for the first half of the April 1, 2008, episode as an April Fools' joke.

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26. On October 1, 2018, Alex Trebek moderated the only debate in the Pennsylvania governor's race.

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27. Alex Trebek came in second place in his qualifying game, losing to Cheryl Hines.

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28. Alex Trebek hosted both shows simultaneously until September 20, 1991, when Classic Concentration aired its final first-run episode.

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29. Alex Trebek would eventually read the national news and cover a wide range of special events for the CBC's radio and television divisions, including curling and horse racing.

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30. Alex Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy in 1961.

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31. Alex Trebek is already imagining what his final show will look like.

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32. Alex Trebek has been given the all clear by doctors after he underwent testing for early onset Alzheimer's.

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33. Alex Trebek reveals type of 'Jeopardy!' contestant that bothers him.

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34. Alex Trebek says the answer to what's missing from politics in the Trump era is humor.

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35. Alex Trebek discusses the MeToo movement in an interview, and agrees with Trump that it is a scary time for men.

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36. Alex Trebek is opening up about his Alzheimer's disease scare.

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37. Alex Trebek says he once spent "almost an hour" with Trudeau—and was rudely interrupted by a buzzer under the Canadian prime minister's shirt.

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38. Alex Trebek is in the clear after undergoing testing for early onset Alzheimer's, and getting worrying results the first time around.

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39. Alex Trebek was dressed to kill on Wednesday—as a member of Kiss.

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40. As of June 13, 2014, Alex Trebek has held a Guinness World Record for "the most gameshow episodes hosted by the same presenter" for having hosted 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy!, overtaking previous record holder Bob Barker.

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41. In 2011, it was announced that Alex Trebek would be one of the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

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42. On November 4, 2010, Alex Trebek received the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Gold Medal for his contribution to geographic education and the popular study of geography.

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43. Alex Trebek has been awarded five Outstanding Game Show Host Emmy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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44. In 1998, Alex Trebek donated 74 acres of open land in north Hollywood (worth over 2 million dollars at the time) to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

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45. Alex Trebek required a short medical leave and returned to regular hosting duty in mid-January 2018.

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46. On December 11, 2007, Alex Trebek suffered a minor heart attack in his home, but returned to work as scheduled in January.

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47. Alex Trebek sold the operation in 2008 and the property is an event center called Windfall Farms.

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48. Alex Trebek owned and managed a 700-acre ranch near Paso Robles in Creston, California, known as Creston Farms, where he bred and trained thoroughbred race horses.

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49. Alex Trebek became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1998.

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50. On June 24, 2018, Alex Trebek returned as a panelist on the ABC revival of To Tell the Truth.

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51. On March 26, 2014, Alex Trebek made a guest appearance on Hot in Cleveland as himself.

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52. Alex Trebek appears in many commercials for Colonial Penn Life Insurance, of which he is a "compensated endorser", and he reprised his role as host of To Tell the Truth in a 2010 advertisement for DirecTV.

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53. On May 9, 2008, Alex Trebek was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

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54. In 1994, Alex Trebek returned to the CBS network for the first time since hosting Double Dare to host the Pillsbury Bake-Off, which he hosted until 1998.

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55. In 1987, while still hosting Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek returned to daytime television as host of NBC's Classic Concentration his second show for Mark Goodson.

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56. In September 1981 Alex Trebek took the helm of the syndicated Pitfall, which taped in Vancouver and forced him to commute, as he had done while hosting High Rollers and The $128,000 Question in 1978.

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57. Alex Trebek was a contestant on Celebrity Bowling in 1976, teamed with Jim McKrell.

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58. In this show Alex Trebek alternated smoothly between French and English throughout.

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59. Alex Trebek signed a contract to host Jeopardy! until 2022 on October 31, 2018.

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60. Alex Trebek has made appearances in numerous television series, usually portraying himself.

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61. Alex Trebek can be seen joining in on the fun when he dresses up like Simmons' Demon Information contained on this page is.

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62. Alex Trebek was dressed to kill on Wednesday—as a member of Kiss.

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