Alex Trebek was a renowned face of the media world acclaimed for his captivating hosting skills and remarkable personality. He is a native Canadian who later acquired United States nationality. He is a star achiever on the Holly wood walk of fame for his unforgettable efforts in hosting the thirty-seven seasons of the game show Jeopardy. He hosted about 4000 episodes of Jeopardy since its launch from the year 1984 until the year 2020. Let’s reflect some light on his personality and learn about him more!
Alex Trebek Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
Alex Trebek was born in the year 1940. He belonged to the province of Ontario, Canada where he lived with his father and mother. His father George Edward was a chef by profession and worked in a famous hotel, Trebek was thirteen years old when he worked for the first time as a hotel porter and helped people carry their luggage to earn some money. He lived in Canada till the year 1973 after which he moved to States to polish his skills and carry on his passion for broadcasting.
Alex Trebek Education Details
His family had a bilingual English French background, so he grew up acquiring both skills. He completed his high schooling from his home-town Sudbury and later got admission at the University of Ottawa and completed his further studies in the subject of philosophy, achieving a degree in the year 1961.
Alex Trebek Career Details
Alex was ambitious and determined since his educational life and believed in hard work, he started working during his university life for the Canadian broadcasting station and started reading news on the national radio after immense efforts he started his hosting career in 1963 by hosting Music Hop, after this nothing could restraint him from success and he hosted back to back popular shows including Reaching for the top, Glenn Gould and Strategy. After working for seven continuous years in Canada, Alex went to the United States where he hosted another series of successful shows with zeal determination including The Wizard of Odds and the popular High Rollers. From the year 1973 to 1984 his journey as a game show host continued with the addition of Double Dare, Cardsharks, Headline Hunters, and numerous shows in his bag. His command of French and English language also contribute positively towards his career achievements. In 1984 he signed the hosting of game show jeopardy with National Broadcasting Station and become the most recognized face of this show. He has signed Jeopardy till the year 2022. He even hosted some more shows simultaneously including Pitfall, Classic concentration, and made guest appearances in a variety of programs as well.
Alex Trebek Awards And Achievements
Trebek’s victorious journey made him achieve many awards and honors throughout his life. For his contribution as a host, he received Emmy Awards seven times. He also holds the credit of achieving stars in both Canada’s walk of fame and Hollywood walk of fame. He has been awarded the honorary degree of doctorate by both University of Ottawa and Fordham University. Moreover, in 2011, Trebek was considered a recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the famous
Emmy Award. On the 13th of June 2014, besides all the amazing achievements Trebek has fortuitously held a spot in the Guinness book of the world record for hosting the maximum number of the episode of the presenter on account of Jeopardy.
Alex Trebek Net Worth
With all the untiring efforts he fruitfully made a net worth of approximately $50 million. His annual income was estimated to be $10 million.
Alex Trebek Dating History And Marriage Details
In 1974, Alex married a businesswoman named Trebek Kares but unfortunately got divorced in the year 1981. He remarried in 1990 to Jean Currivan who is a real estate manager who remained her partner till the end and lived a blissful life with Alex and their two children.
Alex Trebek Parents
Alex was the only son of George Edward Trebek and Lucille Trebek. His father was a Ukrainian immigrant and worked as a chef in a famous hotel while his mother was from a French background residing in Canada.
Alex Trebek Kids
Alex has two children with his second wife, Jean Currivan. His son Matthew who is currently 30 years old and runs Mexican and Lucile’s restaurant in New York and his daughter Emily who is 27 years old, is a real estate developer in Los Angeles. He also has an adopted daughter Nicky who has even worked with him in his gameshow Jeopardy and is now a songwriter.
Alex Trebek Body Measurements
Alex Trebek is 1.73 meters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 68 kilograms. His full body
measurement is 40 inches. He has salt and pepper hair with brown eyes color. However, other specifications are not yet known.
Alex Trebek Cars And House
Trebek currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife. In 1976, due to some financial circumstances, he auctioned his car to Jaguar.
Alex Trebek Health Issues
The iconic host faced many health challenges during his life including a minor heart attack and a tendon spasm. He was also surgically operated on to remove sub-dural hematoma in December 2017, which was the result of a fall injury, despite all this he kept his pace in his profession and resumed his duties after each of his recoveries but Unfortunately in March 2019, he announced the saddest news that he has been suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer and from that he fought bravely with the disease.