Alex Trebek

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Full Name Alex Trebek
Age 80 Years Old
Nick Name Alex Trebek
Gender Male
Famous As TV Actor
Birth Date July 22nd, 1940
Birth Place Sudbury, Ontario

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George Alexander Trebek famed as Alex Trebek is a high profile Canadian-born American Television personality who is famous for his hosting in syndicated game show ‘Jeopardy!’ for several years and achieving the "Guinness World Record" for the most number of episodes in a single program. He has hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth. Trebek is contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022. Alex Trebek is a very talented and smart person.  

Alex Trebek shares 'mind-boggling' pancreatic cancer 

Alex says he is in “near remission,” nearly three months after announcing he been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The beloved Jeopardy! game show host described his results as “mind-boggling” in an interview for this weeks. He told that he cried when the doctors told him the news, “But they were tears of joy, not tears of depression.” He said that some of his “tumors have already shrunk by 50%.” “The doctors say they haven’t seen this kind of result in memory,” he said. “I told the doctors, ‘This has to be more than just the chemo.'” He credited his progress in fighting cancer to the outpouring of love and prayers he received from Jeopardy! fans. The doctors, Trebek said, “agreed that could very well be a part of this.” Trebek first announced his cancer diagnosis in March, saying at the time, “just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.” He was met immediately by words of support from many people, including fellow game show hosts and notable Jeopardy! contestants.  

How old is Alex Trebek?

Alex Trebek celebrated his 78th birthday on 22nd July as of 2018. 

What is Alex Trebek nationality?

Alex Trebek was born on 22nd July 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada to George Edward Trebek, a Ukrainian chef, and Lucille Lagace, a Franco-Ontarian. He was raised up in a French-English family. In the year 1998, he received the US naturalized citizenship and is now known as Canadian-American nationality. His ethnicity is mixed (Ukrainian, French, English). His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Cancer. Talking about his educational background, he firstly graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute in 1957 and then, this was not enough for him to pursue a career in the broadcasting sector so, for this he again applied at the University of Ottawa. While studying at the University of Ottawa, he majored in Philosophy and took his first step as a news broadcaster at CBC for the sake of gaining practical knowledge about the ins and outs of Television World. He started as a newscaster and sportscaster in CBC and attended a wide range of events for CBC’s Television and Radio divisions. His other early life details will be added soon. 

Who is Alex Trebek's wife?

Alex Trebek is a married person. He is married to Jean Currivan in the year 1990 and the couple is having a happy life since then. There is no sign of separation between them. Before marrying Currivan, he was single for 9 years because of his divorce with Elaine Callei, a businesswoman. He married Elaine in 1974 but, after 7 years or marital life with Elaine, he divorced Elaine in the year 1981. As of today, he is with Currivan and they have Matthew and Emily Trebek as their children. His new wife Currivan is from New York and, she is a Project manager of the real estate industry.

How much does Alex Trebek make in a year?

The net worth of this famous television personality is estimated to have $50 Million as of 2019. He is believed to have 700 acres of Horse farm. His annual salary is estimated to be $10 million. He is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Alex Trebek?

Alex Trebek is a very handsome person with cool attitude attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches. His weight is 68 kg. He has salt and pepper hair color and dark brown eyes. His other body details will be added soon. 

How was the career of Alex Trebek?

  • Alex Trebek became successful in CBC's radio and television divisions, including curling and horse racing.
  • After that, he went to be a host of a Canadian Music Program ‘Music Hop’ in the year 1963 and also he continued his hosting in CBC for various musical programs. He was a part of many Television programs such as, ‘The Wizard of Odds’, ‘Double Dare’, ‘High Rollers’, ‘Battlestar’, ‘Classic Concentration’, and ‘To Tell the Truth’.
  • Among all the involvements, his most remarkable work is for a program ‘Jeopardy!’ which he is carrying out since 1984. 
  • For his outstanding work in both acting and broadcasting, he has been awarded five Outstanding ‘Game Show Host Emmy Awards’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards along with a ‘Guinness World Record’ for the most number of shows in the same program ‘Jeopardy!’.
  • He guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother in the year 2010. 
  • He also made a guest appearance on Hot in Cleveland as himself on 26th March 2014. 
  • He returned as a panelist on the ABC revival of To Tell the Truth on 24th June 2018. 
  • He moderated the only debate in the Pennsylvania governor's race on 1st October 2018. 
  • He also made surprising and unprovoked remarks regarding the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. 
  • He later apologized for his performance, stating that he was "naive" and "misunderstood" the role of a moderator. "I offer my sincere apologies to the people of Pennsylvania, a state I dearly love," he said.
  • He announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on 6th March 2019. 
  • He updated the situation in May 2019, stating that he was responding exceptionally well to treatment and that some of the tumors had shrunk to half their previously observed size; he credited the prayers and well-wishes of his fans for the better-than-usual results.
  • He will undergo several more rounds of chemotherapy in hopes of pushing cancer into full remission.