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…more
In 2008, Alex won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Jeopardy!.
In 2006, Alex won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Jeopardy!.
In 2003, Alex won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Jeopardy!.
In 1990, Alex won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Jeopardy!.
In 1989, Alex won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Jeopardy!.
Alex Trebek enjoys hosting the annual National Geographic Bee each spring in Washington D.C.
Alex Trebek's favorite number is 12.
Alex Trebek is a fan of the classic SNL sketch.
Alex Trebek has been to every state in the USA.
Alex Trebek had a minor heart attack on December 11, 2007. He return to Jeopardy on January 14th in order to tape the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.
Hosted 2005 Charity Awards
Alex Trebek framed a bounced check that he received from a failed game show in the 1970s.
Drinking lots and lots of wine and collecting wine are two of Alex Trebek's hobbies.
Alex Trebek considers himself to be a frequent traveler.
Alex Trebek proposed to his wife on September 12, her birthday.
Alex Trebek considers himself to be an avid ice skater.
George Edward (Trebek's father) was an alcoholic.
When Trebek was a teenager in Cincinnati he was a garbage man, but he moved back to Canada in 1961 to finish college and become a newsanchor.
When Alex Trebek was driving alone on a country road near Templeton, California he lost consciousness at the wheel and crashed.
Since 1973 Alex Trebek has lived in the U.S.A.
Before becoming a game show host Alex Trebek was a newscaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Network.
George Edward Trebek, a Russian immigrant, and Lucille Trebek, a French-Canadian of Native American ancestry, are Alex Trebek's parents.
Alex Trebek speaks some German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, but is fluent in English and French.
Alex Trebek owns two different homes, one in Beverly Hills and the other in the San Fernando Valley.
Alex Trebek won the Bob Hope Entertainment Award in 1998 for his work with the USO.
Alex Trebek owns 700-acre Thoroughbred horse farm, Creston Farms.
Alex Trebek hosts the National Geographic Bee in the U.S. and Canada.
Alex Trebek has two children: Emily and Matthew. Trebek and his wife, Jean, and their two teen-aged children, Emily and Matthew, live in Studio City, Calif.
Alex Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy.
Alex Trebek became a U.S. citizen in 1998.
Alex Trebek owns a Creston, California vineyard, Creston Vineyards.
Alex Trebek's one and only appearance hosting Wheel of Fortune (in 1987) was part of an April Fools Day switcheroo with Pat Sajak.
Alex Trebek: Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
Alex Trebek: Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older - and I shouldn't admit this - there are other things that become more important in your daily life.
Alex Trebek: My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.
Alex Trebek: It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
Alex Trebek: If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
Alex Trebek: I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me.
Alex Trebek: I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
Alex Trebek: Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.