Born on July 22, 1940, Alex Trebek is a Canadian-American television personality who is best known for being the host of the game show Jeopardy! and has hosted a number of game shows including Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and much more. For more information, read the article below.

Alex Trebek

Before Fame: He attended University of Ottawa.

Family/ Relationships

Alex Trebek Ethnicity/Religion/Nationality

He was born in Sudbury, Ontario to George Edward Trebek and Lucille Lagace. His father was of Ukrainian and his mother was of Franco-Ontarian descent.

Alex Trebek Affair/Married/Wife

He was married to Elaine Trebek Kares. They were married from 1974 to 1981 and have two children. He is now married to Jean Currivan-Trebek. They married in 1990. Visit Jeopardy! twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: George Alexander Trebek
  • Nicknames: Alex Trebek
  • Birthday: July 22, 1940
  • Age: 79 years old (as of August 2019)
  • Birthplace: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Education: University of Ottawa
  • Profession: Television personality, game show host
  • Nationality: American and Canadian
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Spouse/Wife: Elaine Trebek Kares (m. 1974; div. 1981) Jean Currivan-Trebek (m. 1990)
  • Children: 2
  • Net Worth: He is a millionaire


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He is best known for being the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.
  • He is contracted to Jeopardy! until 2022.
  • He became a naturalized American citizen in 1998.
  • He is of Franco-Ontarian and Ukrainian descent.
  • His first hosting job was on a Canadian music program called Music Hop in 1963.
  • During Jeopardy!’s 18th season, he shaved his mustache which he had for over 30 years.
  • In 1998, Trebek donated 74 acres (30 hectares) of open land in the Hollywood hills to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
  • He is second game show to be inducted in Canada’s Walk of Fame.
  • On June 30, 2017, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada by then Governor General David Johnston

Memorable Quotes:

It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence

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