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Alex Trebek

George Alexander "Alex" Trebek (pronounced /trɨˈbɛk/; born July 22, 1940) has been the host of the game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and prior to that, he hosted game shows such as Pitfall and High Rollers. He has appeared in numerous television series, usually as himself. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998. Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, the son of Lucille (née Lagacé, which was the name of the street he grew up on), a Franco-Ontarian, and George Edward Trebek, a Ukrainian immigrant. He was educated at a Jesuit school before graduating from Toronto's Malvern Collegiate Institute in 1958, and later the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy. As a student at the University of Ottawa, he was a member of the English Debating Society. Interested in a career in broadcast news, he began his broadcasting career working for the CBC as a newscaster and sportscaster.

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Alex Trebek CUSSES -- S-words for $200!

Alex Trebek
CUSSES (S-words for $200)

Alex Trebek said the word "sh*t"  ... ON CAMERA ... and it's HILARIOUS!!! America's favorite game show host was leaving Boa steakhouse in Hollywood last night when the valet had a mix up and… READ MORE >

Alex Trebek Returns to 'Jeopardy' -- Suck It Heart Attack!

Alex Trebek
Returns to 'Jeopardy' -- Suck It Heart Attack!

Unlike his mustache ... Alex Trebek has finally returned to the set of "Jeopardy."Trebek -- who was sidelined with a mild heart attack last month -- arrived to the set at Sony Pictures Studios… READ MORE >

- 633 days ago
Alex Trebek -- Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Alex Trebek
Suffers Heart Attack

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek suffered a mild heart attack Saturday and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. where he is still recovering. A spokeswoman for Alex says the 71-year-old is… READ MORE >

- 664 days ago
Alleged Trebek Prostitute -- Alex Was NOT My John

Alex Trebek
Prostitute Accused of Burglary: Alex was NOT her John

The prostitute who was arrested for burglary after Alex Trebek chased her down a hotel hallway told police -- she was in the hotel to meet a John, but it was NOT Alex.TMZ spoke with the… READ MORE >

- 982 days ago
Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect -- I'm a Prostitute, Not a Thief

Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect
I'm a Prostitute -- Not a Thief

The woman who allegedly stole a bunch of stuff from Alex Trebek's San Francisco hotel room last month is a prostitute, not a thief ... so says her lawyer. The "Jeopardy" host claims the female… READ MORE >

- 982 days ago
Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect -- I'm NOT Guilty

Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect:
I'm NOT GUILTY!!!

The woman accused of breaking into Alex Trebek's hotel room last week just pled not guilt to felony charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers (pictured… READ MORE >

- 991 days ago
Alex Trebek Gets Restraining Order Against Burglary Suspect

ALEX TREBEK
I'LL TAKE RESTRAINING ORDERS FOR 200

The female suspect in the Alex Trebek burglary case has been officially slapped with a restraining order, which means she has to stay the hell away from the "Jeopardy" host and his wife -- or… READ MORE >

- 995 days ago
Trebek Burglar Suspect -- The Mug Shot

Alex Trebek BURGLARY Suspect
THe MUG SHOT

TMZ has obtained a photo of the alleged she-burglar Alex Trebek was chasing out of his hotel room early this morning ... when he snapped his Achilles tendon.56-year-old Lucinda Moyers was booked… READ MORE >

- 996 days ago
BURGLAR Puts Alex Trebek's Health In Jeopardy!!!!

Alex Trebek
BURGLAR PUTS HOST'S HEALTH IN JEOPARDY

Answer: This 71-year-old game show host snapped his Achilles tendon while chasing a criminal through a San Francisco hotel this morning. Question: Who is Alex "DESTROYER OF EVIL"… READ MORE >

- 996 days ago

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