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Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak ( /ˈseɪdʒæk/ SAY-jak, born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is a television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune. Sajak, the son of a Polish American trucking foreman, was born and raised in Chicago. His mother, Joyce, remarried Walter Backal. He graduated from Farragut High School in 1964 and then went on to Columbia College Chicago while working as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel. Sajak won a contest on WLS radio's Dick Biondi Show to be a guest teen deejay. While at Columbia College Chicago, his broadcasting instructor Al Parker told him that a local radio station (WEDC) was looking for a newsman. Sajak applied for the job and was hired to work from midnight to 6:00 AM. In 1968, Sajak joined the U.S. Army, and was sent to Vietnam, where he served as a disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio. On The Military Channel's program, An Officer and a Movie, Sajak admitted to botching President Nixon's 1969 Christmas broadcast to the troops; he accidentally cut the feed off prematurely. Upon realizing the error, he decided it would be best not to resume the feed. In the

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Pat Sajak -- Y_u'v_ B__n Su__

Pat Sajak
Y_u'v_ B__n Su__

Pat Sajak has caused more than $100,000 of misfortune to his neighbor who is now suing him for gross sprinkler malfeasance ... this according to a new lawsuit.Jacob Saleh claims in the suit --… READ MORE >

Pat Sajak's Global Warming Tweet -- I Was JUST JOKING!

Pat Sajak
I Was Just Joking! Climate Scientists Aren't Really Racist

Pat Sajak is spinning the wheel of backtracking ... on his controversial tweet attacking scientists who believe global warming is an actual thing.The "Wheel of Fortune" host grabbed some letters… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
'Wheel of Fortune' Player Emil De Leon -- Mind-Blowing Guess ... WASN'T RIGGED

'Wheel of Fortune' Player
Mind-Blowing Guess WASN'T RIGGED

The guy who correctly guessed the remaining letters in "Ne_ ____ _____" on "Wheel of Fortune" last night -- ON HIS FIRST TRY -- tells TMZ, the game was not rigged ... he really did pull the right… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Pat Sajak -- Valentine's Date with Vanna White ... Do We Have to Spell It Out?

Pat Sajak
Valentine's Date with Vanna ... Do We Have to Spell It Out?

Awww yeah ... Pat Sajak is kicking it with Vanna White tonight for Valentine's Day! But hold off on the champagne and fireworks -- his wife and her man will be there too.Which means… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
'Wheel Of Fortune' -- We Feel TERRIBLE About Last Night's 'Fast & Furious' Puzzle

'Wheel Of Fortune'
We Feel TERRIBLE About Last Night's 'Fast & Furious' Puzzle

File this one under: OOOPS. "Wheel of Fortune" aired an episode last night that featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" ... just days after Paul Walker died ... and now the… READ MORE >

- 235 days ago
'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant -- I'd Like to Solve the Puzzle ... I GOT SCREWED!

'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant
I'll Solve the Puzzle ... I GOT SCREWED!

It's time to play ...  "WHEEL OF FORTUNE"!!!!  Everybody ready? Great, the category is "Living Things"... now guess this phrase: SE _EN  S_ _ NS    _ -S_ _ MM _ NGPretty… READ MORE >

- 582 days ago
Pat Sajak -- I Was Drunk on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak
I Was Drunk on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak used to be WASTED on "Wheel of Fortune" back in the 80s -- this according to the game show host himself.Pat made the confession during an interview with Dan Le Batard -- claiming in the… READ MORE >

- 912 days ago
Pat Sajak Tapes Tribute to 'Wheel' Announcer

Pat Sajak
Tapes Tribute to 'Wheel' Announcer

Pat Sajak and Vanna White put in some extra time on the set of "Wheel of Fortune" this week-- shooting a tribute for the show's legendary announcer Charlie O'Donnell, who passed away Monday. We're… READ MORE >

- 1360 days ago

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