7 Things You May Not Know About ‘Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek (PHOTOS)

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Familiar Voice

One little known fact about Trebek is that he’s a daily tour guide (sort of) in San Simeon, California where his voice-over informs guests at Hearst Castle about the history of the family-owned estate.

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American Pride

Alex Trebek is famously Canadian, but he’s been an American citizen since 1998, making him one of our own for 21 years.

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Guinness World Record

In 2014, Trebek overtook The Price Is Right‘s Bob Barker for the most episodes hosted by the same presenter.

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Five Foot Eight

What is Alex Trebek’s height in feet and inches?

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He’s Not the First

Although Alex is known as the host of Jeopardy!, he’s not the first. Art Fleming was the host of TV’s first Jeopardy! iteration that launched in 1964.

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Pay for a Priceless Talent

According to Business Insider, Trebek’s salary is a hefty $10 million as of 2019.

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Family Man

While the host often asks contestants about their own lives, Trebek doesn’t offer much info on his own personal life. He provides so little detail that some may not know he’s a married father of two.

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Jeopardy!‘s beloved host Alex Trebek has been considering an exit from the show amidst his cancer battle, and it has us feeling nostalgic, like many other viewers and fans.

The longtime game show fixture has been entertaining on TV for years, touching several generations along the way. Despite his consistent presence in many viewers’ lives, there’s still a lot they might not know about the host.

In the gallery above we’re breaking down some facts about Trebek you may not know, from personal details to quirky connections.

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