Alex Trebek Longtime ‘Jeopardy!’ Host, Passes Away at 80


George Alexander Trebek was a Canadian-American television personality, game show host, and actor. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! after its revival in 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of OddsDouble DareHigh RollersBattlestarsClassic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth. Trebek was contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022.[3] Trebek had also made appearances in numerous television series, in which he usually played himself. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.[4] For his work on Jeopardy!, Trebek had received 31 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning 7 times.