Profession: Host of Jeopardy!
Why Famous: Best known as the host of the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!", a role he has had since 1984.
He has also hosted a number of other game shows, including "The Wizard of Odds" and "To Tell the Truth".
- 1990-04-30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles
- 1984-09-10 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host
- 1991-02-04 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)
- 2011-12-11 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center