Alex Trebek

Biography: As the seemingly omniscient host of the long-running quiz show Jeopardy!, this Canada-born personality has drawn both admiration and ire. Although his detractors dub him pretentious and robotic, his fans love his consistently mild-mannered demeanor. The fact that he has appeared as himself (or some version thereof) in a number of projects, including Wrestlemania and the first Charlie's Angels movie, seems to imply that Trebek actually doesn't take himself that seriously. After graduating from college with a philosophy degree, Trebek became a TV and radio news correspondent in his homeland. He segued to hosting in the 1960s and took his first Stateside gig on The Wizard of Odds in 1973. Myriad game-show gigs followed, but Jeopardy! made him a star. During his tenure, he hosted an array of other shows and specials, including (for a brief period) three game shows---Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth---simultaneously. Except for shaving off his moustache inAs the seemingly omniscient host of the long-running quiz show Jeopardy!, this Canada-born personality has drawn both admiration and ire. Although his detractors dub him pretentious and robotic, his fans love his consistently mild-mannered demeanor. The fact that he has appeared as himself (or some version thereof) in a number of projects, including Wrestlemania and the first Charlie's Angels movie, seems to imply that Trebek actually doesn't take himself that seriously. After graduating from college with a philosophy degree, Trebek became a TV and radio news correspondent in his homeland. He segued to hosting in the 1960s and took his first Stateside gig on The Wizard of Odds in 1973. Myriad game-show gigs followed, but Jeopardy! made him a star. During his tenure, he hosted an array of other shows and specials, including (for a brief period) three game shows---Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth---simultaneously. Except for shaving off his moustache in 2001, neither Trebek nor his signature series (which he was forced to leave briefly following a 2007 heart attack) have changed much over the years, which may just be the key to the series'---and the man's---success. Expand

Alex Trebek's Scores

Average career score: 72
Highest Metascore: 93 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 39 The Talk: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 37 Sep 14, 2020 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 7 Feb 16, 2020 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time Jan 7, 2020 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 36 Sep 9, 2019 Host tbd
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 35 Sep 10, 2018 Host tbd
tbd To Tell the Truth: Season 3 Jun 10, 2018 Panelist / Alex Trebek tbd
tbd RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10 Mar 22, 2018 Guest 7.6
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 34 Sep 11, 2017 Host tbd
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 33 Sep 12, 2016 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 31 Nov 9, 2015 Host tbd
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 32 Sep 14, 2015 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd Unusually Thicke: Season 2 Sep 3, 2015 Appearing tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 5 Sep 8, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd Hot in Cleveland: Season 5 Mar 26, 2014 Actor tbd
tbd Hot in Cleveland: Season 5 Mar 26, 2014 Actor tbd
tbd The Queen Latifah Show (2013): Season 1 Sep 16, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 4 Sep 9, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd Jeopardy!: Season 29 Feb 13, 2013 Host tbd
tbd How I Met Your Mother: Season 8 Sep 24, 2012 Himself 6.9
tbd The Talk: Season 3 Sep 10, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 9 Jan 4, 2011 Alex Trebek tbd
39 The Talk: Season 1 Oct 18, 2010 Guest 5.4
tbd How I Met Your Mother: Season 6 Sep 20, 2010 Himself 7.7
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 6 Jan 3, 2008 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 5 Sep 4, 2007 Guest tbd
tbd Celebrity Poker Showdown: Season 4 Aug 18, 2005 Guest tbd
63 Family Guy: Season 4 May 1, 2005 Himself 7.1
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 2 Sep 6, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd The View: Season 5 Sep 4, 2001 Alex Trebek tbd
tbd Family Guy: Season 3 Jul 11, 2001 Himself 7.4