The 29th season began airing on September 17. His ex-wife is Elaine Callei. Trebek was robbed in a hotel room in San Francisco on July 27 2011.
He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984; before that he hosted other game shows including The Wizard of Odds High Rollers and Pitfall. Trebek has made appearances in numerous television series usually portraying himself. A native of Canada he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.