October 24, 2020

Trivia Game Show Hosts - Alex Trebek and Ben Stein

The trivia game show host, they can make or break the popularity of the show. In this infographic we’ll take a closer look at two of the more popular trivia hosts of recent era, Alex Trebek and Ben Stein.

Alex Trebek - Jeopardy!

Alex Trebek the long time Jeopardy! host is a favorite of many trivia buffs and game show addicts. He’s classy, smart, poised and charismatic. Trebek has held the job for over thirty six years and even while he suffers from pancreatic cancer, he is still showing up to work as the leader of the quiz show and is most certainly the face of the brand.

  • Jeopardy! Took over as host in 1984
    • Years as host 36+
  • Hosted Pillsbury Bakeoff in 1994 - 1998
  • Made guest appearances in X Files, How I Met Your Mother, Orange is the New Black and many more
  • Swapped places with Pat Sajak for on April Fools Day 1997 and hosted Wheel of Fortune
  • Earned star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Married twice, has 2 children
  • Had 700 acre ranch where he bred thoroughbred horses
  • Bachelor degree University of Ottowa

Ben Stein - Win Ben Stein's Money

Ben Stein the multi talented host of his eponymous show, Win Ben Stein’s Money, is ultra smart and held many roles before his segue into becoming a game show host. With his dry sense of humor and his incredibly high IQ, Stein has done well as an actor, comedian, political commentator and author. He’s best known for his role in Ferris Bueller’s day off, where he quipped the lines “Bueller, Bueller” and “Anyone, Anyone” to a classroom of students who just didn’t quite seem engaged in their lesson plan.

  • Yale Law School Valedictorian
  • Started in politics as speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford
  • Acting roles include: Economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Wonder Years, Family Guy, Rugrats and more
  • Pitchman in commercials for Godfather’s Pizza, Sprinkled Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 
  • Married twice to the same woman, 1 son


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