Pat Sajak Biography (1946?-)

Born October 26, 1946 (some sources say 1947), in Chicago, IL; son of a trucking foreman; divorced, 1985; married second wife, Lesly Brown (a fashion model), December 31, 1990; children: Patrick, Maggie Marie. Addresses: Office: c/o The Wheel of Fortune, 3400 Riverside Dr., 2nd Floor, Burbank,CA 91505; 10202 West Washington Blvd., Robert Young Building, Suite 2000, Culver City, CA 90232-3195.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Game show host, talk show host
Birth Details
October 26, 1946?
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Los Angeles anchor, The NewsCenter (also known as NewsCenter 4), 1974
  • Cohost, The Sunday Show, 1976
  • Host, Wheel of Fortune, NBC, 1982-1989, 1991-, syndicated, 1983-
  • Kevin Hathaway, Days of Our Lives (also known as DOOL and Days), NBC, 1983
  • Host, The Pat Sajak Show, CBS, 1989-1990
  • Specials
  • Host, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1985
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986
  • Host, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1986
  • Host, The 97th Tournament of Roses Parade, NBC, 1986
  • Host, The 98th Tournament of Roses Parade, NBC, 1987
  • Jack Paar Is Alive and Well!, NBC, 1987
  • The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1988
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (also known as HollywoodCelebrates Bugs Bunny's 50th Birthday), CBS, 1990
  • American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1992
  • Host, Variety Reviews '92, syndicated, 1993
  • Host, This Is Your Life, NBC, 1993
  • The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1994
  • Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes, ABC, 1996
  • Plugged In: A Parents' Guide to TV, The Family Channel, 1997
  • Intimate Portrait: Vanna White, Lifetime, 1998
  • Vanna White: Game Show Goddess, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows, 1999
  • The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001
  • The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments, NBC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "The Big Apple: Part 1," Gimme a Break!, ABC, 1984
  • Himself, "Wheel of Fortune," The A-Team, 1986
  • Himself, "The Wheel of Misfortune," 227, 1986
  • Himself, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, 1988, 1991, 1993
  • Dr. Brian Brandon, "The Two Faces of Ed," The Commish, ABC, 1992
  • Voice of himself, "Under Chuckie's Kid/Chuckie Is Rich," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1994
  • Himself, "End of the Season," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • Himself, "As My Career Lay Dying," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • Himself, "A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2000
  • Guest host, Larry King Live, CNN, 2000
  • Himself, "Inner Tube," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001
  • Appeared as guest panelist, The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour;celebrity guest, Super Password; in The Merv Griffin Show; The Tonight Show; Hour Magazine.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, The Pat Sajak Show, CBS, 1989-1990
  • Film Appearances
  • Buffalo anchorperson, Airplane II--The Sequel (also known as Flying High II), Paramount, 1982

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Newsmakers 1985: Issue Cumulation, Gale Research, 1986
    Periodicals
    • New York Times, December 11, 1988
    • Sports Illustrated, August 5, 2002, p. 22

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