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Game shows have been popular with audiences since the 1960s. Hosts that weve come to know so well have kept us entertained while giving contestants the chance to win spectacular prizes. Although most early Game Show hosts have long since retired or passed away, new representatives have filled position. In addition to a few old nostalgic game shows still on air, there are new ones that offer a variety of genres. The host sets the tone and they are an important part of the formula that makes or breaks the show. Here are the top five Game Show hosts on TV right now. Jeopardy is a long running television game show that has long been a favorite of intellectuals for since 1984. Alex Trebek, native of Canada, is still as intelligent, witty and sexy as he was years ago and he is also still hosting series. Jeopardy Is Merv Griffin production. Contestants are asked to provide questions to answers give to compete for cash and prizes. Trebeks dry humor is infused throughout segments, but what amazes us is the cool and intellectual demeanor of the host. Hes guy that has it all. Looks, personality, intelligence and successful career as beloved icon. Pat Sajak, like Alex Trebek, has hosted this Game Show since 1983 and is still going strong with his co-hostess Vanna White. Three contestants try to guess hidden phrases by spinning the wheel and guessing one letter at a time until they have enough clues to take a chance on getting it right. They compete for cash, vacations, cars and other prizes. The popular Game Show host is light hearted and makes the show fun to watch. Tyra Banks, famous for hosting reality Game Show Americas Top Model, has taken place of former host Nick Cannon on sensational American get Talent. This is her first season hosting a show but she is off to a great start. She brings a great sense of humor along with wit and great stage presence that help to move the show forward. Nick was hard to replace but Tyra is doing a great job and fans are excited to see her on the show. Bob Barker hosted the popular Game Show until 2007 when Drew Carey took the helm as host. Contestants are told to come on down as four lucky audience guests are invited to compete for cash and prizes. Each must guess prices of everyday items. The winner participates in three more pricing games, then spins big wheel for the chance to head to Showcase Showdown. Only the two highest winners of this round go to the final where they play for more prizes. The show is still on air in an updated version of the hit Game Show previously hosted by Richard Dawson. Five members of the family are chosen to compete against rival families for the chance to win $20 000.

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3. Alex Trebek

In 1973, Trebek decided to leave his native country in favor of the place where the biggest television stars are make: Hollywood. His first American television gig was as host of the short-lived 1973 Game Show Wizard of Odds. The show only lasted one season; in 1974, Trebek signed on to host its replacement, another Game Show called High Rollers. Trebek Host Show through a pair of two-year runs on NBC, from 1974-76 and again from 1978-80. At the same time, he also expanded his repertoire to host other game shows such as $128 000 Question and Pitfall, which air in both the United States and Canada. In 1984, ABC tapped Trebek to host a Game Show by the famous creator of Wheel of Fortune, Merv Griffin. The show was a revival of a popular trivia competition called Jeopardy!, Which aired from 1964 to 1975 in its first incarnation. Jeopardy! Employ unique format in which clues are offered in the form of answers and contestants answer in the form of questions. Trebek's version of Jeopardy! It quickly became one of the most popular game shows in Television history, and as its charismatic and unflappable Host, Trebek became a pop culture icon, winning multiple Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host over MORE than three decades on air. Another measure of Host's iconic status in pop culture is the ubiquity of Trebek parodies. Will Ferrell played Craze Trebek on Saturday Night Live, Eugene Levy played Alex Trebel on Half Wits, and Family Guy, Simpsons, and X-Files have all include Trebek-parodying storylines. Good-spirit Trebek thinks parodies are hilarious, and especially liked Levy's take. I think Eugene captured private horror Game Show Host experiences trying to keep things moving on a day where everything is going wrong, he say. After MORE than 30 years hosting Jeopardy!, Trebek remains as fresh, motivate, and humble as ever. Ask in an interview how he manages such a remarkable balance between professional success and personal modesty, Trebek respond, take your job seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously. He also Answer questions that have been burning in audiences' minds ever since Trebek first began reminding contestants to state their answer in the form of questions back in 1984. What would he do as a contestant himself? Trebek Answer, I would do fairly well among senior citizens, but against a good 30-year-old I would have trouble because I cannot recall information as quickly as I used to. You use To say something and I would go, boom, right away, very sharp. Now it's like, Oh, yes, but wait minute, uh, uh. During the July 2018 interview, Trebek suggested that the end of line was approaching when he revealed that chances of him returning to Host Jeopardy! After the end of his contract in 2020 were 50 / 50 and a little less. He also named two possible replacements: Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer Alex Faust and radio host, author and legal professor Laura Coates.

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4. Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak is a former weatherman & one-time Late-Night Talk Show Host. He became Host of Wheel of Fortune on December 28 1981, following the departure of Chuck Woolery. During Chucks ' final week on Wheel, Pat appeared on Password Plus opposite Betty White. He's married twice; his current wife is Lesly Brown-Sajak, who was a substitute for Vanna on April Fools' Day 1997 episode of Wheel. While Alex Trebek hosted say episode, Pat Host that day's episode of Jeopardy! He and Lesly have two children, Maggie and Patrick Jr. At one time, Pat had his Late-Night Talk Show on CBS called Pat Sajak Show and later had another Talk Show on Fox News Channel called Pat Sajak Weekend.


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Both Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak have, incredibly, been hosts of their programs for nearly forty years. Trebek began his hosting duties in 1984, while Sajak became host of Wheel of Fortune a few years earlier in 1981. Sajak talked to the Television Academy Foundation in a 2007 interview about the appeal of his game show, co-host by Vanna White, which millions of viewers have made part of their daily ritual. We become in this strange way, part of people's lives, almost their life cycle, Sajak say. It was dinner time, they played Wheel-we just became part of the atmosphere. Its kind of like sunset: you might not go out and watch it every night, but it is nice to know it is out there.

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5. Chuck Woolery

Chuck Woolery is a former American Game Show Host, Singer, Actor and Talk Show Host. He is best known to Game Show audiences for his hosting stints on Wheel of Fortune, Love Connection, Scrabble, Greed and Lingo. He once appeared as a panelist on Match Game / Hollywood Squares Hour. Hailing from Ashland, Kentucky. In 1963, after graduating from High School, Woolery enlisted in the US Navy and served a two - year stint in the US Navy and after returning to civilian life, he worked as a wine consultant for Wasserstrom Wine & Import Company in Columbus, Ohio. He was also a sales representative for Pillsbury Company. In the 1960s, Woolery and Elkin bubba fowler recorded as musical duo Avant-Garde which had one-hit wonder success in 1968 with the top 40 pop hit Naturally stone. During this time, he worked as a truck driver to supplement his income. As a solo artist, he released five records with Columbia. After 1970, he signed with RCA and released the single Forgive My Heart. But in 1971, another single, Love Me, Love Me, failed to make any impact. He then turned to acting. In the late 1970s, he returned to his singing career and charted on Hot Country Songs with Paint Lady and Greatest Love Affair. During an appearance on Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1973, Woolery was spotcheck on the program by Talk Show Mogul and entertainer Merv Griffin, who also created the popular Game Show Jeopardy!. Griffin wants Woolery to be Host of a new Game Show pilot for NBC Network. The name of the Game Show pilot was title Shopper's Bazaar, which would later be renamed Wheel of Fortune. After Shopper's Bazaar pilot, Chuck moved on to other things as Merv Griffin was hard at work on rebuilding a new pilot now titled Wheel of Fortune with 77 Sunset Strip Actor Edd kookie Byrnes as the new Host and Susan Stafford, local TV personality, as letter-turner. Wheel of Fortune eventually got the green light from Network execs as production began in December 1974. Susan Stafford remained onboard as the show's hostess while Merv Griffin wanted Chuck Woolery back as host after he reportedly heard Edd Byrnes reciting-EIOU to himself in an effort to remember vowels, Woolery agreed and on January 6 1975, Wheel of Fortune made it's National televised debut on NBC and quickly became ratings gold. In 1978, Chuck and Susan were nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Game Show Hosts but they lost to Richard Dawson. In late 1981, Woolery became involved in an ugly dispute with show creator Merv Griffin. He demanded raise from $65 000 a year to about $500 000 a year because the program was drawing 44 share at a time, and other hosts were making that much. Griffin only offered Woolery $400 000 a year but NBC offered to pay an additional $100 000.

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5. Steve Harvey

Louie Anderson had seen success as star and creator of his autobiographical animate Series Life With Louie in the years just before taking Family Feud gig, though the multi-layered performance style he put into his cartoon and Comedy Act does not seem to carry over as gracefully to his Game Show Host efforts. Not to say that Anderson did a bad job during his three-year run, but for the revival of the long-Running Game Show, his hosting skills were not ideal. Louie Anderson was let go from Family Feud in 2002, but he is now more relevant than ever. In 2018, he released his sixth live stand-up special, Big Underwear, and in 2016 he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Comedy, for his role as Christine Baskets, mother of Zach Galifianakis character of FX Series Baskets. He's been nominated each year since, too. Richard Karn took over as Host of Family Feud when Louie Anderson was let go in 2002. Replacing an established comedian with a former sitcom actor proves to be a lackluster decision in the humor department, though, as Karn struggles through most of his attempts to drive joke home. But he clearly wanted to make the gig work and show great enthusiasm for games by trying to keep guest families entertained between questions. In following years, Ray Combs struggled to revive his career, including gigs hosting short-live Competition Show and fail Talk Show pilot. In 1996, he faced painful health problems, debilitating debt, and had recently separated from his wife. On June 2 1996, 40-year-old Ray Combs hung himself in his room at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where he'd already been placed under 72-hour psychiatric observation. He was survived at the time by his parents, his wife Debbie, and their six children. For a while, Steve Harvey was a triple threat on television, hosting NBCs Little Big Shots and his self-title - syndicated Talk Show at the same time as Family Feud. Melissa McCarthy will soon take over the hots of Little Big Shots, though, and Harveys Talk Show was recently canceled but at least we can still trust him to shout Survey say! Every weekday for years to come, hopefully. Richard Dawson would later parody his Family Feud persona playing the ruthless emcee of a deadly, futuristic Competition Program in Running Man With Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2012, he died of complications related to esophageal cancer, leaving behind a grand legacy in Game Show iconography. Family Feud airs on weekdays in syndication, so check your local listings to see when it plays in your area. Let us know in the poll below which Family Feud Host was your favorite!

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