Who is Matthew Trebek?
Matthew Trebek is a restaurateur and owner of the New York restaurant Oso Harlem, but he is probably better known to the world as the son of the famous Canadian-American television personality, game show host, and actor, Alex Trebek. Matthew started the restaurant with the help of his business partner Nodar Mosiashvili along with Chef Cassandra Rhodes.
Matthew Trebek Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Matthew Trebek was born in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA, the eldest child from Alex Trebek and his wife of 30 years, Jean Currivan, a real estate project manager; he has a sister Emily, born in 1993.
After high school, he enrolled at Fordham University, where he started working as a bartender, and really enjoyed the job.
Matthew worked at the Midtown Madison & Vine bar, along with Nodar Mosiashvili, also a bartender, who later became his business partner. He also became interested in Mexican cuisine and decided to start a restaurant based on Mexican dishes. He moved to New York and realized the lack of Mexican restaurants, so with the help of Nodar and Chef Cassandra Rodhes, he opened Oso Harlem restaurant in Hamilton Heights, Harlem.
Rise to stardom
His 44-seater restaurant slowly started to bring him fame, and with the help of his father, Matthew became very popular, and Matthew has since opened two more restaurants, a pizza take-away Pizza By Lucille’s and a coffee-wine bar that operates as a 7 a.m. coffee shop until 4pm and then becomes a cocktail bar.
Matthew Trebek Net worth, height, weight and appearance
Matthew Trebek’s net worth has increased by a large margin in recent years, and according to sources, Trebek’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million in early 2020. His father’s net worth is much larger and is estimated at $50 million.
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Matthew has a house in Harlem close to his business, apparently worth nearly $2 million, which his father gave him as a gift.
Matthew Trebek is 1.78 m tall while he weighs about 150 lbs ~ 68 kg. He has dark brown eyes and green eyes.
Matthew Trebek personal life, dating
Putting his career aside, Matthew has not spoken much about his personal life, but according to sources, he is single and focused on his career. Some sources have stated that Matthew is battling liver cancer, but these reports have not been confirmed.
Matthew Trebek’s father, Alex Trebek
Born George Alexander Trebek on July 22, 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario; he is the son of George Edward Trebek and Lucille Lagace. Of Ukrainian and Franco-Ontarian descent, he became a naturalized US citizen in 1998. He attended Sudbury High School and later enrolled at the University of Ottawa. He received a degree in philosophy in 1961, but during his college years he became interested in news broadcasting, and even before graduating from college, Alex began his career at CBC.
When he worked at CBC during his college days, he was an announcer on every show at one time or another, replacing the regulars.
He moved up a level and even read the national news and appeared on television, covering special events, as well as being heard on CBC radio.
His career as a television host really took off in 1963, when he became the host of the show “Music Hop”. This lasted for a year, before moving on to other shows, including “CBC Championship Curling” and “Reach for the Top”, an academic quiz competition for high school students. His first big project was the show “The Wizard of Odds”. As he became more successful, he started hosting other popular shows, including the game show “High Rollers”.
Rise to fame
However, Alex made headlines in the mid-80’s when he was named the host of the show “Jeopardy!”. The first episode with him as a host aired in 1984 and since then he has over 8,000 episodes of the award-winning game show, which surely made him a famous TV personality. Since then, Alex has hosted numerous other shows, including ‘Classic Concentration’ (1987-1991), then ‘The National Geographic Bee’ (1989-2013) and ‘Game Changers’ (2017).
Alex has also appeared in movies and TV series a few times, mostly as himself, and some titles include the hit TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1995), “The X-Files” (1996) and “FCU: Fact Checkers Unit” (2010).
Most recently, he appeared in the TV series “Orange Is the New Black” (2018) as himself, and as a TV host in the TV series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”, also in 2018.
Alex Trebek Personal life, health problems
Before marrying Matthew’s mother, Alex was married from 1974 to 1981 to a businesswoman, Elaine Callei. They had no children, although Alex became the adoptive father of her daughter Nicky, from her marriage to Louis Callei.
Alex married Jean Currivan in 1990, and three years after Matthew, they welcomed a daughter, Emily.
In March 2019, Alex was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer; he has undergone the treatment and recently suspended the show due to the coronavirus as Alex is in a high-risk group.
Even before pancreatic cancer, Alex had had several health problems, including a few mild heart attacks and a subdural hematoma that resulted from a fall.
He has supported several humanitarian organizations and movements, including a $100,000 donation to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles.