Who is Matthew Trebek?
Matthew Trebek is a restaurateur and owner of the New York restaurant Oso Harlem, but he is probably better known in the world as the son of the famous Canadian-American television personality, presenter and actor Alex Trebek. Matthew started the restaurant with the help of his business partner Nodar Mosiashvili, along with chef Cassandra Rhodes.
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Matthew Trebek Wiki – Age, Childhood and Education
Matthew Trebek was born in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA, the oldest child from Alex Trebek and his 30-year-old wife, Jean Currivan, a real estate project manager; he has a sister Emily, born in 1993.
After high school, he enrolled at Fordham University, during which time he started working as a bartender and enjoyed the work.
Matthew worked at Midtown’s Madison & Vine bar, in addition to 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-seat restaurant slowly began to gain him fame and with the help of his father, Matthew became very popular, and since then, Matthew has opened two more restaurants, a pizza takeaway Pizza By Lucille’s and a coffee-wine bar that operates from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a coffee shop and then becomes a cocktail bar.
Matthew Trebek Net worth, height, weight and appearance
Matthew Trebek’s net worth has grown by a large margin in recent years, and sources say Trebek’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million in early 2020. His father’s net worth is much greater and is estimated at $50 million.
Matthew Trebek, FCRH ’13 (L), son of “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and Roger A. Milici, Jr., VP for Development and…
Matthew has a house in Harlem close to his business, apparently valued at nearly $2 million, which his father gifted him.
Matthew Trebek is 1.78m tall while weighing about 150lbs ~ 68kg. He has dark brown eyes and green eyes.
Matthew Trebek Personal life, dating
Putting his career aside, Matthew has not talked 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 French Ontario descent, he was naturalized as a 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 broadcasts, and even before he finished college, Alex started his career at CBC.
He worked with CBC during his college days and at one point or another was an announcer on every show, replacing the regulars.
He leveled up and even read the national news and appeared on television, covered special events and was also featured on CBC radio.
His career as a television presenter really began 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 major 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 the news in the mid-’80s when he became the host of the show “Jeopardy!” was named. 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 definitely made him a celebrity television 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 made a number of appearances in movies and TV series, 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 on the TV series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”, also in 2018.
Alex Trebek Personal life, health issues
Before marrying Matthew’s mother, Alex was married to a businesswoman, Elaine Callei, from 1974 to 1981. 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 treatment and recently suspended the show due to the coronavirus because 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 resulting 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.