Pat Sajak is an American television personality and game show host. He is best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune. With his 36th season in 2018–19, he became the longest-running host of any game show, surpassing Bob Barker, who hosted The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007.
About Pat Sajak in brief
Pat Sajak is an American television personality and game show host. He is best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune. He has received 19 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning three times. With his 36th season in 2018–19, he became the longest-running host of any game show, surpassing Bob Barker, who hosted The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007. He was born in Chicago on October 26, 1946, and grew up in Farragut, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army as a disc jockey during the Vietnam War for American Forces Vietnam Network. In the early 1970s, he began DJing at 50,000-watt WSM in Nashville. He hosted both the daytime and syndicated evening versions of Wheel from 1983 to 1989, and continues to host the latter version. He had a small role as a Buffalo, New York, newscaster in the 1982 comedy film Airplane II: The Sequel. He also hosted a short-lived late-lived talk show on CBS from January 9, 1989, to April 13, 1990.
He appeared on Super Password several times between 1984 and 1989, as well as on Dream House and Just Men!. He is a frequent guest host for CNN’s Larry King Live when Larry King is unable to attend. He currently hosts the San Diego Chargers version of Wheel, San Diego, and was his late father’s sidekick on the San Francisco 49ers version of the game show. He lives in San Diego with his wife and their three children. He and his wife have three children, a son and a daughter. They have a son, a daughter, and a son-in-law, both of whom live in New York City. He works as a radio host and weatherman for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles and WSM-TV, Nashville, and has a son with Nashville-TV weatherman, Dan Miller. In 2010, he married his long-time friend and former co-worker, former NBC Today Show weatherman Dan Miller, and they have two children.