Pat Sajak Biography
A native of Chicago, Illinois, United States, Pat Sajak is a famous American game show host and television personality. However, he is best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune, a position he has held since 1981.
Pat Sajak Age
Sajak is 75 years old as of 2021. He was born on 26 October 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 26 October every year.
Pat Sajak Height
Sajak stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and weighs around 80 kg (176 lbs).
Pat Sajak Education
Sajak graduated from Farragut High School in 1964, then went to Columbia College Chicago while working as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel. However, he operated in the U.S. Army as a disc jockey during the Vietnam War for the American Forces Vietnam Network and hosted the same Dawn Buster radio show that Adrian Cronauer had, and for 14 months followed Cronauer’s tradition of signing on with “Good Morning Vietnam!”
Pat Sajak Family
Sajak was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the United States by his parents Leonard Anthony Sajak, and Joyce Helen, who worked in a factory to make both ends meet. He has two siblings David Sajdak, and William Backal.
Pat Sajak Wife
Sajak is happily married to Lesly Brown-Sajak, a photographer, with whom they were blessed with a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak, and a son, Patrick Michael James Sajak. The partners live in Severna Park, Maryland, with a second home in Los Angeles, California.
Pat Sajak Net Worth
Sajak has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Pat Sajak Health
Sajak underwent emergency intestinal surgery to remove a blockage on November 8, 2019. While he recuperated, co-host Vanna White hosted in his place. The first taping day in which he was hindered was a Disney-themed Christmas episode week, and Disney characters took over White’s role at the puzzle board for that week. His daughter Maggie also helped White for a week.
Pat Sajak In Popular Culture
Sajak was parodied in a 1980s Sesame Street sketch, with a Muppet named Pat Playjacks hosting “Squeal of Fortune”. The goal was for the competitors to guess how many times a pig in the center of the wheel would squeal before the wheel stopped.
During the 1980s, comedian Martin Short often described a fictional character he called Ed Grimley, a hyperactive manchild who is obsessed with banal popular culture – Sajak in particular – on the sketch comedy television shows SCTV and Saturday Night Live.
In 1986, Sajak and his Wheel of Fortune co-star Vanna White portrayed themselves on an episode of the NBC sitcom 227. In the fourth episode of season three of Comedy Central’s Brickleberry, “That Brother’s My Father”, he gets kidnapped and becomes a captive to the wheel of fortune.
In the fourth-season episode of The A-Team called “Wheel of Fortune”, he makes a cameo along with co-star Vanna White. In the episode, Murdock wins big at Wheel of Fortune due to Face’s system of guessing the letters accurately.
In 1992, he was a special guest star in the TV show The Commish. The episode first circulated on November 7, 1992, and was called “The Two Faces Of Ed”. He played psychologist Brian Brandon.
Pat Sajak Tv Shows
- Wheel of Fortune Since 1975
- Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune Since 2021
- The Pat Sajak Show 1989 – 1990
- The Price Is Right Since 1972
- Live With Regis and Kelly 2001 – 2011
- Muppets Haunted Mansion 2021
- The A-Team 1983 – 1987
- Pat Sajak Weekend 2003
- The 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Since 2011
- Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special Since 2016
- The American Veterans Center Honors Since 2014 The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Since 2011
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Since 1946
- Celebrity Wheel of Fortune from ABC Since 2021 The Sunday Show