Facts of Pat Sajak
|Full Name:||Pat Sajak|
|Age:||74 years 2 months|
|Birth Date:||October 26, 1946|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Father's Name:||Leonard Anthony Sajdak|
|Mother's Name:||Joyce Backal|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Lesly Brown|
|Siblings:||Two (David Sajdak, William Backal)|
|Education:||Columbia College Chicago|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 10 inches (1.77m)|
|Net Worth:||$65 million|
|Award:||Daytime Emmy Award|
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
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Pat Sajak is a famous American TV Personality, well known as the host of the popular game show ‘Wheels of Fortune’.
Pat Sajak also hosted The Price Is Right and The Pat Sajak Show. He has received 19 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, winning 3 times.
- 1 What is Pat Sajak famous for?
- 2 How old is Pat Sajak? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
- 3 Education History
- 4 Did You Know?
- 5 All about Pat’s Career
- 6 Wheel of Fortune
- 7 Director Career
- 8 Net Worth (2020) and Salary
- 9 Rumors and Controversy
- 10 Did Pat Sajak married twice? Wife, Children
- 11 How tall is Pat Sajak? Weight, Hair color
- 12 Social Media Appearance
What is Pat Sajak famous for?
- As an American TV Personality
- Famous as the host of the popular game show ‘Wheels of Fortune’.
How old is Pat Sajak? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
Pat Sajak was born Patrick Leonard Sajdak on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. Currently, his age is 73 years old. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
His father is Leonard Anthony Sajdak, who worked in a factory to make both the ends meet and mother, Joyce Backal. He also had to undergo the pain of the separation of his parents. After the divorce, his mother got married to another man. He holds an American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity.
Talking about his education history, Pat struggled with emotional issues, he finished his high school education from Farragut High School, and right after his graduation, he started looking for a job.
Additionally, he found a job as a desk clerk at a hotel in Chicago, and at the same time, he continued his education at Columbia College, Chicago.
Did You Know?
All about Pat’s Career
Talking about his career, he was a part of Armed Forces Radio, serving until 1970. Then, he moved to a radio station in Murray, Kentucky, working there for a year before moving to be a DJ at the station WSM, which played pop music for most of the day.
Additionally, the radio station had a television sister company – WSMV – which later called him to work in front of the camera. He initially did voiceovers before eventually finding work as an anchor for five-minute newscasts held during NBC’s “Today Show”. He also got a job as a weatherman, which led him to work with KNBC-TV, where he stayed full time for many years.
Wheel of Fortune
In the year 1980, Sajak was asked by Merv Griffin if he was interested in taking over as the host of “Wheel of Fortune”, however, the initial request was rejected as the CEO of NBC felt that he was too local.
Eventually, he accepted as host when Merv issued a moratorium to stop new tapings until Sajak was hired, subsequently becoming the host of “Wheel” from 1983 to 1989, before continuing on to host the current version of the show.
Apart from that, “Wheel of Fortune”, he has appeared in numerous films and other television shows. In addition, he was a part of “Airplane II: The Sequel” as a newscaster before appearing in shows such as “Super Password” and “Password Plus”, and he also became a guest on “Just Men!”
In the year 1989, he had also a late-night talk show on CBS, which was however short lived but it opened him to becoming a frequent guest host on “Larry King Live” as well as a substitute host on “Live with Regis and Kelley”. Likewise, in 2003, he also started hosting a program entitled “Pat Sajak Weekend” for the Fox News Channel.
Pat is the External Director of the publishing house Eagle Publishing and he has also written for the publication “Human Events”. Also, he’s appeared in several sitcoms and other television shows later in his career, including “The King of Queens” and “Days of Our Lives”.
In the year 2010, he also began writing for the National Review Online, and he’s also authored several puzzle games. He’s also appeared in “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” and “Highly Questionable”. He is slated to continue being the host of “Wheel of Fortune” until 2020.
He is also famous as the host of “Wheel of Fortune”, he’s been referenced several times in popular culture. Then, he was parodied in a sketch of “Sesame Street”, and was often mentioned by Martin Short in “Saturday Night Live” during a sketch in which Short portrayed a pop culture-obsessed man child named Ed Grimley. He’s also been mentioned in shows such as “Animaniacs” and “Brickleberry”.
Net Worth (2020) and Salary
Pat has an estimated net worth of around $65 million. His salary per annum from the game show, Wheel Of Fortune is $15 million per annum which is $52,083 per episode. Whereas, his co-host, Vanna White’s annual income was $10 million per annum.
Rumors and Controversy
Pat had to undergo emergency surgery due to blocked intestine. The operation went successfully.
Did Pat Sajak married twice? Wife, Children
Pat Sajak has married twice. He married Sherrill Sajak in the year 1979, only to get a divorce in 1986. Then, after three years after his divorce, he started dating Lesly Brown and also got married her in December 31, 1989. The couple has children, Maggie Sajak, Patrick Michael James Sajak.
How tall is Pat Sajak? Weight, Hair color
He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs is 80Kg. He has light brown hair and blue eyes.
Social Media Appearance
He is active Twitter rather than on Facebook, Instagram. He has 326.7K followers on Twitter.