Pat Sajak is a well known American on-screen personality.
He is most famous as the host of Wheel of Fortune since 1981. It is an American television game show. Also, he is an actor and former weather presenter.
Full Name: Patrick Leonard Sajdak
Birthday: October 26, 1946
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Home Town: Chicago, U.S.
Residency: Severna Park, Maryland and Los Angeles
Profession: Television Personality, Former Talk Host, Former Weatherman, Actor
Years active: 1968–present
Education: Columbia College Chicago
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Lesly Brown Sajak
Ex-spouse: Sherrill Sajak
Father: Leonard Anthony Sajdak
Mother: Joyce Helen (Brandecka)
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight: 80 kg (estimated)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Net worth: US $65 Million (estimated)
Pat Sajak was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. His parents Leonard Anthony Sajdak and Joyce Helen raised him in Chicago. At Sajak’s very young age, his father passed away. In fact, Leonard was a factory worker. Later, he went to Farragut High School. Subsequently, he attended Columbia College Chicago in 1964.
Interestingly, Sajak started his career as a guest DJ in a radio show. Later, he DJ’ed for Murray, Kentucky, and WSM. Sajak joined the US Army in 1968. Then, he deployed to Vietnam. Specifically, Pat worked on Armed Forces Radio as a disc jockey. He made his on-screen debut on WSMV-TV.
Career Break, Wheel of Fortune
In 1977, he joined Los Angeles based KNBC-TV. Particularly, he served as a full-time weatherman. In 1981, Sajak was hired as the host of the television game show Wheel of Fortune. What’s more, Wheel has signed Pal as host until 2022. Wheel was created in 1975 as a daytime series for NBC. For his work in the show, the host has received nineteen nominations for Daytime Emmy Award. Also, he won the award three times as an outstanding game show host. In 2019, he became the longest-running host of any game show, surpassing Bob Barker. For the same, he was honored by the Guinness World Records.
His other hosting credits include Password Plus, late-night talk show, Larry King Live, and Pat Sajak Weekend.
Not only the media person, but he is also an actor. He appeared in NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1983. Sajak’s other on-screen appearances include Rugrats, The King of Queens, and The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.
Married Life, Split, Children of Pat Sajak:
The journalist is hitched to Lesly Brown since December 31, 1989. Brown is an accomplished photographer. Together, Pat and Lesley are the parents of two kids. Their son Patrick Michael James Sajak was born on September 22, 1990. Later, Lesly gave birth to a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak. In fact, 23-year-old Maggie is a country singer. At this time, the family resides in Severna Park, Maryland. Also, they have a house in Los Angeles, California.
Before that, Sajak was married to Sherrill Sajak in 1979. Nonetheless, he things didn’t work out between them. Consequently, they parted their ways in 1986.
How Much is Pat Sajak Net Worth and Salary?
Pat Sajak, hands down, earns a hefty salary from his accomplished career. It is also true that he makes a good fortune under his belt. In fact, Sajak owns around $65 Million as net value.
Sajak on Social Media:
The media man is active on Twitter. His official page has garnered 323.2K followers. However, he is not active elsewhere.
Sajak has been hosting Wheel for over 38 years of time. Hence, he is recorded by Guinness World Records for being the longest-running game show host.
The TV personality is a member of the Church of Christs.
Sajak underwent major surgery for his blocked intestine in November 2019. He shared with the public about his painful moments at that time.
Besides, Sajak is a keen fan of the Washington Capital team in NHL.
He was a columnist in Human Events magazine.
The hostess of the Show Wheels of Fortune is Vanna White. White is an actress and TV personality.