Biography

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Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, singer, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in movies and on Broadway. During the 1960s, Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, and created the game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Click, and Merv Griffin's Crosswords. He is considered an entertainment business magnate.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, singer, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in movies and on Broadway. During the 1960s, Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, and created the game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Click, and Merv Griffin's Crosswords. He is considered an entertainment business magnate.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1925-07-06

Day of Death 2007-08-12

Place of Birth San Mateo, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Whitney as Himself (archive footage)
2018 Game Changers as Himself (Archive Footage)
2016 Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Himself (archive footage)
2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon as Himself
2006 The Megan Mullally Show (1 episode)
2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (1 episode)
2005 Fat Actress (1 episode)
2004 The Tony Danza Show (1 episode)
2004 Alf's Hit Talk Show (1 episode)
2004 TV Land Moguls (6 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1986 Rickles... On the Loose as himself
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode)
1984 The Lonely Guy as Himself
1983 The Man with Two Brains as The Elevator Killer
1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind) as Anchorma
1982 Newhart (1 episode)
1979 CBS News Sunday Morning (1 episode)
1972 Sanford and Son (1 episode)
1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (2 episodes)
1968 Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up?
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (1 episode)
1954 The Boy from Oklahoma as Steve
1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue as Georges Brevert
1953 Three Sailors and a Girl as Submarine Crew
1953 So This Is Love as Buddy Nash
1953 Trouble Along the Way as Football Broadcaster (voice)
1952 Cattle Town as Governor's secretary
1949 The Emmy Awards (1 episode)

Creator

Wheel of Fortune Creator Creator
Double Jeopardy! Round Creator
Jeopardy! broadcast information Creator
La Roue de la fortune Creator
Pole Chudes Creator
Dance Fever Creator
Koło Fortuny Creator
2008 Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune Creator
2007 Merv Griffin's Crosswords Creator
1998 Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Creator
1997 Click Creator
1990 Super Jeopardy! Creator
1990 Monopoly Creator
1988 Wheel of Fortune Creator Creator
1983 Wheel of Fortune Creator
1981 Wheel of Fortune Creator
1979 Dance Fever Creator
1971 Memory Game Creator
1967 Reach for the Stars Creator
1964 Jeopardy! Creator

Production

1997 Click (3 episodes)Producer
1990 Monopoly (13 episodes)Producer
1990 Super Jeopardy! (13 episodes)Producer
1983 Wheel of Fortune (17 episodes)Producer
1964 Jeopardy! (3915 episodes)Executive Producer

Crew

1983 Wheel of Fortune (2 episodes)Creator

Writing

1962 The Merv Griffin Show (8 episodes)Writer

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