Pat Sajak

American television host

Pat Sajak (born October 26, 1946) is an American retired game show host. He hosted Wheel of Fortune from 1981 to 2024.

Pat Sajak
Sajak in 2011
Patrick Leonard Sajdak[1]

(1946-10-26) October 26, 1946 (age 77)
Occupation(s)Television personality
Game show host
Former weatherman
Years active1968–2024

Sajak was on Super Password several times from 1984–1989, as well as Password Plus in 1981. Other game shows on which Sajak guested were Dream House and Just Men!.

Sajak hosted a late-night talk show on CBS called The Pat Sajak Show from January 1989 to April 1990. More recently, he filled in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly.

In 1982, he appeared in the film Airplane II: The Sequel.

In June 2023, Sajak decided to retire as host of Wheel of Fortune. His last show aired on June 7, 2024.


  1. "Pat Sajak Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2007-10-15.

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