|Name:||Patrick Leonard Sajak|
|Born:||October 26, 1946|
|Birth Hometown:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Known for:||Hosting Wheel of Fortune|
On November 7, 2019, Pat was forced to temporarily leave the show to undergo successful surgery, as he had a blocked intestine (the small intestine). On December 6, Sajak recovered and returned to Wheel.
During his absence, longtime hostess Vanna White took over as host. Her sub-hosting tenure began airing on December 9. The Disney characters (more specifically Mickey and Minnie Mouse in rotation) did the honors of touching the letters due to the first week being Disney's Secret Santa Week. Then earlier this year, his daughter Maggie took over the letter touching duties.
- Puzzlers (1980 unsold pilot)
- Wheel of Fortune (December 28, 1981-Present)
- College Bowl (30th Anniversary National Championship, 1984)
- Jeopardy! (April 1, 1997 and April 1, 2010; alternating cameo appearances with Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Probst, and Will Ferrell)
- Password Plus
- Super Password
- Jeopardy! (in addition to hosting the above episodes, he was a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! in 1993 and 2010's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational; he also is among many celebrity clue-givers)
- ↑ Pat Sajak Recovering From Emergency Surgery; Vanna White to Host in His Absence
- ↑ Pat Sajak returns to 'Wheel of Fortune' set after surgery