Matthew Trebek Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Matthew Trebek Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 68 kg
Year of Birth 1990
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green

Matthew Trebek is an American entrepreneur who co-owns a Mexican restaurant named Oso in Harlem, New York. During his graduation, he had worked as a bartender at several Manhattan restaurants and clubs. One such stint at the now-shuttered restaurant named Willow Road inspired him to begin a career as a restaurateur. Matthew is the son of a well-known Canadian-American TV personality and game show host Alex Trebek who died on November 8, 2020, due to pancreatic cancer.

Born Name

Matthew Trebek

Nick Name

Matt

Matthew Trebek in an episode of People & Places as seen in May 2017
Matthew Trebek in an episode of People & Places as seen in May 2017 (Fearless Agent / YouTube)

Age

Matthew Trebek was born in the year 1990.

Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States

Residence

Harlem, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Matthew studied philosophy, like his father, and graduated from Fordham University, a private university in New York City, in 2013.

Occupation

Entrepreneur

Family

  • FatherAlex Trebek (Television Personality, Game Show Host, Actor; Died in November 2020)
  • Mother – Jean Currivan (Real Estate Project Manager)
  • Siblings – Emily Trebek (Real Estate Investor) (Younger Sister)
  • Others – George Edward Trebek (Paternal Grandfather) (Chef), Lucille Lagacé (Paternal Grandmother), Barbara Trebek (Paternal Aunt), William Trebek (Paternal Great Grandfather), Vera Shauchuck (Paternal Great Grandmother), Benjamin Lagacé (Maternal Great Grandfather), Sophie-Adelaïde Bélanger (Maternal Great Grandmother), Nicky (Half-Sister; Adopted by Alex Trebek from his first wife Elaine Callei’s previous marriage)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Matthew Trebek (Left) with his family as seen in July 2019
Matthew Trebek (Left) with his family as seen in July 2019 (Jeopardy / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Ukrainian, French-Canadian, English, and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Matthew Trebek (Right) and Lo'renzo Hill-White as seen in January 2020
Matthew Trebek (Right) and Lo’renzo Hill-White as seen in January 2020 (Billy Farrell / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Sports a lightly-trimmed beard
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Dimpled smile
  • Has a mole on his neck and one over his left eyebrow

Matthew Trebek Favorite Things

  • Cuisine – Mexican
  • Music Genre – Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Soul
  • Snacks – Carne Asada Tacos, Quesadillas

SourceFordham News

Matthew Trebek in an Instagram post as seen in September 2019
Matthew Trebek in an Instagram post as seen in September 2019 (Lo’renzo Hill-White / Instagram)

Matthew Trebek Facts

  1. In an interview, Matthew stated that he was drawn to the hospitality industry as he felt that it provided him a very flexible platform to venture out into multiple interesting fields in one pursuit – design, architecture, food, drinks, and music; in addition to the opportunity of meeting and mingling with a diverse array of people.
  2. Matthew was drawn towards not just mixology but also towards the architectural design of restaurants while he was working at Willow Road restaurant in New York. He contacted the restaurant’s interior designer and started to work as a carpenter for his company. Eventually, the two became business partners and developed the idea for a restaurant of their own.
  3. After 3 years of ideation and planning, the pair opened a 44-seat restaurant named Oso that specialized in Mexican street food and craft cocktails.
  4. The decision to select Mexican cuisine as the chief theme of his restaurant stemmed from his belief that although there were Mexican food joints in New York, they did not offer the authentic experience that he enjoyed while growing up in Los Angeles and during his visits to Mexico City. He works with a family from Puebla, Mexico to ensure that his restaurant stays true to its promise of delivering true Mexican street fare.
  5. After Mathew decided to open a restaurant in Harlem, New York, his father bought him a USD 1.9 million townhouse in the neighborhood.
  6. Although his famous father wasn’t initially enthused by Matthew’s decision to open a restaurant, he came around to supporting his venture. His mother, though, was one of the first investors in the business.
  7. After the success of his first venture, he opened a multi-purpose cocktail lounge named Lucille’s, again in the Harlem neighborhood. The facility works as a coffee shop from 7 am to 4 pm and then converts into a cocktail bar at night.

Featured Image by Lo’renzo Hill-White / Instagram

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1 COMMENT

  1. Condolences for the loss of your father.
    I have watched him since the beginning of Jeopardy.
    He is an inspiration to many and a model of what a person should strive for.

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