Pat Sajak Biography

Updated On May 05, 2019 Published On Apr 30, 2016
Facts of Pat Sajak
Date of Birth: 1946 , October-26
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Pat Sajak
Birth Name Patrick Leonard Sajdak
Nick Name Pat
Father Leonard Anthony Sajdak
Mother Joyce Helen (Brandecka)
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago
Ethnicity Mixed American
Profession Television personlity
Working For Wheel of fortune
Net Worth $65 million
Salary $15 million
Famous for Wheel of Fortune
Married Yes
Married to Lesly Brown (m. 1989), Sherrill Sajak (m. 1979)
Children Maggie Sajak, Patrick Michael James Sajak
Divorce Sherrill Sajak (Div.1986)
Education Columbia College Chicago
Awards Daytime Emmys
TV Show Wheel of Fortune
Siblings David Sajdak and a half-brother, William Backal
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The Daytime Emmy Awards winner for Outstanding Game Show Host Pat Sajak is a well-known 72 years personality TV personality from the US. He is popular for being the host of the American TV game show titled Wheel of Fortune. The host is also known to the world as a famed actor and a former weatherman. 

Pat Sajak's Early Life, Age, Parents

The tall and handsome, Pat Sajak was born as Patrick Leonard Sajdak in Chicago Illinois, the US on October 26, 1946, to parents mother Joyce Helen (Brandecka) and father Leonard Anthony Sajdak. He is an American and is of a Polish Descent. 

He was raised in Chicago and there, he attended the Farragut High School. He graduated from there in 1964. After that, he enrolled at the Columbia College Chicago. During his enrollment there, he also used to work as a desk clerk at the Palmer House Hotel

What is Pat Sajak's real name?

Pat Sajak's real name is Patrick Leonard Sajdak.

How old is Pat Sajak?

October 26, 1946, Pat is 72 years of age.

Pat Sajak's Career as a TV Personality

After that, he joined the American Forces Vietnam Network, a broadcast service in operation by the US Armed Forces American Forces Radio and TV services as a Disc Jockey (DJ) during the Vietnam War. He also hosted the radio show Dawn Buster during that time. 

He won the WLS radio's Dick Biondi Show and appeared in this show as a guest teen DJ. After applying for a job at WEDC as a newsman, he was offered this job and he began working there for about six hours from midnight.

In 1968, he was enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was transferred to Vietnam and there he worked as a disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio. In 1977, he joined KNBC-TV as a full-time weatherman for the station. He is also known for his appearance in the TV shows like Days of Our Lives, featuring  Deidre Hall, Arianne Zucker, and Alison SweeneyRugrats, and so on.

Since 2010, the journalist started writing for the National Review Online. He has also authored a number of puzzle games out of which, Lucky Letters is the most popular one. Sajak has also been a part of the ESPN Radio's The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz and Le Batard's other show, Highly Questionable

Pat Sajak's Marriage, Wife, Family Life

Pat Sajak has been married two times in his life. He got married for the first time in his life in 1979 to his then-love Sherrill Sajak. The pair were in a marital relationship for about seven years but, they decided to get separated and divorced in 1986

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Three years after Pat dissolved his first married life, in 1989, he got married for the second time to his current wife, Lesly Brown. His wife is a photographer. He has a son and a daughter with her. His first child was a son, Patrick Michal James Sajak born on September 22, 1990. The pair's second child was born on January 5, 1995. They named her Maggie Marie Sajak

The pair has been living together with no rumors of extramarital affairs and divorce talks. Pat Sajak and his wife Lesly currently live in Severna Park, Maryland with their two children. The pair also has another house in Los Angeles, California. 

Pat Sajak's Net Worth, House

Pat Sajak has been earning an annual salary of $15 million and his net worth is estimated at around $65 million.

Just two years before, in 2016, Pat Sajak had $12 million as salary, which he received as a host from the show Wheel of Fortune, and his $45 million as his total net worth. 

He also owns several luxuries properties including houses across the United States.

Pat Sajak's Body Measurements, Height, Weight

Pat Sajak stands tall with a height of five feet and 10 inches (177 cms) and his body weight is said to be 85 kgs (187 lbs).

Pat Sajak facts on timeline

Born in Chicago, Illinois

October 26 , 1946

Tall and handsome, Pat Sajak was born as Patrick Leonard Sajdak in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Joyce and Leonard Anthony Sajdak. He was also raised in Chicago. He is an American and is of Polish descent.

Graduated from Farragut High School

1964

Pat Sajak grew up in Chicago, Illinois; there he attended Farragut High School. He was also able to complete his high school graduation from there in 1964. Later on he joined Columbia College Chicago. While he was attending this College, he worked as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel.

Joined US Army

1968

After applying for a job at WEDC as a newsman, Pat Sajak was offered this job and he began working there for about six hours from midnight. In 1968, he was enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was transferred to Vietnam and there he worked as a disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio.

Joined KNBC-TV

1977

Pat Sajak joined KNBC-TV as a full time weatherman for the station. Actually he didn't apply for this job he was requested to accept this job as they were inspired by his quality. In the early 1980s, he also worked for NBC

Appeared in the movie, Airplane II: The Sequel

1982

Pat Sajak is also famous for being an actor and talk show host. In the early 1980s, he made his acting debut by appearing in the comedy movie Airplane II: The Sequel. He played the role of a Buffalo, New York, newscaster in this movie. 

Hosted a late-night talk show on CBS

January 9 , 1989

Pat Sajak was announced the host of a late-night talk show on CBS. He hosted this show till 13th of April 1990. He is also famous for being the guest host of CNN's Larry King Live.

Married to Sherrill

1979

Pat Sajak has been married two times in his life. He got married for the first time in his life in 1979 to Sherrill. They got bonded into his married life about seven years and they got divorced in 1986.

Married to Lesly Brown

December 31 , 1989

Three years later after Pat Sajak dissolved his first married life; he got married for the second time in his life to Lesly Brown. Lesly Brown is a photographer. As a loving spouse they have been parents twice from this married life.

First child, Patrick Michael James Sajak

September 22 , 1990

Pat Sajak became father for the first time in his life in 1990. He and his loving wife, Lesly Brown welcomed their first child together on 22nd of September and that time it was a son and they named him Patrick Michael James Sajak.

Second child, Maggie Marie Sajak

January 5 , 1995

Pat Sajak became father for the second time in his life in 1995. He and his loving wife, Lesly Brown welcomed their second child together on 5th of January and that time it was a daughter and they named her Maggie Marie Sajak.

Won Daytime Emmy Awards

1993

Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the entertainment world. Pat Sajak has also been nominated for this award several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 1993 for Outstanding Game Show Host.

Won People's Choice Awards, USA

1987

Pat Sajak got nominated in People's Choice Awards, USA for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award for Favorite Game Show Host. He was also honored with this award that year. 

Honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

1994

Pat Sajak is a well known TV personality from United States. He is popular for being the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune. It's been a long time he has been involved in the TV world. For this continuous contribution to the acting world, he was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame in 1994