Pat Sajak was born as Patrick Leonard Sajdak in the year 1946. He is a former weatherman, a television personality and a host for a talk show. He is the host of an American game show known as Wheel of Fortune.
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From his biography, Pat Sajak was born in the city of Chicago and it is where he was raised. His mother is Joyce Helen and his father was Leonard Anthony Sajdak. He was a worker in factory and died when Pat was young. His grandparents are polish. His mother got married again and his step father is Walter Bascal. Sajak did graduate at Farragut High School in the year 1964 and he went to study in Columbia College in Chicago. He was working like a desk clerk at Palmer house hotel. He was serving at US military where he was a disc jockey in the Vietnam War under American Forces Vietnam network. He hosted Dawn Buster radio show which was hosted by Adrian Cronauer after Cronauer joined Good Morning Vietnam.
Pat Sajak became the winner of Dick Blondi show at WLS radio. He was the guest teen deejay. When he was studying at Columbia College in Chicago, he got a job of working during the midnight up to 6:00 am at a local radio station called WEDC. In the year 1968, he joined US Army and he got sent to Vietnam. This is where he was working as a disc jockey for Armed Forces Radio.
When it comes to his personal life, Pat Sajak is married and his wife is a photographer called Lesley Brown Sajak. They have a son together called Patrick Michael James Sajak and a daughter named Maggie Marie Sajak. The family lives in Severna Park in Maryland and they have another home in the city of Los Angeles in California. Pat Sajak had been married before and his wife was Sherril Sajak. They stayed together for 3 years before asking for a divorce. They did not have any children by the time of the divorce.
Besides his radio career, Pat Sajak is also a writer who had written many columns at the conservative magazine called Human Events. He is associated to Republican Party and he has donated up to 17,000 dollars to candidates. He had also tried acting and was in the Days of Our Lives TV series. He was also in Airplane II: The sequel which was the comedy hit of Zucker Brothers.
Before hosting Wheel of Fortune, Sajak was working in different jobs such as a weatherman at KNBC, a hotel desk clerk and on radio. Merv Griffin, a game show giant did approach him to replace Chuck Woolery who was departing. NBC refused to give him the job saying that he was more of a local talent. However Griffin said that he would shut down the show and NBC agreed to give him the job.
01 Nov, 2018