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Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin was a singer and band leader, movie actor, television personality and media mogul who in his time hosting The Merv Griffin Show (1962) was second in fame and influence as a talk show host only to Johnny Carson. Griffin was best known for creating the two most popular game shows in television syndication history, Wheel of Fortune (1983)...

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Jul 6, 1925 In San Mateo, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 21 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Shade
Poster of Jeopardy!
Poster of Jeopardy!
Poster of Wheel of Fortune
Series Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Unknown 2017
Series The Alan Thicke Show Unknown 2017
Movie Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago Unknown 2016
Series The Seventies Unknown 2015
Series Pioneers of Television Unknown 2014
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Unknown 2014
Series The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986 (Best of) Unknown 2014
Series The Sixties Unknown 2014
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Unknown 2013-07-31
Movie Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Unknown 2013
Series Pastor Mike Online Unknown 2012
Movie The Three Stooges Unknown 2012
Movie Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Unknown 2011
Movie Sing Your Song Unknown 2011
Movie Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Unknown 2011
Series TV Land Moguls Unknown 2009
Movie Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Unknown 2009
Series Jeopardy! 25th Aniversary Unknown 2008
Movie Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon Unknown 2008-03-05
Series Wheel of Fortune Unknown 2007
Series The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2007-09-24
Series Crosswords Unknown 2007
Movie Jeopardy! DVD Game Unknown 2007
Movie Music and Lyrics Unknown 2007-02-14
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-01
Movie Searching for Orson Unknown 2006
Movie The Merv Griffin Show: 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Unknown 2006
Series Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead Unknown 2006
Movie When Disco Ruled the World Himself 2005-03-01
Movie The Last Mogul Unknown 2005-07-24
Movie The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Unknown 2005
Series Fat Actress Unknown 2005
Series I Married a Princess Unknown 2005
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Unknown 2005
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series ALF's Hit Talk Show Unknown 2004-07-07
Series The Insider Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Shade Unknown 2004-03-12
Series Dance Fever Unknown 2003
Series The Wayne Brady Show Unknown 2003
Series Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Gilda Radner: It's Always Something Unknown 2002
Movie Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs Himself 2002-11-10
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie TVography: Suzanne Somers - Mastering Success Himself 2002-06-24
Movie Inside TV Land: Taboo TV Himself 2002-11-01
Movie Inside the Osmonds Unknown 2001
Series Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Unknown 2000
Movie Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Unknown 2000
Movie Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits Unknown 2000
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-31
Series The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Movie Inspector Gadget Unknown 1999
Movie Convergence Unknown 1999
Series Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise Himself 1998
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin Unknown 1998-11-28
Movie Sour Grapes Unknown 1998-04-17
Series JEP! Unknown 1998
Series The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1998
Series Click Unknown 1997-09-06
Movie The Christmas List Unknown 1997
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Unknown 1997-10-01
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Movie Spy Hard Unknown 1996-05-24
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Unknown 1995
Movie Jury Duty Unknown 1995
Series Hope & Gloria Unknown 1995-03-09
Movie Golden Anniversary Unknown 1995
Movie The Santa Clause Unknown 1994-11-11
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1993
Movie The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining Unknown 1993
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Movie White Men Can't Jump Unknown 1992-03-27
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards Unknown 1992
Movie Boris and Natasha Unknown 1992-04-17
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier Unknown 1992
Movie Merv Griffin's New Year's Eve Special Unknown 1991
Movie Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come Unknown 1990-12-16
Movie Echoes of the Big Bands Host 1990-03-01
Series Super Jeopardy! Unknown 1990
Series Monopoly Unknown 1990
Series A Conversation with Dinah Unknown 1989
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Movie The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards Unknown 1989-01-06
Series Wheel of Fortune Unknown 1989
Series Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown 1988-11-24
Movie The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant Unknown 1988
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Circus of the Stars #12 Unknown 1987
Movie The American Jewish Commitee Annual Honors Present a Salute to Merv Adelson Himself 1987-10-25
Movie The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit Unknown 1987
Movie Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose Himself 1986
Movie Cocoanut Ballroom Unknown 1986
Movie Ratboy Unknown 1986
Movie All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood Himself 1986-11-30
Movie Circus of the Stars #11 Unknown 1986
Series Headline Chasers Unknown 1985
Movie Circus of the Stars #10 Himself - Ringmaster 1985-12-08
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Unknown 1985-12-08
Movie Alice in Wonderland Unknown 1985
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-05
Movie Circus of the Stars #9 Unknown 1984
Movie The Lonely Guy Unknown 1984
Series Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Movie The Man with Two Brains Unknown 1983-06-03
Movie The Funny Farm Unknown 1983
Movie Slapstick of Another Kind Unknown 1982
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-25
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Series The Regis Philbin Show Unknown 1981-11-30
Movie Rich and Famous Unknown 1981-10-09
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Series Hour Magazine Unknown 1980-09-08
Movie One-Trick Pony Unknown 1980
Movie The Seduction of Joe Tynan Unknown 1979
Series Dance Fever Unknown 1979
Series Presenting Susan Anton Unknown 1979
Series Billy Unknown 1979-02-26
Series The All New Jeopardy! Unknown 1978
Movie Cinderella at the Palace Himself 1978-11-02
Movie The 4th Annual American Music Awards Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Unknown 1977
Movie Two-Minute Warning Unknown 1976-11-12
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Sammy and Company Unknown 1975-04-06
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series The Girl with Something Extra Unknown 1974
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series Dinah's Place Unknown 1973
Movie Merv Griffin and the Christmas Kids Unknown 1973
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Series The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Unknown 1971-08-01
Series The Pet Set Unknown 1971-09-01
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1971
Series The Tim Conway Comedy Hour Unknown 1970
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1970
Series Della Unknown 1969
Movie The 21st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Host 1969-06-08
Movie Hello Down There Unknown 1969-06-25
Series The Jerry Lewis Show Unknown 1968
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Movie Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? Unknown 1968
Series The Jonathan Winters Show Unknown 1967-12-27
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series Hippodrome Unknown 1966-07-05
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Movie Inside Daisy Clover Unknown 1965
Series Word for Word Unknown 1964
Series Jeopardy! Unknown 1964-03-30
Series Talent Scouts Unknown 1963
Series The Tonight Show Unknown 1962-04-02
Series Look Up and Live Unknown 1962
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1961
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1961
Series To Tell the Truth Unknown 1960
Series Play Your Hunch Unknown 1960
Series Saturday Prom Unknown 1960
Series Keep Talking Unknown 1959
Series The Arthur Murray Party Unknown 1959
Series The Price Is Right Unknown 1956
Series This Is Show Business Unknown 1956
Series Masquerade Party Unknown 1955
Movie Phantom of the Rue Morgue Unknown 1954
Series Summer Holiday Unknown 1954
Series The Robert Q. Lewis Show Himself 1954-01-11
Series The Morning Show Unknown 1954-03-15
Movie The Boy from Oklahoma Unknown 1954
Movie Three Sailors and a Girl Unknown 1953
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Movie By the Light of the Silvery Moon Unknown 1953
Movie So This Is Love Unknown 1953
Movie Trouble Along the Way Unknown 1953-04-04
Movie The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Unknown 1953-06-13
Movie Cattle Town Unknown 1952
Series I've Got a Secret Unknown 1952-06-19
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Jackie Gleason Show Unknown 1952-09-20
Series The Bob Hope Show Unknown 1952-10-12
Movie Stop, You're Killing Me Unknown 1952
Series The Freddy Martin Show Unknown 1951
Series Songs for Sale Unknown 1951
Series The Red Skelton Hour Unknown 1951-09-30
Series Cavalcade of Stars Unknown 1950
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02