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April 03, 2021

Pat Sajak's Success as 'Wheel of Fortune' Host – Look Back at His Transformation through the Years

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Pat Sajak has undoubtedly enjoyed a successful broadcasting career spanning over three decades. Here's a look into the television personality's impressive transformation over the years.

Legendary television personality Pat Sajak is best known for his involvement with the popular American game show "Wheel of Fortune," which he has hosted for nearly four decades.

While lovers and viewers of the show have undoubtedly enjoyed Sajak's hilarious antics, they have also watched the television personality transform before their very eyes.

Pat Sajak at The Paley Center for Media on November 15, 2017 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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In June 2019, the television host took a trip down memory lane, sharing a throwback black and white picture of himself from his earliest days in the broadcasting industry.

In the image, a young Sajak sported a straight face while staring straight into the camera. The legendary television personality proudly accompanied his snapshot with a caption. He wrote:

"Early daysss Feud."

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A few months later, Sajak took to Instagram, sharing yet another old photo of himself. This time, the evidently evolved television host donned a grey tuxedo while posing against a blue backdrop.

Sajak accompanied the image with a caption joking that he has all the remedies to keep people smiling and satisfied. He then asked fans to recount their favorite memories from "Wheel of Fortune" in the comments section.

In addition to his successful broadcasting career, Sajak has also tried another aspect of entertainment — acting.

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In March 2020, fans were once again treated to another throwback picture of Sajak, where he was captured wearing a lovely pink sweater while flashing a charming smile at the camera.

While Sajak has obviously done an amazing job hosting "Wheel of Fortune" since it syndicated in 1983, it would interest fans to know that in the early days of his broadcasting career, the legendary host never saw himself hosting a game show.

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Apart from not seeing himself as a game show host, Sajak's employment at "Wheel of Fortune" was initially threatened by the show's then network, NBC, who considered him a local talent.

Now, Sajak has thoroughly enjoyed hosting "Wheel of Fortune," which has made him one of the most popular and longest-serving television hosts of all time.

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In addition to his successful broadcasting career, Sajak has also tried another aspect of entertainment — acting. He appeared in "Days of Our Lives" and the popular 1982 movie "Airplane II: The Sequel.

There are indeed many remarkable television hosts that have rocked the broadcasting industry, both in the past and present. But for "Wheel of Fortune" fans, there can only be only one Pat Sajek. 

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