Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin

Highest Rated: 86% The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

Lowest Rated: 48% The Lonely Guy (1984)

Birthday: Jul 06, 1925

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA

One of the most successful men in 20th century entertainment, Merv Griffin parlayed a moderately popular career as a big band singer and game show frontman into a long-running stint as the host of his own talk show, and later, as the creator of some of American television's best loved game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune" (syndicated, 1972- ) and "Jeopardy!" (NBC/syndicated, 1964- ). Griffin's business acumen and larger-than-life personality weathered numerous ups (his wildly profitable real estate ventures) and downs (two palimony suits, which called his sexuality into question). By the time of his death from prostate cancer in 2007, he was one of Hollywood's most enduring figures.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gilda Radner: It's Always Something Executive Producer - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Osmonds Executive Producer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the Cannes Film Festival Executive Producer - 2000
No Score Yet 67% The Christmas List Executive Producer - 1997
No Score Yet 9% Slapstick of Another Kind Anchorman (Character) - 1984
48% 47% The Lonely Guy Self - 1984
86% 38% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Self - 1979
No Score Yet 57% Hello Down There Self - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? Self - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy From Oklahoma Steve (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% So This Is Love Buddy Nash (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle Town Joe (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wheel of Fortune Creator 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Gloria Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Himself (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merv Griffin Show Host 1983 1978-1980 1975-1976 1972-1973 1969 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Guest 1974 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Host 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961

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