Can You Match the Game Show Host to the Show?


By: Bambi Turner

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Game shows give everyday people the chance to not only appear on TV, but also win cash or fabulous prizes - no wonder they're so popular! Take our quiz to see if you can match these game shows to their hosts.

Who signed on as the host of "Jeopardy!" beginning in 1984?

Alex Trebek took on the role of "Jeopardy!" host in 1984, taking over from Art Fleming, who hosted the show through the '60s and '70s. The quiz show pits three brainy contestants against one another in a three-round battle for cash.


Who was the original host of "Family Feud" when it premiered in 1976?

The charming Richard Dawson played host for the show's initial run from 1976 to 1985, then again from 1994 to 1995. When "Family Feud" was revived once again in 2010, comedian Steve Harvey was selected to host.


Who hosted "The Price Is Right" from 1972 to 2007?

Bob Barker hosted the beloved daytime game show, greeting contestants after they "came on down." Barker served as host from 1972 to 2007, with Drew Carey taking over the role when Barker retired.


Who hosted "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" when it premiered in 1999?

Talk show host Regis Philbin hosted the primetime quiz show for three seasons, between 1999 and 2002. Meredith Vieira took over the role when the show moved to syndication.


Who took over the hosting duties from Chuck Woolery on "Wheel of Fortune" in 1981?

Long-time game show host Chuck Woolery was the first host of "Wheel of Fortune," from 1975 to 1981. Pat Sajak took over for Woolery in 1981, and together with assistant Vanna White, helped thousands of contestants win cash and prizes solving hangman-style puzzles.


Who hosted "Let's Make a Deal" when it first premiered?

Watch out for the zonk! Monty Hall hosted "Let's Make a Deal" when it premiered in 1963, guiding contestants to make trades that sometimes left them worse off than when they came.


Which legend hosted "$10,000 Pyramid" from 1973 to 1988?

Dick Clark was selected as host of "$10,000 Pyramid" when it premiered in 1973, and he stayed at the helm as the top prize on the show gradually increased. A $100,000 version debuted in 2016, with Michael Strahan as host.


Who hosted "The Newlywed Game" in the '60s and '70s?

Bob Eubanks was the original host of "The Newlywed Game," which tested couples to find out how well they really knew one another. Sherri Shepherd hosted a reboot of the series from 2010 to 2013.


Who served as host of "Hollywood Squares" when the show premiered in 1966?

"Hollywood Squares" puts nine celebrities in cubes facing contestants, who try to outwit the celebs in order to win. Peter Marshall hosted the series from 1966 to 1980, with Tom Bergeron taking the role when the show was revived in 1998.


Who hosted "Password" when it premiered in 1961?

"Password" paired celebs with contestants who tried to guess a word based on a series of clues. Allen Ludden was the original host, with Regis Philbin stepping in for a "Million Dollar Password" reboot in 2008.


Who hosted "The Match Game" for the show's first two decades?

Gene Rayburn served as the host of "The Match Game" for 20 years, minus a four-year hiatus, from 1962 to 1982. Alec Baldwin hosted a 2016 reboot of the series.


Who was the first person to host "The Dating Game"?

"The Dating Game" let contestants interview a trio of potential dates to find the right match. The show was hosted by Jim Lange from 1965 to 1980, then Chuck Woolery from 1997 to 1998. Suzanne Somers and Farrah Fawcett both appeared on the show very early in their careers.


Who hosted the 2017 reboot of "Love Connection"?

Andy Cohen hosted "Love Connection" when it was rebooted in 2017. Chuck Woolery played host from 1983 to 1994 during the series' initial run.


Who played host Tommy Maitland on the 2017 version of "The Gong Show"?

Comedian and actor Mike Myers dressed up as a character named Tommy Maitland and hosted the 2017 revival of "The Gong Show." The original '70s series was hosted by Chuck Barris.


Which of these men was the first to host "To Tell the Truth"?

"To Tell the Truth" pitted three contestants against four celebrity panelists. Mike Wallace hosted the original pilot, but Bud Collyer hosted the show from 1956 to 1968, with Alex Trebek taking a brief turn as host. Anthony Anderson hosted a new version starting in 2016.


Which of these men never hosted "Concentration"?

"Concentration" had more than half a dozen hosts during decades on the air. Hugh Downs was the first, hosting from 1958 to 1969, and Alex Trebek took over from 1987 to 1991. Other hosts included Ed McMahon, Bob Clayton and Jack Narz.


Who served as Queen of Mean on "The Weakest Link"?

Anne Robinson hosted the game show "The Weakest Link." She was known for sending contestants off with a curt, "You are the weakest link. Goodbye."


Which TV actress hosted "Win, Lose or Draw" in the '80s?

Vicki Lawrence of "Mama's Family" hosted the game show "Win, Lose or Draw" from 1987 to 1990. A 2014 reboot saw Justin Willman as host.


Who hosted the classic kid's game show "Double Dare"?

Marc Summers served as "Double Dare" host from 1986 to 1993. The show took kids and families on a messy journey through trivia questions, physical challenges and a final, slimy obstacle course.


Who served as host of "Deal or No Deal" from 2005 to 2009?

"Deal or No Deal" presented contestants with a series of briefcases containing various amounts of cash -- and one containing a million dollars. Howie Mandel hosted the drama-filled series.


Who was the first person to host "The $64,000 Question"?

TV actor Hal March hosted the trivia series "The $64,000 Question" from 1955 to 1958. The show was part of the infamous quiz show scandal.


Who hosted "Supermarket Sweep" during the '90s and '00s?

Bill Malone was the first "Supermarket Sweep" host from 1965 to 1967. When the show was revived in 1990, David Ruprecht was chosen to host. Ruprecht returned for a 2000 revival of the grocery-based game show.


Who is the host of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader"?

On "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," adults compete against kids to answer trivia questions in hopes of winning a million dollars. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy serves as the show's host.


Who hosted "Card Sharks" when it premiered in 1978?

Jim Perry was the first to host "Card Sharks," in which contestants answered trivia questions and competed with oversized playing cards. Bob Eubanks hosted the series during an '80s revival.


Which of these '00s series was hosted by Ben Bailey?

On "Cash Cab," unsuspecting taxi passengers found themselves competing for cash. Ben Bailey hosted the series from 2005 to 2012, and he also hosts its return since 2017.


Which actress hosted a 2004 revival special of "Queen for a Day"?

"Queen for a Day" started as a radio program in the '40s, and initially aired on TV from 1956 to 1964 with Jack Bailey as host. Mo'Nique hosted a 2004 revival of the classic game show.


Which of these "Tic Tac Dough" hosts came first?

"Tic Tac Dough" first aired in the '50s, and enjoyed several revivals over the decades. Jack Barry was the first to host the series, followed by Wink Martindale in the '70s and '80s, then Patrick Wayne in 1990.


Who hosted the doomed series "Twenty One"?

Jack Barry hosted game show "Twenty One" from 1956 to 1958. A 2000 revival special featured none other than talk show host Maury Povich at the helm.


Who hosted "Press Your Luck" in the '80s?

Watch out for the Whammy - he'll reset your total to zero! Peter Tomarken hosted the wheel-spinning game show from 1983 to 1986,


What Hollywood legend hosted "You Bet Your Life" in the '50s?

Movie star Groucho Marx got into game show hosting in the '40s, when he hosted "You Bet Your Life" on the radio. Groucho came along when the show moved to TV, hosting the quiz show from 1950 to 1961.


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