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Merv Griffin
Birth name Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr.
Born July 6, 1925 in San Mateo, California, USA
Died August 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA from prostate cancer
Notable Shows The Merv Griffin Show



Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The DuPont Show of the Week Himself 1x09 - The Wonderful World of Toys November 12, 1961
Sanford and Son Himself 5x01 - Earthquake II September 12, 1975
Newhart Himself 7x11 - Hi, Society February 13, 1989
The Golden Girls Himself 7x17 - Questions and Answers February 8, 1992
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Himself (cartoon form) 2x06 - Mighty's Tone Poem October 22, 1988


Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Merv Griffin Show 1962 –1986 Executive Producer
Dance Fever 1979 –1987 Executive Producer
Wheel of Fortune 1983 –2007 Executive Producer
Jeopardy! 1984 –2007 Executive Producer
Headline Chasers 1985 Executive Producer


Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
Word for Word September 30, 1963 Creator
Jeopardy! March 30, 1964 Creator
Wheel of Fortune January 6, 1975 Creator
Merv Griffin's Crosswords September 10, 2007 Creator

Awards and Accolades

  • star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame