Five Things You Didn’t Know about Johnny Gilbert

TVOvermind | 10/9/2017 | Wake
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You might not recognize him right away but if you ever tuned into Jeopardy! then you heard him every single time as he announced the popular game show. This, is, Jeopardy! Johnny Gilbert now holds the Guinness record for announcing a single game show for 32 consecutive years in a row. He and Alex Trebek are actually the only two individual that have been working on the show that have stuck around. He’s been announcing the show for every taped episode from the very beginning and has finally been given the honor of being distinguished as the longest running game show announcer ever.

Here are a few more things you didn’t know about Johnny Gilbert.

Performer

5. He was a full-timer nightclub performer to start with.

Gilbert has had a love affair with singing since he was a boy. Unfortunately neither of his parents were that musically inclined, but his grandmother was. He went on to sing in a church choir and continued to hone his voice in the nightclub scene where he would eventually gain enough notice to be granted a chance to do something with his talents.

Training - Opera - Teacher

4. He received his training from an opera teacher.

It seems like this would be the best way to learn how to throw your voice and amplify your words in a way that would allow everyone to hear you loud and clear. Chances are that Johnny managed to learn well enough that he no longer had any issue when it came to projecting his voice out among...
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