'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Brings Back the Mustache

The evolution of the famous facial hair.

ByRheana Murray
September 11, 2014, 12:57 PM
PHOTO: "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is seen after regrowing his famous mustache.
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is seen after regrowing his famous mustache.
Courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

— -- It was gone and now it's back.

Alex Trebek ditched his iconic mustache more than a decade ago, but the "Jeopardy!" host is reviving the famous facial hair, just in time for the show's 30th season to start.

Fans are so excited that the 'stache is back someone even created a Twitter account for it: @Alexs_Mustache.

But the host himself apparently isn't impressed by all the buzz his new look has generated:

For the rest of us, here's a reminder of Trebek's style through the years. We met in 1984, when he started hosting "Jeopardy!":

PHOTO: Alex Trebek is seen in a portrait circa 1984.
Alex Trebek is seen in a portrait circa 1984.
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A few years later, in 1998, the mustache was still going strong:

PHOTO: Alex Trebek, is shown in this 1988 photo.
Alex Trebek, is shown in this 1988 photo.
AP Photo

But fast forward to 2004, and the mustache is curiously missing. He shaved it off in 2001:

PHOTO: Alex Trebek poses with contestant Ken Jennings after his earnings from his record breaking streak on the gameshow surpassed 1 million dollars on July 14, 2004 in Culver City, Calif.
Alex Trebek poses with contestant Ken Jennings after his earnings from his record breaking streak on the gameshow surpassed 1 million dollars on July 14, 2004 in Culver City, Calif.
Jeopardy Productions via Getty Images

Nearly a decade later in 2013, Trebek is still clean-shaven. But tune in next week on September 15 to see Trebek's new look for yourself.

PHOTO: Alex Trebek is seen on the set of Jeopardy! in 2013.
Alex Trebek is seen on the set of Jeopardy! in 2013.
Carol Kaelson/CBS

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