“Jeopardy!” star Ken Jennings is turning 48 on Monday, May 23!
The Edmonds, Washington native first rose to fame after he won 74 game shows in a row back in 2004. Since then, he has become an author, television presenter, and co-host of “Jeopardy!” alongside Mayim Bialik. His 74-game win streak has not been bested by anyone and is proving to be insurmountable: even recent “Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider, who holds the second-place record of 40 games, admitted that fatigue was heading in and she was still only just over halfway to beating his winning streak!
Earlier this year, Ken stepped down from his role in NBC’s “The Chase” and “Master Minds,” which has led to many fans hoping that he became the next host of “Jeopardy!”. Fans of the long-running trivia game show certainly made their feelings known when they were wishing him a happy birthday!
Fans Wish Ken Jennings A Happy Birthday… And Beg Him To Be The Next Host Of ‘Jeopardy!’
— Duane Eklof (@MatchGame67) May 23, 2022
One fan wished Ken a happy birthday and added, “hope you have a great day, and FINALLY get the @Jeopardy hosting gig eventually!”
Happy birthday to this great Jeopardy player/host. Happy birthday to Ken Jennings pic.twitter.com/w6NLOoLSaB
— Scott Smith (@Canaansdad1987) May 23, 2022
One fan wished a happy birthday to a great “Jeopardy!” player and host.
— TooFab (@TooFab) May 23, 2022
TooFab wished Ken a happy birthday alongside a GIF of his “big brain energy.”
The happiest of birthdays to Ken Jennings! Thank you for sharing your love of trivia, games, and learning with us everyday. Everyone wish Ken a very happy birthday and share your favorite piece of trivia to celebrate!
— Game Show Network (@GameShowNetwork) May 23, 2022
The Game Show Network also wished Ken a happy birthday, thanking him for “sharing your love of trivia, games, and learning with us every day.”
@KenJennings happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂. Greatest gameshow contestant of all time.
— sean (@movieloverjohn) May 23, 2022
Another fan wished a happy birthday to the “greatest game show contestant of all time.”
Official ‘Jeopardy!’ Twitter Account Pays Tribute To Ken’s Birthday
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) May 23, 2022
Even the official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account had to get in on the action and wish Ken a happy birthday. However, fans noticed that the birthday message made no mention to his hosting duties.
Happy Birthday, Ken! 😊 pic.twitter.com/wnoEZGrpbo
— 💙🌻 LindaCT 🌻 💛 (@LindaFelineSox) May 23, 2022
One fan wished Ken a happy birthday and included a photo of a “Jeopardy!” themed cake.
Happy birthday Ken, hurry back to Jeopardy, so I can start watching again
— @deb6305 (@deb6305) May 23, 2022
“Happy birthday Ken, hurry back to Jeopardy, so I can start watching again,” another fan commented.
Happy Birthday Ken! My birthday wish for you is…. Wish you were the permanent host on Jeopardy! ❤️
— Valerie Tucker (@Valerie62830741) May 23, 2022
“Happy Birthday Ken! My birthday wish for you is…. Wish you were the permanent host on Jeopardy! ❤️” another fan commented.
Here’s to wishing Ken a happy birthday… and hoping that he becomes the next permanent host of “Jeopardy!”