Birth Date: July 6, 1925 / Age: 87
Birth Place: San Mateo, California, USA
Biography: Merv(yn Edward) Griffin, Jr. (born July 6, 1925 in San Mateo, California) is a United States talk show host, entertainer, and television personality and executive. He devised the game show Jeopardy! and later Wheel of Fortune. Griffin's long-running talk show was The Merv Griffin Show (1962-1986).
He is the nephew of tennis player Clarence Griffin (US Open doubles champion).