‘Jeopardy!’ host Ken Jennings posts rare photo of his teen son Dylan


Root, root, root for the home team! 

“Jeopardy!” co host Ken Jennings, 48, posted a rare photo of his 19-year-old son Dylan at a Mariners game at T-Mobile Stadium in Seattle, Washington on Saturday. 

“The last time his team made it to the playoffs, this guy wasn’t born yet. He just started his sophomore year of college. Congrats @Mariners!,” the Washington native tweeted along with the sweet snap on Oct. 1.

Dylan shared his dad’s team spirit by sporting a blue Mariners jersey and flashing a big thumbs up for the camera while holding a tray of stadium food. Fans on social media were quick to comment on how much Dylan resembles his dad.

“He looks just like you,” Sonal Sathe tweeted.

Ken Jennings posted this photo of his son Dylan at a Seattle Mariners game.
Ken Jennings posted this photo of his son Dylan at a Seattle Mariners game.
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“Does the long hair prevent people from saying, ‘you look like that Jeopardy guy,’ or does he still have to put up with that anyway?,” quipped Ryan Scott.

Jennings, who also has a 15-year-old daughter with his wife Mindy, 46, is starting to give fans a bigger glimpse into his personal life after the show announced earlier this year that he and “Call me Kat” actress Mayim Bialik, 46, would become permanent hosts.

Jennings has a long history with the quiz show and rose to “Jeopardy!” fame in 2004 with his 74-game winning streak. He first stepped in as a part-time host after longtime emcee Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer in 2020.

Since Jennings and Bialik started their hosting duties, they’ve both had their share of growing pains.

Jennings made a big slip-up in an episode this past July, when he made a crude joke that turned off fans.

During a Double Jeopardy round, a clue for “Active Bible Verses” read: “Since no one had done this for 40 years, God told Joshua to get a knife & do this to male Israelites.”

Ken Jennings shares his hosting duties with Mayim Bialik.
Ken Jennings shares his hosting duties with Mayim Bialik.
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Contestant Erica Weiner-Amanchi then buzzed in and said: “What is circumcise?” Jennings then joked, “That is correct. A painful $2,000 for you!”

Several fans also aren’t happy with Bialik being a part of the trivia show lineup. Viewers threatened to boycott the show earlier this year if the actress continued her hosting duties.

“Will not be watching @Jeopardy until @KenJennings becomes the primary and only host. This switching stuff sucks! #boycottjeopardy because they have idiots running it. What a mess,” one commenter tweeted

“Great! I’ll watch through December when Ken hosts. I will not watch any Jeopardy Mayim hosts,” one person weighed in. “And I am permanently not watching,” another person added.

However, Bialik recently shared that her biggest critic is actually her mom. The host shared that her mom texts her feedback on her wardrobe choices daily.

“She will send me screenshots of every episode in case I forgot what I was wearing in that particular episode and I’ll get a little report like, ‘I really like this blazer, not so crazy about this top,” she joked.