Game Show Appearances

This page honors current and former quiz bowl players at any level that have appeared on television game shows. If you know of any players whose exploits are not listed here, please contact us at naqt@naqt.com so that we can update our list.

Name School Show Year Winnings Extra
Shawn Askew Georgia Tech Jeopardy! 1997 $14,000  
Bryce Avery The Challengers 1991 $16,325  
Dana Bacon Teen Jeopardy! 1991 $17,700 Runner-up
Chris Barger Jeopardy! 1994 ?  
Craig Barker Michigan, Livonia Stevenson College Jeopardy! 1997 $25,000/car Champion
Craig Barker Michigan, Livonia Stevenson Jeopardy! TOC 1998 $1,000  
Craig Barker Michigan, Livonia Stevenson Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000 Second in Round 1
Brick Barrientos Jeopardy! ? ?  
Mike Becker Jeopardy! 1987 $55,400  
Rachel Beckman Jeopardy! 2001 $30,001 Won Kids Week show at age 11
Katy Beebe Jeopardy! 2000 $1,000  
Eric Biber College Jeopardy! 1993 $19,100 Runner-up
Ben Bishop Lakeside School, Amherst Jeopardy! 2008 $115,800 4-time champion
Ben Bishop Lakeside School, Amherst Jeopardy! TOC 2009 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Ron Black Jeopardy! 1985 ?  
Ron Black Jeopardy! TOC 1985 ?  
Ron Black Super Jeopardy! 1990 ?  
Jason Block Millionaire ? $125,000  
Craig Boge Stanford College Jeopardy! 2007 $50,000 Runner-up
Chris Borglum Valencia CC Jeopardy! 1996 ?  
Wes Borucki Jeopardy! ? ?  
Michael Braun Teen Jeopardy! 2005 $75,000 Champion
Colin Brown U of Rochester College Jeopardy! 2005 $5,000 Article
Lorin Burte The Challengers 1991 $91,000  
Phil Castagna Stump the Schwab 2006 ?/Schwabblehead doll  
Benoy Chako College Jeopardy! ? $5,000  
Papa Chakravarthy Dunbar Teen Jeopardy! 2006 $75,000 Champion
Beth Cimini Boston U College Jeopardy! 2005 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Mark Coen Millionaire 2004 $64,000  
John Colterman Assumption Catholic Jeopardy! 2004 ? Article
Richard Cordray Jeopardy! 1986 $40,303  
Richard Cordray Jeopardy! TOC 1987 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Sam Daub Eden Prairie Back to School Jeopardy! 2002 $2,000  
Mark Dawson Jeopardy! 2001 $342,000/car  
Michael Day Jeopardy! 1985 $53,500  
Michael Day Jeopardy! TOC 1985 $1,000  
Michael Day Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Kunle Demuren Princeton, Ocean Lakes Kids Jeopardy! 2002 $49,000 Highest one-day Kids Week total ever.
Jim Dendy Jeopardy! ? ?  
Josh DenHartog Teen Jeopardy! 1997 $25,000 Champion
Josh DenHartog Jeopardy! TOC 1998 $2,500  
Josh DenHartog Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Josh DenHartog Win Ben Stein's Money ? ?  
Jason Dettlebach Millionaire 2000 $125,000  
Raj Dhuwalia Florida Jeopardy! 2002 $23,200  
Jennifer Dikes Teen Jeopardy! 1990 $1,000  
James Dinan 2 Minute Drill 2001 $5,000  
James Dinan Millionaire ? $64,000 Originally won $0, but was invited back for a second chance.
James Dinan Paranoia ? ?  
David C. Dixon Jeopardy! 1993 ?  
Mike Dupee Jeopardy! 1996 $66,401 5-time champion
Mike Dupee Jeopardy! TOC 1996 $100,000 Champion
Mike Dupee Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $32,500  
James Erwin Jeopardy! 2009 $23,598 2-time champion
Michael Falk St. Mary's Visitation, Iowa State Jeopardy! 2006 $59,403 3-time champion
Michael Falk St. Mary's Visitation, Iowa State Jeopardy! TOC 2006 $250,000 Champion
Meryl Federman Livingston, Harvard Teen Jeopardy! 2007 $75,000 Champion
Adam Fine Johns Hopkins, Maryland Millionaire 1999 $16,000 Appeared on same show as Rick Grimes.
Kermin Elliott Fleming Carnegie Mellon College Jeopardy! 2004 $100,000 Champion; Attended same HS as John Zheng
Kermin Elliott Fleming Carnegie Mellon Jeopardy! TOC 2006 $5,000  
Morgan Flood Penn Manor Teen Jeopardy! 2012 $8,358  
Eric Floyd Georgia Jeopardy! 2002 $97,800  
Eric Floyd Georgia Jeopardy! TOC 2003 $25,000 Finalist
Heidi Fogle Stanford Teen Jeopardy! 2007 $10,000 Article
Chuck Forrest Jeopardy! 1985 $72,800 5-time champion
Chuck Forrest Jeopardy! TOC 1986 $100,000 Champion
Chuck Forrest Super Jeopardy! 1993 $5,000  
Chuck Forrest Jeopardy! Million Dollar 2002 $25,000 Semi-finalist
Chuck Forrest Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $25,000 Part of the "Nifty Nine"
Akiva Fox Teen Jeopardy! 1997 $7,500 Finalist
Tara Franey Michigan State College Jeopardy! 2008 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Kristin Frankhouser Back to School Jeopardy! 2001 $4,000 Article
Steve Frappier Ransom Everglades, WUSTL Jeopardy! 2008 $2,000 Article
David Frazee Jeopardy! 2002 $26,800  
Cliff Galiher Half Moon Bay, UCLA College Jeopardy! 2007 $100,000 Champion
Tom Galloway Greed 1999 $20,000  
Greg Garbee Millionaire 2004 $32,000  
Scott Gillispie College Jeopardy! 1991 $27,400 Champion
Scott Gillispie Jeopardy! TOC 1991 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Scott Gillispie Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $25,000  
Amanda Goad Teen Jeopardy! 1996 $31,200 Champion
Amanda Goad Jeopardy! TOC 1996 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Andrew Gonzalez USC Jeopardy! 2005 $2,000  
David Goodman Millionaire ? $1,000,000  
Ashley Grand Torrey Pines College Jeopardy! 2007 $5,000 Article
Rick Grimes Millionaire 1999 $64,000 Appeared on same show as Adam Fine.
Rick Grimes Jeopardy! ? ?  
Victoria Groce Jeopardy! 2005 $23,801 Defeated a 19-time champion
David Hamilton Millionaire ? $32,000  
David Hankins Dartmouth Jeopardy! 2004 $1,000 Was the third contestant on the show where Nancy Zerg beat Ken Jennings
Ken Hesser Millionaire 2000 $64,000  
Eric S. Hillemann Carleton College Jeopardy! 2000 $20,700  
James Holst Iowa Jeopardy! 2009 $26,801 Article
Jennifer Hopens Texas Jeopardy! 1997 $12,200  
Jeff Hoppes UC Berkeley, Manheim Township, Princeton Jeopardy! 2004 $2,000 Led Ken Jennings going into Double Jeopardy!
Andrew Hutchings College Jeopardy! 1998 $25,000/car Champion
Andrew Hutchings Jeopardy! TOC 1999 $2,500  
Andrew Hutchings Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Grant Hutchins Edmond Santa Fe Millionaire 2005 $25,000  
Grant Hutchinson College Jeopardy! 2003 $25,000 Runner-up
Steve Irish Jeopardy! ? ?  
Sahir Islam Teen Jeopardy! 1997 $26,300 Champion
Sahir Islam Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Jayanth Iyengar WUSTL College Jeopardy! 2005 $25,000 Finalist
Josh Jacobson Remote Control ? ?  
Steve Jenkins Carleton College Jeopardy! 2006 $23,785 Article
Ken Jennings Brigham Young Jeopardy! 2004 $2,520,700 Total winnings record; appearances record; single-show record
Ken Jennings Brigham Young Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $500,000 Runner-up
Ken Jennings Brigham Young 1 vs. 100 2006 $714 Appeared in premiere episode.
Ken Jennings Brigham Young 5th Grader 2008 $500,000 Article
Vinita Kailasanath College Jeopardy! 2001 $50,000/car Champion
Vinita Kailasanath Jeopardy! TOC 2004 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Vinita Kailasanath Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $25,000 Advanced to Round 2
Brian Kalt Teen Jeopardy! 1987 ? Semi-finalist
Brian Kalt Millionaire 2000 $32,000  
Tina Karelson Jeopardy! 1993 $8,000/trip Article
Anurag Kashyap Rancho Bernardo Teen Jeopardy! 2008 $75,000 Also was the 2005 National Spelling Bee champion
Jason Keller Rutgers Jeopardy! 2011 $213,900 9-time champion
Matt Keller Vanderbilt College Jeopardy! 2000 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Matt Keller Vanderbilt Millionaire 2004 ?  
Larissa Kelly UC Berkeley, Princeton Jeopardy! 2008 $222,597 6-time champion; leading female money-winner in regular play
Larissa Kelly UC Berkeley, Princeton Jeopardy! TOC 2009 $100,000 Runner-up
Christine Kennedy Notre Dame, Fisher Catholic College Jeopardy! 2007 $25,000 Finalist
Su Kim Jeopardy! 2007 $46,901 3-day champion
Amanda King Jeopardy! ? ?  
Cheryl Klein Jeopardy! 2000 $1,000  
David Kneip Jeopardy! 1996 ?  
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Oklahoma State, Tulsa Jeopardy! 2007 $12,300 Article
Sharon Kristal Teen Jeopardy! 1990 $1,000  
Tom Kunzen Seminole CC Jeopardy! 2011 $134,402 5-time champion
Mike LaMasse Plymouth Salem College Jeopardy! 2000 $2,500  
Dave Legler Twenty-One 2000 $1,765,000 Set all-time record for game show winnings.
Josh Levy College Jeopardy! 1999 $10,000 Finalist
Al Lin Jeopardy! 1993 $58,903 5-time champion
Al Lin Jeopardy! TOC 1993 $1,000 Article
Bruce Lin Princeton Jeopardy! 2006 $56,599 3-day champion
Brian Lnu Jeopardy! ? ?  
Sherman Lo Jeopardy! 2006 $37,201 Article
Rob Long Millionaire 2000 $64,000  
Jon Lubin Millionaire 2002 $250,000  
Jason Luna UC Irvine 1 vs. 100 2008 $1,000,000 Article
David Madden Princeton, Ridgewood Jeopardy! 2005 $430,400 19-time champion
David Madden Princeton, Ridgewood Jeopardy! TOC 2006 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Nico Martinez Stanford College Jeopardy! 2005 $100,000 Champion
Nico Martinez Stanford Jeopardy! TOC 2006 $5,000  
Maribeth Mason Illinois, Caltech Jeopardy! 1997 $8,999  
Maribeth Mason Illinois, Caltech Winning Lines 2000 $1,000  
Richard J. Mason Caltech Win Ben Stein's Money 1998 $5,000  
Richard J. Mason Caltech Winning Lines 2000 $1,000  
Richard J. Mason Caltech Jeopardy! 2002 $52,000  
Richard J. Mason Caltech Millionaire 2009 $25,000 Used Robert Hentzel as a lifeline
Sarah Mauldin Jeopardy! 2003 $38,400  
John McClain Millionaire 1999 $32,000  
Ryan McClarren Jeopardy! 2004 $1,000  
Jack McClintock Jeopardy! 2011 ? Article
Andrew McGeorge Teen Jeopardy! 1990 $15,400 Runner-up
Maureen McIvor College Jeopardy! 1991 $1,000  
Nicholas Meyer UC Berkeley Millionaire 2001 $32,000  
Tom Michael Millionaire ? $64,000  
Susan Mitchell Texas A&M Jeopardy! 2007 $67,100 4-day champion
Susan Mitchell Texas A&M Jeopardy! TOC 2007 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Allyson Mondoux College Jeopardy! ? ?  
Brian Moore Jeopardy! 1993 $62,002 5-time champion
Brian Moore Jeopardy! TOC 1994 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Brian Moore Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $72,200 Advanced to Elite Eighteen
Matt Morris duPont Manual Teen Jeopardy! 1994 $29,601 Champion
Matt Morris duPont Manual Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Richard Morris Teen Jeopardy! 1990 $11,799 Finalist
Trey Morris Texas A&M Jeopardy! 2002 $1,000 Lost to Ben Tritle
Pam Mueller Loyola Chicago College Jeopardy! 2000 $50,000/car Champion
Pam Mueller Loyola Chicago Jeopardy! TOC 2001 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Pam Mueller Loyola Chicago Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $92,201 Semi-finalist
John Nam Jeopardy! ? ?  
Nancy Neff Millionaire 2006 $100,000  
Nancy Neff Jeopardy! ? ? 1-day champion
George Nelson Teen Jeopardy! 2002 $25,000 Runner-up
Eric Newhouse Teen Jeopardy! 1989 $28,100 Champion
Eric Newhouse Jeopardy! TOC 1989 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Eric Newhouse Super Jeopardy! 1990 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Eric Newhouse Teen Jeopardy! 1998 $50,000 Won special Teen Reunion Show
Eric Newhouse Jeopardy! Million Dollar 2002 $100,000 Runner up
Eric Newhouse Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $25,000 Part of the "Nifty Nine"
Eok Ngo UC Berkeley Jeopardy! 2003 $1,000  
Chris G. Nolte Caltech Winning Lines 2000 $1,000  
Elizabeth Norton Teen Jeopardy! 1999 $5,000 Semifinalist
Kevin P. Olmstead Jeopardy! 1994 $26,911  
Kevin P. Olmstead Millionaire 2000 $2,180,000 Largest ever gameshow win at the time
Kevin P. Olmstead 1 vs. 100 2006 ?  
Kevin P. Olmstead Grand Slam 2007 ?  
Matt Ottinger $ale of the Century 1986 $2,300  
Matt Ottinger Jeopardy! 2004 $2,000  
Jim Paluszak Teen Jeopardy! ? ?  
Steven Perry Rhodes, Virginia, Pittsburgh Millionaire 2001 $500,000  
Kenny Peskin GoldPocket 2000 $250,000 Article
Kenny Peskin 2 Minute Drill 2001 $5,000  
Kenny Peskin Stump the Schwab ? ?  
Greg Peterson Maine South, Lawrence Teen Jeopardy! 2007 $38,600 Runner-up
Adam Pinson Bevill-Jasper, Central Alabama CC College Jeopardy! 2005 $50,000 Runner-up
Joe Pipp Robbinsdale Cooper Jeopardy! 1986 $20,000/trip  
Martin Poteralski Millionaire ? $250,000 Originally won $0, but was invited back for a second chance.
Justin Powell Teen Jeopardy! 1997 $17,125  
Niall Prendergast Hanover Jeopardy! 2011 ? Article
Carrie Pruett Teen Jeopardy! 1993 ? Semi-finalist
Carrie Pruett Millionaire ? $32,000  
James Quintong Jeopardy! 2005 $4,001 Article
Chris Rantz Millionaire ? $1,000  
Jeremy Rasmussen South Florida Jeopardy! 2007 $30,001 Article
Madhury Ray Millionaire 2003 ?  
Casey Retterer Maryland, Oakland Mills College Jeopardy! 2004 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Jay Rhee Jeopardy! 2011 $107,203 6-time champion
Jay Rhee Jeopardy! TOC 2011 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Suzanne Rivoire Texas College Jeopardy! 2001 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Jesse Roach Teen Jeopardy! 1993 ? Finalist
Samantha Ross Macalester Millionaire 2005 $1,000  
David Roussel Jeopardy! 1987 $9,500  
Brad Rutter Jeopardy! 2000 $55,102/2 cars 5-time champion
Brad Rutter Jeopardy! TOC 2001 $100,000 Champion
Brad Rutter Jeopardy! Million Dollar 2002 $1,000,000 Champion
Brad Rutter Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $2,115,000 Champion
Bob Scarpone Bergen Academies Jeopardy! 1996 $42,401 5-time champion
Bob Scarpone Bergen Academies Jeopardy! TOC 1996 $11,000 Runner-up
Bob Scarpone Bergen Academies Millionaire ? ?  
Benjamin Schenkel Moravian Academy Teen Jeopardy! 2007 $42,800 Runner-up
Matthew Schnippert Episcopal, Stanton College Prep College Jeopardy! 2001 $19,801 Runner-up
Trevor Schultz Iowa Millionaire 2009 $100,000  
William Schultz North Carolina, Raleigh Charter College Jeopardy! 2007 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Russ Schumacher Jeopardy! 2003 $64,800 4-day champion
Russ Schumacher Jeopardy! TOC 2004 $250,000 Champion
Andrew Segal McGill Jeopardy! 2005 $2,000 Article
Brandy Shattuck Michigan Jeopardy! 2005 $7,801 Article
Matthew Sherman UCLA, Capistrano Valley Millionaire 2001 $32,000  
E. J. Sieracki Plymouth Salem Teen Jeopardy! 1994 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Bruce Simmons Rio Rancho, St. Stephen's Jeopardy! 1992 $63,599  
Bruce Simmons Rio Rancho, St. Stephen's Jeopardy! TOC 1993 $10,000 Runner-up
Bruce Simmons Rio Rancho, St. Stephen's Millionaire 2000 ?  
Julie Singer Quiz Kids Challenge 1990 ?  
John Skelton Jeopardy! 1998 $57,000  
John Skelton Jeopardy! TOC 1999 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Scott Smith Texas A&M, Edmond Memorial, LSU, Catholic of Pointe Coupee Millionaire 2002 $8,000 College Edition
Greg Sorenson Jeopardy! 1998 ?  
Babu Srinivasan Jeopardy! 2001 $75,100/car 5-time champion
Babu Srinivasan Jeopardy! TOC 2001 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Babu Srinivasan Jeopardy! Million Dollar 2002 $10,000  
Babu Srinivasan Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Julie K. Stahlhut My Generation ? ?  
Charlie Steinhice Chattanooga Arts and Sciences, UT-Chattanooga Jeopardy! 1992 ?  
Jeff Stewart Princeton College Jeopardy! 1994 $26,000/car Champion
Jeff Stewart Princeton Jeopardy! TOC 1994 $20,800 Runner up
Jeff Stewart Princeton Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000 Second in Round 1
Molly Strothmann Jeopardy! 2003 $20,000 Article
Maddie Suchard Edison Back to School Jeopardy! 2005 $20,401 Leading money-winner during 2005's Back to School Week
Ray Sun Chicago Jeopardy! 2006 $30,801 Article
Dan Suzman Harvard, Georgetown Day Jeopardy! 2004 $2,000 Article
Mitchell Szczepanczyk Michigan, Chicago Millionaire 2007 $8,000  
Alan Tabor Jeopardy! ? ?  
Kurt Taube Jeopardy! 1996 ?  
Ben Taylor Dartmouth Jeopardy! 2007 $25,599 Article
Dennis Thibodeaux Jeopardy! 1999 $9,200 1-day champion
Dennis Thibodeaux History IQ 2001 ? Champion
Jason Thweatt Virginia Tech Millionaire 2001 $32,000  
Eddie Timanus Jeopardy! 1999 $69,700/2 cars 5-time champion
Eddie Timanus Jeopardy! TOC 2000 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Eddie Timanus Jeopardy! Million Dollar 2002 $10,000 Article
Eddie Timanus Millionaire 2004 $50,000 Article
J.J. Todor Harvard Jeopardy! 1998 $49,621/car 5-time champion
J.J. Todor Harvard Jeopardy! TOC 1999 $20,600 Runner-up
MaryAnn Toner Jeopardy! ? ?  
Ron Trigueiro Jeopardy! 1998 $50,400  
Ron Trigueiro Millionaire 2000 $125,000 Article
Ben Tritle Twenty-One 2000 $85,000 Last episode aired
Ben Tritle Jeopardy! 2002 $78,600/car 5-time champion
Ben Tritle Jeopardy! TOC 2003 $5,000 Article
Pete Troyan Detroit Catholic Central College Jeopardy! 2007 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Wes Ulm Jeopardy! 1997 $63,201 4-time champion
Wes Ulm Jeopardy! TOC 1998 $2,500 Article
Wes Ulm Crosswords 2008 ?  
Shane Underwood College Jeopardy! 1998 $10,000 Finalist
Sujith Vajain Jeopardy! ? ?  
Brandon VandeBrake Win Ben Stein's Money ? ?  
Amy Varallo Aiken, Georgia Tech Teen Jeopardy! 2007 $5,000  
Vik Vaz Harvard, Texas Jeopardy! 2005 $74,002 3-time champion
Vik Vaz Harvard, Texas Jeopardy! TOC 2006 $100,000 Runner-up
Adam Villani Win Ben Stein's Money 2000 $5,000  
Adam Villani Jeopardy! 2004 $2,000 Article
Cathy Vrentas Penn State Jeopardy! ? ?  
Amanda Walker Bellevue College, Gonzaga College Jeopardy! 2005 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Antonia Wang Purdue College Jeopardy! 2005 $10,000 Semi-finalist
Lily Wang Columbia College Jeopardy! 2004 $10,000 Semi-finalist
James Washick North Greenville Jeopardy! 2006 $20,801 1-day champion
Thomas M. Waters Jeopardy! 1985 $12,800  
Daniel Weber Keystone Oaks National Vocabulary 2007 $5,000 Pittsburgh champion; advanced to second round at national competition.
Mike Wehrman Yale, Arkansas Millionaire 2000 $32,000  
Brian Weikle Jeopardy! 2003 $149,200/car 5-time champion
Brian Weikle Jeopardy! TOC 2003 $56,601 Finalist
Jamie Weiss Teen Jeopardy! 1990 $26,000 Champion
Jamie Weiss Jeopardy! TOC 1990 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Jamie Weiss Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000 Article
Shane Whitlock College Jeopardy! 1996 $32,800/car Champion
Ben Wiles Jeopardy! 2004 $1,000  
Keith Williams College Jeopardy! 2003 $50,000/car Champion
Keith Williams Jeopardy! TOC 2004 $5,000 Article
Keith Williams Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000 Article
Greg Wimpey Jeopardy! 1991 ?  
Rachel Winer Jeopardy! 2011 $53,801 2-day champion
Tim Woodward USC, Shawsheen Tech Paranoia 2000 $70,000  
Tim Woodward USC, Shawsheen Tech Millionaire 2009 $100,000  
Joe Wright Pittsburgh Inquizition ? $500  
Ramar Wright Jeopardy! 2003 ?  
Felicia Wu Teen Jeopardy! 1994 ? Semi-finalist
Jill Young Teen Jeopardy! 1992 $7,500 Finalist
Tim Young Weakest Link ? ?  
John Zhang Teen Jeopardy! 2003 $50,000/car Champion
John Zhang Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $5,000  
Matt Zielenski Teen Jeopardy! 1995 $42,300 Champion
Matt Zielenski Jeopardy! TOC 1995 $5,000 Semi-finalist
Matt Zielenski Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2005 $70,601 Quarterfinalist