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 Appearances Winnings Note
Shawn Askew Georgia Tech Jeopardy! 2 1997: $14,000
 
Bryce Avery The Challengers 2 1991: $16,325
 
Dana Bacon Jeopardy!   1991: $17,700
1991 Teen Tournament
Chris Barger Jeopardy! 1 1997: $0
 
Craig Barker Michigan, Livonia Stevenson Jeopardy!   1997: $31,000 + car
1997 College Championship; 1998 Tournament of Champions; 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions
Brick Barrientos Jeopardy!   1997: $14,000
 
Mike Becker Jeopardy!   1987: $55,400
 
Rachel Beckman Danville Jeopardy! 1 2001: $30,001
Won Kids Week show at age 11
Katy Beebe Carleton College Jeopardy! 1 2000: $1,000
 
Eric Biber Jeopardy! 4 1993: $19,100
1993 College Championship
Ryan David Bilger Emmaus, West Virginia, Gettysburg College Jeopardy!   2019:
 
Ben Bishop Amherst, Lakeside Jeopardy! 7 2008: $115,800
2009: $10,000
2009 Tournament of Champions
Ron Black Jeopardy! 5 1985: $5,000
1985: $47,401
1990: $5,000
1985 Tournament of Champions; 1990 Super Jeopardy!
Jason Block Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2000: $125,000
 
Craig Boge Stanford Jeopardy! 4 2007: $50,000
2007 College Championship
Chris Borglum Valencia Jeopardy! 1 1997: $0
 
Wes Borucki Jeopardy! 1 2000: $0
 
Michael Braun Jeopardy! 4 2005: $75,000
2005 Teen Tournament
Gabriel Brison-Trezise Kenyon, Hanover Jeopardy! 2 2019: $24,400
 
Colin Brown U of Rochester Jeopardy! 1 2005: $5,000
2005 College Championship
Lorin Burte The Challengers   1991: $91,000
 
Phil Castagna Stump the Schwab 1 2006: $0 + Schwabblehead doll
 
Benoy Chacko Michigan Jeopardy!   1994: $5,000
1994 College Championship
Benoy Chacko Michigan Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2011:
 
Papa Chakravarthy Dunbar Jeopardy! 4 2006: $75,000
2006 Teen Tournament
Kendra Chapman Davidson, duPont Manual, Stratford Academy Jeopardy!   2003: $2,500
2003 Teen Tournament
Beth Cimini Jeopardy! 2 2005: $10,000
2005 College Championship
Mark Coen Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2004: $64,000
 
John Colterman Assumption Catholic Jeopardy! 1 2004: $2,000
 
Richard Cordray Central Crossing Jeopardy! 7 1986: $40,303
1987: $5,000
1987 Tournament of Champions
Bryan Coyle Irondale Jeopardy! 1 2019: $2,000
 
Alex Damisch DePaul, Lawrence, Minnesota Jeopardy! 4 2019: $35,549
 
Sam Daub Eden Prairie Jeopardy! 1 2002: $2,000
2002 Back to School Week
Mark Dawson Jeopardy!   2001: $342,000 + car
 
Michael Day Jeopardy! 5 1985: $1,000
1985: $53,500
2005: $5,000
1985 Tournament of Champions; 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions
Kunle Demuren Princeton, Ocean Lakes Jeopardy! 1 2002: $49,000
2002 Kids Week; highest one-day Kids Week total ever
Jim Dendy Jeopardy!   No details available
 
Josh DenHartog Win Ben Stein's Money   No details available
 
Josh DenHartog Jeopardy!   1997: $25,000
1998: $2,500
2005: $5,000
1997 Teen Tournament; 1998 Tournament of Champions; 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions
Jason Dettlebach Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2000: $125,000
 
Raj Dhuwalia Florida Jeopardy! 2 2002: $23,200
 
Jennifer Dikes Jeopardy! 1 1990: $1,000
1990 Teen Tournament
James Dinan Paranoia   No details available
 
James Dinan 2 Minute Drill   2001: $5,000
 
James Dinan Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   $64,000
Originally won $0, but was invited back for a second chance.
David C. Dixon Jeopardy!   1993: $0
 
Bryn Douglass Chattahoochee Jeopardy! 1 2010: $2,000
 
Mike Dupée Emory, Florida Jeopardy!   1996: $100,000
1996: $66,401
2005: $32,500
2014: $5,000
1996 Tournament of Champions; 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions; 2014 Battle of the Decades
James Erwin Jeopardy! 3 2009: $23,598
2-time champion
Michael Falk St. Mary's Visitation, Iowa State Jeopardy! 4 2006: $59,403
2006: $250,000
2014: $5,000
2006 Tournament of Champions; 2014 Battle of the Decades
Meryl Federman Livingston, Harvard Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 2007: $75,000
Champion
Adam Fine Maryland, Johns Hopkins Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   1999: $16,000
Appeared on same show as Rick Grimes.
Kermin Elliott Fleming Carnegie Mellon Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2004: $100,000
Champion; Attended same HS as John Zheng
Kermin Elliott Fleming Carnegie Mellon Tournament of Champions 1 2006: $5,000
 
Morgan Flood Penn Manor Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 1 2012: $5,000
 
Eric Floyd Georgia Jeopardy! 5 2002: $97,800
 
Eric Floyd Georgia Tournament of Champions 4 2003: $25,000
Finalist
Heidi Fogle Stanford Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 2 2007: $10,000
 
Chuck Forrest Jeopardy! 5 1985: $72,800
5-time champion
Chuck Forrest Tournament of Champions 4 1986: $100,000
Champion
Chuck Forrest Millon Dollar Masters 2 2002: $25,000
Semi-finalist
Chuck Forrest $250,000 Super Jeopardy! 1 1993: $5,000
 
Chuck Forrest Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $25,000
Part of the "Nifty Nine"
Akiva Fox Penn Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1997: $7,500
Finalist
Tara Franey Michigan State Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2008: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Kristin Frankhouser Jeopardy! Back to School Week 1 2001: $4,000
 
Steve Frappier Ransom Everglades, WUSTL, Westminster Jeopardy! 1 2008: $2,000
 
David Frazee Jeopardy! 2 2002: $26,800
 
Clifford Galiher Half Moon Bay, UCLA Tournament of Champions   2007: $50,000
 
Clifford Galiher Half Moon Bay, UCLA Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2007: $100,000
Champion
Tom Galloway Greed   1999: $20,000
 
Greg Garbee Palm Beach CC Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2004: $32,000
 
Scott Gillispie Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2 2005: $25,000
 
Scott Gillispie Jeopardy! College Championship 4 1991: $27,400
Champion
Scott Gillispie Tournament of Champions 2 1991: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Amanda Goad Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1996: $31,200
Champion
Amanda Goad Tournament of Champions 2 1996: $5,000
Semi-finalist
William Golden Texas, James E. Taylor, Harmony Excellence-Houston Jeopardy! 2 2014: $10,000
2014 Teen Tournament
Andrew Gonzalez USC Jeopardy! 1 2005: $2,000
 
David Goodman Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2000: $1,000,000
 
Ashley Grand Torrey Pines Jeopardy! College Championship 1 2007: $5,000
 
Rick Grimes Jeopardy!   1993: $9,601
 
Rick Grimes Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   1999: $64,000
Appeared on same show as Adam Fine.
Victoria Groce Jeopardy! 2 2005: $23,801
Defeated a 19-time champion
David Hamilton Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2001: $32,000
 
David Hankins Dartmouth Jeopardy! 1 2004: $1,000
Was the third contestant on the show where Nancy Zerg beat Ken Jennings
Ken Hesser Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2000: $64,000
 
Josh Hill Arkansas Jeopardy! 9 2018: $164,721
2019: $5,000
2019 Tournament of Champions
Eric S. Hillemann Carleton College Jeopardy! 2 2000: $20,700
 
Allison Holley Lawrence, Illinois Jeopardy! 1 2017: $5,000
2017 College Championship
James Holst Iowa Jeopardy! 2 2009: $26,801
 
Jennifer Hopens Texas, Temple Jeopardy! 3 1997: $12,200
 
Jeff Hoppes Princeton, UC Berkeley, Manheim Township Jeopardy! 1 2004: $2,000
 
Andrew Hutchings Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Andrew Hutchings Tournament of Champions 1 1999: $2,500
 
Andrew Hutchings Jeopardy! College Championship   1998: $25,000 + car
Champion
Grant Hutchins Edmond Santa Fe Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2005: $25,000
 
Grant Hutchinson Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2003: $25,000
Runner-up
Steve Irish Jeopardy!   No details available
 
Sahir Islam Harvard Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Sahir Islam Harvard Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1997: $26,300
Champion
Jayanth Iyengar Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2005: $25,000
Finalist
Matthew Jackson Georgetown Day, Yale Jeopardy! 14 2015: $413,612
 
Josh Jacobson Remote Control   No details available
 
Steve Jenkins Carleton College Jeopardy! 2 2006: $23,785
 
Ken Jennings Brigham Young 1 vs. 100 2 2006: $714.29
Appeared in premiere episode.
Ken Jennings Brigham Young Jeopardy! 75 2004: $2,520,700
Total winnings record; appearances record; single-show record
Ken Jennings Brigham Young Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 1 2008: $500,000
 
Ken Jennings Brigham Young Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 3 2005: $500,000
Runner-up
Vinita Kailasanath Tournament of Champions 2 2004: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Vinita Kailasanath Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 2 2005: $25,000
Advanced to Round 2
Vinita Kailasanath Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2001: $50,000 + car
Champion
Brian Kalt Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2000: $32,000
 
Brian Kalt Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1987:
Semi-finalist
Steve Kaplan UCLA, UC Berkeley Jeopardy! 2 2005: $20,400
 
Tina Karelson Jeopardy! 2 1993: $8,000 + trip
 
Anurag Kashyap Rancho Bernardo Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 2008: $75,000
Also was the 2005 National Spelling Bee champion
Jason Keller Rutgers Jeopardy! 10 2011: $213,900
9-time champion
Matt Keller Vanderbilt Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2000: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Matt Keller Vanderbilt Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2004: $0
 
Larissa Kelly UC Berkeley, Princeton Jeopardy!   2008: $222,597
2009: $100,000
2014: $5,000
2019: $333,333
2009 Tournament of Champions; 2014 Battle of the Decades; 2019 All-Star Games
Christine Kennedy Notre Dame, Fisher Catholic Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2007: $25,000
Finalist
Su Kim Jeopardy! 3 2007: $46,901
3-day champion
Amanda King Jeopardy!   No details available
 
Cheryl Klein Carleton College Jeopardy! 1 2000: $1,000
 
David Kneip Temple Jeopardy!   1996:
 
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Oklahoma State, Tulsa Jeopardy! 2 2007: $12,300
 
Sharon Kristal Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 1 1990: $1,000
 
Tom Kunzen Seminole CC Jeopardy! 6 2011: $134,402
5-time champion
Mike LaMasse Plymouth Salem Jeopardy! College Championship 1 2000: $2,500
 
Emily LaMonica MAST Jeopardy! 2 2016: $10,000
2016 Teen Tournament
Dave Legler Twenty-One 6 2000: $1,765,000
Set all-time record for game show winnings.
Josh Levy Jeopardy! College Championship   1999: $10,000
Finalist
Al Lin Jeopardy! 5 1993: $58,903
5-time champion
Al Lin Tournament of Champions 1 1993: $1,000
 
Bruce Lin Queen's, Princeton Jeopardy! 4 2006: $56,599
3-day champion
Bruce Lin Queen's, Princeton Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2018: $5,000
 
Brian Lnu Jeopardy!   No details available
 
Sherman Lo Jeopardy! 3 2006: $37,201
 
Rob Long Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2000: $64,000
 
Bruce Lou Saratoga, UC Berkeley Jeopardy! 2 2020: $15,245
 
Jon Lubin Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2002: $250,000
 
Jason Luna UC Irvine 1 vs. 100 1 2008: $1,000,000
 
David Madden Princeton, Ridgewood Jeopardy! 20 2005: $430,400
19-time champion
David Madden Princeton, Ridgewood Tournament of Champions 2 2006: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Claire Marinello Boston College Jeopardy! 1 2019: $2,000
 
Nico Martinez Stanford Tournament of Champions 1 2006: $5,000
 
Nico Martinez Stanford Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2005: $100,000
Champion
Maribeth Mason Illinois, Caltech Winning Lines 1 2000: $1,000
 
Maribeth Mason Illinois, Caltech Jeopardy! 2 1997: $8,999
 
Richard J. Mason Caltech Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2009: $25,000
Used Robert Hentzel as a lifeline
Richard J. Mason Caltech Winning Lines 1 2000: $1,000
 
Richard J. Mason Caltech Win Ben Stein's Money 1 1998: $5,000
 
Richard J. Mason Caltech Jeopardy! 3 2002: $52,000
 
Sarah Mauldin Jeopardy!   2003: $38,400
 
John McClain Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 1999: $32,000
 
Ryan McClarren Jeopardy!   2004: $1,000
 
Jack McClintock Jeopardy! 1 2011: $2,000
 
Andrew McGeorge Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1990: $15,400
Runner-up
Maureen McIvor Georgetown Jeopardy! College Championship 1 1991: $1,000
 
Nicholas Meyer UC Berkeley Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2001: $32,000
 
Tom Michael Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2001: $64,000
 
Susan Mitchell Texas A&M Tournament of Champions 2 2007: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Susan Mitchell Texas A&M Jeopardy! 5 2007: $67,100
4-day champion
Allyson Mondoux Jeopardy! College Championship 1 1996: $0
 
Ashwin Monian Green Hope, North Carolina Science and Math, Delaware Jeopardy! 1 2020: $2,020
 
Brian Moore Tournament of Champions 2 1994: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Brian Moore Jeopardy! 5 1993: $62,002
5-time champion
Brian Moore Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 3 2005: $72,200
Advanced to Elite Eighteen
Rodrigo Morante Ottawa Jeopardy! 1 2019: $1,000
 
Matt Morris Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1994: $29,601
Champion
Matt Morris Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Richard Morris Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1990: $11,799
Finalist
Trey Morris Texas A&M Jeopardy! 1 2002: $1,000
Lost to Ben Tritle
Pam Mueller Loyola Chicago Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2000: $50,000 + car
Champion
Pam Mueller Loyola Chicago Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 4 2005: $92,201
Semi-finalist
Pam Mueller Loyola Chicago Tournament of Champions 2 2001: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Nathan Murphy Bishop Kelly, Gonzaga Jeopardy!   2009: $2,000
 
John Nam Jeopardy! 1 No details available
 
Sathvik Namburar Woodward Academy Jeopardy! 2 2019: $29,201
 
Nancy Neff Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 2 2006: $100,000
 
Nancy Neff Jeopardy! 2 1987: $13,000
1-day champion
George Nelson Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 2002: $25,000
Runner-up
Eric Newhouse Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1989: $28,100
Champion
Eric Newhouse Tournament of Champions 2 1989: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Eric Newhouse Millon Dollar Masters 4 2002: $100,000
Runner up
Eric Newhouse Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1998: $50,000
Won special Teen Reunion Show
Eric Newhouse $250,000 Super Jeopardy! 2 1990: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Eric Newhouse Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $25,000
Part of the "Nifty Nine"
Eok Ngo UC Berkeley Jeopardy! 1 2003: $1,000
 
Chris Nolte Caltech Winning Lines 1 2000: $1,000
 
Elizabeth Norton Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 2 1999: $5,000
Semifinalist
Kevin P. Olmstead Grand Slam 1 2007:
 
Kevin P. Olmstead 1 vs. 100 1 2006: $0
 
Kevin P. Olmstead Jeopardy! 3 1994: $26,911
 
Kevin P. Olmstead Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2000: $2,180,000
Largest ever gameshow win at the time
Shiva Oswal Stanford Online, Pi-oneers, De Anza College Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2017: $250,000
 
Matt Ottinger Jeopardy! 1 2004: $2,000
 
Matt Ottinger $ale of the Century   1986: $2,300
 
Jim Paluszak Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1991: $5,000
 
Steven Perry Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rhodes Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2001: $500,000
 
Kenny Peskin Cornell 2 Minute Drill   2001: $5,000
 
Kenny Peskin Cornell Stump the Schwab 1 No details available
 
Kenny Peskin Cornell GoldPocket   2000: $250,000
 
Greg Peterson Lawrence, Maine South, Keith Country Day, Northwestern Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 2007: $38,600
Runner-up
Adam Pinson Bevill-Jasper, Alabama-Birmingham, Central Alabama CC Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2005: $50,000
Runner-up
Joe Pipp Robbinsdale Cooper Jeopardy! 4 1986: $20,000 + trip
 
Martin Poteralski Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 $250,000
Originally won $0, but was invited back for a second chance.
Justin Powell Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1997: $17,125
 
Niall Prendergast Jeopardy! 1 2011: $2,000
 
Carrie Pruett Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2003: $32,000
 
Carrie Pruett Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1993:
Semi-finalist
James Quintong Northwestern Jeopardy! 2 2005: $4,001
 
Chris Rantz Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2000: $1,000
 
Jeremy Rasmussen South Florida Jeopardy! 2 2007: $30,001
 
Madhury Ray Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2003:
 
Casey Retterer Maryland, James Blake, Oakland Mills Jeopardy! College Championship 1 2004: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Jay Rhee Tournament of Champions 2 2011: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Jay Rhee Jeopardy! 6 2011: $107,203
6-time champion
Suzanne Rivoire Texas Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2001: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Jesse Roach Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1993:
Finalist
Samantha Ross Macalester Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2005: $1,000
 
David Roussel Jeopardy! 2 1987: $9,500
 
Brad Rutter Tournament of Champions 4 2001: $100,000
Champion
Brad Rutter Millon Dollar Masters 4 2002: $1,000,000
Champion
Brad Rutter Jeopardy! 5 2000: $55,102 + 2 cars
5-time champion
Brad Rutter Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 7 2005: $2,115,000
Champion
Kathy Sahlmann Strong Vincent Middle Jeopardy! 1 2008: $10,598
 
Robert Scarpone Rutgers, Morris Catholic, Bergen Academies Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 4 2000: $0
2001: $0
2017: $30,000
 
Robert Scarpone Rutgers, Morris Catholic, Bergen Academies Tournament of Champions 4 1996: $11,000
Runner-up
Robert Scarpone Rutgers, Morris Catholic, Bergen Academies Jeopardy! 5 1996: $42,401
5-time champion
Benjamin Schenkel Moravian Academy Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 2007: $42,800
Runner-up
Matthew Schnippert Episcopal Jacksonville, Maclay, Stanton College Prep Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2001: $19,801
Runner-up
Trevor Schultz Iowa Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2009: $100,000
 
William Schultz Raleigh Charter, North Carolina Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2007: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Russ Schumacher Jeopardy! 5 2003: $64,800
4-day champion
Russ Schumacher Tournament of Champions 4 2004: $250,000
Champion
Andrew Segal McGill Jeopardy! 1 2005: $2,000
 
Brandy Shattuck Michigan, Western Michigan Jeopardy! 2 2005: $7,801
 
Oishee Shemontee UC Irvine, Arcadia Jeopardy! 1 2020: $2,000
 
Matthew Sherman Capistrano Valley, UCLA Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2001: $32,000
 
E. J. Sieracki Plymouth Salem Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 2 1994: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Bruce Simmons St. Stephen's, Rio Rancho Jeopardy! 5 1992: $63,599
 
Bruce Simmons St. Stephen's, Rio Rancho Tournament of Champions 4 1993: $10,000
Runner-up
Bruce Simmons St. Stephen's, Rio Rancho Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2000: $0
 
Julie Singer The Quiz Kids Challenge   1990:
 
John Skelton Tournament of Champions 2 1999: $5,000
Semi-finalist
John Skelton Jeopardy! 5 1998: $57,000
 
Scott Smith Catholic of Pointe Coupee, Edmond Memorial, Texas A&M, Louisiana State Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2002: $8,000
College Edition
Greg Sorenson Jeopardy! 1 1998: $0
 
Babu Srinivasan Millon Dollar Masters 1 2002: $10,000
 
Babu Srinivasan Jeopardy! 5 2001: $75,100 + car
5-time champion
Babu Srinivasan Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Babu Srinivasan Tournament of Champions 2 2001: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Julie K. Stahlhut My Generation   No details available
 
Charlie Steinhice UT-Chattanooga, Chattanooga Arts and Sciences Jeopardy! 1 1992: $0
 
Jeff Stewart Princeton Tournament of Champions 4 1994: $20,800
Runner up
Jeff Stewart Princeton Jeopardy! College Championship   1994: $26,000 + car
Champion
Jeff Stewart Princeton Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
Second in Round 1
Molly Strothmann Jeopardy! 2 2003: $20,000
 
Maddie Suchard Edison Jeopardy! Back to School Week 1 2005: $20,401
Leading money-winner during 2005's Back to School Week
Ray Sun Chicago Jeopardy! 2 2006: $30,801
 
Daniel Suzman Georgetown Day, Harvard Jeopardy! 1 2004: $2,000
 
Mitchell Szczepanczyk Chicago, Michigan Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2007: $8,000
 
Alan Tabor Jeopardy!   No details available
 
Kurt Taube Jeopardy! 1 1996: $0
 
Ben Taylor Dartmouth Jeopardy! 2 2007: $25,599
 
Dennis Thibodeaux Jeopardy! 2 1999: $9,200
1-day champion
Dennis Thibodeaux History IQ 1 2001:
Champion
Jason Thweatt Virginia Tech Jeopardy!   2008: $2,000
 
Jason Thweatt Virginia Tech Who Wants To Be a Millionare?   2001: $32,000
 
Eddie Timanus Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2004: $50,000
 
Eddie Timanus Millon Dollar Masters 1 2002: $10,000
 
Eddie Timanus Tournament of Champions 2 2000: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Eddie Timanus Jeopardy! 5 1999: $69,700 + 2 cars
5-time champion
J. J. Todor Harvard Tournament of Champions 4 1999: $20,600
Runner-up
J. J. Todor Harvard Jeopardy! 5 1998: $49,621 + car
5-time champion
MaryAnn Toner Jeopardy! 2 1996: $2,600
 
Ian Torres Loyola Academy, Stanford Jeopardy! 1 2019: $2,000
 
Ron Trigueiro Fresno State Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 2 2000: $125,000
 
Ron Trigueiro Fresno State Jeopardy!   1998: $50,400
 
Ben Tritle Twenty-One 1 2000: $85,000
Last episode aired
Ben Tritle Jeopardy! 5 2002: $78,600 + car
5-time champion
Ben Tritle Tournament of Champions 1 2003: $5,000
 
Pete Troyan Detroit Catholic Central Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2007: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Wes Ulm Jeopardy! 5 1997: $63,201
4-time champion
Wes Ulm Tournament of Champions 1 1998: $2,500
 
Wes Ulm Merv Griffin's Crosswords 1 2008:
 
Shane Underwood Jeopardy! College Championship 4 1998: $10,000
Finalist
Sujith Vajain Jeopardy! 2 No details available
 
Brandon VandeBrake Win Ben Stein's Money   No details available
 
Amy Varallo Georgia Tech, Aiken Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 1 2007: $5,000
 
Vik Vaz Texas, Harvard Tournament of Champions 4 2006: $100,000
Runner-up
Vik Vaz Texas, Harvard Jeopardy! 4 2005: $74,002
3-time champion
Adam Villani Caltech Jeopardy! 1 2004: $2,000
 
Adam Villani Caltech Win Ben Stein's Money   2000: $5,000
 
Cathy Vrentas Penn State Jeopardy! 1 2001: $0
 
Amanda Walker Gonzaga, Bellevue College Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2005: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Tabitha Walker Dorman, Stanford Jeopardy! 1 2019: $1,000
 
Antonia Wang Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2005: $10,000
Semi-finalist
Lily Wang Columbia Jeopardy! College Championship 2 2004: $10,000
Semi-finalist
James Washick North Greenville Jeopardy! 2 2006: $20,801
1-day champion
Thomas M. Waters Jeopardy!   1985: $12,800
 
Daniel Weber Keystone Oaks National Vocabulary Championship 2 2007: $5,000
Pittsburgh champion; advanced to second round at national competition.
Mike Wehrman Yale, Frostburg State, Arkansas, North Kansas City Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 1 2000: $32,000
 
Brian Weikle Jeopardy!   2003: $149,200 + car
5-time champion
Brian Weikle Tournament of Champions   2003: $56,601
Finalist
Jamie Weiss Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Jamie Weiss Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 1990: $26,000
Champion
Jamie Weiss Tournament of Champions 2 1990: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Shane Whitlock Jeopardy! College Championship 4 1996: $32,800 + car
Champion
Ben Wiles Jeopardy! 1 2004: $1,000
 
Keith Williams Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Keith Williams Jeopardy! College Championship 4 2003: $50,000 + car
Champion
Keith Williams Tournament of Champions 1 2004: $5,000
 
Greg Wimpey Jeopardy! 1 1991: $0
 
Rachel Winer Jeopardy! 3 2011: $53,801
2-day champion
Tim Woodward USC Who Wants To Be a Millionare? 2 2009: $100,000
 
Tim Woodward USC Jeopardy! 1 2007: $1,399
 
Tim Woodward USC Paranoia   2000: $70,000
 
Joe Wright Pittsburgh Inquizition   $500
 
Ramar Wright Jeopardy!   2003: $1,000
 
Felicia Wu Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1994:
Semi-finalist
Jeff Xie Houston-Clear Lake, John P. Stevens, Columbia Jeopardy! 4 2014: $75,000
2014 Teen Tournament
Jill Young Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1992: $7,500
Finalist
Tim Young The Weakest Link 1 $0
 
Ben Zhang Hofstra, Columbia, Ladue Jeopardy! 1 2019: $2,000
 
John Zhang Jeopardy! Teen Tournament 4 2003: $50,000 + car
Champion
John Zhang Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 1 2005: $5,000
 
Matt Zielenski Jeopardy! Ultimate TOC 3 2005: $70,601
Quarterfinalist
Matt Zielenski Tournament of Champions 2 1995: $5,000
Semi-finalist
Matt Zielenski Jeopardy! Teen Tournament   1995: $42,300
Champion
Jason Zuffranieri Albuquerque Academy Jeopardy! 20 2019: $532,496