A TV quiz show host from Lancaster, Pennsylvania...

Brad Rutter

Date of first appearance:
October 2000

Total winnings:
$1,155,102 plus a couple of Camaros.

Nickname:
Alex called me a buzzsaw once, but my parents have affectionately referred to me as "Quiz Boy" since my high school academic team days.

Records/Stats:
I held the all-time money title on Jeopardy! until that guy won 74 games in a row. I think his name was Kevin Jensen or something like that.

Favorite anecdote about being on the show:
My drunken friends arrived at the Million Dollar Masters finals sporting T-shirts that spelled out "RUTTER" in red capital letters. They enjoyed some well-earned screen time as the camera panned through the audience during the credits.

Did Jeopardy! have an effect on my life?
Sure, I almost always have fifty dollars cash money on me these days.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
The only crazy thing I did with my winnings was buy a Porsche. I once got it up to [REDACTED] mph on I-95.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about you?
I now host my own local quiz show, InQuizitive, in central Pennsylvania. It's a lot of fun and I love working with bright-eyed, cheerful high school kids.

2014 Battle of the Decades winner: $1,000,000.
2011 IBM Challenge 2nd runner-up: $100,000 + $100,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Nifty Nine (players with byes into Round 2) member, Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member, Sweet Six (Round 3 winners) member, and winner: $2,115,000.
2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament winner: $1,000,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions winner: $100,000.
Season 17 5-time champion: $55,102.

Former host of InQuizitive with Brad Rutter. [Dead link]

Brad also appeared on Grand Slam in 2007. He began as the top seed in the tournament because of his holding the all-time game show winnings record. He made it to the quarterfinal round, in which he was eliminated from the tournament in his loss to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $500,000 winner Ogi Ogas.

Brad shared a $600,000 prize with Ethan Brosowsky and his "pub quiz" team comprising Ethan, Brad, Alan Bailey, Jonathan Dinerstein, Adam Stein, and Rebecca Ward on Million Dollar Mind Game aired 2011-11-27. The players met each other at O'Brien's Irish Pub Quiz in Santa Monica, California. The players unanimously opted to end the game at the $600,000 level rather than proceed to the million dollar question and risk losing all their winnings.

Brad appeared in the following 7 archived games:
#4783, aired 2005-05-25 Ken Jennings vs. Jerome Vered vs. Brad Rutter 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 3.
#4782, aired 2005-05-24 Brad Rutter vs. Ken Jennings vs. Jerome Vered 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 2.
#4781, aired 2005-05-23 Jerome Vered vs. Brad Rutter vs. Ken Jennings 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 1.
#4780, aired 2005-05-20 Brad Rutter vs. John Cuthbertson vs. Chris Miller 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 4, game 4.
#4779, aired 2005-05-19 Brad Rutter vs. Chris Miller vs. John Cuthbertson 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 4, game 3.
#4771, aired 2005-05-09 Steve Chernicoff vs. Brad Rutter vs. Michael Rooney 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 3, game 1.
#4764, aired 2005-04-28 John Beck vs. Brad Rutter vs. Bruce Naegeli 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 12.
Brad previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Brad Rutter in the following 4 archived games:
#4087, aired 2002-05-14 Brad Rutter vs. Eric Newhouse vs. Bob Verini 2002 Million Dollar Masters final game 2.
#4086, aired 2002-05-13 Brad Rutter vs. Eric Newhouse vs. Bob Verini 2002 Million Dollar Masters final game 1.
#4084, aired 2002-05-09 Brad Rutter vs. Leslie Frates vs. India Cooper 2002 Million Dollar Masters semifinal game 2.
#4079, aired 2002-05-02 Claudia Perry vs. Brad Rutter vs. Kate Waits 2002 Million Dollar Masters quarterfinal game 2.
Brad would later appear on Jeopardy! as Brad Rutter in the following 3 archived games:
#6088, aired 2011-02-16 Ken Jennings vs. Watson vs. Brad Rutter The IBM Challenge game 2.
#6087, aired 2011-02-15 Ken Jennings vs. Watson vs. Brad Rutter The IBM Challenge, continuation of game 1.
#6086, aired 2011-02-14 Ken Jennings vs. Watson vs. Brad Rutter The IBM Challenge game 1, Jeopardy! Round only.

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