A puzzle designer originally from Tucson, Arizona...

Michael Backes

Season 1 3-time champion: $31,300.

Michael won $1,300 on Win Ben Stein's Money on 1999-07-06.

Michael appeared in the role of "Air Force Controller" in the 1985 film Real Genius and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1993 film Rising Sun with Michael Crichton.

Mike appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#52, aired 1984-11-20 Michael Backes vs. Cathy Pentecost vs. Don Branten
#51, aired 1984-11-19 Michael Backes vs. Penny DeMille vs. Ron Tropsic

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