A retired diplomat and university professor from Bergen, Noord-Holland, the Netherlands...

Eric Terzuolo

Date of first appearance:
Early 1990.

Total winnings:
$64,000 (5 days) plus $5000 (Tournament of Champions)

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show?
Finding other people with the last name Terzuolo, which is very rare even in Italy, much less the United States.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect your life?
Helped ensure that my daughter's college education was funded. Made it easier to retire early.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
No. Mostly into college fund. Some to help buy a car.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
I've been outside the U.S. almost the whole time since appearing on Jeopardy!, so I've missed a lot.

"When he first appeared in 1990, he was a foreign service officer. Now he's a university professor in Amsterdam. From the Netherlands..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $29,801.
1990 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 6 5-time champion: $64,302.

Eric appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4766, aired 2005-05-02 Eric Terzuolo vs. Pam Mueller vs. Arthur Phillips 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 14.
#4708, aired 2005-02-09 Leslie Frates vs. Michael Galvin vs. Eric Terzuolo 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 1.
Eric previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Eric Terzuolo in the following 2 archived games:
#1426, aired 1990-11-12 Eric Terzuolo vs. Steve Berman vs. Jamie Weiss 1990 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#1423, aired 1990-11-07 Eric Terzuolo vs. Elaine Zollner vs. George Soule 1990 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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