An attorney from Richmond, Virginia...

Billy Baxter

Date of first appearance:
May 1992

Total Winnings:

None--at least no nickname that anyone ever told me to my face. I may have been called “Fourpeat” because it took me four tries (one for the Teen Tournament, and three for the College Tournament) before I made it onto TV.

Records Held/Stats:
1992 College Tournament Winner; won only tournament where three first-round opponents ended up making it to the finals (each of us winning our semifinal match).

Favorite Anecdote:
After I won the College Tournament, some friends in the Admissions Department updated the official tour materials to include me. Thus, when prospective students and their parents toured the College of William and Mary in the fall of 1992, and asked about famous alumni, they were told George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Wythe, Glenn Close, and Billy Baxter. I am sure that I have long since dropped off of this list.

Did being on Jeopardy! effect your life?
Absolutely--Jeopardy! has helped open many doors over the years. Shortly after the College Tournament aired, I was fortunate to win a Rotary Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Bristol in England. It also may have helped me get into law school. If nothing else, it has given my friends (and wife) some good laughs to watch the video and see just how much more hair I had back then compared to now!

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Nothing too out of the ordinary. I am sure that I spent far more than I care to know of my winnings drinking pints with classmates in the basement of Colonel Jasper's pub in Bristol. I used part of my winnings to live in England. The rest went most likely to Harvard Law School.

Anything else you'd like people to know about you?
I have a wonderful wife, a beautiful baby girl, and an all-wheel-drive blue minivan with moon roof--Life is good!

"Representing the College of William & Mary, he won the 1992 College Championship. Now, he's an attorney. From Richmond, Virginia..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000. Eliminated from Final Jeopardy! Round play along with Bernard Holloway for a rare single-player Final for Jeff Richmond.
1992 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
1992 College Champion: $26,200 + a trophy.

Billy appeared in the following archived game:
#4718, aired 2005-02-23 Bernard Holloway vs. Billy Baxter vs. Jeff Richmond 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 11. Single-player Final Jeopardy!
Billy previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Billy Baxter in the following archived game:
#1885, aired 1992-11-13 Leszek Pawlowicz vs. Frank Epstein vs. Billy Baxter 1992 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.

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