A creative director from Torrance, California...

John Beck

Date of first appearance:
June 2003. ToC September 2004.

Total Winings:
$122,099 and a new Jaguar.

5-time Champ and Last Jag winner!

Still haven't been recognized. Really.

How did being on Jeopardy! affect your life?
A little extra cash, a few nice “trophies,” but I'm still the same glorified 5-year-old I've always been.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Took my mom and the rest of my family to Hawaii. Bought a big TV and a BBQ (how typical). My wife commandeered the rest for the kitchen.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
Just that I'm pleased and proud to be back.

"He played in 2003, and was the last retired 5-time champ before the rule change. He's now a creative director. From Torrance, California..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $29,000.
2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 19 5-time champion: $117,099 + a Jaguar X-TYPE in British Racing Green.

John won $10,300 + a trip to Palm Springs + a trip to Las Vegas + a trip to Cabo San Lucas on Merv Griffin's Crosswords on 2007-09-17.

John won $5,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire on 2019-04-23.

John appeared on Master Minds on 2020-05-22.

John appeared on The Chase on 2022-05-31 along with Emily Hogg & lost a $80,000 jackpot when caught by chaser Buzzy Cohen while Jayanthi Martins was caught in the Head to Head round.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: watchandwait

John appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4764, aired 2005-04-28 John Beck vs. Brad Rutter vs. Bruce Naegeli 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 12.
#4719, aired 2005-02-24 John Beck vs. Tom Nosek vs. Carolyn Cracraft 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 12.
John previously appeared on Jeopardy! as John Beck in the following archived game:
#4608, aired 2004-09-22 John Beck vs. Scott Renzoni vs. Vinita Kailasanath 2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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