A law professor from Davis, California...

Al Lin

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Total winnings:

5-time champ

Favorite anecdote:
Went to bar with friend to watch one episode (in which I was appearing), and caused other bar patrons to do double take trying to figure out if I was the same guy as on the TV monitor.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life?
Helped me to avoid heavy student debt, which enabled me to work for US Dept. of Justice without worrying about paying off loans.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Not really--spent most of it on graduate school tuition at Harvard--which some might say is a little crazy...

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
Avid hiker--goal is to hike in every national park.

"A law student when he won five times in 1993, he's now a law professor at the University of California Davis. From Davis, California..."

2005 Ulimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1993 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 9 5-time champion: $58,903 + Jeopardy! '92 home game.

Al appeared in the following archived game:
#4720, aired 2005-02-25 Tad Carithers vs. Leszek Pawlowicz vs. Al Lin 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 13.
Al previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Al Lin in the following archived game:
#2120, aired 1993-11-19 Diane Siegel vs. Al Lin vs. Jack Mahoney 1993 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.

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