A professor from San Francisco, California...

Dan Melia

2014 Battle of the Decades invitee: $5,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member: $72,201.
1998 Tournament of Champions winner (semifinalist by wildcard): $100,000.
Season 13/14 5-time champion: $75,600 + a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette.

Dan won $2,550 on the 4/1/2002 episode of Win Ben Stein's Money, tying Ben 8-8 in the bonus round.

Dan appeared on Master Minds on 2020-05-29.

Last name pronounced like "MEAL-yuh".

On Wednesday, 2005-08-03, Dan, 61, wed Dara Hellman, 39, a teacher at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, on the Jeopardy! set at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, in a ceremony officiated by fellow 1998 ToC finalist Bob Harris, who was named a deputy commissioner of civil marriage by Los Angeles County. Alex Trebek attended the ceremony.

Dara's Jeopardy! Message Board user name: dhellman

Dan appeared in the following 5 archived games:
#2989, aired 1997-09-04 Dan Melia vs. Barbara Findley vs. Hap Erstein Dan Melia game 5.
#2988, aired 1997-09-03 Dan Melia vs. Beth Reardon vs. Wayne Weil Dan Melia game 4.
#2987, aired 1997-09-02 Dan Melia vs. Atish Choudhury vs. Karen Rhodes Dan Melia game 3.
#2986, aired 1997-09-01 Dan Melia vs. Atish Choudhury vs. Janet vanGrasstek Dan Melia game 2. First game of Season 14 (1997-1998)....
#2985, aired 1997-07-18 Patrick Friel vs. Dan Melia vs. Brian Keliher Dan Melia game 1. Last game of Season 13.
Dan would later appear on Jeopardy! as Dan Melia in the following 4 archived games:
#3105, aired 1998-02-13 Bob Harris vs. Dan Melia vs. Kim Worth 1998 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
#3104, aired 1998-02-12 Bob Harris vs. Dan Melia vs. Kim Worth 1998 Tournament of Champions final game 1.
#3101, aired 1998-02-09 Catherine Ramen vs. Dan Melia vs. Claudia Perry 1998 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#3098, aired 1998-02-04 Dan Melia vs. Peter Scott vs. Craig Barker 1998 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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