A 12-year-old from Waccabuc, New York...

Jackson Ruzzo

What do you want to be when you grow up?
What I want to be when I grow up is probably a Broadway actor.

What are your favorite plays?
Um, I really like The Producers, Into the Woods, and Les Mis.

Who is the best Jeopardy! player at your house?
The best Jeopardy! player in my house is my mom. She helped me prepare and so did my dad.

What's the best thing about being a kid?
The best thing about being a kid is, if you get in trouble, you can play, "I'm just a little kid, I don't--I don't know what I'm doing" card a lot.

Do you have any advice for anyone trying out for Jeopardy!?
Don't be afraid if you don't know the answer--guess, there's a chance you can get it right.

"He wants to be a Broadway actor, because he likes to play different characters..."

2007 Kids Week winner: $11,800 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.

First Name: Jackson
Name of School: John Jay Middle School
What's your teacher's name?: Mr. Kastanis (Homeroom)
What do you like most about school?: History
What's your favorite movie or TV show?: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Serenity
What's your favorite activity?: Strategy board games (Risk, Axis & Allies)
Who do you admire most?: Joss Whedon (TV / Movie Writer)
What do you think you'll be when you grow up?: A broadway actor
Draw a picture of yourself winning big on Jeopardy!

Jackson appeared in the following archived game:
#5309, aired 2007-10-11 William Garrett vs. Bethlehem Lema vs. Jackson Ruzzo 2007 Kids Week game 4.

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