A writer and producer for television from Los Angeles, California...

Jonathan Groff

Date of First Appearance:
March, 1995

Total Winnings:
$65,500 ($60,500 plus $5,000 in ToC) plus “Garlique.” And what is this Million Dollar Masters thing I keep hearing about? Nobody called, nobody wrote.

In my five games, I was never catchable going into Final Jeopardy! In my last game, I bet in Final Jeopardy! so that if I got the response wrong and Alex McNeil (sp.?) got it right, he'd tie me. A past champion I had talked to before going on said that's a cool thing to do if you have the opportunity, since the other player would get to advance and I would be retired anyway as a 5-time champ. Besides, it was just Merv Griffin's money. That's the time to be gracious. I got it wrong, Alex got it right, we tied, and Alex got to continue. Made me seem like a super stand-up guy, even if it wasn't originally my idea.

"A 5-show winner in 1995, he's now a writer and producer for television. From Los Angeles, California..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $34,001.
1995 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 11 5-time champion: $60,500 + Garlique tablets.

Jonathan's IMDb page.

Jonathan appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4770, aired 2005-05-06 April McManus vs. Ed Schiffer vs. Jonathan Groff 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 18.
#4733, aired 2005-03-16 Jonathan Groff vs. Eddie Timanus vs. Jean Grewe 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 26. Audio...
Jonathan previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Jonathan Groff in the following 2 archived games:
#2583, aired 1995-11-22 Isaac Segal vs. Gordon Wean vs. Jonathan Groff 1995 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#2578, aired 1995-11-15 Jonathan Groff vs. Linda Roberts vs. Aaron Klein 1995 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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