A sophomore from Holliswood, New York...

Brandon Blackwell

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Uh, hopefully doing my dream job. I dream of being an astronaut for NASA.

Do you have a dream category?
Uh, probably anything math, science--anything with numbers.

What do you do for fun?
I play guitar. I play baseball. Uh, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, I'll do.

Would you like to go head-to-head with Alex?
Yeah! As long as he's not reading from the cards, 'cause I know the answers are on the cards.

How do you plan to spend your winnings?
My winnings? Well, I'm gon--obviously, gonna put most of it in the bank, use it for college, but I'm gonna use it to "trick out" my room, you know, get it, you know, just the way I want it, so you know. Not--use not too much money. 'Cause, uh, I may... need it. So... Other than that, yeah.

2008-B Teen Tournament wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.

Brandon competed under a different name for this appearance.

Brandon won $43,100 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2012-10-26.

Brandon won $339,416 and second place on the Million Second Quiz 2013-09-19.

Brandon appeared as a challenger on ABC's 500 Questions on 2016-05-26. He was unable to eliminate 2012 College Championship winner Monica Thieu.

Brandon appeared on the British game show University Challenge 2019-20 representing Imperial College, London.

Nicknamed, "The Lightning Bolt", Brandon appeared as a Chaser on The Chase beginning in May 2022.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: Dr. Jeopardy

Brandon appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5566, aired 2008-11-17 Brandon Blackwell vs. Ben Chuchla vs. Audrey Hosford 2008-B Teen Tournament semifinal game 1. Ask Alex #3: Writing.
#5562, aired 2008-11-11 Casey Clough vs. Brandon Blackwell vs. Bradley Silverman 2008-B Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 2.

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