A personal success coach from San Diego, California...

Max Levaren

What is your most memorable moment on Jeopardy!?
During my third game, Alex asked me a question that I was totally unprepared for. He asked me what a personal success coach was, and, as a coach, what I could do for him. Thank God I belong to Toastmasters, because I was able to think on my feet.

What was your answer?
He asked me what I would do to enhance his life, and I said, "Alex, you're already there."

How did you prepare for the show?
I watched the game on TV and practiced with the air buzzer.

Your first appearance on Jeopardy!
Well, nothing earth-shattering, but while my game was airing, I was spotted at an outdoor taco stand in Tijuana. Somebody came up to me and said, "Are you Max? How did you get on Jeopardy!?"

2003 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 19 4-time champion: $68,801.

Max's full first name is "Maxine." Last name pronounced like "lev-VAIR-en".

Max appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4316, aired 2003-05-12 Brian Weikle vs. Mark Brown vs. Max Levaren 2003 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#4312, aired 2003-05-06 Max Levaren vs. Trevor Norris vs. Mark Dawson 2003 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Max previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Max Levaren in the following 5 archived games:
#4272, aired 2003-03-11 Max Levaren vs. Heather Hunter Smith vs. Randy Harris Max Levaren game 5. (Cheryl: Final Jeopardy! in T-minus 30...
#4271, aired 2003-03-10 Max Levaren vs. Sherry Harley vs. Jimmy Ogden Max Levaren game 4. Alex enters wearing a rare bow...
#4270, aired 2003-03-07 Max Levaren vs. Joanne Daley vs. Ben Dufour Max Levaren game 3. (Jimmy: You know, Grace, it's getting...
#4269, aired 2003-03-06 Max Levaren vs. Jason Affourtit vs. Laurie Zorn Max Levaren game 2.
#4268, aired 2003-03-05 Anthony Trifilio vs. Max Levaren vs. Rob O'Leary Max Levaren game 1.

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