A writer and editor from Alexandria, Virginia...

Michael Arnone

Date of first appearance:
January 8, 2001

Total winnings:
First five appearances--$54,599 cash + Chevy Suburban ($40,000)
2002 ToC--$2,500 [J! Archive note: Michael actually participated in the 2001 ToC]
Total--$57,099 ($97,099 in cash and prizes)

Records held/stats:
Five-time champion, highest one-day total for 2001 season (January 10, 2001)

Favorite anecdote:
I had friends travel from around the country to watch me play. That is my greatest gift. At the start of every game, I would give my twin brother Matt a thumbs up from the stage. He would then give me a big double thumbs up from the stands.

Show's effect on life:
I never have to bring up the fact I was on the show. I now have multiple publicity agents--friends and acquaintances who bring up the fact that I was on Jeopardy! I have no idea what cut they expect this time...

"He was the largest 1-day winner in the 2000-2001 season. Today he's a writer and editor. From Alexandria, Virginia..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions quaterfinalist: $2,500.
Season 17 5-time champion: $54,599 + a Chevrolet Suburban ($40,000).

Michael appeared in the following archived game:
#4714, aired 2005-02-17 Bev Schwartzberg vs. Sahir Islam vs. Michael Arnone 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 7.
Michael previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Michael Arnone in the following archived game:
#3943, aired 2001-10-24 Michael Arnone vs. Michelle Clum vs. Ryan Moore 2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3. (Sarah: I'm Sarah,...

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