A pastor from Belcamp, Maryland...

Dave Simpson

I'm Dave Simpson from Belcamp, Maryland.

How did you celebrate your original run on Jeopardy!?
To celebrate, we gathered a big crowd together at my church. We had about 200 people that came out to watch the first show, and then each night after that, we were in smaller groups, but each night, we really had a good time watching each show.

What is the most common question people ask you about being on Jeopardy!?
The most frequently-asked question when people find out about Jeopardy! is, "How big is the book they give you to study?"--because people assume that with all the, uh. questions that are posed to you, that there's some sort of book that everybody gets, and they're surprised when they find out there--there is nothing like that.

Will playing Jeopardy! in Las Vegas affect your wagering?
Probably not. Um, I--if--if I wager like I did on the original show--[looks away] Oh, man! [Starts over, take 2!] Playing in Las Vegas won't affect my wagering. Um, if I wager like I did on the original shows, I'll--I'll wager a lot, try to think of it as points rather than money, and, uh, just have fun.

What have you learned from your previous run on Jeopardy!?
During my first run, I--I learned that the buzzer can be, uh, fickle. The--sometimes you're right on, and other times... you can't ring in to save your life.

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2009 Tournament of Champions wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 24 4-time champion: $88,901 + $2,000.

Won $125,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2003-10-08 and 2003-10-09.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: vjtrevor

Dave appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5654, aired 2009-03-19 Larissa Kelly vs. Cora Peck vs. Dave Simpson 2009 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2. From Las Vegas.
#5650, aired 2009-03-13 Ben Bishop vs. Lisa Klink vs. Dave Simpson 2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3. From Las Vegas.
Dave previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Dave Simpson in the following 5 archived games:
#5490, aired 2008-06-20 Dave Simpson vs. Doris Nash vs. Matt Phillips Dave Simpson game 5.
#5489, aired 2008-06-19 Dave Simpson vs. Kew Lee vs. Kara Gavin Dave Simpson game 4.
#5488, aired 2008-06-18 Dave Simpson vs. Lucy Anne McKosky vs. Jules Staniewicz Dave Simpson game 3.
#5487, aired 2008-06-17 Dave Simpson vs. Ginger Beireis vs. Brian MacKenzie Dave Simpson game 2.
#5486, aired 2008-06-16 Lowell Goodman vs. Dave Simpson vs. Sujit Roy Dave Simpson game 1.

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