An account executive from Arlington Heights, Illinois...

Anthony Fox

Hi Chicago, this is Anthony Fox from Arlington Heights. "Bear" with me, and come watch Jeopardy!

[2011-01-13 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to be the new Jeopardy! champion?
I am extremely excited to have been on, uh, Jeopardy! and to have been a 1-time champ--er, champion. Uh, it's better than pie. [Maggie Speak: "Better than what kind of pie?"] It's better than blueberry pie! [Maggie Speak: "What else?"] Rhubarb. [Maggie Speak: "What else?!"] Strawberry. Coconut Cream. Uh, other pies. Uh, French silk. Anything, uh, by the Poppin' Fresh company.

How did you prepare for your appearance on Jeopardy!?
I prepared for this with years of reading things that most other people don't read, and having my beautiful wife Kay Jean quiz me until I wanted to run away into the woods.

Any messages to the folks back home?
Thank you to my beautiful wife Kay Jean, and thanks to the folks that helped me cram at work when I should've been doing other things. Thank you!

[2011-01-14 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to win your second game?
It feels twice as good as last time to be a two-time champion... with even more jazz and/or excitement. Um, inside, I feel as if a collection of very large bats were fluttering around--cause I'm still nervous. But I'm very, very happy.

Do you have any dance moves you would like to share with us?
[Dances on his feet, with his hands held behind his back.] Much like that. [Shimmies with hands in the air.] Kind of like that Chris Farley thing where he did the Chippendales at, uh... I'm not gonna take the jacket off, though, so, uh, my apologies to the ladies out there. Um, there--there will be no dancing, or, uh--it's kind of like Footloose with the preacher, John Lithgow--there will be no dancing.

Any messages to the folks back home?
Um, I would like to say "hi" to all my in-laws. Um... my niece! Hello to my niece Genevieve. Uh, she says she's already into me for a grand, because I won. So that's nice--she's 7. So I'm not exactly sure that she knows where the thousand dollars comes from, [chuckles] but, uh, uh... Hello to everybody I play tennis with. Hello everybody at the Barrington Writers Workshop, and, yeah, I don't know anybody else. My clients! Hello--Oh, God! [Straightens tie, looks straight into camera, takes solemn tone] Hello to my clients. You are the ones who got me to this place. I don't know how. You really had nothing to do with it, but I value you all greatly. More than greatly. Greatlier.

[2011-01-17 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to win your third game?
[Hums first five notes of "Dueling Banjos" while plucking an air banjo.] Ba-da-ding-ding-ding... Now I can buy a bigger banjo, 'cause that's three shows. [Cut] Being a three-time champion, oddly enough, is approximately four times as exciting as the first one. Which is involving some type of mathematics with which I'm unfamiliar. But it is every bit as exciting as you out--you out there in TV land may think it might be. Or computer land. 'Cause you're probably lookin' at this online. And don't Photoshop me. Thank you.

Do you have any goals as the Jeopardy! champion?
My goal--my goal when I came back after winning two shows--it's the first time I have my wife out to watch me, so, I wanted to make her happy and win and at least one, and not look like, y'know, maybe I was lying the first time, and, y'know... [We hear a few squeaks of Amanda Sonomor's distinctive laugh from off-camera.] ...but I think maybe she believes me now, and... [The laughing continues] And I think I hear birds chirping off in the distance, so... it makes it all that much more pastoral and pleasant, so...

[2011-01-18 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to win your fourth game?
The feeling to be a four-time Jeopardy! champion is roughly equivalent to floating on a cloud, drinking a grape Nehi--one of the old grape Nehis, before they put fruit juice in it--while carrying a large banjo. It is that exciting.

Has anything about your appearance on Jeopardy! been a surprise?
I think what surprised me the most about being on Jeopardy! is that I picked up the buzzer relatively quickly, having heard difficulties in the past with other folks, and it kind of surprised me that I was "that guy" that kinda got the buzzer. So, that was surprising, and kinda gratifying. So that was good.

Any messages to the folks back home?
Hello to all of my fellow co-workers at Humana, Incorporated. Uh, we will probably soon be watching this on the big-screen TV down on the sixth floor. Or over at Dylan's, which is a bar next to Humana. Which should give us free drinks. Lots of free drinks.

Season 27 4-time champion: $51,998 + $1,000.

Playing as "Tony", Anthony won $5,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire on 2019-05-23.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: ARF!

Anthony appeared in the following 5 archived games:
#6068, aired 2011-01-19 Anthony Fox vs. Margaret Metcalf vs. Jeff Gorham IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Why Jeopardy!?"
#6067, aired 2011-01-18 Anthony Fox vs. Ali Binazir vs. Carrie Oken
#6066, aired 2011-01-17 Anthony Fox vs. Claudia Kasvin vs. Gerard Coletta
#6065, aired 2011-01-14 Anthony Fox vs. John McLean vs. Matt McQueary
#6064, aired 2011-01-13 Tom Toal vs. Anthony Fox vs. Sarah Olson

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