An actor and producer from Hollywood, California...

Brad Rutter

"He was a college student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when he won the 2001 Tournament of Champions. Since then, he won the Million Dollar Masters tournament in 2002, the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions, and faced off against IBM's Watson. Here's Jeopardy!'s all-time biggest money winner..."

2014 Battle of the Decades winner: $1,000,000.
2011 IBM Challenge 2nd runner-up: $100,000 + $100,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Nifty Nine (players with byes into Round 2) member, Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member, Sweet Six (Round 3 winners) member, and winner: $2,115,000.
2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament winner: $1,000,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions winner: $100,000.
Season 17 5-time champion: $55,102.

Brad's occupation was not announced on the show during the Battle of the Decades. It is taken from the press release announcing his Battle of the Decades win. His "hometown" of Hollywood, California was announced during his semifinal game only.

Brad is the former host of InQuizitive with Brad Rutter. [Dead link]

Brad also appeared on Grand Slam in 2007. He began as the top seed in the tournament because of his holding the all-time game show winnings record. He made it to the quarterfinal round, in which he was eliminated from the tournament in his loss to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $500,000 winner Ogi Ogas.

Brad shared a $600,000 prize with Ethan Brosowsky and his "pub quiz" team comprising Ethan, Brad, Alan Bailey, Jonathan Dinerstein, Adam Stein, and Rebecca Ward on Million Dollar Mind Game aired 2011-11-27. The players met each other at O'Brien's Irish Pub Quiz in Santa Monica, California. The players unanimously opted to end the game at the $600,000 level rather than proceed to the million dollar question and risk losing all their winnings.

Brad appeared in the following 5 archived games:
#6840, aired 2014-05-16 Brad Rutter vs. Ken Jennings vs. Roger Craig Battle of the Decades final game 2.
#6839, aired 2014-05-15 Brad Rutter vs. Ken Jennings vs. Roger Craig Battle of the Decades final game 1.
#6837, aired 2014-05-13 Brad Rutter vs. Tom Cubbage vs. Leszek Pawlowicz Battle of the Decades semifinal game 2.
#6833, aired 2014-05-07 Mark Lowenthal vs. Brad Rutter vs. Dan Pawson Battle of the Decades quarterfinal game 3.
#6790, aired 2014-03-07 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Mike DupĂ©e vs. Brad Rutter Battle of the Decades: The 1990s game 5.
Brad previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Brad Rutter in the following 3 archived games:
#6088, aired 2011-02-16 Ken Jennings vs. Watson vs. Brad Rutter The IBM Challenge game 2.
#6087, aired 2011-02-15 Ken Jennings vs. Watson vs. Brad Rutter The IBM Challenge, continuation of game 1.
#6086, aired 2011-02-14 Ken Jennings vs. Watson vs. Brad Rutter The IBM Challenge game 1, Jeopardy! Round only.

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