A writer and internet specialist from North White Plains, New York...

David Sampugnaro

Date of First Appearance:
April 1, 1996

Total Winnings:
$73,101

Do you have a nickname associated with your performance?
I was immediately dubbed "Jeopardyboy" by my wife, Annie.

Records Held/Stats:
Highest-scoring regular season winner going into the 1996 Tournament of Champions.

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
When my 4th and 5th shows aired, my sister's two kids complained: "We're tired of seeing Uncle David's big fat head every night! Can we watch The Simpsons instead?"

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect on your life?
I'm reminded of it every day, thanks to my wife Annie: "Jeopardyboy: Pick up your socks! Jeopardyboy: take out the garbage!"

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
I took time off work to live a brief but crazy dream: I wrote a bunch of TV sit-com ideas, got to pitch them on both coasts, and ended up selling an option.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
Since appearing on Jeopardy!, we traveled to China and Taiwan to adopt the two sweetest and most beautiful girls in the world!

"A 5-time winner from 1996, he's now a writer and internet specialist, from North White Plains, New York..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1996 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 12 5-time champion: $72,101.

David won $50,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2007-04-30 and 2007-05-01.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: DavidSam

David appeared in the following archived game:
#4713, aired 2005-02-16 David Sampugnaro vs. Vinita Kailasanath vs. Steve Robin 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 6.
David previously appeared on Jeopardy! as David Sampugnaro in the following archived game:
#2814, aired 1996-11-21 David Sampugnaro vs. Bill Dickenson vs. Lucien Schmit 1996 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.

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