A project administrator from St. Louis, Missouri...

Kevin Keach

Date of first appearance:
June 2001

Total winnings:
$50,703 & Chevy Tahoe, 2001 ToC $2,500

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
I was at a work-related gathering just before my ToC appearance. Also at the gathering was the Nobel Chemistry Prize winner for 2001 William Knowles (who had just received notification from the Nobel committee the previous week). Anyway, I have a great photograph taken of the two of us entitled: “The really smart guy is on the right.”

We watched most of my original appearances at the bar of a local microbrewery. I had a lot of fun sidling up to people, looking up at the screen, looking back to the person and saying to them, “That Kevin is a pretty smart guy, ain't he?”

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect your life?
The home repairs I made got me out of some trouble with the local building inspector.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Let's see, I did a lot of crazy things with my winnings like: replacing aluminum siding, windows, soffit and fascia in my house. I was also able to make the maximum IRA deduction for 2001 because of my winnings.

I am scheduled to finally receive my Bachelor's Degree in May of 2005. I have been working on a degree off & on since 1973. I should graduate before I turn 50.

"He considered himself a simple Missouri farm boy when he won five times in 2001. He says he hasn't changed. A project administrator from St. Louis, Missouri..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $2,500.
Season 17 5-time champion: $50,703 + a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Kevin appeared in the following archived game:
#4722, aired 2005-03-01 Diane Siegel vs. Bruce Borchardt vs. Kevin Keach 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 15.
Kevin previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Kevin Keach in the following archived game:
#3945, aired 2001-10-26 Tad Carithers vs. Lan Djang vs. Kevin Keach 2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.

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