An attorney from San Francisco, California...

Ed Schiffer

First Appearance:
1993-07-05 to 1993-07-09

Total Winnings:
$65,903 (regular shows) + $5,000 (Tournament of Champions)

Favorite anecdote associated with being on Jeopardy!:
I said I was there to avenge the family honor (my sister having previously lost on the show)–and I did!

Did being on show affect your life?
You betcha! It probably gave me the confidence to change careers.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Well, I bought a “castle.” A little one, complete with a moat and drawbridge. It was built by an Italian artisan who had come to this country to work on Hearst Castle and decided to retire to Santa Monica and build himself his own little “castle.”

Other comments:
When I was “held captive” for four years at a major law firm, I was the unofficial court jester, and every year I wrote a skit, which tended to be based on a TV quiz show. And while I did do a Jeopardy! parody, ultimately my Weakest Link and Fear Factor skits summed up life at the firm much better.

"A champion of five shows, he was the top winner of the 1992-93 season. Now he's an attorney. From San Francisco, California..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $27,400.
1993 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 9 5-time champion: $65,903.

The official UToC web site list's Ed's full first name as "Edward."

Ed won $125,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2004-05-10.

Ed appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4770, aired 2005-05-06 April McManus vs. Ed Schiffer vs. Jonathan Groff 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 18.
#4724, aired 2005-03-03 Ed Schiffer vs. Andrew Garen vs. Paul Boymel 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 17.
Ed previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Ed Schiffer in the following 2 archived games:
#2122, aired 1993-11-23 Ed Schiffer vs. Marilyn Kneeland vs. Leslie Miller 1993 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#2117, aired 1993-11-16 Ed Schiffer vs. Linda Sheppard vs. Phoebe Juel 1993 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

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