A foreign service officer from Johannesburg, South Africa...

Chris Ward

Date of first appearance:
Feb. 24, 1998

Total winnings (regular season):
$63,301

Records held:
5-timer

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show?
Did my "Hometown Howdy" in Spanish for Peruvian viewers--totally confusing the crew; lucky I didn't choose Japanese

Did being on Jeopardy! affect your life?
Yes--for a while, I thought I was hot shit.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Yeah! Paid college tuitions!

Anything else you'd like people to know about you?
Oldest daughter proudly serving with the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan; second daughter proudly studying at Swarthmore; and teenage son proudly singing with a rock band in Joburg.

Family motto:
Dignity, Always Dignity

"A 5-game winner in 1998, he was living in Peru when he played in his Tournament of Champions. A foreign service officer now living in Johannesburg, South Africa..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1999 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $2,500.
Season 14 5-time champion: $63,301 + 2 Chevrolet Camaros.

Chris appeared in the following archived game:
#4727, aired 2005-03-08 Mark Dawson vs. Elaine Zollner vs. Chris Ward 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 20.
Chris previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Chris Ward in the following archived game:
#3330, aired 1999-02-12 Chris Ward vs. John Skelton vs. Lance Johnson 1999 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.

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