A librarian and a licensed amateur boxing official from Jacksonville, Florida...

Erik Larsen

Date of first appearance:
October 1990 [J! Archive note: this is not correct. Erik first appeared in February 1990.]

Total winnings:
$59,500 ($54,500 regular season, $5,000 Tournament of Champions)

Records held:
Five-time champion.

Favorite anecdote:
For a while after my Tournament of Champions appearance in 1991, every time I left the student housing cooperative where I was living at the time, anyone who saw me step out the door would whistle the Jeopardy! theme.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life?
My winnings allowed me to attend my first choice of graduate school, and I got the job I held for eleven years after that via word-of-mouth. Had I not gone to that particular school, I probably wouldn't have heard about the opening, and therefore wouldn't have gotten the job.

Is there anything else you'd like viewers to know about you?
Actually, there are lots of things I'd like viewers not to know about me. ;-) However, the viewers might be interested to know that since my original Jeopardy! appearance, I've taken up officiating at boxing matches (mainly as a ringside judge, but I've also stepped into the ring as referee, a few times).

"A 5-time champion from 1990, he's a librarian and a licensed amateur boxing official. From Jacksonville, Florida..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1990 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 7 5-time champion: $54,500.

Erik appeared in the following archived game:
#4728, aired 2005-03-09 Erik Larsen vs. Mark Lowenthal vs. Michael Rooney 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 21.
Erik previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Erik Larsen in the following 2 archived games:
#1427, aired 1990-11-13 Frank Spangenberg vs. Erik Larsen vs. Larry McKnight 1990 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#1424, aired 1990-11-08 Richard Neale vs. Erik Larsen vs. Lisa Guay 1990 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.

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