A lawyer from Owings Mills, Maryland...

Dan Katz

Date of First Appearance:
6/26/90

Total winnings:
$48,803 plus $1000 in ToC

Records held:
5-Time champ

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show?
Two stories--after my shows aired, I got a call from someone who I hadn't seen in years, wanting to borrow money. Also, I received a package of evangelical books from someone from the Midwest, telling me to read the books so I can be saved.

How did being on Jeopardy! affect your life?
Even though it's been 15 years, people still ask me about it--mainly asking if I'm ever going back on (I always tell them that I can't go back on--I guess I was wrong). I guess I know what the lead paragraph in my obituary is going to talk about.

Do anything crazy with winnings:
Unfortunately, no. Maybe if I'd been on when the scores were doubled, I might have. Much of it went towards finishing the basement (which is exactly what I said I would do when I was asked in the tryouts what I would do if I won).

Other info:
There's a certain symmetry to my appearances on the show. When I first taped, my daughter Emily's first birthday party was soon after I got back. The weekend after I get back from this taping will be her Sweet Sixteen party. Also, I guess not too many of my interests have changed since my shows: among the things I talked about with Alex during the interviews were the Orioles, whom I still love but were better then than they are now, and Bruce Springsteen, whom I've seen 16 times since my shows aired. One big change, though, was when I talked with Alex on one of the shows we talked about Emily; two years later came another daughter, Lindsey.

"Since his five wins in 1990, he's seen Bruce Springsteen 16 times. A lawyer from Owings Mills, Maryland..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1990 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 6 5-time champion: $48,803.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: dkatz

Not to be confused with Season 26 player Dan Katz.

Dan appeared in the following archived game:
#4734, aired 2005-03-17 John Zhang vs. Dan Katz vs. Brian Moore 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 27.
Dan previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Dan Katz in the following archived game:
#1421, aired 1990-11-05 Bob Blake vs. Dan Katz vs. Michael Thayer 1990 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

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