A college professor from Hillsdale, Michigan...

Bruce Ikawa

Date of first appearance:
November 30, 1999

Total winnings:
$81,699

Favorite anecdotes associated with being on the show:
Shortly after my appearance I had the opportunity to meet the great opera singer Leontyne Price. She said she was a fan of the show and was very pleased when I told her that I correctly answered a question about her.

On another occasion I was approached by a wino on a deserted street. At best I thought I thought I'd be asked for “spare change,” but he actually wanted to congratulate me for my success on Jeopardy!

These two anecdotes show the great range of Jeopardy! viewers--though perhaps the second individual is not in the demographic segment most prized by your advertisers.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life?
I'm an educator and I've found students are often more impressed with my Jeopardy! experience than my Ph.D.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
The only thing more sexy and charismatic than an accountant is an accounting educator.

"He says his 5 wins in 1990 increases his credibility with his students. A college professor from Hillsdale, Michigan..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1991 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 7 5-time champion: $80,699.

Bruce appeared in the following archived game:
#4740, aired 2005-03-25 Bruce Ikawa vs. John Cuthbertson vs. Bob Blake 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 33.
Bruce previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Bruce Ikawa in the following archived game:
#1653, aired 1991-11-06 Bruce Ikawa vs. Jonathan Jacobs vs. Lois Kurowski 1991 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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