A realtor from Mission Viejo, California...

Bill Sloan

Date of first Appearance:
January 1996

Total winnings:

Favorite anecdote:
Acquaintances who did not know I was on the show saw my appearance while traveling in rather unusual locations--one in Seoul, Korea, and another in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. As recently as last year (over eight years after my appearance), a stranger approached me in a local supermarket and asked, “Aren't you the Jeopardy! guy.” It's amazing how long people remember the show.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect on your life?
The money was nice, but the public recognition was amazing. Never underestimate the power of television.

What did you do with your winnings?
I used a portion of my winnings to help my older son buy his first home. Consequently, my younger son is now watching the current tournament with great interest.

Anything else:
I greatly appreciate all the kind words and encouragement from my friends, co-workers, and acquaintances regarding my participation on Jeopardy!

"Since winning five shows in 1996, he has gone on to start his own business. A realtor from Mission Viejo, California..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1996 Tournament of Champions wildcard semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 12 5-time champion: $62,800.

Appeared as a solver on Merv Griffin's Crosswords on 2008-02-21.

Bill appeared in the following archived game:
#4741, aired 2005-03-28 Fraser Woodford vs. India Cooper vs. Bill Sloan 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 34.
Bill previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Bill Sloan in the following 2 archived games:
#2817, aired 1996-11-26 Mary Hirschfeld vs. Michael Daunt vs. Bill Sloan 1996 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#2813, aired 1996-11-20 Mike Dupée vs. Bill Sloan vs. Amanda Goad 1996 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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