A business manager from Ventura, California...

Dave Willis

Date of First Appearance:
The filming was in late 1991 and the shows appeared in January of 1992.

Total Winnings:
$58,001.

Records/Stats:
5-time champion.

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
No one thing stands out. People have always been very curious about the show: "Do they tell you the categories ahead of time?" "What's Alex like?" Etc.

How did being on Jeopardy! affect your life?
To this day, 13 years later, I still have people bring up my appearance or introduce me to others as a "Jeopardy! champion." It's been a great experience that I'll always value.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
No. A couple of trips, nothing in particular.

"He was the first to win five shows in 1992. A business manager from Ventura, California..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1992 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 8 5-time champion: $58,001.

Dave appeared in the following archived game:
#4747, aired 2005-04-05 Lan Djang vs. Andrew Hutchings vs. Dave Willis 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 40.
Dave previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Dave Willis in the following archived game:
#1881, aired 1992-11-09 India Cooper vs. Dave Willis vs. Leonard Schmidt 1992 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

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