A college instructor from Richardson, Texas...

Bill Dickenson

Date of First Appearance:
January 1996

Total Winnings:
$48,401 (5 games) and $5,000 for being a 1996 Tournament semifinalist.

Records held/Stats:
5-time champion, 1996 ToC semifinalist. Won five games without the benefit of a single dollar from Daily Doubles.

Favorite anecdote?
Having people I hadn't told about the show call me and ask me if I knew that I was on Jeopardy! (Really???) Personally I really enjoyed the experience of being in the ToC and the camaraderie between the contestants.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life?
It was wonderful to get a chance to put all of that “useless” information in my head to productive use. People are always interested in what it is like to be on the show and what Alex is like. I have also been banned from playing Trivial Pursuit with most of the people I know. It also gives you an inner confidence from achieving something so rare.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
Took my wife, parents and brother to Europe, saved a little, lost a “little” in the stock market.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
I am the proud father of David (8), Jeffrey (5) and Katherine (5 months) and the lucky husband of my wife Karla who is the best coach a game show contestant could have! I am finishing my Ph.D. in Humanities/Film History and producing a historical documentary on the 1936 Texas Centennial world's fair.

"This 5-time champ from 1996 has taught students from over 100 different countries. A college instructor from Richardson, Texas..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1996 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 12 5-time champion: $48,401 + a choice of GameTek Jeopardy! video games (First Edition, Deluxe Edition, or Sports Edition) + the Jeopardy! scorekeeper .

Bill won $64,000 on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire on 2003-10-16.

Bill appeared in the following archived game:
#4749, aired 2005-04-07 Lara Robillard vs. Michael Braun vs. Bill Dickenson 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 42.
Bill previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Bill Dickenson in the following 2 archived games:
#2816, aired 1996-11-25 Bill Dickenson vs. Amanda Goad vs. Bob Scarpone 1996 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#2814, aired 1996-11-21 David Sampugnaro vs. Bill Dickenson vs. Lucien Schmit 1996 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.

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