A legal assistant from Seattle, Washington...

Phil Yellman

First Appearance:
March 1992

Total winnings:
$61,400

Records/Stats:
5-time champ

Favorite anecdote:
Shortly after my regular season Jeopardy! appearance was broadcast, I was in the produce department of my local supermarket and was recognized by another customer. I think I signed my only autograph at that point.

What did you do with your winnings?
Winning a substantial sum of money on Jeopardy! certainly affected my life positively, but the more long lasting effect is telling the many fans of the show I've met over the years what it was like to actually compete.

I didn't do anything too crazy with my winnings by my standards. I did travel in Mexico for three months sometime after, and I doubt I would have done that had I not been on the show.

Anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
When I appeared in 1992 I mentioned my interests in tennis and birdwatching, and I still enjoy both. I'm a regular pub trivia player, and the doings on Jeopardy! are frequent topics of conversation among the players.

"He was an office worker from Albuquerque when he won his fifth game in 1992. Now he's a legal assistant from Seattle, Washington..."

The official UToC web site lists Phil's full first name as "Philip."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member: $68,801. Defeated Nifty Nine member Chuck Forrest in his Round 2 game.
1992 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 8 5-time champion: $60,400.

Phil appeared in the following 3 archived games:
#4772, aired 2005-05-10 Pam Mueller vs. Phil Yellman vs. Brian Moore 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 3, game 2.
#4769, aired 2005-05-05 Chuck Forrest vs. Phil Yellman vs. Lara Robillard 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 17.
#4750, aired 2005-04-08 Josh DenHartog vs. Trevor Norris vs. Phil Yellman 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 43.
Phil previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Phil Yellman in the following archived game:
#1883, aired 1992-11-11 Phil Yellman vs. Kirk Ditzler vs. April McManus 1992 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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