An actuarial technician from Thousand Oaks, California...

Josh DenHartog

Date of First Appearance:
February 1997

Total Winnings:
$25,000 for the Teen Tournament, $2,500 for the Tournament of Champions

Do you have a nickname associate with your appearance?
Since I ended up with $14 in my ToC game, my friends started calling me “The $14 Man.”

Records Held:
1997 Teen Tournament Champion

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
When my shows aired, about 50 kids from my school piled into a local coffeehouse to watch with me. They would cheer when I'd get a question right, and boo my opponents. They made it a really fun atmosphere, and it was a great memory for me.

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life:
Absolutely! The prize winnings from Jeopardy! blessed me with the option to attend a college that I couldn't have afforded otherwise. I'm very thankful for all the opportunities that money provided.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings:
I bought a guitar, a bike, and an N64 video game system. The rest paid for the first two years at Caltech.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
• I'm no longer bald!
• I have been busy taking the actuarial exams and working in the health insurance field for the last year.
• My hat size is 7 3/8.

"He was the Teen Tournament champion in 1997. Now he's an actuarial technician. From Thousand Oaks, California..."

The official UToC web site lists Josh's full first name as "Joshua."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1998 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $2,500.
1997-A Teen Tournament winner (semifinalist by wildcard): $25,000.

Appeared on Win Ben Stein's Money.

Jeopardy! Message Board user names: otley14, denhartog

Josh appeared in the following archived game:
#4750, aired 2005-04-08 Josh DenHartog vs. Trevor Norris vs. Phil Yellman 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 43.
Josh previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Josh Den Hartog in the following archived game:
#3097, aired 1998-02-03 Paul Gutowski vs. Claudia Perry vs. Josh Den Hartog 1998 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

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