A writer originally from Oceanside, New York...

John Krizel

Has anyone recognized you from your previous appearance?
I was recognized once, which didn't really make a lot of sense to me, because I got a haircut right after my episodes were on, but I was recognized once in a CVS, and it was a very bizarre experience.

Have you spent any of your previous winnings?
I haven't really done anything with my winnings. I-I tell people that I--that I--y'know, I-I'm--I don't need anything right now. I take a lot more cabs now, though.

What was your reaction when you were invited to the Tournament of Champions?
My reaction when I was invited back was just relief, because it had been a long time and I wasn't sure if they were ever going to call, and, y'know, I was definitely thinking about it for the past year and a half.

What are you most looking forward to about this experience?
What am I most looking forward to? I'm looking forward to not embarrassing myself in front of my entire family.

2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 26 4-time champion: $105,204 + $2,000.

Last name pronounced like "kry-ZELL".

John appeared in the following archived game:
#6240, aired 2011-11-04 John Krizel vs. Tom Kunzen vs. Joon Pahk 2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.
John previously appeared on Jeopardy! as John Krizel in the following 5 archived games:
#5969, aired 2010-07-22 John Krizel vs. Dan Highlands vs. Alison Stone Roberg John Krizel game 5.
#5968, aired 2010-07-21 John Krizel vs. Sarah Minson vs. Tom Alexander John Krizel game 4.
#5967, aired 2010-07-20 John Krizel vs. Gene Beed vs. Donna Gottlieb John Krizel game 3.
#5966, aired 2010-07-19 John Krizel vs. Michael Muller vs. Susan Neuffer John Krizel game 2.
#5965, aired 2010-07-16 Van Lane vs. John Krizel vs. Leslie Williams John Krizel game 1.

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