A software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah...

Ken Jennings

Hey there Utah, this is Ken Jennings from Salt Lake City, and I hope the whole Beehive State will be buzzing about my appearance on Jeopardy!

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions 1st runner-up: $500,000. Ken had a bye into Round 5 (the finals) of the UToC.
Season 20/21 74-time champion: $2,520,700 + $2,000.

Holds the single-day cash winnings record of $75,000.

Author of Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs (2006).

Web site at ken-jennings.com.
List of favorite movies, 1921-2003, at jenningsbaby.8m.com

Ken also won $714.29 (a 1/49 share of a $35,000 pot) on the Mob on 1 vs. 100 on 2006-10-20. He entered the Mob in the premiere episode (2006-10-13) in seat #13 and lasted the longest of the 100 initial Mob members. He later returned to compete on the show's "Last Man Standing" special that aired on 2007-02-09.


Jeopardy! Message Board user name: KenJennings
Father's Jeopardy! Message Board user name: KJR Seattle

Ken appeared in the following 51 archived games:
#4657, aired 2004-11-30 Ken Jennings vs. Nancy Zerg vs. David Hankins Ken Jennings game 75. Nancy Zerg ends Ken's streak.
#4656, aired 2004-11-29 Ken Jennings vs. Rob Kimbro vs. Kathi Fry Ken Jennings game 74.
#4655, aired 2004-11-26 Ken Jennings vs. Andrew Smith vs. Sanda Kurtz Ken Jennings game 73.
#4654, aired 2004-11-25 Ken Jennings vs. Philip Graves vs. Whitney Donaghy Ken Jennings game 72.
#4653, aired 2004-11-24 Ken Jennings vs. Lisa Buckhout vs. Dan Ford Ken Jennings game 71. Ken sets a new second-highest single-day...
#4642, aired 2004-11-09 Ken Jennings vs. Jeff Hoppes vs. Dave Oosterhuis Ken Jennings game 70.
#4641, aired 2004-11-08 Ken Jennings vs. Robert Kirkpatrick vs. Jennifer Peebles Ken Jennings game 69.
#4640, aired 2004-11-06 Ken Jennings vs. Ryan Cook vs. Leo Wolpert Ken Jennings game 68. U.S. presidential election coverage on 2004-11-02...
#4639, aired 2004-11-05 Ken Jennings vs. John Murray vs. Elizabeth Costello Ken Jennings game 67.
#4638, aired 2004-11-04 Ken Jennings vs. Jerry Taggart vs. Jennifer Knapp Ken Jennings game 66.
#4637, aired 2004-11-03 Ken Jennings vs. Denise Tanyol vs. Rob Perry Ken Jennings game 65. Ken breaks Kevin Olmstead's record for...
#4636, aired 2004-11-01 Ken Jennings vs. Ben Wiles vs. Lisa Ellis Ken Jennings game 64.
#4635, aired 2004-10-29 Ken Jennings vs. Brian Shipley vs. Sandy Grimwade Ken Jennings game 63. Ken gets his tenth consecutive correct...
#4634, aired 2004-10-28 Ken Jennings vs. Lori Ann Tennant vs. Bob Joseph Ken Jennings game 62.
#4633, aired 2004-10-27 Ken Jennings vs. Adam Villani vs. Merritt Hamilton Allen Ken Jennings game 61.
#4632, aired 2004-10-26 Ken Jennings vs. Jeff Matthews vs. Mary Carpenter Ken Jennings game 60.
#4631, aired 2004-10-25 Ken Jennings vs. Jennifer Harriss vs. Nathan Gordon Ken Jennings game 59. Ken breaks the $2 million mark.
#4625, aired 2004-10-15 Ken Jennings vs. Josh Rosenfeld vs. José Ruiz, Jr. Ken Jennings game 58.
#4624, aired 2004-10-14 Ken Jennings vs. Graham House vs. K.C. Backer Ken Jennings game 57.
#4623, aired 2004-10-13 Ken Jennings vs. Marielle Poss vs. Larry Bellinger Ken Jennings game 56.
#4622, aired 2004-10-12 Ken Jennings vs. Matt Kleinmaier vs. Marcy Palino Ken Jennings game 55.
#4621, aired 2004-10-11 Ken Jennings vs. Sunny Schomaker vs. Tristan Mabry Ken Jennings game 54.
#4620, aired 2004-10-08 Ken Jennings vs. Aimee Watson vs. Al Lindke Ken Jennings game 53.
#4619, aired 2004-10-07 Ken Jennings vs. Steve Kornya vs. Jennifer Lord Ken Jennings game 52.
#4618, aired 2004-10-06 Ken Jennings vs. Kathryn Dorminey vs. Bill Carter Ken Jennings game 51.
#4617, aired 2004-10-05 Ken Jennings vs. Pat Greene vs. Jay Wolman Ken Jennings game 50.
#4616, aired 2004-10-04 Ken Jennings vs. Jeff Suchard vs. Beth Salkind Ken Jennings game 49. The first regular play game of...
#4605, aired 2004-09-17 Ken Jennings vs. Marilyn Werner vs. Greg Taylor Ken Jennings game 48.
#4604, aired 2004-09-16 Ken Jennings vs. John Cook vs. Elaine Skopelja Ken Jennings game 47.
#4603, aired 2004-09-15 Ken Jennings vs. Cara Butler vs. David Fishbach Ken Jennings game 46.
#4602, aired 2004-09-14 Ken Jennings vs. Kate Duffy vs. Robert Quinn Ken Jennings game 45.
#4601, aired 2004-09-13 Ken Jennings vs. Dana Dolan vs. Bruce England Ken Jennings game 44.
#4600, aired 2004-09-10 Ken Jennings vs. Kollin Min vs. Bill Scheller Ken Jennings game 43.
#4599, aired 2004-09-09 Ken Jennings vs. Amy Helmes vs. Todd Perkins Ken Jennings game 42.
#4598, aired 2004-09-08 Ken Jennings vs. Adam Meyer vs. Laura Gustafson Ken Jennings game 41.
#4597, aired 2004-09-07 Ken Jennings vs. Bob Watts vs. Rich Hartz Ken Jennings game 40.
#4596, aired 2004-09-06 Ken Jennings vs. Betsey Casman vs. J.D. Smith Ken Jennings game 39. First game of Season 21. New title graphics.
#4595, aired 2004-07-23 Ken Jennings vs. Sarah Mulloy vs. Kristine O'Connell-McCoy Ken Jennings game 38. Ken sets a new single-day cash...
#4570, aired 2004-06-18 Ken Jennings vs. Bret Bradigan vs. Ellen Cook Ken Jennings game 13.
#4569, aired 2004-06-17 Ken Jennings vs. Steve DiGiulio vs. Deirdre Basile Ken Jennings game 12.
#4568, aired 2004-06-16 Ken Jennings vs. Patricia Davis vs. Josh Thorpe Ken Jennings game 11.
#4567, aired 2004-06-15 Ken Jennings vs. Karen Gasperino vs. David Steinhardt Ken Jennings game 10.
#4566, aired 2004-06-14 Ken Jennings vs. Carla DenHartog vs. Joe Riley Ken Jennings game 9.
#4565, aired 2004-06-11 Ken Jennings vs. Al Arsenault vs. Ethan Culbreth Ken Jennings game 8.
#4564, aired 2004-06-10 Ken Jennings vs. Susan Gress vs. Laura Adomunas Ken Jennings game 7.
#4563, aired 2004-06-09 Ken Jennings vs. Kevin Stanley vs. Anne Fritz Ken Jennings game 6.
#4562, aired 2004-06-08 Ken Jennings vs. Corey Halgren vs. Paula Filson Ken Jennings game 5.
#4561, aired 2004-06-07 Ken Jennings vs. Josh Hornik vs. Clinton Wieden Ken Jennings game 4.
#4560, aired 2004-06-04 Ken Jennings vs. Neil Thom vs. Dane Peterson Ken Jennings game 3.
#4559, aired 2004-06-03 Ken Jennings vs. Chad Kaihe vs. Carrie Youngblood Ken Jennings game 2.
#4558, aired 2004-06-02 Jerry Harvey vs. Ken Jennings vs. Julia Lazarus Ken Jennings game 1.
Ken would later appear on Jeopardy! as Ken Jennings in the following 3 archived games:
#4783, aired 2005-05-25 Ken Jennings vs. Jerome Vered vs. Brad Rutter 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 3.
#4782, aired 2005-05-24 Brad Rutter vs. Ken Jennings vs. Jerome Vered 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 2.
#4781, aired 2005-05-23 Jerome Vered vs. Brad Rutter vs. Ken Jennings 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 1.

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