All rise Jeopardy! fans, finally we have a new champion. On episode 21 of the show’s 38th installment, the Florida native Jonathan Fisher snagged the highest score, ending Matt Amodio’s 38 game winning streak.
So, who is he? Stay with this Jonathan Fisher Bio and find out.
Jonathan Fisher On Jeopardy
On the history-making day, Jonathan Fisher won a total of $29,200 by landing on the two Daily Doubles in the “Double Jeopardy!” round and answering the “Final Jeopardy!” question correctly.
Placing second was Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, who earned $28,799.
Matt Amodio didn’t even make it to this round and came third pocketing $5,600.
“Everybody’s so smart and so competent that this could happen any game,” Matt mentioned. Also, he reminded everyone that he “always wanted to be a Jeopardy! champion” and he already “accomplished” that. So, he wasn’t disheartened at the loss, rather he promised to come back with more knowledge for the next Tournament of Champions.
As of October 2021, Matt’s total winning was $1,518,601, following Ken Jennings’s stunning winning of $2,520,700. This season, although Matt was far ahead of Jonathan and Jessica, he lagged in the second round and went into Final “Jeopardy!” in last place with $10,600. Furthermore, his earnings diminished when he incorrectly answered the Countries of the World clue.
Does Jonathan Fisher Have A Wife Or A Girlfriend?
The new Jeopardy! victor, Jonathan Fisher just stepped into the limelight in late 2021. So, much about his love life was still behind the curtains. But we do know that whether it’s his wife or girlfriend, Jonathan’s partner must be one proud of a woman to find a man of his caliber.
Jonathan Fisher Job, Net Worth
You might be surprised but the erudite Jonathan Fisher is an actor. Yes, the Jeopardy! champion has appeared in many theaters works like The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth (Sacramento Theatre Company), Elevada, Tribes (Chance Theater), and Henry IV Part I (Shakespeare Orange County).
Some of his favorite works include: A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter (Beating of Wings at A Noise Within), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (A Noise Within) and Shakespeare by the Sea.
The last we saw him, Jonathan was working on his role as “Hank” in a production called Shooter! at the Chance Theater.
Jonathan has also received great reviews from multiple newspapers. “I’ve watched Jonathan Fisher grow from small to big roles at Cranston’s Epic Theatre, to a great part at Warwick’s Ocean State Theatre, to an amazing performance as a young, slightly disturbed Irishman at Gamm,” Johnston Sunrise remarked.
Besides acting, Jonathan has also worked as an interim box office manager at Sandra-Feinstein Gamm Theatre.
In light of his education, Jonathan graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in 2002 and went on to join Northwestern University from 2008 to 2012 for his bachelor in arts — Theater and English literature degree. During his time there, Jonathan also worked as a student caller from Sept 2009 to June 2010, and as a cataloging aide at the transportation library from 2010 to 2012.
Trivia: After Jonathan’s victory in Jeopardy!, his high school congratulated him on their official IG page. They wrote, “Congratulations to Jonathan Fisher ‘02 for defeating long-running Jeopardy champ Matt Amodio tonight! We are so proud of you!!”
By 2021, Jonathan garnered a net worth of under $300 thousand.
Jonathan Fisher Family
Jonathan Fisher was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida. He then moved to Southern California to follow his career in acting and resided in Fullerton, California for a long time.
The actor often misses his family and credits them for all he is today. Over his artist profile at the Chance Theater, Jonathan wrote, “Special thanks to my parents and love to Anna, Milly, and Leo.” The last three names might be Jonathan’s close friends or family.
How Old Is Jonathan Fisher?
Jonathan Fisher was reportedly born in 1984. That would make him 37 years of age when he won Jeopardy! in 2021.
Unfortunately, the details about his birthday and zodiac weren’t shared.
How Tall Is Jonathan Fisher?
Jonathan Fisher stands tall at a height under 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Jonathan has a chubby face, curled hair, and brown eyes.
Is Jonathan Fisher On Instagram?
No, as of 2021, Jonathan had no social media presence. In simple words, he wasn’t present over Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Who Is Jonathan Fisher’s Look-A-Like?
As per the poll over Twitter, Jonathan Fisher’s look-a-like is the American actor, John C. Reilly. In case you don’t remember his name, John has appeared in movies like Step Borther (2008), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Rick Bobby (2006), and is the voice of Ralph from Wreck-It Ralph (2012).