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Tampa man Troy Meyer keeps winning on ‘Jeopardy!’ Who is he?

Here are three things to know before you watch him return to the show tonight.
 
Troy Meyer, of Tampa, is seen in this undated image from YouTube.com.
Troy Meyer, of Tampa, is seen in this undated image from YouTube.com. [ YouTube.com ]
Published Jan. 26, 2023

For today’s Daily Double: This Tampa music executive has won a cool $170,401 over a 5-day run on the quiz show “Jeopardy!”

Answer: Who is Troy Meyer?

Meyer’s win yesterday qualified him for the show’s Tournament of Champions. The bespectacled Bill Hader doppelgänger will play again tonight. Here’s what we know about him:

He rarely misses

According to thejeopardyfan.com, Meyer has been correct 153 times and incorrect only 11 times.

He found love because of the show

Meyer met his wife, Genevieve Sheehan, through a mutual love of “Jeopardy!” According to a New York Times Vows story, he recruited her to play games together on a “Jeopardy!” fan site and developed an internet friendship with her before Sheehan appeared as a contestant on the real show in 2009. Later, they met in person and fell in love quickly.

“Did we care that she lost on the show?” Sheehan’s father told the New York Times. “No, because in reality she had won, as she had won her husband.”

Love of the game runs in the family

During one episode, Meyer revealed to host Ken Jennings that his mother, who recently passed away, was a big “Jeopardy” fan.

According to an interview with WTSP, she raised Meyer as a single mom and always supported his love of trivia. He has dedicated his run on the show to her.

“It was emotional up there without her being there,” Meyer told WTSP.