Michael George Dupee

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Mike Dupee
Born Michael George Dupee
(1966-10-23) October 23, 1966 (age 47)
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Emory University
Occupation Environmental Lawyer
Employer U.S Courts
Known for 10-time Jeopardy! champion
Author of definitive book on competing on Jeopardy!
Religion United Methodist Church
Children 3

Michael George "Mike" Dupee (born October 23, 1966) is an American game show contestant and author. He is noted for being the only contestant to play and win from all 3 podiums on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! At the time that he won the 1996 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, he was the 4th biggest winner in Jeopardy! history. Between 1996 and 2005, Dupee was one of only 2 players who competed on Jeopardy! without ever losing a game.

In 2005, the undefeated Dupee was invited to participate in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions, where he was defeated for the first time by Robert Slaven in his 2nd game of the tournament. He was defeated a second time in the 2014 where he lost by $2300 to Brad Rutter. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are $203,901, consisting of $66,401 from his original 5-day run, $100,000 prize in the 1996 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, $32,500 from the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions, and $5,000 from the Battle of the Decades.

Following his success on Jeopardy!, Dupee wrote about his experience and provided practice questions in his book How to Get on Jeopardy! and Win![1] praised by 75-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings as the best preparation for competing on Jeopardy![2] In 2000, Dupee wrote How to Be a TV Quiz Show Millionaire detailing how contestant wanna-bes could try out for various U.S. TV game shows, including Jeopardy! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Dupee grew up in Hokkaido, Japan (1969-1971), where his father worked on military projects.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Dupee, Michael (1998). How to Get on Jeopardy and Win!. Citadel Press. ISBN 0806519916. 
  2. ^ Interview of Ken Jennings in Business Insider
  3. ^ Dupee, Michael (2000). How to Be a TV Quiz Show Millionaire. Consumer Guide. ISBN 0785340467. 

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Preceded by
Ryan Holznagel
Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions winner
Succeeded by
Dan Melia