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Jason Zuffanieri (b. 1977) is a math teacher at Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas.

Jeopardy! Run[]

He first appeared on Jeopardy! on July 19, 2019 and went on to win 19 consecutive games and accumulate $532,496. He is the fifth-highest money winner in regular competition behind only Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Matt Amodio and Amy Schneider; and he is tied with David Madden in fifth place for highest number of consecutive games won, trailing Jennings, Holzhauer, Amodio, and Julia Collins. Similar to Holzhauer, he was affectionately referred to as “Jeopardy Jason” for the duration of his run.

Tournament of Champions[]

In 2021, Zuffranieri returned to the stage to compete in the Tournament of Champions hosted by Buzzy Cohen, where he advanced to the semifinals as a wild card. He lost the semifinal match to Jennifer Quail and took home $10,000.

After Jeopardy![]

Zuffranieri is originally from Depew, New York (where much of his family still lives), but he moved to Albuquerque during his childhood. He was a rocket scientist before becoming a schoolteacher.