Born on 1985, James Holzhauer is an American game show contestant and a professional gambler (sports) who is best known for being a contestant of Jeopardy!. He became a sensation when on April 17, 2019, he scored had single-game record on the show of $131,127.

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Before Fame: He attended University of Illinois, Urbana Campaign.

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James Holzhauer Ethnicity/Religion/Education

He is an American game show contestant and professional sports gambler. He started his game show career in 2014 by competing in The Chase.

James Holzhauer Affair/Married/Wife

He is married to Melissa Sassin Holzhauer (m. 2012-present). They have a daughter together.

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  • Full Name: James Holzhauer
  • Nicknames: James
  • Birthday: 1985
  • Age: 34 years old (as of April 2019)
  • Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois, US
  • Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign
  • Profession: Game show contestant, professional sports gambler
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Zodiac: Not Available
  • Spouse/Wife: Melissa Sassin Holzhauer (m. 2012-present)
  • Children: 1 (daughter)


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He is best known for holding single-game record on Jeopardy! on April 17, 2019.
  • His record was $131,127.
  • He is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.
  • He started his game show career by competing in The Chase in 2014.
  • His wife, Milissa Sassin Holzhauer has appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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