Brent Austin, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 15, 1999. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $125,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following John Grisham novels in order of their release, starting with the earliest.
• A: The Testament • B: The Chamber
• C: The Firm • D: A Time to Kill

From the 9 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Brent (with a time of 4.35 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Brent's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following was a toy featured in the movie "Toy Story"?
• A: Mr. Carrot Head • B: Mr. Zucchini Head
• C: Mr. Apple Head • D: Mr. Potato Head

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What do you call two baseball games played consecutively on the same day?
• A: Dutch treat • B: Back nine
• C: Two for Tuesday • D: Doubleheader

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the U.S. president's airplane?
• A: Air Force One • B: Aircraft One
• C: U.S.S. Pres. • D: First Plane

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of fabric is made from a sheep's fleece?
• A: Polyester • B: Wool
• C: Cotton • D: Silk

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who are Lamaze exercises specifically designed for?
• A: Elderly • B: Ballet dancers
• C: Firemen • D: Pregnant women

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the film 'Philadelphia,' what was the profession of Denzel Washington's character?
• A: Lawyer • B: Doctor
• C: Soldier • D: Therapist

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What pigment found within plants allows them to carry out the process of photosynthesis?
• A: Carbon Dioxide • B: Chloroform
• C: Carbohydrate • D: Chlorophyll

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What school of higher learning was founded by former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson?
• A: American University • B: Rutgers University
• C: University of Virginia • D: William and Mary

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What American folk artist, known for portraying scenes of rural life, didn't beging painting until her seventies?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Grandma Moses - 66% • B: Georgia O'Keeffe - 34%
• C: Diane Arbus • D: Mary Cassatt

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these singers was NOT one of the Supremes?
• A: Martha Reeves • B: Mary Wilson
• C: Florence Ballard • D: Diana Ross

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the length of a modern official marathon?
• A: 25.7 miles • B: 26 miles
• C: 26.2 miles • D: 27 miles

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What talk show host once worked as an aide on Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Jay Leno • B: Jerry Springer
• C: Maury Povich • D: Leeza Gibbons
Brent did not know, so he decided to call John, who just flat-out guessed Povich. He decided to go with him and got it wrong, as the correct answer was B: Jerry Springer


Preceded by
Dan Dagey
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Brent Austin
Succeeded by
Jennifer Mullins

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