Charles Barkley, nicknamed "Sir Charles", "Chuck" and "Round Mound of Rebound" is a Hall of Fame basketball player and sports broadcaster from Leeds, Alabama. He was a celebrity contestant during the Sports Superstars edition of the U.S. version of Millionaire on October 1, 2001 when he took the $250,000 for the Kid Care Food Program in Houston, Texas.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these basketball teams in the order Charles Barkley played on them, starting with the earliest.
• A: Auburn Tigers • B: Phoenix Suns
• C: Philadelphia 76ers • D: Houston Rockets

Charles, the last remaining contestant not surprisingly got the Fastest Finger question correct in 10.68 seconds. Correct order: A-C-D-B

Sir Charles's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What household device is used to channel-surf?
• A: Dental floss • B: Refrigerator magnet
• C: Remote control • D: Big toe
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
The slang expression "to grab some grub" means to do what?
• A: Eat food • B: Buy jewelry
• C: Go fishing • D: Befriend a worm
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, a body shop is a business that repairs what?
• A: Clothes • B: Cars
• C: Furniture • D: Botched nose jobs
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In football, what term is used to describe the amount of time a punt stays in the air?
• A: Rest time • B: Overtime
• C: Hang time • D: Nighttime
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following would most likely be added to a solution to dilute it?
• A: Water • B: Salt
• C: Metal • D: Sand
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The comic book character The Incredible Hulk has what color skin?
• A: Red • B: Blue
• C: Pink • D: Green
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these heavyweight boxing champions named his five sons after himself?
• A: Evander Holyfield • B: Joe Frazier
• C: George Foreman • D: Larry Holmes
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What industry frequently labels its products as "hypoallergic"?
• A: Cosmetics • B: Bottled water
• C: Toothpaste • D: Automobile
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What 2001 movie held its premiere on he deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis?
• A: Enemy at the Gates • B: Pearl Harbor
• C: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider • D: Swordfish
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was Joan of Arc?
• A: German • B: Spanish
• C: English • D: French
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1987, Mark McGwire was named "Rookie of the Year" playing with what team?
• A: St. Louis Cardinals • B: New York Mets
• C: Oakland Athletics • D: California Angels
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
On the TV series "Will & Grace," how did Will and Grace get to know each other?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Waited tables together • B: Dated in college
• C: Grew up together • D: Went to same Starbucks
Ask the Audience Results: A: 7% • B: 76% • C: 4% • D: 13%
Sir Charles has never seen this show, but he heard it was a good one, so he used the Ask the Audience lifeline with the majority saying it's B. He went for it and won $125,000.
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1974, dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to the West while on tour in what country?
'50:50' and 'Phone-a-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Brazil • B: West Germany
• C: Belgium • D: Canada
Sir Charles used his "50:50" leaving C: Belgium and D: Canada. He thinks it's D, but while being scared he might get this wrong, he decided to call his agent Marc Perman for help who he was almost certain it was Canada. Sir Charles went with his agent saying it's Canada and won $250,000.
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Who other than Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation?
• A: Hannibal Hamlin • B: Andrew Johnson
• C: Edwin Stanton • D: William Seward
He didn't know saying "ever heard the term 'to not have a clue?" and took the $250,000 for his charity. The answer is D: William Seward.


Preceded by
John Elway
U.S. Contestant (Sports Superstars Edition)
Charles Barkley
Succeeded by