Chris Cho, from Holmdel, New Jersey, appeared as a contestant in 2014 on the U.S. version of the show and won $50,000 after incorrectly answering his $100,000 question. He was also the first contestant to play the revived version of the classic format.

Chris' Run to the MillionEdit

$500 (1 of 14) - Not timed
In the 1980s, "world-class pole vaulter" Greg Smithey promised a tighter, stronger and more toned lower half" in what workout videos?
• A: Behinds of Bronze • B: Fannies of Gold
• C: Buns of Steel • D: Tushes of Lead

$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not timed
According to a computer scientist at UC Berkeley, in theory, which of these weighs 0.000000000000000001 grams more when it is fully loaded?
• A: Ferris wheel • B: Baked potato
• C: Glock handgun • D: Amazon Kindle

$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not timed
After posing nude in Playboy at age 19, who received a quilt from her godfather Steven Spielberg, with a note that said "cover yourself up"?
• A: Reese Witherspoon • B: Drew Barrymore
• C: Melissa Joan Hart • D: Rashida Jones

$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not timed
If you win a million dollars today, you'll likely use your quadriceps femoris, as they're one of the primary muscles needed to do what?
• A: Jump up and down • B: Smile
• C: Scream • D: Clap

$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not timed
Over 70 years before Rosa Parks' bus incident, civil rights leader Ida B. Wells sued the Chesapeake & Ohio Co. for demanding she give up her seat on a what?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Train • B: Streetcar
• C: Ocean liner • D: Horse-drawn carriage
Ask the Audience Results: A: 61% • B: 24% • C: 7% • D: 8%
Chris Cho did not know the answer, so he asked the audience. 61% went for A: Train. Chris decided to agree with them, and they were correct.

$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not timed
If you were to be dropped at a totally random point, somewhere on the planet, roughly what would be your chances of landing on land?
• A: One in twenty • B: One in ten
• C: One in three • D: Fifty-fifty

$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not timed
451, a proposed HTTP code for websites that are blocked for legal reasons, subtly acknowledges what author's dystopian views of the future.
• A: Jack London • B: Ray Bradbury
• C: Kurt Vonnegut • D: Isaac Asimov

$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not timed
Because part of their logo happens to resemble a Nazi symbol, what rock band uses an alternate one on its albums sold in Germany?
"Plus One" lifeline used.
• A: Aerosmith • B: Van Halen
• C: Kiss • D: Black Sabbath
Chris was not an expert on bands, so he called down his Plus One, Kara, who was 99% sure it was C: Kiss. Chris went with Kara's guess and got it right.

$30,000 (9 of 14) - Not timed
Having the strongest gravitational pull, which planet do scientists theorize may be shielding Earth from asteroid strikes?
• A: Venus • B: Mars
• C: Jupiter • D: Saturn

$50,000 (10 of 14) - Not timed
While we won't divulge your Social Security number on national TV, we can reveal that, it like all Social Security numbers, does not start with what digit?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: 3 • B: 5
• C: 7 • D: 9
Chris had an initial guess of D: 9, but he was not confident enough, so he used his 50:50, which removed B and C, still leaving his initial guess. He decided to go for it and got it right.

$100,000 (11 of 14) - Not timed
Which of these men was the youngest when he first assumed his duties as full-time host of "The Tonight Show"?
• A: Jay Leno • B: Johnny Carson
• C: Steve Allen • D: Jimmy Fallon
Chris did not know the answer, but he knew he would not lose anything if he gets it wrong, so he thought through the question. He narrowed it down between B and D, and was sure it was not C: Steve Allen. In the end, he went for B: Johnny Carson, but the correct answer actually was C: Steve Allen. Chris left with $50,000.

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Preceded by
Justin Mora (Season 13)
U.S. contestants
Chris Cho
Succeeded by
Tony Hightower