Dan Dagey, a customer service representative from Baltimore, Maryland, 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 $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Robert Redford movies in order of their release, beginning with the most recent.
• A: The Natural • B: Barefoot in the Park
• C: Up Close & Personal • D: Indecent Proposal

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Dan (with a time of 4.92 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Dan's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following words comes after 'stop' and 'drop' in a popular fire safety slogan?
• A: Hop • B: Roll
• C: Go • D: Moonwalk

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was Peter Pan's one-handed nemesis?
• A: Captain Hook • B: Captain Stubing
• C: Dr. Hook • D: Captain Morgan

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of Santa's reindeer is also the name of a common household cleaner?
• A: Dasher • B: Vixen
• C: Comet • D: Blitzen

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In Chinese philosophy, what is the opposite of 'yin'?
• A: Yen • B: Yon
• C: Yang • D: Yo

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
'There once was a man from Nantucket' is the first line of what type of poem?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Sonnet - 6% • B: Tanka - 2%
• C: Haiku - 4% • D: Limerick - 88%

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
If you face north, then turn 90 degrees to the left three times in a row, which way are you facing?
• A: North • B: South
• C: East • D: West

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What job made Wolfman Jack famous?
• A: Graffiti artist • B: Disc Jockey
• C: Werewolf • D: Tattoo artist

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Where did author Henry David Thoreau spend two years living in a hut in search of a simpler life?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Walden Pond • B: Brook Farm
• C: Woods Hole • D: Lake George
Dan did not know, so he decided to call his friend Martin, who was sure, positive, and sure again it was Walden Pond. He went with him and won $8,000

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Latino sensation Ricky Martin was a member of which of the following boy bands?
• A: New Kids on the Block • B: Menudo
• C: Backstreet Boys • D: Kiss

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In a classic play, what character says, 'I have always depended on the kindness of strangers'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Maggie the Cat • B: Stella Kowalski
• C: Blanche Dubois • D: Laura Wingfield

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who composed 'The Blue Danube' waltz?
• A: Johann Strauss, Jr. • B: Ludwig von Beethoven
• C: Frederic Chopin • D: Franz Schubert


Preceded by
Darrin Despain
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Dan Dagey
Succeeded by
Brent Austin

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