Jeff Siehl, an attorney for the Department of Labor from Cincinnati, Ohio, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 8, 1999. He walked away with $64,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Presidents in order according to how they appear on U.S. paper currency, beginning with the smallest amount.
• A: Jackson • B: Lincoln
• C: Grant • D: Washington

From the 9 contestants, 7 got it right, but Jeff (with a time of 3.41 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jeff's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of these cities would you find the Empire State Building?
• A: Chicago • B: New York City
• C: Tokyo • D: Fresno

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
How many zeroes are in one million?
• A: 3 • B: 4
• C: 5 • D: 6

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
'Jack Sprat could eat no fat', what could his wife not eat?
• A: Meat • B: Lean
• C: Cake • D: Pudding

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What mythical creature is also known as the Abominable Snowman?
• A: Yak • B: Yoda
• C: Yeti • D: Yanni

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What mail delivery service used horses to relay mail between Missouri and California in the 1860's?
• A: Union Pacific • B: Pony Express
• C: People Express • D: Horses Etc.

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Former Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos made waves in the media for reportedly owning 3,000 pairs of what?
• A: Shoes • B: Pants
• C: Gloves • D: Earrings

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What character is featured in advertisements promoting Colombian coffee?
• A: Mrs. Butterworth • B: Mr. Potato Head
• C: Juan Valdez • D: Toucan Sam

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following plants has the ability to capture and digest insects?
• A: Echinacea • B: Wormwood
• C: Daisy • D: Venus Flytrap

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Hoover Dam is on what U.S. river?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Colorado • B: Arkansas
• C: Mississippi • D: Snake

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these artists created celebrated paintings of ballet dancers in rehearsal?
• A: Frida Kahlo • B: Edgar Degas
• C: Paul Cézanne • D: Jasper Johns

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following Walt Disney characters was created without a speaking voice?
• A: Goofy • B: Minnie
• C: Donald • D: Pluto

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Including tentacles, how many arms does a squid usually have?
'Phone a Friend' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Ten - 39% • B: Eight - 18%
• C: Twelve - 18% • D: Six - 25%
Jeff did not know, so he decided to phone his friend Tony, whose instinct was Ten, but was not sure. Therefore, Jeff decided to ask the audience, from which the highest percentage (39%) turned to be Ten as well. However, still unsure and out of lifelines, he decided to walk away, and would guess Ten if it were a free shot. The correct answer was indeed A: Ten.


Preceded by
Joel McElvain
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jeff Siehl
Succeeded by
Joel Winkelsas

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