Michael Koehn is an attorney from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He won $100,000 when he appeared as a contestant on Super Millionaire in 2004.

Super Millionaire RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these world leaders in order by their year of birth, starting with the most recent.
• A: Nelson Mandela • B: Golda Meir
• C: Tony Blair • D: Vladimir Lenin
Of the 8 remaining contestants, 3 put down C-A-B-D, which was the correct order, but Michael Koehn did it in the fastest time with 4.69 seconds.

Michael's Run to the MillionEdit

$1,000 (1 of 15) - Not timed
In the classic Disney movie, Snow White dreamily sings, "Some day my" what "will come"?
• A: Prince • B: Mother
• C: Dwarf • D: Tax refund

$2,000 (2 of 15) - Not timed
In 1989, the fall of Communism was signaled by the historic dismantling of a wall dividing what city?
• A: Warsaw • B: Vienna
• C: Prague • D: Berlin

$3,000 (3 of 15) - Not timed
A pizza pie with one slice missing was the inspiration for what classic video game character?
• A: Mario • B: Dig Dug
• C: Pac-Man • D: Frogger

$4,000 (4 of 15) - Not timed
The word "bootleg" comes from an old practice in which smugglers hid what in their boots?
• A: Gold • B: Alcohol
• C: Diamonds • D: Pistols

$5,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
What supermodel is the creator and host of the TV series "America's Next Top Model"?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Heidi Klum • B: Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
• C: Naomi Campbell • D: Tyra Banks
Ask the Audience Results: A: 5% • B: 6% • C: 5% • D: 84%
Michael had no clue, so he asked the audience, and a huge majority of them, 84%, said D: Tyra Banks. Michael went with them and got it right.

$10,000 (6 of 15) - Not timed
In government, the so-called "trickle-down theory" is commonly used to justify what?
• A: Stiff criminal sentences • B: Tax cuts
• C: Energy conservation • D: Affirmative action

$20,000 (7 of 15) - Not timed
The Romans originally established the length of a mile as how many paces walked off by a soldier?
• A: 100 • B: 1,000
• C: 10,000 • D: 100,000

$30,000 (8 of 15) - Not timed
The 2003 movie "Master and Commander" is based on the novels of what best-selling author?
"Phone-A-Friend" lifeline used.
• A: Patrick O'Brian • B: Clive Cussler
• C: Jonathan Kellerman • D: Ken Follett
Michael thought he knew the answer, but he decided to phone his brother Jim to make sure. Jim said it was A: Patrick O'Brian, in which Michael thought it was either him or B: Clive Cussler. He went with his brother and got it right.

$50,000 (9 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these pro athletes attended the 2004 State of the Union address as a guest of the president?
• A: Tiger Woods • B: LeBron James
• C: Alex Rodriguez • D: Tom Brady

$100,000 (10 of 15) - Not timed
Urushiol is the chemical that causes people to have unpleasant physical reactions to what?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: Bee stings • B: Pet dander
• C: Mosquito bites • D: Poison ivy
Michael wanted to save his 50:50, but he felt like he had to, so he did. B and C were removed, leaving Michael with A and his initial guess, D: Poison Ivy. He decided to go for it and got it right.

$500,000 (11 of 15) - Not timed
Most scientists believe that life appeared on Earth approximately how many years ago?
"Three Wise Men" lifeline used.
• A: 10 billion years • B: 4 billion years
• C: 500 million years • D: 6 million years
Michael decided to ask the "Three Wise Men", who were Kevin Olmstead, Curley Bonds and, Lisa Schwarzbaum. Thanks to Kevin's suggestion, they say it was C: 500 million years, and Michael went with them, but the correct answer was B: 4 billion years. This was the first time the "Three Wise Men" got a question wrong. Also, the klaxon called time just as Michael was exiting the studio.


Preceded by
Jessica McCartney
Super Millionaire contestants
Michael Koehn
Succeeded by
Josh Zecher