Tim Reilly, a computer programmer from Bel Air, Maryland, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 18, 1999. He walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these U.S. senators in the geographic order of the state they represent, from west to east.
• A: Phil Gramm • B: Daniel Inouye
• C: Ted Kennedy • D: Dianne Feinstein
From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Tim (with a time of 5.24 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Tim's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
If you churn cream, which of the following dairy products is produced?
• A: Soup • B: Butter
• C: Lactaid • D: Cheez Whiz
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
How many spaces are there on a typical tic-tac-toe board?
• A: 6 • B: 7
• C: 8 • D: 9
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What does 'JAG', the acronym for the military's legal branch, stand for?
• A: Judge Advocate General • B: Jail All GIs
• C: Just Ask God • D: Jump And Grasp
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In the American Civil War, what was the most common color of a Union soldier's uniform?
• A: Blue • B: Black
• C: Green • D: Hot Pink
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Michael Jordan used to play for what professional basketball team?
• A: Toronto Raptors • B: Milwaukee Bucks
• C: New York Knicks • D: Chicago Bulls
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What rank was Peter Seller's bumbling French policeman, 'Clouseau'?
• A: Captain • B: Inspector
• C: Private • D: Sergeant
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Actor Clint Eastwood was once the mayor of what seaside California town?
• A: Mendocino • B: Santa Cruz
• C: Carmel • D: Santa Barbara
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What composer of 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' is known as the 'March King'?
• A: John Phillip Sousa • B: Mitch Miller
• C: John Williams • D: Aaron Copland
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the plane Charles Lindbergh flew on the first solo, non-stop, transatlantic flight?
• A: Spirit of '76 • B: Spirit of St. Louis
• C: Spirit of America • D: Spirit of Chicago
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What presidential candidate ran for office with Geraldine Ferraro as his vice presidential running mate?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Joseph Biden • B: Michael Dukakis
• C: Mario Cuomo • D: Walter Mondale
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 35% • C: 4% • D: 60%
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What everyday product took its name from the founder of antiseptic surgery?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Visine • B: Bactine
• C: Listerine • D: Mercurochrome
Tim decided to call his mother and ex-nurse Marie, who was positive it was Listerine. He went with her and won $64,000.
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What state contains the easternmost point in the contiguous U.S.?
• A: Florida • B: Maine
• C: Massachusetts • D: North Carolina
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What impressionist painter's style of dot-like brush strokes was considered scandalous in his time?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Georges Seurat • B: Claude Monet
• C: Salvador Dali • D: Edvard Munch
Tim did not know, so he immediately decided to use his 50:50, eliminating C and D. Being unable to recall any of their works, he decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was A: Georges Seurat


Preceded by
Toby Moore
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Tim Reilly
Succeeded by
Al Metz