Toby Moore, a statistician from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 17-18, 1999. He walked away with $250,000.

Later, he appeared on Champions edition, answered the 9th question wrong and won $1,000 ($500 goes to his charity and the other $500 went to him).


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following people in the order they were appointed U.S. Secretary of State, starting with the earliest.
• A: Henry Kissinger • B: Madeleine Albright
• C: Alexander Haig, Jr. • D: Cyrus Vance
From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Toby (with a time of 6.14 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-D-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Toby's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What does a 'boom box' do?
• A: Play music • B: Demolish buildings
• C: Throw punches • D: Break dance
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Irish folklore, what will you find at the end of a rainbow?
• A: Bag of Diamonds • B: Pot of gold
• C: Bag of Silver • D: Cupcakes
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What keeps cartoon character Pepe Le Pew from attracting his love interests?
• A: Odor • B: Taste in clothing
• C: English accent • D: Mood swings
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What fictional swashbuckler traditionally wore a mask?
• A: Robin Hood • B: Sinbad
• C: Zorro • D: Indiana Jones
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
On the TV series 'Gilligan's Island', how long was the Minnow's tour supposed to have lasted?
• A: Ninety minutes • B: Three hours
• C: Six days • D: Two weeks
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following types of pasta is shaped like a corkscrew?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Fetuccini • B: Tortellini
• C: Spaghetti • D: Fusilli
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 10% • C: 0% • D: 86%
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What war is depicted in the movie 'Saving Private Ryan'?
• A: World War I • B: World War II
• C: Korean War • D: Vietnam War
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What 1985 NFL champion recorded the ra song titled 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'?
• A: Chicago Bears • B: Miami Dolphins
• C: Pittsburgh Steelers • D: Dallas Cowboys
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following tree leaves are a koala's primary source of food?
• A: Ginkgo • B: Sumac
• C: Eucalyptus • D: Dogwood
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
On which grounds would you find the official grounds of the Vice President of the United States?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Mount Vernon • B: U.S. Naval Observatory
• C: The White House • D: Monticello
Toby had it narrowed down to B and C, but decided to call his friend Chris, who failed to provide an answer within the alloted time. Therefore, Toby decided to go with his hunch and locked in B: U.S. Naval Observatory, and won $32,000
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1984, what type of heart was transplanted into Baby Fae?
• A: Artificial • B: Pig
• C: Human • D: Baboon
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who composed the opera 'The Magic Flute'?
• A: Wolfgang Mozart • B: Giacomo Puccini
• C: Richard Wagner • D: Giuseppe Verdi
The klaxon called time, and Toby would return on $125,000 with 1 lifeline still available.
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following states does NOT contain part of Yellowstone National Park?
• A: Wyoming • B: Idaho
• C: Utah • D: Montana
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following characters is not considered a 'Pokémon'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Jigglypuff • B: Frodo
• C: Squirtle • D: Pikachu
Toby did not recognize the characters, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating C and D. However, as he didn't know the answer, he decided to walk away with $250,000. The correct answer was B: Frodo.

WWTBAM - Champions Edition Edit

On May 25, 2000, Moore appeared in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Champions Edition, in which previous contestants, who won $250,000-$1,000,000 played again, with half their winnings going to their favorite charities. Moore played for the the Marines Toys for Tots program.

Fastest Finger Question Edit

The Fastest Finger question was:

Fastest Finger Question
Put these actors in the order they first won a Best Actor Academy Award, starting with the earliest.
• A: Kevin Spacey • B: William Hurt
• C: Tom Hanks • D: Dustin Hoffman
6 out of 10 answered D-B-C-A correctly, but Toby's time of 4.04 seconds got him into the Hot Seat.

Toby's Second Run to the Million: Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to popular custom, a groom carries his bride over what on their wedding night?
• A: Flower bed • B: Rubicon
• C: Threshold • D: State line
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
A first-year Major League Baseball player is customarily called what?
• A: Rookie • B: Umpire
• C: Intern • D: Guppy
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In the lyrics of the children's song, what "itsy-bitsy" creature "crawled up the waterspout"?
• A: Ant • B: Spider
• C: Earthworm • D: Giraffe
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What food is said to be shaped to resemble arms folded in prayer?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Bagel • B: Pretzel
• C: Funnel cake • D: Hot cross bun
Ask the Audience Results: A: 3% • B: 67% • C: 4% • D: 26%
Like the last time he was here, Toby asks for the audience's help on a food question, and as was also the case in his first appearance, he goes with their correct answer.
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
The San Andreas Fault runs through which of the following states?
• A: Arizona • B: California
• C: Hawaii • D: Nevada
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the television series "Charlie's Angels," who is their trusted male colleague?
• A: Nigel • B: Faceman
• C: Bosley • D: The Equalizer
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy wrote several books listing things that might identify you as what?
• A: Redneck • B: Couch potato
• C: Fast-food junkie • D: Sports fanatic
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1981, the Reagan administration tried to declare what condiment a vegetable?
• A: Mustard • B: Ketchup
• C: Soy sauce • D: Mayonnaise
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In Joni Mitchell's 1970 song "Big Yellow Taxi," what was paved to "put up a parking lot"?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Central Park • B: Her spirit
• C: Paradise • D: California
Toby's not a Joni Mitchell fan and doesn't know, so he calls his cousin Lisa who can't even come up with a guess.

Toby wants to go for it, so to maximize his chances, he takes the 50:50 and guesses A.

Unfortunately for him, he picked the wrong one, as the correct answer was C: Paradise.


Preceded by
Meredith Mansfield
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Toby Moore
Succeeded by
Tim Reilly
Preceded by
John Carpenter
Champions Edition Contestants
Toby Moore
Succeeded by
Al Schaeffer