Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1978


Who is Brad Rutter?

Bradford Gates ‘Brad’ Rutter was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA, on 31 January 1978 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s a game-show host, contestant, producer, and an actor, who’s probably known best for having competed in numerous game-shows, and for having won over $5 million, making him the second highest-earning game-show contestant in the US, behind American game-show host, author and TV presenter Ken Jennings.

Early life and education

Brad was raised in Lancaster alongside his older brother, by their father Greg and mother Pam Greenwalk; not a lot is known about Brad’s parents, as he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his father was a high school teacher, and that his mother was a registered nurse.

Brad studied at Manheim Township High School in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, and was on the school’s quiz bowl team during all his four years there, and finished runners-up at the 1994 Texaco Star National Academic Championship.

He matriculated in 1996, and although Brad didn’t initially want to attend college, his parents persuaded him to enroll at Johns Hopkins University, after he was offered a scholarship; he studied English for two years prior to dropping out.

Competing in the game-show “Jeopardy!”

Brad competed in “Jeopardy!” for the first time on 30 October 2000; the show was created by Merv Griffin back in 1984, and features a returning champion and two challengers who are testing their knowledge in various popular and academic categories.

Back then, the rules were that a contestant who had won five days in a row would retire undefeated; Brad succeeded at this and received $55,102, as well as two Chevrolet Camaro cars.

He faced other five-day champions stint in the 2001 Tournament of Champions, which he won and took home $100,000; Brad then competed in the 2002 Million Dollar Masters Tournament, winning again, this time $1 million.

The rules of the game-show changed in 2003, meaning that contestants didn’t have to retire after five consecutive wins. In 2004, Ken Jennings went on to win 74 days in a row, thus becoming the largest money winner on “Jeopardy!”

In 2005, Brad competed in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions, winning it and brining home $2.1 million, having also defeated Ken Jennings in the tournament.

He went on to win the 2014 “Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades”, which had the champions from the previous three decades compete to win $1 million.

In 2019, Brad, Dave Madden and Larissa Kelly won “Jeopardy! All-Star Games”, splitting the $1 million prize.

Brad placed third in the game-show “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” in January 2020, winning $250,000.

Other game-shows

On 1 December 2006, Brad was a member of ‘the Mob’ in the game-show “1 vs. 100”, and he returned to the show on 8 December 2006; he gave the correct answer to every question and thus progressed to the next show, where he was eliminated after failing to answer correctly a question about reggae singer Matisyahu.

He then went on to compete in the game-show “Grand Slam”, losing in the second round to the American writer Ogi Ogas.

Brad finished 140th in the 2010 game-show “World Quizzing Championship”.

He and his team won $600,000 in the game-show “Million Dollar Mind Game”, on 27 November 2011.

Brad was the in-person lifeline for the Canadian actress and comedienne Catherine Anne O’Hara, when she competed in the game-show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in May 2020. He helped Catherine answer the first 10 questions correctly, and she then chose to trade her ’50:50’ option for another consultation with Brad. He then helped Catherine answer the $125,000 question correctly, and she eventually walked away with $250,000.

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Since 2021, Brad has been a chaser on the game-show “The Chase”. It features contestants who are competing against a professional quizzer known as The Chaser, and who is trying to prevent them from winning any money; the show has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Quiz and Audience Participation.

Love life and wife

Brad prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t mentioned any women or men whom he has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet, regarding his sexual orientation and current relationship status.

Some of Brad’s fans believe that he’s a married man but simply prefers to keep his wife, and perhaps their children, away from the media’s attention; no evidence has been provided to prove that Brad is indeed married, nor has he addressed these rumors.

There are also those who claim that he’s gay, and this to be the reason behind him not speaking of the women whom he has been with; this also remains undisclosed.

As of April 2022, Brad appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Brad’s today focused on pursuing an acting career, and appeared in a couple of short films in the 2010s, including “The Concepts”, “Dreamweaver” and “Discount Fitness”.

He’s a huge fan of football, and cheers for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).

Brad’s quite active on Instagram and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 2,000 followers. He’s uploaded nearly 50 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him during his everyday life.

Brad’s passionate about travelling and has been to various countries on all continents, with the exception of the Antarctic, while his dream travel destination seems to be London, England.

He enjoys watching movies in his spare time and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Bruce Willis, Eddie Redmayne and Kate Winslet, while a couple of Brad’s favorite films include “The Fifth Element”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.

Age, height and net worth

Brad’s age is 44. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of April 2022, Brad’s net worth stands at more than $4 million.

General Info

Full NameBrad Rutter
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1978
Height1.82 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Television presenter, Actor
EducationManheim Township High School, Johns Hopkins University
NationalityAmerican

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Pictures

Movies

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pub Quiz2016TV Movie executive producer
Discount Fitness2015TV Movie executive producer
Discount Fitness2015TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Dreamweaver2013Short executive producer
The Bitter Buddha2012Documentary executive producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pub Quiz2016TV MovieBrad Rutter
Discount Fitness2015TV MovieBrad
Discount Fitness2015TV SeriesBrad
TMI Hollywood2015TV SeriesHost / Various
Dreamweaver2013ShortAndrew Salo
The Concepts2013ShortThomas
Second City This Week2011TV SeriesCelebrity Guest

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weekend Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jeopardy!2000-2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Champion Update Video
Horizon2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Million Dollar Mind Game2011TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Reality Obsessed2011TV SeriesHimself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHimself
Grand Slam2007TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
1 vs. 1002006TV SeriesHimself - Mob member

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prophets of Science Fiction2011TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Jeopardy' champion

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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