Dan Wohl (Jeopardy) Biography

Dan Wohl has surprised everyone by defeating five days Champion Matthew Marcus on the show Jeopardy. He had his debut with the show on 8th Feb. 2023 (Wednesday). It is always “win or lose” in any game like Jeopardy. Dan recently had the winning against the four-day winning champ Matthew Marcus, who bagged the amount of $114,200 total. It was saddening to see the enjoyable British accent personality be beaten by the newcomer Dan Wohl who nabbed a huge amount of $10,000 in the Daily Double round.

Early Life

A resident of Forest Hills, Queens, Dan was born in 1987 and he is a native of California. He has the origin of his last name in the German language but belongs to American descent. As per his Facebook profile, Danielle Wohl is his mother while Gary Wohl is his father and Andrew Wohl is his younger brother. From his LinkedIn profile, he completed his bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Political Science from 2004 to 2008. Later, he went to Stanford University and received a degree in M.A. (Secondary Education and Teaching).

Dan Wohl Career

He has experienced almost every private practice including radio, media, marketing and communications, editorial, producing, writing, marketing manager, and finally as a teacher. He began his professional life while working in the Office of Governor Jim Doyle as a “Constituent Services Intern”. For another four months, he was interned as an “Opinion Intern” at Wisconsin State Journal.

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For the next three years, he joined The Daily Cardinal and attained the position of “Arts Editor/Film and Music Critic”. He has been working professionally since 2007, even when he did not complete his graduating degree in B.A. From September 2007 to May 2008, he interned at the Office of Senator Herb Kohl, based in Medison, Wisconsin Area. In total, he gained 17 experiences from different companies having different positions, including-

  • Fiction Editorial Staff at The Madison Review,
  • A.V. Club Editorial and Calendar Intern at The Onion,
  • Host/Show Producer at WSUM 91.7,
  • Radio Research Analyst at ASCAP,
  • Fantasy Writer and Editorial Producer at Major League Baseball,
  • Marketing Communications Manager at Sling Media,
  • Head of Marketing and Communications at Kitman Labs,
  • Contributor at The Mary Sue,
  • Academic Tutor at Burlingame High School,
  • Academic Tutor at Grade Potential Tutoring,
  • Student Teacher at Hillsdale High School,
  • Social Studies Teacher at Montgomery County Public Schools,
  • Social Studies Teacher at Syosset High School (Most recently, since July 2021)

Jeopardy Journey

He is a high school history teacher working at Syosset High School and belongs to Forest Hills, New York. besides being popular because of his first winning streak of $26,000 (nearly), he talked about the various facts related to the story of coming on the stage.

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He said that he started preparing to come for Jeopardy some two years back. After a series of online tests and interviews, he was able to appear on the stage on 8th Feb. 2023 (Wednesday).

In his first match, he stood against Matthew Marcus and Becky Molder. He had a great impact on the winning of Matthew Marcus, who initially had the four-day winning streak. With just $10,000 he was set apart from the four-games-winning personality of Matthew Marcus. Now, he will return to defend his winning against the two other new champions or contestants- Scott Perry and Mira Hayward.

At the end of the show of the day, Ken Jennings softly blew by saying that Matthew Marcus will probably appear for the  2023 Tournament of Champions.

Dan Wohl Biography

Real Name Dan Wohl 
Birth Date 1987
Age (as of 2023) 36 Years
Birth Place Forest Hills, New York, USA
Profession High School Teacher
College Stanford University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 173 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green


Father Gary Wohl
Mother Danielle Wohl
Brother Andrew Wohl

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Marissa Wallace
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Personal Life

Dan is a happy living married man who had his marriage to be arranged in a haunted mansion on Halloween. As per the information on his Facebook profile, he married Marisa Wallace on 31 October 2015.

Social Media

He is available on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and might be available on other social media platforms like YouTube, Quora, etc. On his Instagram profile, he has got 424 followers with 1000 in the following list and nearly 400 posts.

Dan Wohl Net Worth

Dan Wohl might be earning well because of his long career in different subjects including radio, marketing management, communications, teaching tutoring, etc. As of February 2023, he is the new winner of the show Jeopardy (dated 8th Feb. 2023) and has earned a total of $26,799.

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