Sam Buttrey On Jeopardy Is A Hustler At 63 Years of Age

Sam Buttrey is the oldest champion on Jeopardy Masters 2023
Sam Buttrey is the oldest champion on Jeopardy Masters 2023( Source : twitter )

Sam Buttrey on Jeopardy is 63 years old. Sam is an associate professor at The Naval Postgraduate School and lives with wife Elinda Hardy.

Sam Buttrey had been trying to participate in Jeopardy for way too long, he was astonished when the news of his selection buzzed on their phone in 2021.

It would be an understatement to say that its been a long and exciting road for Sam on the game show.

After being the first Professor's champion in Jeopardy, he returns back for Jeopardy! Masters to compete with other champions like Mattea Roach and Amy Schneider.

When he participated on the show in 2021, he won the grand prize of $100,00.

Now, he is back to compete for $500,00 and a Trebeck trophy.

Who Is Sam Buttrey From Jeopardy?

Sam Buttrey on Jeopardy is an associate professor from Pacific Grove, California. He works at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Sam is a contestant on Jeopardy who made his way as the winner of Jeopardy Professor.

He completed his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Later, he worked as a Computer System Analyst in Cowen & Company.

Sam with host Mayim Bialik after winning $100,00 on the show
Sam with host Mayim Bialik after winning $100,00 on the show( Source : twitter )

Sam is Proud Statistician and mentions that there is room for statistics in every subject and field.

The best part of his job is that he gets a chance to know a little about every field.

Besides Jeopardy and teaching, he also makes crossword puzzles and sells them. He finds joy in doing so.

He has become a lovable professor on the show thanks to his funny dance moves and adorable mannerisms.

Sam Looks Like Steve Martin

One of the most talked about things regarding Sam online is his resemblance to comedian Steve Martin. 

When asked about the occurrence, Sam replied, "It’s been very entertaining for me – I can’t speak for Steve."

Eventually, Steve Martin also caught the whiff of the comparison and weighed in with a tweet in December 2021.

Besides being a celebrity lookalike, he has also made headway with fans because of his quirky sense of humor and quick wit.

Sam's Wife Helped Him Prepare For Jeopardy

Sam Buttery is happily married to wife Elinda Hardy. Sam and Elinda had been trying to get on Jeopardy for years.

The Buttery couple has been married for a long time in 2023. His wife used to love the show as a child and always dreamt of being a part of it.

She had been applying for the show for a long time yet was turned down after a close call.

Sam and host Ken in a selfie
Sam and host Ken in a selfie( Source : twitter )

Nonetheless, she opens heartedly cheers for her husband as the circumstances favored him at the moment and was too stunned by his performance on the show.

She is now delighted to see her husband back on the stands as a champion.

Elinda helped his prepare in other factors within the competition, like ballets, art and opera as he is more of a science guy.

Sam Buttrey Age and Height Discussed

Sam Buttery is 63 years old, by age as per Sportskeeda He was born in 1959 in a middle-class family in Pacific Grove, California, United States. 

Buttery lived with his parents as a child.

Sam Completed his schooling at Philips Exeter Academy and joined A.B in 1983. He earned an undergrad degree in Statistics from Princeton University.

His constant passion for statistics urged him to get a Master's degree in Statistics at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.

He has been practicing statistics and data analysis ever since.

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