Fred Nelson (Jeopardy) Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Wife, Age, Height

Fred Nelson is an American personality and a University professor by profession. He is one of the semi-finalists in the ongoing Champions Wildcard in Group 3. The last he appeared on the Jeopardy was in 2019. He won an impressive amount that time, and this time, he came with another opportunity and another chance to win the prize.

Fred Nelson (Jeopardy) Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Wife, Age, Height

Fred Nelson Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Wiki

Fred Nelson belongs to Fresno, California, United States. He first had his B.S. in Secondary Education (Physics) education from Kansas State University. Next, he had an M.S. in Science Education from the same Kansas State University. He also received a doctoral degree in Science Education from the University of Florida, Professor of Science Education at California State University, Fresno; Former Science Teacher at Manhattan High School

Fred Nelson Career

Fred is working as an associate professor and chair of the Department of Liberal Studies at California State University. From 1988 to 2006, he lived in Manhattan, where he studied at K-State and later became a teacher. Fred was a Jeopardy champion and won an impressive $20,001 in the first game, placing him in third position.

He carries casual clothes and is known for wearing shorts, sandals, and Hawaiian shirts. Fred says he plans to use his Jeopardy winnings to remodel his home and has a few travel plans. He has a background in Science Education and gained recognition after becoming a Jeopardy Champion. He used to carry his shorts and Hawaiian shirts into and out of the classrooms.

Jeopardy Journey

Fred first came on the set of Jeopardy in 2009, but he was not selected. He said that the process of the year was different at that time. Again, he gave an online test in February, went through virtual auditions for the second time, and had a practicing game. Later in August, he received the call and joined as a contestant on Jeopardy.

The episode where he was televised came on 15th September at the time of COVID-19, after he followed all the protocols for the disease. He had a negative test for COVID-19 and eventually was able to visit the Sony Studio in Culver City.

The most impressive thing was that the week’s episode was recorded in one day. That time, he learned the tricks and the tactics to use the buzzer. He says that clicking the buzzer at the right time takes practice because if you click early, you get locked and lose your chance of clicking again.

On 13th November 2023, Fred stood against Stuart Crane and Emily Fiasco. The Jeopardy is inviting old contestants due to WGA Strike changes. On one side, Stuart Crane gave ten correct answers and two wrong answers. Fred gave nine correct answers and two incorrect answers, while Emily gave nine correct answers and one incorrect answer.

Until the first round, Stuart was at $6,200, Fred was at $6,000, and Emily was at $3,800. After the game was completed, the scores were like this –

  • Fred – $23,000,
  • Stuart – $20,400, and
  • Emily – $11,000

Fred Nelson provided 21 accurate responses and made three mistakes, while Stuart offered 16 correct answers and four incorrect ones. Emily contributed 16 correct answers and only one incorrect response.

The final scores were like –

  • Fred Nelson with $40,801
  • Stuart Crane with $40,800, and
  • Emily Fiasco with $15,347

Fred Nelson Biography

Real NameFred Nelson
Birth Date1970s
Age (as of 2023)50s
ResidenceFresno, California, USA
ProfessionUniversity Professor of Science Education at California State University, Fresno; Former Science Teacher at Manhattan High School
  • Ph.D. in Science Education, University of Florida;
  • M.S. in Science Education, Kansas State University;
  • B.S. in Secondary Education (Physics), Kansas State University

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 178 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 78 kg – in Pounds – 172 lbs
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorBrown

Fred Nelson Family


Relationship Status

Marital StatusMarried
Who is Fred Nelson’s wife?Lori Ann

Personal Life

Fred Nelson is a happy-living married man and his wife is Lori Ann. The couple has children who, by now, might have become adults. Fred is available on Instagram with an unverified account and handle name – fredn56. He has 205 followers, 109 following members, and 380 posts.

Fred Nelson Net Worth

Fred Nelson undoubtedly earns a good amount because of his long career as a university professor. Also, he has made a good amount in Jeopardy.

Facts About Fred Nelson

  • Fred Nelson says that he would like to travel with his wife in the future after earning a good amount from Jeopardy.
  • He has a bathroom that needs remolding and would also like to spend the money on that.

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