In his five consecutive wins, Chu has been able to accumulate $124,600, and with no end in sight for his winning streak, the number is likely to keep growing each game. Chu has been able to take home over $20,000 each game.
3. He’s an Aspiring Actor & Insurance Employee From Ohio
In a recent interview, Chu said that he works for the legal compliance department of an insurance company in Ohio. He is also an aspiring actor. According to his webpage, Arthur Chu is a “stand-up comedian, Shakespearean actor, improvisor, tour guide, genius, and, most importantly, voiceover artist.”
You can read more about Chu and his career at his blog, What’s Up With Chu.
4. He’s Called the ‘Villain’ of Jeopardy
Can’t stand watching Jeopardy until @arthur_affect loses. Someone tell me when it happens.
— Daniel Wilkerson (@camping_dan) February 25, 2014
Somehow convinced bar in NYC to turn jeopardy on. Guys next to me were making mean racist jokes about @arthur_affect till I fought them all.
— Andrew Rose Gregory (@arosegregory) February 25, 2014
Because of Chu’s unorthodox tactics (and quite a bit of racism) he has become known as the villain of Jeopardy and seen as a cold, logical and unbeatable genius.
5. He’ll Return for the Tournament of Champions
Before anyone asks, I did not get an image consultant who told me to ditch the glasses — I literally broke them in the airport
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) February 25, 2014
Chu is still in the game for the regular season, but even if he were to lose, he will return for Jeopardy!‘s yearly tournament of champions. The tournament will air September 2-13, but let’s see how long Chu can keep up his current winning streak.