Dr. Ogi Ogas, ‘500 Questions’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Tonight is the premiere of brand new quiz show 500 Questions and contestant Dr. Ogi Ogas is ready for action. Read our 5 Fast Facts on Ogas, his past game show appearance, and what to expect from him on the show.

1. Ogas Is a Neuroscientist

Ogas is a neuroscientist who works at the Harvard Graduate School. According to his online bio:

Dr. Ogi Ogas received his PhD in computational neuroscience from Boston University, where he designed mathematical models of learning, memory, and vision. Ogi was a Department of Homeland Security Fellow and conducted biodefense research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He resides in Boston.

Ogas is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

2. He Won $500,000 On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Ogi Ogas is no stranger to quiz shows. In fact, he walked away with $500,000 on the TV show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Check out the exciting clip of him taking away that check and the frustration he went through with the million-dollar question.

3. Ogas Is An Author

Ogas is an author and his most known work is called “A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What The Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships”. It’s actually a compilation of video essays. Ogas also had his hand in the book “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry.”

4. Dan McCarthy Is His Opponent On the 500 Questions Premiere

Dan McCarthy goes up against Ogas on the premiere episode of 500 Questions. McCarthy is a lawyer in Los Angeles, who is originally from Ohio, and trivia has been of giant interest to him throughout his life.

5. Ogas Was A Contestant on a Show Called Grand Slam

In addition to Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and 500 Questions, Ogas was a contestant on a show called Grand Slam. He beat out some major heavyweights on the show, but was ultimately defeated by Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings in the final.

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